The Goose Chase Cake Design


The Goose Chase Cake Design is a full service dessert catering company focusing on custom cakes and dessert tables.

In Their Own Words:

We are a full service cake design and dessert company located in The Mad River Valley. We specialize in custom designed wedding and special occasion cakes. We also build delectable dessert tables if cake is not your style.

Each cake is made entirely from scratch using fresh and local ingredients to create well balanced layers of flavors, and a cloud like swiss meringue buttercream. Our cakes that are not too sweet and are a perfect end to a magical event.

Our owner and pastry chef, Sarah Auger, graduated from The Culinary Institute of  America in 2009. Over the last ten years she has worked as a pastry chef  for farm to table restaurants, high end catering companies and top  bakeries in Vermont, San Francisco and New York City. After traveling for portions of her career, Sarah has landed back in the Mad River Valley where she grew up, finding inspiration in the beautiful surroundings here.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Eating the cake obviously! And getting out on the dance floor! 

Favorite Vermont Activity: I really enjoy being outside, whether it’s hiking with my pups, lounging next to the river, or cross country skiing.

Dance Floor Request: “Come on Eileen” – Dexys Midnight Runners

Gallery Photo Credits: 1. Gold Wing Photography

Features on Vermont Weddings

Love Notes

Stunning Birch Wedding Cake!!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 10, 2023

Sarah at the Goose Chase Cake Design made us the most amazing cake for our wedding. The design was elegant, and the flavor was to die for! She was also so kind and sweet, and we felt so lucky to find her. Look no further for a wedding cake!!! She is top notch!!!

Grace Hain

Amazing wedding desserts

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2022

Sarah at goose chase cake design was such a pleasure to work with. She was open to doing anything and everything I thought of! Everything was delicious and beautiful. She delivered our wedding cake and desserts (fruit tarts, cupcakes, brownies, cookies) and it was seamless and stress-free as a bride. She used dried flowers on our cake and it Was truly a piece of art.


Amazing desserts and such a joy to work with!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2022

Goose Chase Cake Design made our wedding so much sweeter, with the most beautiful cake and smaller desserts on the side. The cake couldn’t have been more perfect – Sarah truly has a way with translating my vision into the most beautiful reality. It was better than anything I could have dreamt of, from the beautiful floral design to the sweet taste of the maple buttercream frosting. Our guests loved everything and were raving about the maple macarons. Sarah was such a joy to work with and we couldn’t say enough good things! Thank you!

ali and cormick

Incredibly gorgeous and delicious

Rated 5 out of 5
September 19, 2022

We would absolutely recommend Sarah and The Goose Chase Cake Designs! The whole process of working with her went incredibly smoothly, with good communication and willingness to adapt and try new things to meet our requests. She is just a lovely person! The result was an absolutely stunning dessert display, that not only looked fabulous but tasted incredible. We had a 3 tier cake in 2 flavors and 4 different mini desserts. Our only regret is that our guests gobbled them up so quickly, we didn’t get to try them all! So, order more than you think – you will need them! 😉

Krista and Dave

A true artist

Rated 5 out of 5
August 8, 2022

The Goose Chase Cake Design was the perfect choice for our wedding! Sarah was extremely helpful and easy to work with, and had brilliant ideas to satisfy our cravings for more “interesting” flavors. She was accommodating to our changing schedule (owing to the pandemic), and delivered with exceptionally delicious treats on our wedding day. The guests were raving about them, too! Would 100% recommend to anyone! She is a true artist.

Matt and Kelly