New England Dessert Showcase 2013

For the second year in a row, Miss Niss was lucky to be invited to attend the New England Dessert Showcase. Last year, TFAW attended the event together and completely enjoyed our morning sugar high. This year, A-Tooch was unable to make the trek to Boston so I attended with Michelle from The Economical Eater. Michelle and I met early Saturday morning to eat our way around the room.

Hosted by The Anthem Group, the New England Dessert Showcase was at the Westin hotel on the waterfront, a great venue for the Dessert Showcase. The room seemed a bit larger than the space last year and was able to accommodate dessert vendors and dessert lovers very comfortably.

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Desserts bordered the room, and there was a smaller square of dessert tables in the center of the room. We methodically began in one corner and made our way around the room. Our first stop was the CoffeeMate station. New this year, I thought coffee was a great addition to the Showcase – especially since we began eating desserts at 10:30 am.

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CoffeeMate had a few new flavors to try and the girls at the station were making hot and iced coffee to pair with the CoffeeMate. I opted for the hot coffee and the low fat chocolate flavor creamer. It tasted like hot chocolate! I admit I’ve never purchased CoffeeMate, but the chocolate variety might just end up in my shopping basket during my next trip to the grocery store. Michelle chose iced coffee and the same chocolate CoffeeMate and also enjoyed it.

Next, we dove head first into the desserts.

assorted whoopie pies and truffles from Community Work Services

Assorted whoopie pies and truffles from Community Work Services

I chose the eggnog truffle. It was a very sweet with the white chcoolate, and the center definitely tasted like eggnog.

I chose the eggnog truffle. It was very sweet with the white chcoolate, and the center definitely tasted like eggnog.

whoopie pies from Boston Whoopie

whoopie pies from Boston Whoopie

The mini original (chocolate cake with vanilla filling) was my favorite dessert at this point.

The mini original (chocolate cake with vanilla filling) was my favorite dessert at this point.

I loved the adorable frosting shots from VCVC Cupcakes.

I loved the adorable frosting shots from VCVC Cupcakes.

The chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel frosting were so tasty - definitely the best cupcake in the room!

The chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel frosting were so tasty – definitely the best cupcake in the room!

A spin on desserts, these jellies are made with wine. The chocolate one was delicious!

A spin on desserts, these jellies from Plymouth Bay Winery are made with wine. The chocolate one was delicious!

From Bite Me Bouquet, "teacups" made from lemons full of fresh fruit. The best part? The to - go container!

From Bite Me Bouquet, “teacups” made from lemons full of fresh fruit. The best part? The to – go container!

A watermelon tea pot completed the "tea time" theme.

A watermelon tea pot completed the “tea time” theme.

The s'mores cookie from the Cookie Lady was very chocolaty.

The s’mores cookie from the Cookie Lady was very chocolaty.

In my top three favorites of the day, rich chocolate mousse from Finale.

In my top three favorites of the day, rich chocolate mousse from Finale.

Giant cookies from Boston Baking, Inc.

Giant cookies from Boston Baking, Inc.

and giant whoopie pies from Boston Baking Inc. Is your stomach growling yet?

and giant whoopie pies from Boston Baking Inc. Is your stomach growling yet?

Cannoli chips with ricotta dip

Cannoli chips with creamy dip

And my favorite dessert of the Showcase two years in a row...

And my favorite dessert of the Showcase two years in a row…

molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and Heath Bar crumbles from The Chart House. I can't wait to use my coupon at the restaurant for a full size dessert!

Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and Heath Bar crumbles from The Chart House. I can’t wait to use my coupon at the restaurant for a full size dessert!

Thanks for the invitation, Anthem Group, and thanks for indulging with me, Michelle!

What’s the best dessert you’ve had lately?

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3 Comments

  1. Joanne
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM | Permalink

    O.M.G. I want a bite of everything!

  2. Michelle Lahey
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

    Thank YOU for inviting me. So fun, and everything was so delicious!

  3. Cathy
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:11 PM | Permalink

    I am so glad that you enjoyed our cupcakes and frosting shots!!! We had a blast with everyone who came out to try them!

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