All of The French Tarte's goods are made to order from scratch. Please allow at least three days notice for orders. If you are interested in larger orders for special occasions for up to 25 people, please contact Susan at least three weeks ahead of your event.
Pickup or delivery is available in the greater Grand Rapids area. Requests from the Muskegon/Grand Haven/Holland lakeshore areas will be considered on a case by case basis.
Below is a list of available goods (Be sure and check out the slide show at the end of the page to see a variety of examples). Please contact me with any questions or specific requests. Thanks!
All Butter Shortbread Cookies:
Individual flavors packaged in seasonally tagged gift bags, 8-cookies in a tube: $6.
Also available in gift bags of choose-your flavors: two 8-cookie tubes for $12 or four 8-cookie tubes for $24.
I create my own seasonal tags and use ribbons and ties in shades of reds, oranges, purples and greens.
What a wonderful gift for those special occasions - think birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, Mother’s and Father’s Days or when you just want to give a certain someone a delicious taste treat.
If you don’t need gift packaging, cookies are also available in simple boxes by the dozen at $7/dozen or $6.50/dozen for 4 dozen or more. Choose your flavors! Perfect for the dessert table or simply to have on hand with your afternoon tea. Remember - they keep well in the fridge for weeks and freeze well too.
Sea salt caramel
9” size (generally serves 8): $30 (caramel nut $32)
5.5” sharing size, perfect for petite slices for 4-6 people: $18 (caramel nut $19)
3” individual size: $4 each (caramel nut $4.50). Minimum order 4 per flavor.
Bite size petits fours tartelettes: $24/dozen (caramel nut $26/dozen). One dozen minimum order per flavor for tartelettes!
Classic tarte offerings:
Classic tarte au citron (lemon-lime): tangy lemon-lime in a pâte sucrée crust/whipped mascarpone garnish
Chocolate ganache: smooth, silky dark chocolate ganache filling in a cocoa pâte sucrée crust/chocolate crunchies/chantilly “string of pearls” garnish
Caramel nut (October-March): almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans and pistachios in a caramel filling baked in a pâte sucrée d’amandes crust
Rustic free-form fruit galette: seasonal fruits baked in a pâte sucrée crust
Baked fruit tart: fruit(s) of the season baked in a choice of custard or almond cream (pistachio and hazelnut also available) filling (example pear-almond tart available September - March).
Fresh fruit tart: the quintessential French tarte - pâte sucrée with a choice of either a classic crème pâtissiére or whipped mascarpone filling, topped with fresh fruit
If you have favorite flavor combinations that please you, I can create a tart just for you. How about blackberry hazelnut, tiramisu or brownie chunk chocolate milk shake? Those are just some of the tarts I've created for customers over the years. Use your imagination!
Viennoiserie: made with my own hand-made croissant or puff pastry dough, all items require 3 days notice and a minimum of 6 of any individual pastry.
Twice baked croissant aux amandes (almond croissant): $3.50 each (minimum 6)
Chausson aux pommes (apple turnover): $3.00 each (minimum 6)
Pecan twirl: $3.50 each (minimum 6)
Kouign-amann: $3.00 each (minimum 6)
Cream cheese fruit Danish: $3.00 each (minimum 6)
NEW! Savory whole wheat cheesy croissant spirals: $3.00 each (minimum 6)
Petite 2-3 bite size: $21/dozen/minimum 1 dozen any individual flavor
Standard “muffin” size: $30/dozen, minimum 1 dozen any individual flavor.
My teacakes are based on a classic financier base made with egg whites, flour, almond flour, confectioner’s sugar and browned butter with various additions to create each flavor. Dried or fresh fruits and/or toasted chopped nuts are just some of the ways to change things up!
The chocolate version is a moelleux chocolat or melt-in-your-mouth cake typically topped with a swirl of dark chocolate ganache.
Other garnishes include flavor variations of Swiss meringue buttercream (examples: mocha and honey orange), dark and white chocolate ganache, whipped mascarpone cream or nut crumble toppings. Contact me with any questions or specific flavor requests.
Lemon or lime with seasonal fruit
Pear Ginger (September-March)
Tahini Toasted Coconut
Classic vanilla pastry cream filled, dipped in dark chocolate ganache
Fresh fruit - crunchy topped, whipped mascarpone cream, fresh fruit garnish
New! Cheesy gougères - choux puffs baked with gruyère cheese - perfect for appetizers
Scones: $2.75 each/minimum 6 of any individual flavor
Contact me to help you create a lovely assortment for your afternoon tea, luncheon or special occasion. Profiteroles, tartelettes, petits fours cakes, puff pastry treats, shortbread - lots to choose from!