Artisan Bake Shop

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265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester Cape Cod & Coastal Mass., MA | (508) 763-4905
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Wedding: 4/19/2013
Member Since: 9/16/2012 verified review
Speechless!!    posted 5/4/2013

We met with Meredith to go over what kind of cake we wanted. We gave her a very general idea of what we were looking for and told her to use her judgement of whatever she thought would look best. I had an idea of what the cake would look like but when I saw it on our wedding day, I was speechless. It was more than beautiful!! We received multiple compliments on how pretty the cake was and also how good it tasted!!! Meredith and her team are very talented! We are soooo happy we went with Artisan Bake Shop!!

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Wedding: 6/29/2013
Member Since: 1/30/2011 verified review
Best dairy free cake I've ever had    posted 7/16/2013

Meredith at Artisan Bake Shop came to my rescue less than one month before the wedding when we had a sudden change of plans and needed a different cake caterer. Originally she said they were just too busy that day, but once I told her my situation and that my soon-to-be husband is allergic to milk, she agreed to shuffle a few orders and deliveries around, and saved the day. We had a dairy-free red velvet cake with raspberry filling that was absolutely to die for. I wish I had another piece to eat as I'm writing this! Everyone couldn't believe it was dairy-free, it was really that good. Thank you Meredith!

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Wedding: 9/22/2012
Member Since: 10/10/2011 verified review
amazing    posted 9/25/2012 (updated 11/29/2012)

the cake was perfect! it looked amazing just what we wanted. and it was delicious everyone including the staff at the hotel were raving about the cake all night saying it was one of the best wedding cakes they have ever had.

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I am so so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cake, thank you so much for choosing Artisan Bake Shop! It was a pleasure to work with you -- and we'd love to see photos - so feel free to share!
Thank you so much and my best wishes for a lifetime of h...

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Wedding: 8/18/2012
Member Since: 6/27/2010
Amazing Cake!!!    posted 9/19/2012

I chose Meredith at the Artisan Bake Shop based on a friend's great recommendation...and she is just amazing!! She is very professional and organized. She had about 10 different cupcakes with fillings and frosting for us to taste that day which were all delicious! We had a hard time choosing! We were unsure exactly of what we wanted so gave her very little input...but she was able to come up with a beautiful sketch of our cake! I kept in touch with her via email throughout our months of planning and she was always prompt to respond. The cake was absolutely beautiful and was exactly what I had visioned! Perfectly detailed and just amazing! We chose the Silver White Wedding cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting that was seriously out of this world! I highly recommend The Artisan Bake Shop for anyone in search for a creative, beautifully designed & tasting cake! Thank you Meredith :)

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Wedding: 6/16/2012
Member Since: 12/25/2009 verified review
Absolutely Amazing    posted 6/21/2012

Why Meredith & the Artisan Bake Shop are AMAZING:

5)Artisan bake shop is located a short distance from Cape Cod, so no worries that the wedding treats won't make it to the reception on time.

4)Meredith is so organized & prepared ... from the 1st consultation notes to the wedding day delivery logistics.

3)Meredith listens to your needs , understands your vision & executes it.

2)All of the dessert treats are delicious ... Artisan Bake Shop can turn out a mean chocolate cupcake!

The # 1 Reason:

1)Meredith was able to make our wedding cupcake toppers (from scratch) look just like our Yorkies! They were a hit at our wedding.

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Wedding: 5/13/2012
Member Since: 5/22/2012 verified review
Surpassed Expectations    posted 5/22/2012 (updated 11/29/2012)

Nicole and I met Meredith and at the time we were still pretty unsure as to exactly what we wanted out of the cake. Meredith sat with us and drew out numerous sketches in order to help us. Then we emailed back and forth exchanging more sketches and designs. Somehow she managed not only to create us the perfect cake, but she even surpassed my already high expectations. The cake itself may have been the single most talked about item at our wedding, and the combination of flavors left all of our guests wanting more and asking where the cake came from. I would recommend Meredith to anyone who is looking for great customer service, great cake designs, and great taste. It was truly perfect. Thank you so much!

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Hi Steve,
Thanks so much for your very kind words! Your baseball theme paired with a classic cake design was such fun- AND we've loved creating your kids birthday cakes!! Thank you so much for allowing Artisan Bake Shop to be part of your wedding day...

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Wedding: 10/29/2011
Member Since: 8/5/2008 verified review
Perfect Cake!    posted 11/9/2011

The Artisan Bake Shop was the perfect choice for our wedding cake. Meredith and her staff were so accommodating and crated a cake around our dream cake - it was perfect...and delicious! Throughout the process, the Artisan Bake Shop was so professional and thorough that I never had to worry about my wedding cake. Delivery and set up was simple and the cake itself was absolutely magnificent (and again, delicious!) I highly recommend Artisan Bake Shop to anyone looking for a beautifully designed and tasty wedding cake!

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Wedding: 8/12/2011
Member Since: 8/15/2011
SO happy with the cake!!    posted 8/15/2011

Meeting Meredith in person was the first sign I wanted to hire her. She is the sweetest woman, I just knew she would be easy to get along with. We worked together to design the perfect cake. She NAILED it! It was exactly what I was imagining. It was beautiful! She is so talented.

I had three flavors: vanilla with strawberry filling was great, chocolate with cappuccino filling was unBELIEVEable, and the chocolate with bailies cream filling was so good it was GONE before I even tried it!! She provided a coupon for a free anniversary cake a year from now (instead of freezing some), and I just can't wait to go back.

The Artisan Bake Shop did such a great job, I really can't say enough good things about them!! :)

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Member Since: 12/30/2011 verified review
Artisan Bake Shop Wedding Cake    posted 9/24/2013

Love, love, love Artisan bake Shop cakes and cupcakes! Meredith was very accommodating and was able to provide a cake for the bride and groom to cut with two weeks notice. She was able to make a cake to our exact specifications & flavor. She reproduced an exact replica of a picture we provided. The Chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and Butter cream frosting was heavenly! Two days before the wedding when we realized we had no cake topper, Meredith was able to provide one for no extra charge, Matching the cake perfectly.

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Wedding: 6/7/2013
Member Since: 1/5/2008 verified review
June 2013    posted 6/26/2013

Our wedding cake was beautiful and I was sad to have to cut into it! Meredith did an amazing job combining a few different inspirations I gave her to base our cake upon. The two flavors we chose were both tastier than I had remembered from our initial tasting. One excellent bonus, you do not need to save the top tier, Meredith will make another small cake for your 1 year anniversary! Highly recommended!

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Wedding: 10/13/2012
Member Since: 2/1/2012 verified review
Perfect & Delicious cakes!    posted 12/3/2012

Meredith was an absolute joy to work with. She was always upbeat and excited about our cakes whenever I spoke with her. We had a great tasting session and were able to pick out all the details to fit. Our cakes were amazing and beyond beautiful, they were just what we wanted. My husband was so blown away by his that he didn't want to cut it up! Her communication was great and would highly recommend Meredith to everyone.

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Wedding: 8/11/2012
Member Since: 2/19/2012 verified review
Highly Reccomend!    posted 11/1/2012

I ordered a 3-tier, vanilla cake with vanilla filling and vanilla buttercream frosting with monogram. It was beautiful (exactly what we had discussed) tasty and and hassel-free. Meredith was easy to work with, had a variety of options to choose from and she was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional.

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Wedding: 9/2/2012
Member Since: 9/10/2011 verified review
Delicious cakes, terrific service, reasonable pric    posted 10/29/2012 (updated 11/29/2012)

Meredith was a pleasure to work with -- she was extremely responsive and was willing to accommodate any requests. We loved visiting the bakery and trying the delicious cake and icing flavors. She uses all fresh ingredients that she prepares herself from scratch. For example, for the pumpkin cake, she roasts, mashes, and freezes sugar pumpkins to use in the batter. We tried her other baked goods as well, and everything was fantastic. Her cakes were superior to other, much more expensive cakes that we tried. Although the bakery is located in Rochester, not on Cape Cod proper, Meredith delivered the cake to our reception for an extremely reasonable price and on a holiday weekend. We would recommend her cakes to anyone!

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Hi Rebecca,
I am so glad that you enjoyed your cake- we had such fun working with you and loved your classic Cape Cod beach theme! Thank you so much for choosing Artisan Bake Shop and my best wishes,
Meredith

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Wedding: 9/22/2012
Member Since: 4/25/2011 verified review
Excellent Customer Service, Delicious Affordable C    posted 10/4/2012 (updated 11/29/2012)

We ordered a cake from the Artisan Bake Shop for our wedding a few weeks ago. Meredith was very patient and provided plenty of options to fit our budget. We ended up choosing a 3-tiered cake from the Artisan Design collection along with a sheet cake. The cake was very affordable for our 150-guest wedding. Unfortunately we weren't able to stop into the shop to taste the cake before our wedding. When I saw the cake on the wedding day it was PERFECT! Meredith made sure to incorporate our exact wedding colors into the sugar flowers on the cake. Our cake was chocolate/vanilla and it was moist and DELICIOUS. I was very impressed with the professionalism of this vendor and the quality of the cake for the price. My favorite part is that we get a free cake on our anniversary! Thank you Artisan Bake Shop!

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Hi Andrea,
Thank you so much for choosing Artisan Bake Shop! It was a pleasure to work with you and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your wedding day. We would love to see pictures as your navy blue and charteuse color scheme was one of our fav...

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Wedding: 9/8/2012
Member Since: 10/24/2011 verified review
the cake tasted wonderful but it melted    posted 10/4/2012 (updated 11/29/2012)

First of all I do think Meredith is a real artist. She is capable of producing beautiful and unique cakes. Also both the grooms cake we got floor the rehearsal dinner and the two flavors of wedding cake tasted amazing. Probably the best cake I've ever had. However I was disappointed for a few reasons. First was the confusion with the grooms cake delivery. Because of this confusion I had to have the cake delivered a day early. I was assured the cake would stay in a well air conditioned room. Unfortunately we could not get the room cool enough and the cake began to run and melt. Finally we refrigerated it and it was great after that. The wedding cake arrived on time and it was a relatively cooler day around 75 with no humidity. When the cake arrived i noticed it was leaning slightly. I thought this was maybe an illusion but pictures confirm it was definitely leaning. The cake was missing some of the colors we discussed in the sugar flower cascade and some colors I expected were not represented. At night the temperature speed down to about 65 degrees. I was shocked to find that at 9 when we walked over to cut the cake it was melting, some of the colors were running and one of the starfish had fallen off. Because it was notthat warm out my only thought is that they do not have refrigerated truck for delivery. I would suggest they invest in one. Because overall the cake still looked good and it tasted amazing I would definitely use them again. I would discuss the delivery method and time in detail and get your cake as late as possible especially if you are having an out door reception. Also make sure you send your deposit in on time because we almost lost our spot by not getting it in soon enough.

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Dear Bethany,

I am so happy to hear that you were so pleased with the delicious flavor of your cake, but am surprised to find that you were disappointed with the decor and our service. We corresponded via email 32 times via email and many times via...

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Wedding: 9/24/2011
Member Since: 4/14/2010
AMAZING Job!!!    posted 10/31/2011

I can not say enough about how awesome it was working with Meredith and The Artisan Bake Shop for our September 2011 wedding!! This was the MOST fun part about planning the wedding. Meredith met with my mom and I several times to get every last detail planned. She is so creative, professional and fun to work with! I truly enjoyed our meetings and would recommend any bride/groom to work with The Artisan Bake Shop. At our wedding, the guests raved about the cake and dessert table, and many have asked for the name of the bakery!
Great job Meredith and I look forward to working with you in future!!
Thank you again,
Kara and Adam Colucci:)

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Wedding: 6/3/2011
Member Since: 6/2/2010 verified review
Beyond Thrilled~!    posted 10/26/2011

I did not know how stressful planning a wedding could be and with a vision like the one i had it was even more stressful! My damask and tiffany blue theme was all ihad wanted! Thinking of a cake i had so many ideas! I had first gone with a friend of a friend who did cakes out of their home, i was quickly disappointed in the cost that they had come up with and was very discouraged that i would not have my dream cake. My best friend had suggested Artisan Kitchen as she had them ake her 30tn birhtday cake! It was amazing and i thought why not but did not get my hopes up! The first minute i sat down with Merideth she made me so welcome and reassured me that i would have my dream cake within my budget! The flavors and cake quality were incredible! I signed on right away and said yes you will do my cake! She went and got special stencils just for me and the cake was so perfect! I am so excited and had so mnay compliments! Everything about the Artisan Kitchen is perfect! Cant wait for my anniversary cake! Thank you guys!

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Wedding: 9/3/2011
Member Since: 1/27/2010 verified review
Scrumptious!!    posted 10/7/2011

The Artisan Bakery did a fabulous job on my assortment of mini and regular cupcakes. The display was beautiful and service excellent!
Plus Meredith is super sweet!! Thank you Artisan Bakery for such a delish wedding cup-cake :)

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Wedding: 8/5/2011
Member Since: 7/16/2009
Perfect wedding cupcakes    posted 9/1/2011 (updated 9/4/2011)

What a stunning arrangement of starfish adorned cupcakes on a 4 tier stand Meredith and her team created! Not too sweet but perfectly sweet is how many of our guests described them. We had a very casual wedding and wanted everyone to enjoy a treat at the end of the evening so we served Meredith's masterpieces with Vueve back at our home. Her prices are fantastic, her attention to detail amazing, and her customer care exceptional!

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Thank you Mary! It was a huge pleasure to work with you, and we'll see you in a year! Congratulations! All my best for a long and happy life full of sweet memories -Meredith

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Wedding: 8/20/2011
Member Since: 8/25/2011 verified review
Absolutely Perfect!!    posted 8/25/2011

Meredith and her staff did the most amazing job for our wedding this past weekend! We went in a different direction from the typical wedding, we did various pies, pastries and old fashioned donuts! Meredith made certain that ever piece of deliciousness was presentable and ready for the taking by guests! I had more people tell me how great it was to grab a donut hole, a mini whoopie pie and a drink and run off and dance! I also had raving reviews from guests on the quality of all the desserts and their excitement on something different than the typical!!! The Artisan Bake Shop did a wonderful job of making our wedding image perfect! Moreover, we used the bake shop for our Grooms Dinner and people more than raved about the various cheese cakes that we had...they were in awe! Thank you Meredith and the staff at the Artisan Bake Shop for giving me one more element to call our wedding perfect!!

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