407 MAIN ST / POB 22, ROSENDALE, NY 12472-0022 ~~ TEL: 845.658.3355

Artisan Baked Goods plus Vegan, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free & Organic Treats.
The Alternative Baker ~~ a Hudson Valley bakery ~~ Where Taste is Everything.
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Alternative Handmade Baked Goods

all prices are subject to change
items subject to availability

DESSERTS
It is recommended to call and reserve or order cakes 48 hours in advance for best selection.
LEMON CURD TARTE
crisp pastry shell with intense lemon filling
RUSTIC FRUIT TARTE
puff pastry, frangipane (almond cream), sliced seasonal fresh fruit baked in
BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TORTE (WF)
dense extra-bittersweet Belgian chocolate brownie-like spelt cake covered with ganache
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE TORTE (GF)
decadent ultra-rich bittersweet Belgian flour-less chocolate cake covered with textured ganache
DEVILS FOOD CAKE (Can be WF, GF or DF)
all chocolate sour cream, brown sugar butter layer cake with ganache filling/icing
VANILLA-RASPBERRY POUND CAKE
buttery cake sandwiched with raspberry jam iced with Tahitian vanilla buttercream
LEMON MOUSSE CAKE
lightest lemon sponge cake layered with lemon mousse iced with whipped cream
LEMON-RASPBERRY FANTASIE
all butter pound cake filled w/lemon curd, fresh whole raspberries iced w/Tahitian vanilla buttercream
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (SEASONAL)
(also pear, peach or mixed berries) lightest vanilla sponge cake layered w/fresh sliced fruit and vanilla whipped cream
ALMOND-PEAR CAKE
dense almond butter cake filled w/sliced pears and Tahitian vanilla buttercream.
MOCHA-ALMOND TORTE (Succes)
chewy almond cake layered and iced with espresso buttercream & toasted almonds
CARROT CAKE
spiced carrot cake filled/iced with smooth, silky cream cheese icing
HAZELNUT-GANACHE CAKE
hazelnut meringue cake layered with Belgian chocolate ganache and icing
OR ASK US TO MAKE ANOTHER KIND AS WELL!
ALTERNATIVE CAKES
SF VEGAN CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY
light cocoa cake layered w/sugar-free raspberry preserves, covered w/vegan Belgian Chocolate
GF STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES
SUGAR-FREE PUMPKIN SPICE CAKE
WHEAT-FREE CAKES OF ALL KINDS
DAIRY-FREE CAKES W/MANY CHOICES
GLUTEN-FREE CAKES AND MORE!

The Alternative Baker Promises:

  • We do not use any bleached or bromated flours AT ALL!!!
  • We use only non-aluminum baking powder.
  • All items are scratch-baked. No boxes, buckets or pre-made anything.
  • We use local products and organics whenever possible and available.
  • Freshness is guaranteed.
  • Your health and happiness are our greatest rewards.
Key:
GF: Made without any gluten and no crosscontamination. Good for celiacs.
WF: Made without wheat. We substitute organic white spelt--contains gluten.
DF: Made without casein or dairy products from any animal’s milk.
EF: Egg-free.
SF: Made without using sugar. We use a natural fruit syrup made from pears, peaches and pineapples.
CF: Cholesterol-Free.
VGN: Vegan. Contains no product derived from an animal. 100% plant-based food.
Prices are subject to change without notice.

Special Occasion Cakes & Catering Orders Welcome

We make wedding cakes which are completely unique creations. After sitting down with prospective couples and conferring, we talk about childhood memories, favorite tastes, textures and colors for the feast's dessert. As the baker, I come up with suggestions for a cake or cakes. Our goal is to create a masterpiece that will please and make this most special of days become memories to last a lifetime together. These cakes are truly one of a kind creations, not cookie-cutter', or 'choose from list a and list b kind of cakes! —Essell

 

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800-399-3589 ~~ 845.658.3355

The Alternative Baker (lemoncakes.com) is a traditional storefront bakery located in the town of Rosendale, in Ulster County, in the heart of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. We specialize in lemon cakes (and lemon bundt cakes), which are widely renowned, as are all of our handmade traditional and alternative baked goods.
We also bake wedding cakes.