Infinite Possibilities!


Cheesecakes also can be ordered with either chocolate cookie crust, graham crust, or vanilla cookie crust.
  • Blueberry
  • Black Cherry
  • Crème de Cacao
  • White Chocolate Kahlua
  • Bananas Foster
  • Pumpkin Swirl
  • Crème de Menthe
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Lemon
  • Key Lime
  • Butter Rum Pecan
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Red Velvet
  • 10th Mountain Berry
  • Strawberry Swirl
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Chocolate Swirl

Gluten—Sensitive Chocolate Tortes

This is a rich, chocolate, flourless cake, drenched in chocolate ganache and garnished with the flavor of the torte. Very dense and decadent and Gluten-Free!
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Cappuccino Torte garnished with chocolate straws & espresso powder
  • Crème de Menthe garnished with Andes crème de menthe bars
  • Strawberry Torte garnished with chocolate-dipped fresh strawberries
  • Crème de Cacao Chocolate with chocolate wings
  • Cherry Brandy garnished with chocolate-dipped cherries
  • Frangelico Hazelnut Torte with Hazelnut garnish
  • Amaretto Torte with Almond garnish
  • Kahlua Torte garnished with chocolate-coated coffee beans
  • Butter Rum Pecan with crushed pecans on sides
  • Ginger Brandy Torte garnished with Candied Ginger

Specialty Desserts

Desserts by Design can make customized dessert gift packages for your clients, customers, family, & Friends.
Fill your special dessert package with items such as:
  • Italian Cookies
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Pecan Tartlets
  • Vienna Swirl Cookies
  • Italian Meatball Cookies
  • Baklava
For your next gathering, order a buffet of decadent desserts. Choose from:
  • Cheesecakes
  • Chocolate Tortes
  • Brownies
  • Cupcakes
  • French Silk Tarts
  • Cookies
  • Panna Cotta

And More!

Get in touch with me to create your own unique dessert!


Fundraising with my desserts kicks my love for desserts up to another level.

I am passionate about helping organizations reach their fundraising goals; and selling desserts makes it so easy.

Have you had it with selling gift wrap, candles, fruit, etc? Give desserts a try! Desserts by Design will customize your fundraising needs to correlate with seasons, holidays, specific events, your monetary goal and even the right prices, to make the selling easier to your target audience.

I have assisted libraries, fire departments, and many other not-for-profit organizations, foundations and societies with fundraising, so let's discuss yours.

Desserts by Design has provided desserts for events including:

The Mayor's Ball

One Night, One Diamond

Festival of Trees

Jefferson Gala

Hospice Regatta

Crescent Yacht Club

Black River Valley Club

American Cancer Society events

Jefferson County Historical Society events well as for some of the finest family-owned restaurants in Watertown and surrounding areas.

My Story

Desserts by Design was established in 2003. Since then, thousands of desserts have been served to restaurant customers, party attendees, and wedding guests. It is owned and solely operated by me, Cathy Gallagher.

Over the decades, I have worked at several local food operations, as well as having been a culinary arts instructor at Jefferson Community College, I know the intrinsic and economic value of delicious and beautiful desserts.

What I absolutely love about my business, is that it also creates smiles. With my former occupations being corporate, I rarely saw people smile.

Give me a call and we'll discuss your signature desserts. Whether you only need one, or enough for 500, Desserts by Design will take care of it.

Smiles are free and guaranteed!

The Cottage Bakery

The Cottage Bakery

Stop in anytime for freshly baked treats, as well as coffee and bottled beverages! Open Daily Dawn 'til Dusk, Memorial Weekend through Columbus Day.


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