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Bringing Sweets to the Sweet

Offering a lavish dessert buffet is a huge expense. Instead, give your guests a variety of treats without breaking the bank. Financier Patisserie, financierpastries.com, the bakery of choice in Manhattan’s Financial District, makes mini desserts that can be passed like traditional hors d’oeuvres. Miniature versions of the bakery’s cakes, tarts and pastries—like coffee eclairs, raspberry white chocolate mousse cake and Napoleons, to name a few—make their way around the room, keeping guests mingling and moving on the dance floor. Your catering staff can take care of the passing, or you can hire Financier’s staff to set up, pass and clean up for $25 per person, per hour. Delivery is free in Manhattan, with a minimum order of $50. Pastries start at $1.25 per piece; three pieces per guest are recommended.

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