Emoji Cakes, Cookies, and Cupcakes!

Emoji themed Custom Cakes Cookies and Cupcakes from New Jersey bakery, Cafe Pierrot

The world is on an emoji craze lately, and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve received several orders for custom emoji cakes for birthday parties, and we even carry emoji cookies in store all year long!

If you’re planning the next birthday party (or any festive occasion really), check out these fun options for the party!

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Small, Beautiful Wedding

A few months ago, we worked with a local bride on her ceremony and reception in a small clubhouse. The venue looked perfect with all the fresh flowers and little details.

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The monogrammed birch tree wedding cake incorporated fresh flowers and even the wedding date “carved” on the side. The bride’s family provided the quotes for decorating the cake table.

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Cinco de Mayo Party!

Last week, we launched a brand new year-round menu for a gluten-free taco bar! We got it together just in time for Cinco de Mayo, and we hope that you’ll celebrate with us!

Here’s a link to the menu with pricing!

Many customers order a Cinco-de-Mayo-themed Sweet Sixteen cake, and we wanted to provide more desserts and food for the party. Of course, we planned our own party for the new menu!

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Bridal Expos

We’ve been to two bridal expos over the past few weekends, one at the Raritan Inn and one hosted by the Windlass Restaurant.

Most brides attending these expos are brand new and just learning about the wedding planning process. In case you’re a new bride and weren’t able to meet us at the expo (or m\aybe you did meet us and can’t remember), here’s a little peak at what we shared!

Cafe Pierrot is typically known for our beautiful custom wedding cakes and desserts. Each bride received an example of our macaron favors in boxes wrapped with ribbon. These are a really elegant option for favors that also happen to be gluten free!

These macarons are great options for Bridal Showers, as well!

We demonstrated our custom cake skills by displaying two fake wedding cakes with all the custom details available. Our buttercream custom cakes begin at $5/person, and the fondant covered custom cakes begin at $8/slice.

We also gave cake samples to the brides and arranged cake tastings. The brides told us that very few bakeries provide cake tastings, but we think this experience is so important. The bride should be happy, not only with the design on the cake, but with how it tastes.  When you schedule a cake tasting with Cafe Pierrot, you will try our common flavor combinations and be able to choose one of those or create a custom combo.

Another new favorite dessert option is our mousse shooter. We can make these in any flavor mousse your request, but we highly recommend the chocolate mousse! In the past, we’ve made strawberry mousse shooters for Valentine’s Day and mint mousse shooters for Saint Patrick’s Day.


But we’re not limited to desserts. Pierrot Catering also provides full-service wedding catering. If you choose a full-service catering option, we will partner with you to plan the perfect reception! Because of our experience in the industry, we already own the equipment that many caterers charge extra to rent. 

For this bridal expo, we made a Korean BBQ that was served in a lettuce leaf with make your own toppings! This was so different from the other caterers, and the brides really seemed to enjoy the experience

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These Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls were also a popular and different menu item. We love working with our brides to create a unique and delicious menu.

Because Cafe Pierrot stands for gourmet, quality ingredients, we extend that to our service. When a reception includes our catering and desserts, the experience will be professional and delicious.

If you feel that full-service catering is not in your budget, we can give several options that do not include any planning. The DIY wedding is a drop-off options, where we deliver our delicious food to the event, and you arrange for all the decorations, tables, servers, etc.

We’ve also catered several summer barbecue weddings (one example on the blog here). We bring our own grills, and full-service option includes our planner overseeing all the rentals and deliveries.

However, these two services are separate. You can choose to only order catering from CP or a wedding cake. You can just order cookie favors or macaron favors. We’re very flexible and want you to have the perfect day.

Looking for more information? Try these links:

Get in touch with us to start planning your perfect day!

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Easter Preparations

Easter is right around the corner (2.5 weeks!), and I know you’re thinking about the food and party decor.

Last year, we shared our Easter Dessert table with a few free printable signs. Go get those free signs! Here’s what you need for everything else!

Easter Dinner

Check out the Catering & Desserts page on our website for full pricing and lists of items.

This year, we’re offering two complete dinner catering options:

Leg of Lamb:

stuffed leg of lamb for easter dinner from french restaurant and bakery in NJ

Leg of lamb, deboned, marinated with rosemary and garlic, tied and roasted served with a lamb rosemary au jus

choice of 2  vegetables:  herb roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, garden vegetables, or string beans

includes: one dozen dinner rolls (plain or snowflake), and a Lemon Rosette cake.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

breaded chicken breast stuffed with Swiss cheese & ham topped with a creamy cheese sauce

choice of 2 vegetables: herb roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, garden vegetables, or string beans

includes: one dozen dinner rolls (plain or snowflake), and a Lemon Rosette cake.

This meal is a favorite for a reason!

Easter Desserts

We added two new items from last year: a Bunny Face Cupcake Cake and a Bunny Face on a stick cookie! The cupcake cake is perfect for the kids at the table, and the bunny face cookie is a great gift as guests are leaving!

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We love the decorated Easter Egg cookies for dessert, too.

Decorate Easter Egg cookies by Cafe Pierrot French bakery in north jersey

Setting the Table

Spring and Easter equal bunnies and pastels. We love the trend of eggs in a vase or basket with tulips and other favorite flowers for a centerpiece…

  1. Colored Eggs in a Jar
  2. Cafe Pierrot’s table last year
  3. White Eggs in a basket

White dishes with linen napkins always look natural and beautiful, and you probably already have them at home! Tie with a ribbon for a touch of color at low cost.

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via Boxwood Clippings

Wood slices and mason jars are reusable for many other holidays, but look spring-y enough for Easter!

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via Brit & Co.

Easter Egg Decorating

Cafe Pierrot may not sell decorated Easter Eggs (other than the cookies), but these egg decorating tutorials from pinterest will look great with our desserts!

  1. Naturally dyed eggs by Whole Foods
  2. DIY Dyed Robin Eggs by Honestly Yum
  3. Gold Leaf Easter Eggs by She Knows
  4. Emoji Eggs by Studio DIY (ok, these don’t match anything on the page, but they’re too fun not to share!)

Hope you enjoyed this little round-up of Easter decorating ideas! Stop by either store to pick up some of the yummy desserts!!