Frequently Asked Questions
Are your products suitable for those with specific allergies?
Our kitchen uses known allergens such as peanuts and tree nuts, wheat, soy, eggs and milk, so ingredients and utensils used to prepare your items may have come into contact with these products (even if you have selected flavors that do not include a particular ingredient in their recipes). In addition, it is impossible to guarantee that certain allergens have not “strayed” onto products that do not include a particular ingredient in their recipes. Please Contact Us with inquiries regarding the inclusion of specific allergens in the recipes of specific items.
Do you offer gluten-free, vegan, DF and/or sugar-free baked goods?
Gluten-free, vegan (DF) or sugar-free cakes, cupcakes ad other baked goods are available in store and to order, a list of options can be found on our menu page. In our store front freezer case we currently offer gluten free vanilla cake with strawberry mousse and gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate mousse. The freezer case also has vegan (DF) vanilla cake with vanilla vegan (DF) buttercream and vegan (DF) chocolate cake with vegan DF) fudge. Sugar free cakes (vanilla or chocolate with sugar free fruit preserves) can be made to order. Please note that while these items do not contain specific ingredients in their recipes, we are not a gluten-free, vegan or sugar-free bakery so cannot guarantee that ingredients and utensils used to prepare such items have not come into contact with gluten, dairy, eggs or sugar. We do not offer any baked goods that are gluten-free and vegan.
Do you deliver?
We currently deliver wedding cakes and tiered special occasion cakes to local venues that we work very closely with. We can deliver tiered cakes to a local private address, for an additional fee, if we have an opening in our delivery calendar. This delivery needs to be established at the time the order is placed. We do not deliver smaller cakes to local colleges or private addresses however we can recommend outside delivery services.
Do you have more than one location?
We currently have one location in the Poughkeepsie Plaza on Route 9 next to TJ MAXX and Sierra Trading Post.
Our original location, next to Adams Fairacre Farms in Poughkeepsie, closed in 2017. Having one location has allowed us to have a stronger more central location to serve our community better.
How do I place an order?
Most orders can easily be placed over the phone. If ordering a custom cake, cupcakes or cookies it is highly recommended you use our Cake Inquiry Form. Just let us know the date of your event, the number of servings desired, your budget, along with any of your ideas that you have in mind. This form will help to speed up the ordering process. If you’d like to discuss a cake with a cake consultant in person, it’s best to make an appointment to set up a time to discuss your cake–these can also be set up by phone or email.
How can I show support for your small business?
We are beyond grateful for all of the love we've received since opening our bakery in 1984. We thank those who have supported us from the beginning and those who have discovered us along the way. As a small business, we continue to need your support so we can keep making the sweet treats you have come to love! Support can be as simple as sharing your Pastry Garden experience via word of mouth, or on social media. Share your experience with friends, family and coworkers, or share as a post, story or reel on social media and be sure to tag us! You can also write a review on The Knot, Yelp or Google, and as always pease vote for us every January for the Best of The Hudson Valley through Hudson Valley Magazine!