Awards

NJ.com has
deemed us the
Best Bakery in New Jersey!

Recipient of New York’s
French Culinary Institute's
“Most Outstanding Alumni”

Zagat Marketplace for
“Best Tarts and Pies”
in all of NY

HC Chamber
of Commerce
“Most Promising New Business 2017”

"One of the best
pastry shops in all of
New York." - Food & Wine

2008-09 The Knot
"Best of Weddings"
as voted by local brides.

2008-09 The Knot
"Best of Weddings"
as voted by local brides.

Articles

Do yOU know You Can Make Your Own Vanilla Extract?

September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Do yOU know You Can Make Your Own Vanilla Extract?

Do you know you can make your own vanilla extract? 

Baking Basics: 5 Rules to Follow

August 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Baking Basics: 5 Rules to Follow

Now, more than ever, folks are home bound and are learning to bake delicious treats on their own. There has been a terrific culinary renaissance in cooking and baking, but every great baker must start … Read more

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

August 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

Should you use baking soda or baking powder when creating delicious culinary delights like those made at Sweet Melissa Patisserie? Why would that even matter? The difference boils down to whether your other ingredients require … Read more

The Importance of Mixing Methods in Your Baking

July 28, 2021 | Comments Off on The Importance of Mixing Methods in Your Baking

Baking is an art and we love perfecting our craft to produce delicious treats while helping others do the same!  There are some specific skill sets you need to master baking.  One important skill to … Read more

Make Delicious Pastry Cream!

July 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Make Delicious Pastry Cream!

Many people feel intimidated when it comes to baking, cooking, and other types of food preparation. This is most likely due to the fact that our lives and careers, along with keeping up with all … Read more

Perfect Wine and Pastry Pairings

June 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Perfect Wine and Pastry Pairings

Sweet Melissa Patisserie has been voted best bakery in New Jersey and we simply cannot wait to show you why.  Our French-inspired cookies, cakes, pastries, and tarts exude refinement thanks to the top-of-the-line quality ingredients … Read more

3 Benefits of Bringing Pastries To your Employees

June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Bringing Pastries To your Employees

There are a lot of ways that owners and executives can help improve their employees’ day. Some of them are so quick, easy, and inexpensive that it doesn’t make sense why they aren’t used more … Read more

Four qualities of the perfect croissant

May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Four qualities of the perfect croissant

Who doesn’t love the taste of a delicious, warm, fresh-baked croissant? It goes perfectly with nearly anything. For breakfast, it can be paired with jams or preserves. For lunch, you might want it wrapped around … Read more

5 Baking activities to do with your kids

May 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 5 Baking activities to do with your kids

Sweet Melissa Patisserie was voted the Best Bakery in New Jersey, so it is safe to say we know a thing or two about baking! With summer just around the corner, kids will be having … Read more

Do You Have These Essential Baking Ingredients?

April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Do You Have These Essential Baking Ingredients?

Baking can be very therapeutic, and that is why so many people have become at-home bakers this past year. And while Sweet Melissa Patisserie certainly loves baking for our happy customers, we also want to … Read more

Testimonials

"I've been lucky enough to sample Melissa's amazing pastries for over a year now. I visited her new bakery & cafe today, and it was nothing short of amazing. The decor is absolutely beautiful. The service was great, and everyone was super nice. I ordered the salad lyonnaise, and it was AMAZING. Seriously, even if it seems like something you wouldn't normally try, you HAVE to have it. It will change your life. For dessert, I had a walnut oatmeal raisin cookie which was delectable. It was soft, but not too soft, and tasted amazing. I am completely impressed (not that I thought it wouldn't be an amazing place), and I highly recommend you try the cafe out if you are in the area. I know I will be stopping by often since my barn is right down the road!"

Jessica

"Sweet Melissa just did vanilla and chocolate cupcakes for my 2 years old's birthday party with a floral theme. Not only were they beautiful, but they were also delicious. Some of my guests proclaimed them to be the best cupcakes they have ever had! I agree : ) "

Allisan

Aside from the desserts all being top-notch, the staff has always been very friendly and helpful.
I have only tried a fraction of the goodies in their case, and none of them have disappointed! I will admit, though, that their eclairs are my absolute favorite. They've also shattered my image of what a croissant should taste like... I'll never be able to enjoy another one from somewhere else now!

There was an incident where I left without a part of my order, and when I called in (embarrassed), the staff member realized it and had already set it aside for me. It seems silly- but the fact that he had left a note about it in case I came back when he wasn't there, was a huge deal for me. It showed me that he clearly cares about his job and the customers of their establishment.

Melinda

"I have always heard about Sweet Melissa Patisserie and never had a chance to try it. My husband is from Europe and believes me, I have been exposed to fabulous bakeries by visiting Italy and France quite often. I HAVE FOUND A COMPARABLE BAKERY:) An adorable place with wonderful breakfast and lunch dishes and the baked bread and sweets are just amazing and fresh. I have never seen such beautiful cupcakes anywhere. The owner came right over and introduced himself and the staff was alert and engaging. Can't wait to go again!"

— Sherri

"I absolutely love the filled brioche. I've ordered for guest breakfast and everyone raved about them. Also, the croissants are crispy and perfect. I haven't been a bakery fan until this!!!! Can't wait until you open. Just wish it was in Clinton. But I'll take the ride to Payne road."

Carol