Concord Teacakes began with two recipes, a heavenly chocolate cake and a fabulous almond lemon cake with such a sweet glaze and tempting aroma that swarms of bees would follow Judy Fersch as she put the cakes - hot from the oven - into her station wagon. In 1984, meeting the school bus was a priority, so there was no time for the cakes to cool in the rented Elks Club. With samples in hand, Judy visited local shops, landed a few accounts and Concord Teacakes was born.
A friend from Harvard University convinced Judy that any business named Concord Teacakes must sell Emily Dickinson's Black Cake. He even went so far as researching the recipe at Houghton Library, handed over a list of ingredients with very few mixing instructions and suggested she re-create this little piece of history. After a few attempts, the Emily Dickinson Brandy Raisin Cake was re-introduced to the folks in Concord. It was a wonderful success.
Every new creation was made with the best ingredients, tested and re-tested until the recipe was perfect. The wonderful success of Concord Teacakes scones was also, in part, due to researching old recipes and rigorous tasting sessions. Today, we are very proud that many customers travel near - and very far - for Concord Teacakes scones and their favorite baked goods.
As the business grew, Judy opened the retail shop in 1993, located in the charming village of West Concord. The chocolate and lemon cake, Emily Dickinson Brandy Raisin Cake and scones are still as popular as ever!
The bakery is filled with an array of delicious cakes, cupcakes, scones, cookies, brownies and many more special delights. Our "Good To Go" corner offers fantastic soups, dinners, salads and sandwiches for our customers to take home or enjoy at the shop.
Concord Teacakes' commitment to quality and freshness is unwavering. With the addition of specialty cakes, our cake decorators put the "WOW" factor into any event. All our cakes are made with the freshest ingredients and can be custom-designed designed for you. We take great pride in our decorators - true artists combining delicious flavors with beautiful colors and outstanding designs. As you navigate through our website, you'll see a sampling of many of our specialty cakes and designs.
We hope you will stop in and visit our shop in West Concord. Come in for lunch, come in to try some of our delicious baked goods or come in to talk to our staff about ordering the perfect cake for your celebration. We look forward to meeting you.