Delectable Desires Pastries Continues to Grow

Delectable Desires Pastries provides gourmet home-baked goods from scratch, specializing in event cakes. The company opened its first retail store in West Roxbury in 2015, followed by a South Station kiosk a year later. Owner Carlene O’Garro, a Mattapan native, says that her Caribbean roots influence her use of ingredients and baking style. In 2017, BII Fund partnered with a local CDFI to provide a growth capital loan to expand her workforce and increase marketing. The company is focused on increasing local sourcing and providing good, fair jobs.