Monday, December 8, 2014

{Holiday and Christmas Menu: 2014}


Artisan Bake Shop's 
Festive Winter, Christmas and Holiday Cakes are scratch-made gorgeous centerpieces for your families table! Celebrate with our hand made cakes - the best in Southeastern Massachusetts this Holidays Season!

Cake designs priced here require at least 6 days notice. 
Unless otherwise indicated. 
Email: artisanbakeshop@gmail.com 
or Call: 508-763-4905 for more information

Birds of the Winter Forest: 
6” 6-9 servings: $45
7” 10-14 servings: $55
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.



Christmas Lights Cake
6” 6-9 servings: $32        7” 10-14 servings: $40
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.


Christmas Wreath Cake
6” 6-9 servings: $32        7” 10-14 servings: $40
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.

Christmas Cupcakes
1/2 Dozen with Assorted Christmas Décor $16.50
One Dozen with Assorted Christmas Décor $32
*Exact Décor May Change from the Décor Shown Here as all of our decorations are handmade*

pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.


Ice Skate Cupcakes
1/2 Dozen with Assorted Christmas Décor $16.50
One Dozen with Assorted Christmas Décor $32
*Exact Décor May Change from the Décor Shown Here as all of our decorations are handmade*
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.


Snowman Face Cake
6” 6-9 servings: $32        7” 10-14 servings: $40
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.




Winter Blue & Snowflakes Cake
6” 6-9 servings: $32        7” 10-14 servings: $40
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.



Snow & Trees Cake
6” 6-9 servings: $32        7” 10-14 servings: $40
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.



Vintage Snowmen Cake
6” 6-9 servings: $37        7” 10-14 servings: $45
pricing includes choice of classic flavors. Gourmet Flavors available for an additional charge. Classic Flavors available for pickup on 12/22-12/24, only.


The Coconut Snowball
5” serves 4-6: $27
6” 6-9 servings: $33       
7” 10-14 servings: $42

Available in the following flavors, ONLY:
Flavor 1: Vanilla Cake, Coconut Mounds Filling, Vanilla Frosting Covered with Flake Coconut
Flavor 2: Chocolate Devilish Cake, Coconut Mounds Filling, Vanilla Frosting Covered with Flake Coconut


The Snowman Hat
5” serves 4-6: $50
6” 6-9 servings: $65      
7” 10-14 servings: $70



Classic Cake Flavors and Filling

Choose (1) One:   Classic Cake Flavors:  Vanilla, Devilish Chocolate,  Southern-Style Red Velvet

Choose (1) One:   Classic Frosting:  Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache Buttercream

Choose (1) One:   Classic Filling:
Gourmet Cake Filling Choices
A filling is the frosting/flavor in between the layers of cake that hold the inner cake layers together. You won’t see the filling on the exterior of the cake! 

Coconut Mounds Just like the center of a mounds candy bar!
Cream Cheese Buttercream Classic cream cheese filling with a touch of vanilla bean
Raspberry Preserves A 70% fruit preserve, classic and not too sweet
Lemon Curd Sweet, yet tart smooth lemon filling
Strawberry Preserves A 70% fruit preserve, classic and not too sweet
Hazelnut Nutella Filling Hazelnut praline paste whipped into a buttercream with a hint of cocoa
Strawberry Buttercream Smooth, light and mousse-like
Raspberry Buttercream Smooth, light and mousse-like
Birthday Cake Birthday cake batter buttercream with sprinkles!
Caramel Dulce de Leche Classic smooth and creamy caramel buttercream with a hint of sea salt
Almond Crunch Toasted sliced almonds folded into an almond buttercream
Oreos and Cream Crushed Oreos folded into Vanilla Buttercream
Peanut Butter Buttercream Just like the center of a Reese’s Cup: sweet and salt creamy peanut butter buttercream
Fresh Berries Raspberries or Sliced Strawberries, seasonally priced, addt’l charges apply.
Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache Buttercream

*Classic Flavors ONLY for cake picked up on 12/22-12/24*
Gourmet Flavors:

Add Gourmet Cake Flavor
6” +$5
7” +$9
Larger sizes available, please inquire.

Add Gourmet Filling:
6” +$5
7” +$9
Larger sizes available, please inquire.

Gourmet Cake Flavors
Lemon Cake    -   Citrus Poppy-
-Almond  -   Spices -
-Guinness Chocolate Stout-
-Coconut  -   Banana –
-  Champagne –
Carrot Cake (carrots, pineapple, coconut)





Artisan Bake Shop
265 Walnut Plain Road
Rochester, MA 02770

Phone: 508-763-4905
Web: www.artisanbakeshop.com
Email: artisanbakeshop@gmail.com 

Cakes Shown in this download are available with as little as 4 days notice.
For 12/22 pickup: Orders must be placed by 12/17 at 4:00pm
For 12/23 pickup: Orders must be placed by 12/17 at 4:00pm
For 12/24 pickup: Orders must be placed by 12/18 at 5:00pm

OTHER DESIGNS ARE AVAILABLE, CONTACT US WITH YOUR IDEAS: CUSTOM DESIGNS REQUIRE AT LEAST 10 DAYS NOTICE.

DIRECTIONS:
From Boston and Route 495: Take Route 495 South to Route 195 West (toward New Bedford Fall River). Take exit 20 and turn left onto Route 105 North.  Follow Route 105 North for 1.8 miles then turn right onto Walnut Plain Road.  We are 1.2 miles on the left at 265 Walnut Plain Road.
From Route I-195: Take exit 20 and turn left onto Route 105 North.  Follow Route 105 North for 1.8 miles then turn right onto Walnut Plain Road.  We are 1.2 miles on the left at 265 Walnut Plain Road.
From Route 58-MA:  Follow Route 58 towards Rochester.  Route 58 ends and continue straight onto County Road.  Follow County Road for 1.5 miles then turn right onto High Street.  Follow High Street for 2.6 miles then bear left onto Walnut Plain Road.  We are 1.4 miles on the right at 265 Walnut Plain Road. 
From Acushnet (Country Hardware, Main Street):  Take Perry Hill Road, and follow for 4.2 miles (it becomes New Bedford Road in Rochester).  At stop sign turn slight right onto Route 105.  In 500 feet, turn slight left onto Mary’s Pond Road. In .7 miles turn left onto Walnut Plain Road.  We are .7 miles on left (#265 Walnut Plain Road)

The Art and Craft of Cake
Serving, Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, Newport, Tiverton and Bristol, RI
for weddings, special events, birthdays and more! 
Beachy nautical, seaside, vintage, rustic, elegant, glamorous, winter, spring, summer, fall.
We LOVE Weddings!
Artisan Bake Shop
265 Walnut Plain Road Rochester, MA 02770
phone 508-763-4905  /  web  www.artisanbakeshop.com 
Artisan Bake Shop: Cake Stand Collection!

A cake is only as great as the stand on which it is displayed! 
At Artisan Bake Shop, our display closet is brimming with large silver platters, cake pedestals, classic plateaus, pie crust cake plates, jadeite and blush cut glass cake displays and a huge selection of vintage, modern, anthropologie, and even rustic wedding and birthday cake stands! 

Wedding cakes can be placed on a cake stand that offers a touch of metallic in silver, gold or mercury glass.  Or on a classic large white round cake plate.  Our silver wedding cake trays are gorgeous, elegant and timeless!

Our selection of vintage, nautical, seaside and rope stands is incredible! Add that Cape Cod ocean vibe to your cake with a white or cecil rope cake stand or cupcake tower.  

See below for a few birthday and wedding cake display stands, plates and trays that we offer: 
silver wedding cake pedestals with beaded edge 
round silver plateau in three sizes

small, medium, large and extra large cake stands: silver plateau

jadeite glass cake stand 
classic white large wedding cake pedestal

vintage cut porcelain cake stand 

log cake stand

nautical rope cake stand 
vintage 'pie crust' cake stand

glam rhinestone crystal cake stand

white cupcake tower display

log slice, unique and rustic wedding cake and cupcake display

Cape Cod: nautical cupcake tower, stained cupcake stand with rope trim 

glass block cake stand risers 
china cake stand in white

wooden crates, add a lace overlay for a vintage flair 
white cupcake tower: small size shown, holds 24-36 cupcakes

china cake stands, shown in butter yellow, also available in pink, and green jadeite glass!

The Art and Craft of Cake
Serving, Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, Newport, Tiverton and Bristol, RI
for weddings, special events, birthdays and more! 
Beachy nautical, seaside, vintage, rustic, elegant, glamorous, winter, spring, summer, fall.
We LOVE Weddings!
Artisan Bake Shop
265 Walnut Plain Road Rochester, MA 02770
phone 508-763-4905  /  web  www.artisanbakeshop.com 



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How much will a cake with _____(blank) theme cost?

 How much does a cake with _____(insert your party theme here) cost?

The real truth behind why some cakes really, really, really expensive and some are not

Sure! You can buy a short sheet cake from the supermarket that's been frozen for 4 months for $7.99, but it doesn't taste good and it's NOT a work of art!

Artisan Bake Shop: "Good morning Artisan Bake Shop, how may I help you?"
Caller: "Yeah, I'm having a party with a Minion theme, how much does a cake like that run?"
Artisan Bake Shop: "Well, first things first: what is the party date and how many guests will you need to serve."
Caller: "Uhhhh....I don't know I just want a price."

OK...this is where we put the brakes on!!  If I had a dollar for every time I picked up the phone and this was the conversation I would be a millionaire! Here's the deal: cakes are like cars: the more options that they have = the higher the cost. 

A few details are a must: 

1) Guest Count (always within 10 people, for example 10-20 guests or 20-30 guests) WHY? Well, a 4 tiered cake can only be made so small. WHY? Because the top tier can only be so small for and then the remaining tiers get larger and large

2)  Party Date, we can't take an order without one! WHY? Certain sculpted sugar items take a certain amount of time to make. Sometimes we even have to special order supplies and items for your cake and these take time to come in. AND we need to be able to tell you when you need to tell us if you actually want said cake.

The more elaborate, the more it costs

If you want a sculpted cake (meaning we start with a giant block of cake -- think ice carving-- and then shave it  down to the shape of...let's say a dog) that's going to be way more expensive than it we sculpt a little doggie in sugar clay and plunk it on top of a round cake---- like you see here---------------------------------->
See how the Minion is plunked down on a round cake.

So why is this cake design so much more afforable?
Because we can make the minion a couple days before we make the cake!  The full sculpted whiddled down dog has to be made the DAY OF the party and take way more time on top of that!

A cake, is not a cake, is not a cake...

If there is a feat of engineering involved...hanging things, standing things, things floating on the side of cake, standing up on top of a cake...this takes:
1) Knowledge: whoever makes the cake needs to know how to support it well enough that it will stand up, then travel from point a to point b and THEN sit outside (or inside) for up to 4 hours....
2) Understanding of the medium: you have to have past experiences that tell you what TO DO and what NOT to do.
3) Equipment that helps you create these things: And this stuff's expensive!
4) A person who can make it happen: this person has to be a knowledgeable, professional artist.

I've bee sent this minion photo (see the one on the right!!) A ZILLION TIMES!! This cake is expensice to make! There is pipe and supports involved to hold the heavy blue overall clothed minion up from the scary purple minion guy!!  This cake is WAY MORE EXPENSIVE than the cake below


Moral of the story...

If you want a cake that doesn't look like a cake. If you want a cake that tastes really really good. If you want a cake that looks really really cool. It's probably gonna cost a lot. But be honest with your baker about what you're looking for and most of us are always willing to give you options within different budgets!

The Art and Craft of Cake
Serving, Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, Newport, Tiverton and Bristol, RI
for weddings, special events, birthdays and more! 
Beachy nautical, seaside, vintage, rustic, elegant, glamorous, winter, spring, summer, fall.
We LOVE Weddings!
Artisan Bake Shop
265 Walnut Plain Road Rochester, MA 02770
phone 508-763-4905  /  web  www.artisanbakeshop.com 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In the Bake Shop: February 14-15 2014


2/14/14-2/15/14
{Shop's Open Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4:30pm}
For Your Valentine: Individual Raspberry Mousse Cakes (serves 1). French Macaron: lemon, pistachio, raspberry, chocolate on chocolate, chocolate hazelnut. Raspberry Linzer Sandwich Cookie. Lemon Glazed Vanilla Sugar Cookie.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Cupcakes: Pink Velvet with Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate on Chocolate, Chocolate on Vanilla, Vanilla on Chocolate, Vanilla on Vanilla, Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, Coco Loco (Coconut & Chocolate)
Breads: Cinnamon Bobka (after 11am). Rustic Tuscan, Baguette, Rustic Dipping, Cracked Flax Oat and Bulgur
Cookies: Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Berry, Hermit, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Bars: Artisan PB Bars, Lemon Bars (limited supply)


The Art and Craft of Cake
Serving, Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, Newport, Tiverton and Bristol, RI
for weddings, special events, birthdays and more! 
Beachy nautical, seaside, vintage, rustic, elegant, glamorous, winter, spring, summer, fall.
We LOVE Weddings!
Artisan Bake Shop
265 Walnut Plain Road Rochester, MA 02770

phone 508-763-4905  /  web  www.artisanbakeshop.com