CITYCENTERDC: Holiday Desserts & Gifts at RareSweets - Time to Order!!

Ahead of the holidays, RareSweets in CityCenter will offer a menu of winter celebration cakes for pre-order including classic cakes and seasonal flavors, as well as a selection of “take & bake” options to prepare at home. Seasonal cakes will highlight traditional holiday flavors, such as eggnog and vanilla bean; gingerbread lemon; pumpkin with bourbon filling and cocoa buttercream; and chocolate peppermint. The bake at home options will also showcase holiday flavors with items like Bartlett pear & cardamom coffee cake and bourbon & chocolate brioche bread pudding. RareSweets chef/owner Meredith Tomason will also offer a variety of holiday gifts for in-store purchase including a hot cocoa and marshmallow kit; a coconut macaroon gift set; and a snowflake cookie gift set. The full list of offerings is available below.

Cakes for Christmas and New Year’s will be available for pre-order through December 18 by 5:00 p.m. and can be placed by calling 202-499-0077
or emailing
The store will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Classic Cakes
  • 6 Inch (8 Servings)/$40
  • 8 Inch (12 Servings)/$60
  • 9 Inch (16 Servings)/$70
Double Chocolate Rich chocolate cake with chocolate sour cream icing 

Black & White Chocolate cake with vanilla orange blossom icing 

Coconut & Cream Cheese Light and fluffy coconut cake, with flakes of white coconut 

German’s Chocolate Cake Our take on this light chocolate cake with pecans and coconut 

Seasonal Cakes
  • 6 Inch (8 Servings)/$45
  • 8 Inch (12 Servings)/$65
  • 9 Inch (16 Servings)/$75
Eggnog & Vanilla Bean Vanilla bean cake, spiked eggnog buttercream 

Ginger & Lemon Gingerbread and lemon buttercream 

Pumpkin, Bourbon & Cocoa Pumpkin cake, bourbon filling, cocoa buttercream 

Chocolate Peppermint Chocolate cake, chocolate peppermint icing, candy garnish 

Take & Bake Options

Pull Apart Cinnamon Rolls 8 servings $30 

Bartlett Pear & Cardamom Coffee Cake 8 servings $32

Buttermilk Biscuits & Apple Butter 6 servings $30

Bartlett Pear Oatmeal Crisp Kit 12 servings $45 

Bourbon & Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding 12 servings $50 

Winter Holiday Gift Selections 

Hot Cocoa & Marshmallow Kit RareSweets’ award-winning hot cocoa & hand-cut marshmallows presented in a gift tin $25 

Snowflake Cookie Gift Set Royal iced snowflake cookies with crystal sugar detail $35/dozen, $65/2 dozen 

Classic Cookie Assortment Set A collection of RareSweets’ most popular cookies including chocolate chip, gingersnap, oatmeal raisin $35/dozen, $65/2 dozen

Coconut Macaroon Gift Set Chewy Coconut treats baked to perfection $35/dozen 

Shortbread & Coffee/Tea Gift Set 12 shortbread cookies with either a bag of La Colombe Coffee Beans or Palais du Tea Tea Sachets $40 

Gift Baskets

A collection of cookies, macaroons, hot cocoa mix and handmade confections presented in an elegant gift basket $120/small, $160/large

RareSweets is located at
963 Palmer Alley NW at CityCenterDC