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Worcester's Premier Award-Winning Bakery: Featuring Bean Counter Bakery

By Kristen Bosse

As the temperature slowly rises and the sun starts to set later, it is becoming more evident that the holidays have passed and Spring is almost upon us. Without the holiday excuse, residents of Central Mass need to find another excuse to indulge in some decadent sweets. What about taking a drive over to a bake shop that has received numerous awards for their cakes, pastries, and coffee? Bean Counter Bakery has been the premier cake and pastry shop in the area for years now. With over four "Couples' Choice Awards" honors and four "Best of the Knot Boston" awards, it is obvious where the people of Massachusetts like to get their wedding cakes. Their use of premium, high-quality ingredients in all of their pastries, cupcakes, and cookies attract even those who aren't getting married. If you're curious what all the rave is about, take a drive over and look at some of their spectacular creations yourself!

Wedding Cakes

Although the Bean Counter Bakery offers a wide variety of pastries and other baked good, their specialty is without a doubt, wedding cakes. Each cake is custom-designed for each bride with the outmost attention to detail. Whether it be traditional or non-traditional, the bakers have no problem creating a multi-tier cake to go along with your theme. The team over at the bakery consists of the Owner Alice Lombardi, and her team of culinary trained pastry chefs, cake artists, and skilled bakers. The employees are only using fresh, premium ingredients while baking the cakes. This, combined with the skill and drive from the bakers, helps the bakery to create edible works of art.

But don't take it from me, just check out their awards! The bakery has won "Best of the Knot Boston/Cape Cod" in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 for their astounding wedding cakes. Wedding Wire also noticed them, honoring them with their "Couples' Choice Award" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Most recently, they won their most prestigious award, "Best of the Knot Hall of Fame". This honor is awarded to bakeries that have won four or more Best of Wedding Awards, and applies to less than 2% of wedding cake professionals around the country! Wow! Lets take a look at some of their award winning creations below.

Coffee & Espresso

With a name like Bean Counter Bakery, you would think that their specialty is also coffee or espresso. Well, you're right! Owner Alice Lombardi has her coffee and espresso beans micro-roasted in small batches, and then sent to her bakery multiple times a week- talk about dedication. Their coffee is made from high quality, premium beans and is brewed fresh each day. As for the espresso- that is on another level. Their brand new, state-of-the-art machine is known as the "Ferrari" of the machine industry. It whips out hot, robust flavored espresso, ready to be combined with their homemade Swiss chocolate sauce in their famous mocha lattes. The coffee has received its own fair share of recognition, recently being voted "Best Coffee" by the Worcester Magazine and Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Worcester Living Magazine did their own feature on the coffee and bakeshop, and named it "Best Coffee House". The shop takes great pride in producing premium coffee and espresso that can be savored alongside one of their hot, fresh pastries.

Although the shop is best known for its wedding cake creations and delectable coffee and espresso, their selection doesn't end there. Other items include cakes, cupcakes, tarts, pastries (including mini pastries), cookies, desserts, pies and more for any occasion. The shop even has some gluten-free or vegan options for those who are health conscious. What are you waiting for? Go warm up with a hot cup of coffee and indulge in some of the best sweets in all of Massachusetts!

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