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


The Artisan Bake Shop


The Artisan Bake Shop Story

The Artisan Bake Shop, Rochester, MA

"Award-winning cakes & desserts with the perfect combination of style, flavor, & service"

In 2005, Artisan Bake Shop began as a dream of Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau for a small boutique style bakery with a focus on fresh, high quality pastries, along with fun (and most importantly delicious) whimsical cakes.

For ten years we have been providing SouthCoast MA, Cape Cod, Newport RI, and Bristol, Rhode Island, with cakes, cupcakes, and sweets designed for your event. Artisan Bake Shop has become the bakery for custom cakes, sinful cupcakes, scratch-baked pies, and lots of other sweets for every occasion.

Our business is one that is small and personal; Meredith and her professional staff of artists, bakers, and cake decorators are available and here to provide you with the perfect combination of style, flavor, and service and proud to create each and every pastry from scratch. We have quickly become a go-to bakery cake shop for many private golf clubs, wedding reception venues, and gated communities in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Padanaram, Dartmouth, Buzzard's Bay, and all over the South Coast and Cape Cod.

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.

Thank you for voting us:

  • "Couple's Choice Award 2014, 2015" (Wedding Wire)
  • "Best of The Knot 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015" (The Knot Magazine, Boston)
  • "Bride's Choice Award 2011, 2012, 2013" (Wedding Wire)
  • "Best of The Knot 2012-2013" Wedding Cakes Cape Cod (The Knot Magazine)
  • "Best Food Artisan 2011" (South Eastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership)
  • "Best Bakery-South Shore 2008 & 2009" (Cape Cod Life Magazine)
  • "Best Food Artisan: Local Hero 2009" (Edible South Shore Magazine)

About Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau

Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau, pastry chef, specialty baker, The Artisan Bake Shop, Rochester, MA

The Artisan Bake Shop, is located in Rochester (MA) on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts near Cape Cod. We are a small bakery that specializes in making your sweet dreams come true. From Wedding Cakes, Whimsical Cakes, Artisan Breads, Sandwich Breads, Local Fruit Pies, Cupcakes, & other baked goods, our bakery can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Proprietor and Pastry Chef Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau, graduated as valedictorian of her graduating class at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and completed an externship at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George. In 2006, Meredith graduated with Honors from Johnson & Wales Univeristy, in Providence, Rhode Island.

The bakery grew from the idea that sweet bakery treats should be wholesome, hand-crafted, and most importantly, absolutely delicious. We are dedicated to scratch-baked pastries, elegant custom cakes, and other savory treats.

Connected to the Southeastern MA Community

Our bakery believes in the sustainability of the community - we work with local farms in order to provide customers with bakery products made with local fruits, eggs, and produce. We also offer a full line of gluten-free cakes, cupcakes, and lots of gluten-free cookies. Vegan cakes and cupcakes are also available. Egg-free, Dairy-free, vanilla-free, soy-free and other allergies can also be accommodated.

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.

The Artisan Bake Shop, Rochester, MA
Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau, pastry chef, specialty baker, The Artisan Bake Shop, Rochester, MA