Cake Box

New bakery provides Westport with delicious treats

Appealing wallpaper and black and white tiled floors greet customers as they step into the freshly decorated space of the newly opened bakery store, The Cake Box. The well laid out restaurant is welcoming and warm with the smell of freshly baked goods in the air. Located at 10 Bay St., right off Post Rd. E., The Cake Box sells cupcakes, cookies, custom cakes, gluten-free items and many other bakery goods that leave everybody satisfied.

The extensive menu keeps customers contemplating over what to order. Just the list of unique cupcake flavors will leave you stumped. The cupcake menu includes “Life by Chocolate,” “Red Velvet Cookie ’n Cream,” “Salted Caramel Truffle,” “Lemon Raspberry” and “Mochaccino.” The “Stracciatella,” an Italian word for “rag” or “shred,” was especially good. It was a fancy twist on an old classic, as the cupcake has chocolate shavings baked into the vanilla cake and is topped with vanilla chocolate swirled buttercream.

The buttercream frosting was light, delicious and perfectly complemented the cake. After finishing the dessert, I was left craving more.

If a customer has food allergies, The Cake Box does offer some gluten-free and nut-free options.  I highly recommend the Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. After eating it, I couldn’t believe gluten free could taste that good.  The cookie was so flavorful with a hearty, chewy texture. It was slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making it quite satisfying.

However, if customers are looking for a wider selection of gluten-free and nut-free desserts, visit The Cake Box’s sister store, Swoon, located in Ridgefield.  Swoon serves all gluten-free and nut-free desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and monkey buns.

If I’m ever in need of a dessert place for a special occasion or even just a quick and delicious pick me up, now I know the perfect place to go.