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


On average, couples spend $600- $1,000 on their selection of wedding desserts from The Goose Chase Cake Design. From a large tiered cake for everyone to have a slice or a full dessert table with up to five dessert options and/or a small to medium size cutting cake; let’s hand pick all of the sweets and treats you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: 1. Gold Wing Photography

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Love Notes

So talented and incredibly kind!

November 13, 2023

Sarah baked our cake for our wedding that took place on June 10th, 2023. Every part of our experience working with her, from initial contact/discussion to tasting to day-of was incredibly easy. Sarah was very responsive and obviously very talented at what she does!

On top of all of this, the cake was PHENOMENAL. My husband and I both agreed that it was the best cake we ever had (we chose to do a smaller cutting cake vs. a cake for the entire event.) We’re not local so a frequent topic of discussion is what excuse we can think of to get up to Vermont and order another cake from Sarah!

If you’re getting married in the Mad River Valley (and beyond!) we could not recommend Sarah more. We’re so grateful we were able to work with her!

Abby Bobby Savino

Amazing desserts for any occasion!

September 18, 2023

I have used goose chase cake design for several different occasions and each time has been wonderful! First time we were looking for someone to make us a gender reveal cake for our first baby. Sarah had never done a gender reveal cake but was totally willing to give it a try for us we gave her a few ideas we had found and let us surprise us. The cake came out perfect and was so fun finding the gender of our baby cutting into the beautiful cake she had made. Second occasion was our wedding. We loved the cake tasting process so we could really get an idea of the flavors and what we wanted. The cake was delicious and all our guests raved about the cake. And lastly our baby shower she made us some delicious cupcakes to enjoy. Very talented and highly recommend!


Beautiful and Delicious!

July 28, 2023

Sarah did the most awesome job on our wedding cake and macrons. All the desserts were delicious, beautiful, and well done. We specifically wanted a “purple tree” cake, and she really delivered! We got so many compliments on it and the cake flavor was so good (lemon poppyseed with lemon and blueberry filling!). She also went out of her way to make some unique macron flavors for us (maple, strawberry, chocolate, and funfetti!) and all of them were a huge hit. The venue saved the top of the cake for us and we ate half of it over a couple days of our honeymoon and it was awesome. We also had a wonderful tasting with her where she gave us three sample cakes that we even got to take home and walked us through everything she could do – it was so fun. She was kind and incredibly responsive throughout wedding planning! I super highly recommend Sarah to make any of our special event treats!

Lauren L.

Perfectly executed our vision & tasted delicious!!

July 10, 2023

Sarah was incredible to work with – she was very communicative and was so understanding when we changed our order more than once. Not only did she visually execute exactly what we wanted and described, but all of the desserts tasted delicious. We had a gorgeous two-tiered cake (carrot cake from Sarah’s family recipe), GF & vegan cupcakes, and strawberry shortcakes. We highly recommend working with Sarah, and we will certainly be working with her again in the future!

Caley Brian

Stunning Birch Wedding Cake!!

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

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!

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

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

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