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dessert. . . the perfect food


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dessert. . . the perfect food


Welcome to Beau CHOCOLAT

Beau Chôcolat has been creating delicious desserts in Portland, Oregon for 35 years.   Celebrate life's special occasions with exquisite desserts made-to-order from the finest ingredients -- weddings, parties, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, retirement, corporate gifts, and holiday giving. 

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wedding cakes


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wedding cakes


WEDDING CAKES

At Beau Chôcolat, I make elegant, luscious cakes using locally sourced ingredients.  Cakes range from light genoise, frosted with rich Italian buttercream to melt in your mouth moist chocolate tortes frosted with deep dark chocolate ganache.  My focus is on making the most delicious cakes with the finest ingredients that will make your taste buds sing.

I enjoy the creative process leading to a beautiful wedding cake.  Working with your ideas or guiding you through numerous options, I will come up with an elegant cake that you will remember forever.  Your wedding cake will be unique -- a blending of flavors and decorations to surprise the taste buds and delight the eyes.                                                                    

 

I use Belgian chocolate, Oregon hazelnuts, fresh Oregon berries, with delicate genoise, moist coconut or chocolate buttermilk cakes and cream cheese frosting, deep chocolate ganache or Italian buttercream.   Add marzipan and toasted almonds to make your cake extra special.

Wedding cakes start at $5 per person. 

 

 The wedding cake is the grand finale to a glorious event.  I look forward to talking with you.  

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catering


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catering


Chocolate bourbon balls

Chocolate bourbon balls

Hazelnut ganache macarons

Hazelnut ganache macarons

Cupcakes, tarts, bars

Cupcakes, tarts, bars

CATERING

A beautiful presentation of different desserts creates an elegant finale to an event. A blend of textures and shapes, colors add to the delicious taste sensations. I provide the desserts, can set them up or drop them off and you enjoy the sweetness.

I make individual sweets as well as larger cakes and sheet cakes for larger events. There are many facets to dessert catering, let me help you create a successful event.

 If you make it well, good things will come to be. Marrying rich flavors and delicate techniques create beautiful edible art that tempts the senses.  Beau Chôcolat creates rich, decadent, and sensual desserts using pure quality ingredients.  Small batches and artistic creativity help blend recipes into taste delights.   The main menu yields a lot of chocolate. There are many non-chocolate choices such as: cheesecakes, fruit tarts, baked fruit crostatas, delicate genoise, carrot cake made with currents, pineapple, walnuts, coconut and carrots.        

Hazelnuts are superior in the northwest and provide wonderful flavor -- rich nut tortes with a touch of bourbon -- cassata soaked with dark rum and layered with a ricotta cheese nut filling then covered in a dark chocolate frosting -- Kirschwasser drizzled into a cherry torte. Pumpkin cheesecake as a seasonal item with a hazelnut crust -- call me and we'll discuss the possibilities.

Blackberry Tarts

Blackberry Tarts


Corporate Gifts

Tell me your gift budget and I can create a beautiful variety with professional presentation. 

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seasonal desserts


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seasonal desserts


Seasonal Desserts

Chocolate almond coconut macaroons

Chocolate almond coconut macaroons

Yule Log

Yule Log

Call now to order yule logs (chocolate cake with mocha buttercream and meringue mushrooms), pumpkin cheesecake with hazelnut crumb crust, or chocolate almond coconut macaroons (gluten free!). 

Hazelnut crumb crust pumpkin cheesecake

Hazelnut crumb crust pumpkin cheesecake

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wholesale


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wholesale


Wholesale

I've been supplying some of Portland's best restaurants and cafes with cakes for decades.  Hand delivered to your shop, we love keeping our clients and yours happy with our well-loved favorites and seasonal delights, as well as new creations as they come to us.

 

Delivery With A Smile

Bo delivers every cake himself and loves his happy customers.   Call today for wholesale pricing. 

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contact Bo


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contact Bo


 

Contact Bo

Questions?  Bo has answers.   Send him a message below or give him a call at 503-654-9301. 

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desserts


DESSERT LIST

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desserts


DESSERT LIST

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about Bo


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about Bo


about Bo

Bo Snyder, the chef/owner of Beau Chôcolat, began his career 35 years ago when a clogging student of his asked during class if anyone would like to be her substitute baker. Bo, an engineer and construction worker at the time, volunteered for the job. Drawing on his extensive informal cooking experience he soon started making desserts for the Lovejoy Cafe while his student was out of town. He thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and creativity of bakery life and it didn’t take long for Bo and Christina to form a wholesale and catering partnership called the Last Act Bakery.

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After a successful four years of Last Act, Bo decided to continue with his own wholesale/catering enterprise called Bo’s Desserts. His signature cake was Bo’s Sour Cream Fudge Cake, a deep, dark chocolate cake with a rich, sour cream fudge frosting. In 1994, the name of the bakery changed to Beau Chôcolat, meaning Beautiful Chocolate.

Some of the restaurants that Beau Chôcolat has provided desserts for are Higgens, the Heathman, Riccardo’s, 5 Spice, Zeppo, and Palio Dessert and Espresso House.

Handcrafted wedding cakes range from the uniquely whimsical to the exquisite, all designed to delight the palate as well as the eyes of the wedding couple and their guests. With a wide array of cakes, cheesecakes, rustic tarts and cookies, Bo has catered large fundraisers such as TADA and Chess for Success, as well as many private events. In addition, he has had booths at various concert and festival events providing delicious dessert treats.

Bo’s passion for creating luscious desserts is evident in every sweet bite. His motto says it all. Everyone needs a little sweetness in their day!