Foxwoods Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, has opened of Cake by Franck, a New England residential Cake Shop by master pastry chef Franck Iglesias. Cake by Franck will serve as an outlet for Chef Franck’s fine-tuned talent – serving up exquisite cakes, handmade pastries, decadent chocolates and other fine delicacies.
Cake by Franck is a celebration of pastries, offering classic New England and seasonal desserts with a twist. The price-conscious daily menu includes handmade macaroons, chocolates, candies, pies and muffins, as well as whole cakes and cake by the slice, all crafted under the guidance of a world-class pastry chef. The shop will also feature a personalized wedding cake design section, a selection of gluten conscious and no-sugar-added offerings and limited-time specialty desserts. Guests will be delighted year-round by the spectacular in-store displays, fragrant aromas and unparalleled selection of must-have treats – including a build-your-own Belgian Waffle station.
Furthermore, Cake by Franck will feature “Air Franck,” an in-shop shipping depot that delivers Chef Franck’s famous treats worldwide.
“The broad spectrum of cuisines offered at Foxwoods Resort Casino has been an excellent outlet for me to showcase my passion for crafting unique confections,” Chef Franck Iglesias said of his seven-year tenure at Foxwoods. “I feel very fortunate to be opening Cake by Franck for our guests who appreciate and enjoy gourmet cakes, pastries and other delicious desserts. I can’t wait for customers to experience the process from start to finish and, most importantly, indulge in my creations.”
Cake by Franck was designed to take on the personality of a New England Country Store with a playful and interactive environment. In addition to the Cake by Franck storefront, Chef Franck unveiled a custom cupcake vending machine on the Foxwoods property in December, located on the Concourse Level of Great Cedar Hotel. The vending machine offers a vast selection of fresh cupcakes 24 hours per day, at the press of a button. Selections include the decadent Sinatra’s Jack Daniels Cupcake, the mouthwatering Poker Face PB&J Cupcake and the fiery Mashantucket Campfire S’Mores Cupcake.
Chef Franck’s desserts are featured in restaurants and dining locations across the Foxwoods Resort Casino property. Born in Argenteuil, France, just north of Paris, Chef Franck spent many years as both a cook and pastry chef in France and Spain. Prior to joining the Foxwoods team in 2009, he worked with Chef François Payard at his Upper East Side restaurant Payard Patisserie & Bistro in New York City.
Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket (CT) Pequot Tribal Nation.