Monday, January 19, 2015

Fondant vs. Buttercream: How to get a cool cake on a budget

Southeastern Massachusetts: Fine Cakes & Boutique Custom Cupcakes

Best Birthday Cakes 

Over the past 10 years, we've never had a custom call and say, "I need a cake for Saturday, and it's the most elaborate design that you've probably ever made and I have an unlimited budget."

Everyone is on a budget, and everyone has a different idea of "fancy", "elaborate", "time consuming" and "simple" when it comes to the design of cakes and cupcakes for kids and adults.   When you're on a budget, the best course of action is to choose a buttercream design.  We all want a delicious and awesome birthday cake without spending a boat load of cash.

Cake A: Our original design.  Wonky tiers (that are topsy turvy) with lots of candy and details added to each tier. Stand Up hand cut lettering decorate the tiers.  
This cake is one of the most expensive: WHY?
1) slanted tiers that are not straight across
2) fondant tiers  (fondant is more expensive than buttercream- it's one more step for us and fondant is expensive)
3)LOTS of decorations  3)lettering and inscription that stands up

Cake B: A similar design, on a budget.  This round buttercream cake features only two tiers.  Has similar fondant and candy decorations. The tiers are straight across and buttercream is your most budget friendly option.

This cake is still fabulous and custom, but less expensicve: WHY?
1) buttercream tiers that straight across 
2) fondant decorations on buttercream tiers  (buttercream is less  expensive than fondant- it's one less step for us !)
3)LOTS of decorations, but they're more simple  
3)Less candy and decorations due to the fact that there are only two tiers

We make the most amazing, scratch-made delicious birthday cakes, bridal shower cakes, kids cakes.  All of our designs are custom, we're happy to created themed cakes for children's parties, weddings, and any event.
 
Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, our customers come from the towns of Dartmouth, MA, Fairhaven, MA, New Bedford, MA, Marion MA, Rochester MA, Wareham MA, Westport MA, Bourne MA, Buzzards Bay MA, Onset MA, Wareham MA.

Artisan Bake Shop has been voted Best Desserts South Coast for the past 3 years! 

Artisan Bake Shop265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, MA 02770Phone: 508-763-4905
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Marion, Massachusetts Wedding Cakes + Birthday Cakes

Marion, Massachusetts: Boutique Cakes & Cupcakes

Baby Showers, Weddings, Birthdays, & Special Occasions 

Dessert Bar and Wedding Cake in Blush, Peach and Tiffany Blue at
Kittansett Club, Oceanfront Private Golf Club, Marion, MA
Gold Themed 50th Birthday Cake, Marion, Massachusetts
 As a native to Southeastern Massachusetts, I've always loved being a part of the community! Working at fabulous waterfront venues for birthday parties, wedding, baby showers, bridal events and fun occasions brings me such joy.  Every party is different and I love the opportunity to bring your vision for a cake or cupcakes to life!
What Will Baby Bee? Shower Cake
Marion, Massachusetts

Whether design is based on your invitation or based on your location-- sailing is always an exciting theme for any Marion or Mattapoisett celebration!  Or a color scheme is where we start- think Lily Pulitzer for any preppy birthday party that needs a cake!

3D sculpted sailboat cake perfect for any yacht club
event in Padanaram, Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven
New Bedford, Falmouth, or Bourne
 Sometimes, the location lends itself to the cake, cupcake or dessert bar theme. Reservation Golf Club, New Bedford Country Club and Allendale Country Club of South Dartmouth always lend themselves well to that man in your
life that loves the game!

I'm always a fan of a great groom's cake, too! Think your favorite sailboat or your favorite bottle of scotch! A Red Sox hat groom's cake is always a favorite for Boston fans!


Sparkling Sugar Covered Buttercream Tiers
The Kittansett Club Wedding, South Coast Massachusetts 
Contact us for more information about our cakes!  Visit: www.artisanbakeshop.com  Call us: 508-763-4905  Or click to EMAIL!


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our Favorite Venues for Wedding Cakes: Bittersweet Farm

Our Favorite Reception Venues for Wedding Cakes

SPOTLIGHT: Bittersweet Farm, Westport, MA
Venue: rustic, elegant barn with sprawling lawn for ceremonies

Rustic Birch Barn wedding cake with carved
heart monogram at Bittersweet Farm
For the past 8 years we have enjoyed Bittersweet Farm located in historic Wesport, MA. Managed by The LaFrance Group, Bittersweet Farm features ample room for up to 150  guests and is one of the only Farm venues in the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Multiple wedding cakes at Bittersweet create a display
to remember!
Six cakes with six flavors and Six Designs-- then you don't have
to choose ONE!
Featuring an all-inclusive,  full-service venue for both your ceremony and reception with beautiful post and beam construction, a great staff and a new outdoor cocktail patio- we love this barn setting that can go from rustic/vintage to English garden to farm-chic!


Textured buttercream and sugar
flowers in sage and white- featuring our
wood log slice stands!




We love creating cupcake displays and towers, dessert bars and cake bars along with classic tiered cakes for this venue! Our array of wood cake stands and pedestals along with our vintaged stained wood cupcakes towers are perfect for this fabulous rustic barn venue!

Oh I can't believe that I didn't mention the food, too at Bittersweet!  The menu, which is also fantastic with lots of options! Try the buffet on a Sunday  and you'll get a sneak peek.  Conveniently located in Westport, MA just minutes from Route 24 and Route 195, Fall River, New Bedford, Lakeville, Freetown, Middleboro, Westport, Rochester and Acushnet.   
At Bittersweet Farm: think about a dessert bar with  all of your
favorite sweets along with a cake, too!

















Visit Bittersweet Farm Online:
Vintage lace and flowers lend a traditional touch to
a contemporary cascade of lace!
http://eventsbylhc.com/venues/bittersweet-farm/








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Independence Harbor, Weddings, Assonet, MA

Colorful Buttercream Wedding Cake
at Independence Harbor, Assonet, MA
conveniently located just 30 minutes
 from Artisan Bake Shop.

Our Favorite Reception Venues for Wedding Cakes

SPOTLIGHT: Independence Harbor, Assonet, MA

Venue: private 20 acre estate with manicured elegant gardens, impecable staff and spacious reception and garden venues for both dinner and ceremonies

One of my favorite wedding venues in the South Coast of Massachusetts is Independence Harbor! It is a go-to for garden ceremonies in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Featuring an all-inclusive,  full-service venue for both your ceremony and reception with unparalleled, spotless, manicured grounds in any season, a professional staff (I've been working with the same staff for 7 years!).  Both the indoor and outdoor spaces are always perfectly decorated.  

Then there's the food, which is also amazing! Try the buffet on a Sunday  and you'll get a sneak peek.  Conveniently located in Assonet, MA. Independence Harbor is just minutes from Route 24, Fall River, New Bedford, Lakeville, Freetown, Middleboro, Westport, Rochester and Acushnet.   


Here are a few of our favorite CAKES and CUPCAKES from the best all-inclusive garden venue on the South Coast:
Rustic, Woodland Birch Themed Independence Harbor Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Tiered Buttercream Beautiful Wedding Cake with fresh flowers and custom monogram


Fushia, Green Wedding Cake, featuring ribbon and floral design. Photo Courtesy of IMAGEMAKERS
www.imagemakersPHOTOart.com
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