Creating the Perfect Cake for a Lifetime of Memories!

By Rosemary Gribbin

The Starfish Patisserie opened on St. Croix in January 2008 and quickly became known for elegant wedding cakes, outstanding pastries, decadent desserts, gourmet paninis, rich luscious cakes, pies, tortes, fresh brewed espressos, cappuccinos, frozen drinks and homemade gelatos.

The Starfish is a family business owned by Dennis Gribbin and his son, Patrick. Dennis brings his twenty years of pastry experience to the Patisserie. He was the award winning pastry chef for the Virgin Islands Culinary Team and won several awards for his pastries and desserts at the Taste of St. Croix.

The Starfish was also voted Best Bakery and Best Desserts on St. Croix for the past three years. Patrick, a native-born Virgin Islander, graduated from the Florida Culinary Institute in April, 2008 with a degree in

International Baking and Pastry Arts and is the master cake creator and decorator at the Starfish.

Together they bring a level of excellence and quality in pastries, desserts and cakes never seen before on St. Croix. At the Starfish Patisserie, we understand that your wedding day must be perfect. With that in mind, we guarantee that your cake will meet all of your expectations and be absolutely perfect for your perfect day. Your wedding cake should be a unique and special expression of your love on your wedding day.

We take the responsibility of creating your wedding cake very seriously at the Starfish. We often ask our clients to bring a photo of their perfect cake so we can duplicate it exactly. We guarantee that we can match colors, style and design exactly to your specifications so there are no “surprises” on your wedding day. We maintain high standards for our cakes and assure every client that their cake will meet and/or exceed their expectations!

If you are arriving a few weeks before the wedding, we can do a personal consultation. At that time, we will plan your cake together. We also offer cake tastings so you can personally select your flavors for that special day. You can also email us with a photo of the design, all of the details and we can take it from there. We will work with your schedule to insure that everything will be exactly as you have always dreamed it would be.

If you’ve chosen St. Croix for a destination wedding, we can create a memorable cake with a beach theme with white chocolate starfish, sea shells, sea urchins and coral reef as decorations. We can also create a sugar mill cake or a sand castle or even a pirate ship, depending on the setting!

At the Starfish, we like to also honor and recognize the groom. After all, he is an important part of this special day! We can create a “groom’s” cake that is a reflection of who he is and what he likes.

We understand that your wedding day is exciting, but it can also be a little hectic. So we offer a delivery service and set up for your cake.

Wishing you the best of all things wonderful during your first year of marriage, we offer, as our free gift to you, a re-creation of the top tier of your wedding cake on your first anniversary!

Ask anyone on St. Croix where to get the best cakes and pastries, and they will readily tell you: “the Starfish!” Starfish Patisserie is St. Croix’s premier cake and pastry destination! We welcome you to come in and taste the difference!


Top photo: Beach wedding cake, Topsy Turvy wedding cake, Patrick Gribbin decorating a cake.
Photo right – Orchid wedding cake

Photo bottom – Cup cake tree.

All photos courtesy Rosemary Gribbin.


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