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WELCOME TO SWEET MELISSA PÂTISSERIE

Welcome to New Jersey's best bakery! The charming little cafe, with its delectable French-inspired cakes, pastries, tarts, and cookies. The bakery is small and country-cute, with croissants, tarts, donuts, and other items beckoning sinfully behind display cases. The selection is not expansive, but quality, not quantity, is the byword here.

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The Sweet Melissa Baking Book: Recipes from the Beloved Bakery for Everyone's Favorite Treats

Everyone has a favorite sweet treat. Whether it’s a delicious brownie or the perfect mouthwatering chocolate chip cookie, simple, homespun treats are some of our most beloved. Melissa Murphy has a love of desserts that started when she was born on Thanksgiving Day—her mother refused to go to the hospital until the two pies she’d baked had been served.

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THE SWEET MELISSA PÂTISSERIE STORY

Sweet Melissa Patisserie (est. 1998) is a French-influenced bakery and café where all of the baked goods and savory offerings are made from scratch and rolled by hand. The quality of the delicious croissants, danish, pies, cookies, cakes and tarts is evident, as only the finest quality ingredients are used.

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National Pastry Day

December 9, 2021 | Comments Off on National Pastry Day

One of the best national days is almost upon us. December 9th is National Pastry Day! Yet, why is this day important? Well, pastry is one of the key ingredients in thousands of sweet and … Read more

Enjoy a Slice on National Cake Day!

November 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Enjoy a Slice on National Cake Day!

In an age where every event has a holiday and is celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm, it’s only natural that everyone’s favorite celebratory dessert has a day dedicated to its existence. Cake certainly has a … Read more

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 9, 2021 | Comments Off on National Vanilla Cupcake Day

One of our favorite holidays is right around the corner! November 10th is National Vanilla Cupcake Day! While some may turn their noses up at this “plain Jane” flavor, we’re ready to dance in the … Read more

10 Spooky Halloween dessert ideas

October 18, 2021 | Comments Off on 10 Spooky Halloween dessert ideas

Halloween is almost here. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or you just want some terrific treats around the house, here are 10 spooky Halloween dessert ideas:

10 Yummy Croissant Fillings You Should Try

October 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 10 Yummy Croissant Fillings You Should Try

While croissants are delicious plain, they can be served even better! There are endless fillings that are awesome when added to put some pizzazz into your croissant! Sweet Melissa Patisserie offers ten scrumptious suggestions below. … Read more

Build a Cake like a Pro with These Tips

September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Build a Cake like a Pro with These Tips

Building a cake comes down to three important stages: leveling, splitting, and filling. Here are seven steps to help you build and decorate your cake:

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