There’s nothing like fresh baked goodies from local bakeries. I love bringing treats to my family and friends gathering. During the holidays, we can support our local businesses in need while supplying holiday dessert, even if it is just for you. It seems that local bakeries have higher quality ingredients, have a bigger selection and most importantly, are thankful for your support. Have you heard of the 12 days of desserts of Christmas? This traditional is real and am glad other folks are as excited about dessert as I am.

Check out local bakeries here in the Hudson Valley and be sure to grab some delicious, holiday treats!


  • Carmine's Italian Bakery

Carmine’s is known as the spot in Orange County to grab your favorite Italian pastries. If you’re a sucker for Italian cookies like me, you’ll have to check out this bakery. They have a large selection of cakes, cookies, donuts, breads and more. They also have the option to custom make an order.

Carmine’s Italian Bakery

425 E Main St, Middletown, NY 10940

(845) 344-0780


  • Whipped Gourmet Cupcakes

Nicole form Whipped Gourmet Cupcakes always dreamed of her own cupcake company. Since 2009, Whipped Gourmet Cupcakes has been a sensation here in the Hudson Valley. This local bakery not only has cupcakes but cakes and French pastries as well. They also have items on their menu specialty for Christmas. Be sure to indulge in a delicious baked good or two from Whipped Cupcakes.

Whipped Cupcakes

93 Homestead Ave. Maybrook NY 12543



  • Something Sweet Dessert Café

I have heard great things about Something Sweet Dessert Café but haven’t been there yet. They have Italian style pastries, cakes and light lunches. Anna from Something Sweet Dessert Café started this business in 2004. Anna and her husband, Dave added dinner to the menu as their business grew. Stop by this place to pick up a delicious dessert or hang out and have dinner with a glass of wine.

Something Sweet Dessert Café

17 North St, Middletown, NY 10940

(845) 343-2233


  • Sweetbakes Café

This is another café that I must add to my Hudson Valley dessert tasting bucket list. From waffles to cookies and fresh baked pastries, Sweetbakes Café has a large variety to match your sweet tooth. They also have cakes for different celebrations, cake pops and cupcakes. Check out this super cute spot and be sure to grab me a treat as well.

Sweetbakes Café

2689 W Main St, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

(845) 632-1900


Which holiday goodies are you in the mood for? I could find something at every single one of these local bakeries. Happy tasting!

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