A roundup of bakeries for the holidays

From Greenwich to Westerly, the CT Examiner has a roundup of what some of the region’s best bakeries offer for the holidays.


fresh pastry zest

STONINGTON — Located in Stonington’s Velvet Mill, Zest is making some pretty cakes this year. A cheery “Tree Stump” chocolate mousse, an eggnog Christmas log, and a light and fruity holiday pavlova.
Book before closing on December 19.

Place your orders here.

Le Banh Patisserie

SIMSBURY — Pastry chef Kim Hoàng Wood has a new take on Christmas cakes, with a Noël Bánh (Bánh is Vietnamese for cake). It’s a gingerbread cake, flavored with ginger and spices, sweetened with molasses, highlighted with lemon curd and mascarpone ice cream.

Sablé Granola Cereal, a playful take on the Christmas breakfast with handmade cereals filled with mini sablé gingerbread people and Christmas trees, maple granola clusters, cinnamon, and meringue kisses.

A traditional Bûche de Noël – French Joconde filled with praline and hazelnut chocolate buttercream topped with chocolate buttercream. Lots of cakes, breads and cookies too!

Book before the closing of the day, Sunday December 18.

You can find them here.

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Cocotte @ James Pharmacy

OLD SAYBROOK — Chef Jeffrey De Francesco fills the shelves at his French bistro Cocotte like a mini Bon Marché. If you’re looking for great unusual gifts and stocking stuffers, edible or not, you’ve got a fantastic range, from pretty tins of marrons glacé and lovely Maldon salts, to signed copies of Jacques Pepin’s latest book and elegant, classic Opinel folding knives. It’s a great place to have breakfast or lunch and do some fun shopping, French style.

For your Christmas table, your croissant is perfect and you have a wide selection of pretty hors d’oeuvres and Bûche de Noël. Reserve Bûche de Noël before December 18.

You can place your orders here

Dagmar’s Desserts

OLD SAYBROOK — Dagmar’s stolen marzipan is Christmas morning perfection, and she has an array of beautiful Christmas cookies, from the towering Kransekake, Linzer and gingerbread to her deliciously simple honey cookies. Buche de Noël too.

Book before Saturday December 17.

Place your orders here.

attic market

NEW HAVEN — Atticus is whipping up a gorgeous challah, chocolate cream pies, apple pies and a brioche loaf.

“Pre-order December 16-24. Online orders are cut off two days before your desired pickup date.”

You can find them here.

Chocolates and sweets Tschudin

MIDDLETOWN — Tschudin’s makes eclectic chocolates using wonderful molds and unusual flavors. This year, one of their Christmas specialties is a fabulous planet cake filled with mango milk chocolate mousse. Book before December 18.

You can find it here.

hen and heifer

GUILFORD — This year Hen & Heifer has a beautiful selection for HOLIDAY 22, the Bûche de Noël, a tribute to chocolate, hazelnut and caramel, a Basque pistachio cheesecake, a spice cake and a Gâteau Breton aux Cerises, as well as a number of home bake coffee cakes.

Book “the sooner the better!”

You can call them on the phone.

(203) 689-5651

Or find them here.

Nana’s Mystic and Westerly

MYSTIC/WESTERN: Nana’s is baking their usual wonderful breads and bagels, as well as a scrumptious Eggnog Cheesecake with Cranberry Preserves, a Bourbon Maple Pecan Pie, a Classic Chocolate Cream Pie, a flourless chocolate and a “Not Your Nana’s Fruit Cake” fruitcake. ”, as well as some very cute cookies. Book before 10 pm on Sunday, December 18.

mystical orders here

western orders here

Savor Coffee and Bakery

CENTERBROOK — Savor is adding flourless brownie and Bûche de Noëls tiramisu to its lineup, as well as an eggnog layer cake and a Gâteau St. Honoré. They also have quite a few nice things for tables and stockings. Book before Saturday December 17.

You can find them here.

sift the bakery

MYSTIC/EAST LYME — Sift has a new item this year, a box of Christmas ornaments made with sable biscuits and white chocolate eggnog, chestnut, cranberry orange, chocolate mint, caramelized white chocolate, salted chocolate caramel, gingerbread, pistachio and cappuccino fillings. They also have a White Chocolate Gingerbread Cheesecake and a White Chocolate Gingerbread Cheesecake. The last day to book is December 19.

Remember to place your orders at the place you would like to pick up.

You can place your orders here.

bake from scratch

MILFORD — Scratch is baking a Christmas cheesecake, a classic Bûche de Noël, as well as apple crumble and flourless chocolate cake. The last day for pre-orders is December 21.

You can find them here.

Saint Moritz

GREENWICH — St. Moritz has all your classic Christmas fare: gingerbread houses and kits, but it’s the Kringle that calls to my breakfast table…it’s still great after all these years!

Place your orders here.

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