Designer Holiday Cocktail Parties! Who is the Caterer?

Call Contessa Catering Today! to take the stress away from your holiday event, at your home, office or venue, We are a full service catering company in Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington! 

Designer Holiday Cocktail Parties

Gingerbread competitions, Christmas Carol Karaoke, Santa Breakfast, Brunches, Kids Holiday Events and more!

Contessa Catering 
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Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery 2015

Contessa Catering

Contessa deliverers Thanksgiving dinner to your door Hot and ready to eat! See menu below!

Thanksgiving Menu

Turkey Options

Herb butter roasted

Apple cider marinated

Chipotle maple glazed

Citrus Ginger -Glazed

All turkey is accompanied by gravy


Pancetta sage

Bacon-Herb and Apple


Dried Apricot Rosemary Stuffing


Red Roasted

Classic Mashed


Homemade cranberry sauce

Green beans

Glazed carrots

Butternut squash soup

Sweet potatoes

Mac and Cheese

Pear Salad, blue cheese, champagne  vinaigrette

Cranberry pecan spinach salad

Biscuits or Homemade rolls

Pumpkin pies, or Pumpkin Cheesecake


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Pumpkin Flan

One of our favorite fall desserts, worth every minute of the wait!
Pumpkin Flan
1 cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Lemon Or Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
1/3 cup Water
1 can (12 Fl Oz) Evaporated Milk, Or Half Milk And Half Cream
1 can (14 Oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Pumpkin Puree, Or More To Taste
1 dash Cinnamon, Or More To Taste (optional)
1 dash Ground Cloves, Or More To Taste (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger Or Grated Fresh Ginger, To Taste (optional)
1 dash Allspice (optional)
3 whole Eggs
2 whole Egg Yolks

Have six individual-sized 1-cup ramekins, or 8 smaller ones, ready. You won’t have time to get them out once the caramel is done.
Put the caramel ingredients in a cool sauce pan. Put the pan over medium-high heat and let it start heating up. DO NOT STIR. Let everything dissolve together and begin to simmer. If sugar crystals form on the sides of the pan, brush the sides with a pastry brush dipped in a little water.
While sauce is heating up, occasionally pick it up and gently swirl it around to lightly mix it. In about 8 to 10 minutes, it will start turning color. Once it has a dark, rich amber color, take it off heat. Working quickly and carefully, pour enough caramel to thoroughly coat the bottom of each ramekin. Evenly divide the caramel among the ramekins. Set aside to cool and harden.
Meanwhile, remove all oven racks except for the lowest one. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put a kettle of water on the stovetop to boil, and line a roasting pan large enough to hold your ramekins. (Line it with either with a kitchen towel or a silicone mat.)
Into a blender, pour a bit of the evaporated milk, all of the condensed milk, the pumpkin, spices, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Let sit.
In a medium-sized bowl, crack 3 eggs and add 2 more egg yolks. Gently whisk to break down eggs completely, being careful not to create air bubbles. Mix in the rest of the evaporated milk. Skim off any remaining bubbles from the blender mixture and add that in.
Now that everything is in one bowl, pour the flan mixture through a strainer or sieve and into a separate, empty bowl. Again, be careful when pouring to avoid creating bubbles. Repeat, this time straining back into the original bowl. Continue straining the liquid 3 or 4 times to get it smooth.
Carefully pour the mixture into the ramekins (make sure caramel has hardened), about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Place the roasting pan in the preheated oven and position ramekins inside the pan. Cover each ramekin tightly with foil, then pour hot water into the pan to about halfway up the height of the ramekins. Cook flan in the water bath for about 35 minutes, or until only slightly jiggly.
Cool ramekins on a cooling rack, then transfer to the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to cool completely. This will keep in the ramekins, refrigerated, for up to 2 days.
To serve, run a thin knife around the edges and invert the ramekin onto a serving dish. Make sure the dish has room to hold the caramel.

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all exclusive champagne wedding inspiration brunch!


Champagne Wishes and Wedding Dreams…

Please join us on Saturday July 20th from 9-1  for an all exclusive champagne wedding inspiration brunch!

Mimosa bar

Omelet station ,Waffle station and more!

Please Rsvp to 480-720-7104 or

Need to be inspired? Having a hard time picking colors? Join our designers from Thee Wedding & Event Warehouse in making custom Inspiration Boards for $20! We will provide everything needed to help brides decide on themes and colors for their wedding. Inspiration Board appointments are available at 10am and 1pm.


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Royal, High or Princess Tea with The Cake Contessa


Tea with Contessa


Prince and Princess Children’s Tea 12.00 per person (Special Menu Available) under 10

High Tea~ 20.00 per person  4 options each

Royal Tea 25.00 per person 6 options each

Prices include full tea set up with assorted tea’s and all accompaniments

Assorted Tea Scones

Served with Lemon curd, Devonshire cream, Raspberry Jam, and Whipped Butter

Assorted desserts and petit fours

French Macaroons

Linzer tea cookies

Rose petal shortbread

Assorted cheesecake

Cream puff swans

Pecan diamonds

Chocolate mousse cups

Lemon meringue

Assorted cupcakes

Fruit tarts

Chocolate tarts

Chocolate strawberries

Cake balls


Mini pana cotta


Raspberry mousse cake

Assorted Cookies

Chocolate almond bites


Cream horns

Mini peach cobbler


Cream Brulee

Mini flan

Apple tartlet’s

Key lime pie

Banana pudding martinis

Berry parfaits

Strawberry shortcakes

Chocolate caramel tart

Assorted Brownies

Chocolate chip cookies with a shot of milk

Coffee shots with mini donughts

Pot de Crème

Bourbon Bread Pudding

Tea Sandwiches

Both classic and modern varieties

Classic Chicken Salad

Smoked Salmon Cucumber

Ham and cheese

Egg Salad

Chicken Pecan Croissant

Bree Green apple

Crab puffs

Waldorf Albacore Tuna

Smoked Salmon Pinwheel

Mango and Curried Chicken

Cucumber and Horseradish

Traditional Pork Paté on Crostini

Cucumber and Arugula Tea Sandwiches

Blue Cheese, Pear, Violas on Mixed Grain

Pea mash with Mint, White Radish, Olive oil, and Black Sea Salt on Rye Bread

Shrimp Sandwich

Lavender Ham Tea Sandwiches


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Push Pops

Push Pops

As you can see by our extensive menu of push pops the options are endless, push pop cake, push pop pie,  Custom push pops to match themes or colors. There is a 1 dozen minimum order and flavors are sold by the dozen. We also have additional things you can add to your push pops such as ribbons or stickers.

Pies and other desserts              

Coconut cream pie

Lemon cream pie

Key lime pie

Banana caramel cream pie

Apple crisp

Grasshopper Pie (chocolate mint)


Peach cobbler

Oreo Crunch

Mocha pop

Banana split

S’ mores

Very berry cheesecake

Banoffee (banana coffee rum)

Cherry cobbler

Push pop cakes


Dark chocolate cake with caramel filling topped with dark chocolate ganache frosting and pecans, drizzled with caramel.

Strawberry Shortcake

layers of snow white vanilla bean cake accompanied by layers of fresh strawberries and real whipped cream

Boston Cream

layers of yellow cake with a layers of dark chocolate filling and vanilla custard.

Coconut Cake

layers of coconut cake with a luscious lime filling. Also pairs well with mango or coconut  mousse.


dark chocolate cake with dark, milk or white chocolate mousse .Choose 1 or all 3. Strawberries or bananas may also be added.

Orange Sunshine

refreshing vanilla orange cake with a blackberry mousse          

Apple Martini

Sour apple and vodka cake with a sour apple buttercream,

Rocky Road

Chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream with mini marshmallows and walnuts

Mexican Chocolate

milk chocolate cake with hints of cinnamon and milk chocolate toffee mousse

Black and White

layers of dark chocolate and vanilla cake with strawberry mousse

Strawberry daiquiri

strawberry cake baked with a “shot” of rum and fresh lime zest, layered with strawberry topped with fresh whipped cream

Pink and Orange

layers of vanilla cake with mango and raspberry mousse

white cake soaked lightly in coffee with a rich creamy Tiramisu filling.

Pink Champagne

pink champagne cake with your choice of raspberry or strawberry mousse.

Lemon Cake

layers of lemon cake with lemon mousse lemon curd .

Carrot Cake

carrot cake with cream cheese mousse.


we have many decadent gluten free options           

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Dessert and Cake tasting!


Join Cake Contessa for this great event! if you would like free tickets you can email me at We will have desserts and cake, lots of prizes and great deals!


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