‘Tis the season to cue all the sugar & spice, indulge with friends, gather around the table with loved ones, and dazzle with dessert! Whether you’re hosting, enjoying a Cape Cod winter getaway, or home for the holidays, check out these local bakeries to celebrate…and elevate the most wonderful time of year!
Note: Just remember to place your bakery orders early - as you likely won't be the only one wanting to make your tables merrier with these tasty creations.
Delight all creatures great and small with gourmet cupcakes by the dozen from Cupcake Charlie’s in Mashpee ready to satisfy your sweet tooth all season long with a daily line up of 16 freshly baked flavors. From Sugar Cookie Snowman and Peppermint Patty winter classics to show-stopping favorites like the seasonal Egg Nog cupcake filled with cinnamon & nutmeg cream and Gingerbread Cheesecake, there’s no telling what will pop up in the festive display case. Visit all five New England locations!
You won’t need a Christmas miracle to turn out a swoon-worthy dessert buffet—just a little help from your friends at the Casual Gourmet in Centerville, named Cape Cod’s “Best Caterer” season after season. Celebrate a classic New England Christmas with nostalgic holiday menu items featuring a festive Yule Log, Old-Fashioned Mile-High Apple Pie, Ricotta Pie, Chocolate & Lemon Angel Pies, a Winter Wonderland Cake, and Grandma Emily’s Italian Cookies. Need some time to think it over? Take a seat at the bustling café and fuel up with a gourmet sandwich or house-made pastry while you decide.
The Hole in One
Who doesn’t love a festive box of donuts? Spread holiday cheer wherever you go with 18 styles of hand cut donuts from the Hole in One Bakery in Eastham, also serving biscotti, muffins, and pastries made fresh every day by the dedicated family team at the in-house bakery. Get a jump on the busiest days of the season at the Orleans café location for a sit-down breakfast or lunch where you can eat with the locals, pick your favorite donut flavors, and ask about holly jolly local events.
Hot Chocolate Sparrow
Sweeten up your holidays with a trip to the Hot Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans for coffee from around the world, hand-dipped chocolates, and a cup of signature hot cocoa or winter libation made with plenty of love…and their famed homemade fudge milk! Order joy by the slice from a mile-long, decked out cake menu that will make you feel like a kid again and bring home the (baked) goods to share with your favorite people. Liven up your breakfast bar with Cheddar-Chive Scones, buttery Cinnamon Rolls, Apple Blossoms, and an assortment of muffins, pastries, and sweet nibbles perfect for a midnight snack.
PB Boulangerie Bistro
Bring a taste of Europe to your table from Zagat-rated, neighborhood favorite PB French bakery in South Wellfleet where you can linger over an adult bistro lunch and savor the Boulangerie menu fit for a fête. Choose from a heavenly assortment of Patisserie favorite tartes, eclairs, sables, and macaroons to take home alongside unexpected baguettes made for sharing like Fromage Bleu and White Chocolate bread. Looking for a festive grand finale to your holiday feast? Order a traditional Bûche de Noël Yule log cake available in three flavors to adorn your table and dazzle guests.
Far Land Provisions
Freshly baked daily treats prepared from scratch are always on the menu at this award-winning Provincetown deli, bakery, and retail store brimming with delicacies. Stop in for colorful, hand-decorated cookies perfect for your next cookie swap and take the cake at holiday gatherings with a specialty holiday Black Forest or Yule Log sensation. Far Land favorites run the gamut of decadent desserts for everyone, featuring gluten-free cakes, hand-rolled pie crusts, and mouthwatering brownies and bars to write home about. Still in search of gift ideas? Celebrate loved ones and your favorite hostess with the mostess with curated holiday gift baskets!