It’s real easy to tell when someone truly loves to bake. And after winning the most recent Best of the Berkshires award for “best dessert shop” and “best sandwich shop,” Sarah has made her mark with a great reputation and now a great following.

While she serves the favorite staples, which includes far more than just cheesecakes, Sarah Sayers especially enjoys the creative side of individualizing cakes for special occasions. Her favorite unorthodox frosting covered piece of art was a cake crafted to look remarkably like a bunch of Doritos bags.

From airplanes, to sports equipment, and even a Nikon camera, Sarah’s Cheesecake & Cafe is known for building three-dimensional objects with flour, eggs and sugary goodness. Check out the photos of some of Sarah’s awesome creations.

Being a part of Taste of the Berkshires, which is raising dollars for the Junior League of the Berkshires, is a no-brainer for Sarah. She says contributing to the community is just a way of life for her and her family. Her donations of treats for benefits for the Catholic Youth Center (where her daughters play basketball) are undoubtedly a big hit for a great cause.

“We support as much locally as we can,” she said. “It’s also just fun to help the community out.”

At Taste of the Berkshires look out for some of her special treats like her special cheesecake bites, anise cookies, cream puffs, eclairs, brownies cannoli and more.

But, it’s not only about the sweets, Sarah prides herself on some of the best soups and sandwiches in town. She only uses Boar’s Head meats catering to the growing lunch crowd in a relatively new location.

A year ago, Sarah’s moved from the high-traffic Coltsville area to the shopping plaza at 180 Elm Street in the desireable Southeast of Pittsfield – still with plenty of parking, but with additional foot traffic.

It’s the kind of business that fits right into the neighborhood.

To find out more about Sarah’s Cheesecake and Café, log onto their website or call 413-443-6678.

Join us for the 6th annual Taste of the Berkshires to benefit Junior League of the Berkshires on Thursday, November 14th from 5-8 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Pittsfield. Enjoy the tastes of nearly two-dozen of the Berkshires’ finest restaurants and breweries, offering an enticing array of flavors in what has become a true tradition in the Berkshires. Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple for all the food you can eat and cash bar. To RSVP and for more information call 443-5151, log onto or join the event on Facebook. The 6th annual Taste of the Berkshires takes place Thursday, November 14th from 5-8 p.m. – call 443-5151 to get your tickets today.
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