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
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.