265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, MA 02770-4028  •  Phone: 508-763-4905
265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, MA 02770-4028


The Artisan Bake Shop


General Frequently Asked Questions

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How far in advance do you book cakes?

We book Signature, Pre-Designed Cakes with at least 4 days notice. If you're thinking about a cake for this weekend, you'll need to place your order by Wednesday at noon for Friday - Sunday pickup. Custom cakes require at least 10 days notice, some designs require more time. Please contact us for more information.

Are all of the cakes that you've made pictured on your website?

No, that would be impossible! Check our Facebook Page, Instagram, or Twitter for more photos!

Can I send you a picture of a cake that I found online and have you copy it?

Yes, absolutely! Email or stop in with the photo or your inspiration at least 10 days prior to your party date.

What areas do you service?

We are conveniently located just 15 minutes east of Cape Cod off of Route 195 in Rochester, Massachusetts. We are the only professional custom cake design studio in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Bourne, Buzzard's Bay and Onset, MA.

We service the southeastern MA and Cape Cod towns of: Rochester, Mattapoisett, Marion, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Padanaram, Acushnet, Lakeville, Freetown, Middleboro, Fall River, Rehoboth, Plymouth, Carver, Bourne, Falmouth, and Buzzards Bay, Freetown, New Bedford, Bourne, Buzzard's Bay, Onset, and Wareham. We also offer delivery to Tiverton RI, Little Compton RI, Providence RI, Seekonk MA, and all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

Where can I buy your products?

Our storefront in the tri-town of Rochester (conveniently located next to Marion and Mattapoisett) is by appointment and by special order, only. You can purchase our famous cookies at Sid Wainer and Son Gourmet Outlet in New Bedford, MA, Lloyd's Market in Rochester, MA, and How on Earth in Mattapoisett, MA.

Do you bake from scratch?

Absolutely! We make all of our cakes, cupcakes, frostings, fillings, pies, cookies, and all sweets from scratch! That's what makes it so easy to accommodate food allergies including Celiac Sprue, Egg Allergies, Soy Allergies, Wheat Allergies, and more.

Are your baked goods nut or peanut free?

Please specify at the time of ordering if you or a member of your party has a food allergy. We are NOT a nut-free facility, however, if you are in need of peanut-free or nut-free baked goods, please contact us at least 7 days prior to your party date, we can take on nut-free and peanut-free orders and keep all items separate from nut-containing goods. One of our staff members has a severe tree-nut allergy, and we are extremely aware of the proper protocol to limit and expunge cross-contamination.

Do you make gluten-free baked goods?

Absolutely! Gluten-free cakes, cupcakes and cookies are available. Gluten-free cakes CONTAIN TREE NUTS. Our gluten-free cakes taste like our standard cakes! Many of our clients have called one bite into our cakes just to check that they indeed are gluten-free because they cannot tell the difference!

Do you bake from a facility inspected by the Board of Health?

Yes, our Cake and Bake Shop are inspected and certified by the Rochester Massachusetts Board of Health. We are a commercial kitchen and operate under a bakery license.

What are your hours of operation?

Exclusively By Appointment: Tuesday - Sunday. Always closed on Sunday afternoons and all-day Monday. Closed on Sunday in the Winter Months.

Custom Cake & Cupcake Consultations: Call-ahead to stop in to speak with one of our staff members about designing a cake for your special event.

Wedding Cake Consultations: By appointment, only. Appointments are available Tuesday - Thursday (day and evening), Sunday, and Saturday (from November - April). We do not book wedding consultations on Monday or Friday.

Do you offer cake tastings?

Wedding Cake, Cupcake, and Dessert Table Tastings:

Appointments book Tuesday - Thursday with day and evening appointments (our latest evening appointment starts at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday), Saturday with morning and afternoon (October - April) and every other Sunday morning into early afternoon. Up to 3 guests can accompany you to the tasting, 4 total attendees. We do not book tastings on any Friday or Monday. I'd love to meet, sketch a few designs, and taste a little cake!

Event Cake Tastings:

If you would like a Full Consultation and Tasting for a Special Event with our Head Pastry Chef, Meredith, there is a $20.00 charge for a 60 minute appointment. You'll need to call at least 14 days prior to your event. Appointments book Tuesday - Thursday with day and evening slots available. Weekend appointments are available, times / days vary with the seasons. We do not book Full Consultations and Tastings on Friday.

Do you deliver?

Yes, deliveries must be scheduled at least 5 days prior to the delivery date, busy times require 10 days notice. Delivery fees are based on mileage from our Bake Shop in Rochester, MA to your location.

We frequently deliver to the following towns: Marion, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Padanaram, Acushnet, Lakeville, Freetown, Middleboro, Fall River, Rehoboth, Plymouth, Carver, Falmouth, Bourne, Buzzard's Bay, Onset, and Wareham. We also offer delivery to Tiverton RI, Little Compton RI, Providence RI, Seekonk MA, and all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

Do you have a list of professionals that you recommended for wedding vendors?

Below is a list of very highly recommended vendors:

Flowers, Decor, & Bouquets:

  • Always in Bloom
  • alwaysinbloommarionma.com
  • Full floral design studio: creative centerpieces & gorgeous bouqets, plants
  • Sharon, 508-748-1777

Bar Service:

  • Garnish & Drink
  • South Coast, Cape Cod, fully-lincensed and insured: creative bars and signature cocktails
  • Thomas & Tammy, 774-644-5986

Exclusive South Coast Venues:

  • Farm at Pokanoket
  • S. Darmouth, 103 acre coastal farm accomodating up to 1000 guests.
  • Daniel, 800-649-2055

  • Country House
  • Rochester, Impecably manicured, unique country estate, accomodating up to 200 guests.
  • Chet, 508-748-2537

  • Westport's Keith Farm
  • Overlooking Buzzard's Bay & pristine beaches, a timeless coastal setting.
  • Lyn, 508-636-5227

Wedding Photographers:

  • Imagemakers
  • imagemakersphotoart.com
  • Newport, RI, Providence, Newport Mansions, Glen Manor, & Destinations Abroad
  • Steve, 508-996-3235

  • Corinna Raznikov Photography
  • raznikovphotography.com
  • Boston, South Coast, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, & Destinations Abroad
  • Corinna, 508-748-3853

  • Elin Photography
  • elinphotography.com
  • South Coast, Cape Cod, & Destinations Abroad
  • Elin, 508-758-4591

  • Through The Lens Photography
  • throughthelens1.com
  • Boston, South Coast, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, & Destinations Abroad
  • Bob, 508-763-2295

  • Alexandria Mauck Photographic Designs
  • alexandriamauck.com
  • Westport, Nonquit, Providence, & Newport
  • Alexandria, 508-415-1472

Makeup & Hair:

  • Salon B
  • Dartmouth, MA
  • Hair, makeup, & mani-pedi
  • 508-992-7022

  • Secret Garden
  • Rochester, MA
  • On-site makeup & mani-pedi
  • 508-763-8373

Family & Portrait Photographers:

  • Susan Asaro
  • 508-291-7926

  • Elin Bodin
  • elinphotography.com
  • South Coast, Cape Cod, & Destinations Abroad
  • 508-758-4591

Caterers:

  • It's Thyme Catering
  • Lyn Keith
  • Fine catered affairs
  • 508-636-5227

  • New England Clam Jams
  • Real clam bakes & raw bars
  • Full-service catering
  • 508-636-5227

  • Harriet's Catering & Out Back
  • All events
  • 508-748-2053

Tents & Rentals:

  • Sperry Tents
  • Classic sailcloth tents, farmhouse tables, heating, & lighting rentals
  • 508-748-1792

  • Chase Canopy
  • Fine rentals from top to bottom: china & linens, glassware, tents, lounge seating, & more
  • 800-649-2055

Event Planners:

  • Wendy Joblon
  • Invitations, wedding planning, & day-of coordination
  • 508-992-4502

We are currently listed as the Recommended Vendor for cakes, cupcakes, and desserts for:

  • Salerno's Function Facility, Onset, MA
  • Independence Harbor, Assonet, MA
  • Century House, Acushnet, MA
  • Bay Pointe Club, Onset, MA
  • Bittwersweet Farm, Westport, MA

What are some of your favorite venues for weddings and events?

  • Reservation Golf Club, Mattapoisett, MA
  • Shining Tides, Mattapoisett, MA
  • Salerno's Function Facility, Onset, MA
  • Independence Harbor, Assonet, MA
  • Century House, Acushnet, MA
  • Bay Pointe Club, Onset, MA
  • Bittwersweet Farm, Westport, MA
  • Overbrook House, Buzzard's Bay, MA
  • Box Mill Hall, Wareham, MA
  • Rosebrook Event Center, Wareham, MA
  • Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA
  • Hawthorne Country Club, North Dartmouth, MA

Commitment to Quality

Artisan Bake Shop prides itself on using only the freshest and finest ingredients to create our cakes and pastries. We are confident that you will be pleased with your purchase and will become a repeat customer.

However, if you are not satisfied, we ask that you return all uneaten portions of your dessert. Refunds are issued on a case-by-case basis and can only be done if we have the opportunity to evaluate the specific dessert in question. Artisan Bake Shop may issue the refund in part or in whole depending on what we can determine was the cause for return. Refunds, when issued, come in the form of a merchandise credit valid for 60 days.

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