About this Vendor

The Art & Craft of Wedding Cakes and Desserts

{Handcrafted, Absolutely Delicious & Stylish Cakes, Cupcakes, & Dessert Bars} From sketch to reality- inside and outside - your wedding cake should capture the essence of your style! From personal service to artfully crafted decor in any motif, Artisan Bake Shop puts passion into each couples cake!


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Dietary Options

Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Wedding Categories

Cake Accessories, Cake Delivery + Setup, Cake Tastings, Groom's Cakes, Cakes + Desserts


Contact Info

265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, MA (508) 763-4905

Reviewed on 6/12/2016 Katie C

We were extremely please with our entire experience with Meredith. The tasting and consultation was smooth and everything was amazing. We had difficulty narrowing down which flavors of cake and frosting because there were so many delicious flavors. On the day of our wedding,... Read More everything looked terrific. When the cake was served, we receiver many compliments of how amazing the cake looked and tasted. We would highly recommend Meredith and the Artisan Bake Shop to anyone looking for a wedding cake.

FABULOUS taste and design!

Reviewed on 9/12/2013 Pam N

From the moment you meet Meredith you become aware she is equal parts, competent, professional, and creative. Her desserts taste and look impeccable. She is open to all ideas and executes them beautifully. You cannot go wrong here! Before my wedding, I had placed orders... Read More many times with Artisan Bake Shop and I have always been more than satisfied with quality of food, taste, and design. She is extremely good at what she does! You will be blown away!

Amazing Dessert Table & Wedding Cake

Reviewed on 8/24/2013 Caitlyn S

When planning for our wedding, the wedding cake was never high on my list. I figured it would be easy to find a reasonably priced delicious cake. We were wrong, and tried some terrible cakes with horrible customer service. I found Artisan bakery while searching online and... Read More was instantly drawn to the pictures of gorgeous dessert tables and cakes. When we met Meredith for our appointment, I knew almost instantly that Artisan Bakery was going to be the one. Meredith was incredibly sweet, and so knowledgable about her craft. She knew facts about cakes, the averages people eat, things I never even knew mattered. I loved how she set up each type of cake, filling and frosting and let us take our time choosing our combinations. She gave us facts and information on each one. She also had amazing cookies for us to try. Once we had decided on flavor combinations we created a dessert table where she sketched out everything and figured out our price. We had two types of cookies, a wedding cake, donut holes, mini shortcake "shots" and cupcakes for 170 guests. The price was AMAZING and affordable for the quality and amount we were getting. For the first time in my wedding planning, I was incredibly excited for dessert! Anytime I had a question after that meeting, Meredith was quick to respond to my emails, and I never had to worry about a thing. I never saw Meredith or her team on our wedding day, while I was getting ready they set up the dessert table perfectly using a few items I provided, and the rest that she provided as a rental. I was truly speechless when I saw it. It was almost to beautiful to eat, and I made sure to get lots of pictures before our guests even touched it. Our cake was gorgeous, Meredith crafted a beautiful birch heart out of fondant that topped our cake with our initials, and every item was exactly like the original design we created. All of our guests LOVED the dessert table. I'm still getting compliments on the cupcakes, the cake - everything! My husband and I saved some of the cookies and ate them all on the way to our honeymoon! Another part we loved about Artisan Bakery- we never had to save the top of our cake. Meredith left us a card that lets us order an Anniversary cake, made with the exact flavors of our wedding cake, for next year! I highly recommend Artisan Bakery and Meredith. We could not have been more pleased by the entire process of working with her, and I truly think using anyone else would have been a mistake. I will continue to use Artisan bakery anytime I need a cake or dessert for an event! All brides should be as lucky as I was to have such a fantastic vendor like Artisan Bakery. Thank you very, very much!

Reviewed on 8/11/2017 Maegan A

Words can not describe how amazing artisan bake shop is! Meredith is outstanding and her attention to detail is great! When we went for our cake tasting we were taken aback with how professional Meredith was and the different varieties and flavors of cakes and filling we were... Read More able to taste. Meredith designed our cake right on the spot and then when I wanted to add a few changes to it after we booked she was happy to accommodate them and give me a few additional options. Our cake tasted and looked amazing! It was everything we imagined! Our guests are still raving about how delicious it was! I will definitely be ordering more cakes from artisan bake shop in the future!!

Reviewed on 7/27/2017 Ariana S

Wow! Our cake for our wedding was absolutely stunning. Everyone complimented it!!! It was gorgeous and delicious! We had a five tier cake with 3 different flavors of cake and filling. Every single tier was so yummy! I couldn't have dreamed of a better cake! I have already... Read More recommended Artisan to so many people! Do not hesitate to choose them for your wedding cake because they are perfect and so friendly! They also made a custom cookie wedding favor with a picture of the rosecliff mansion (where we got married on it) Something that may have been difficult they made look easy producing 180 cookies!! I can't wait to order another cake from them again for future events! If you need pictures of my cake, favor, or just hear more about my experience you can ask them for my contact!

Reviewed on 6/27/2017 Melissa F

We loved Meredith from the second we met her. She is so organized and will quickly respond to any questions that you may have. At our cake tasting, I had given her a picture of a cake that I loved and I was so happy to walk into our reception on 6/24/17 and see it that she... Read More nailed it. The cake was delicious and we already cannot wait to get our anniversary cake with the gift certificate she left in our card box. =]

Reviewed on 6/13/2017 Julie S

My husband and I used Artisan for our wedding on June 3. The minute we met with Meredith we knew from the start she was the one who we wanted to design our cake and cupcakes. She has you go in for a tasting and while you try her many amazing options she also helps you design... Read More your dream cake. We decided to do a two tier carrot cake with 200 cupcakes, half vanilla and half chocolate. She narrowed down the design we wanted and we immediately fell in love. We had one special request and that was that our puppy Winston who is a Boston Terrier be peeking from behind the cake. Let me tell you when I saw the cupcake display and the cake I lost it. It was absolutely everything my husband and I envisioned and our guests still are talking about how amazing the cupcakes were and how beautifully everything was displayed, most people even had more than one because they were so good! If you are looking for someone who can make your every dream come true for your cake, cupcakes or desserts I would only suggest you use Meredith from Artisan!!!

Reviewed on 6/12/2017 David C

We contacted Artisan Bake Shop due to a referral from Molly from Main Street Formals. She just raved about their cupcakes and to me, word of mouth is one of the most powerful marketing tool out there. I had to see and taste for myself so I emailed the shop regarding a 3-tier... Read More cake and got a response right away. Meredith was very helpful from the start so we set up a cake tasting session to go with a custom cake rather than a pre-designed signature cake. During the cake tasting, we reviewed a big binder of cakes that she designed to see which ones we liked. I had already looked online and found a design that I loved, so looking through the binder just confirmed that I wanted a different design and texture for every tier. We then tasted different cakes and frostings and were able to take home the leftovers, along with 3 cake sketches. After consulting with my MOH, we were able to choose the design. And I have to say, the cake turned out beautiful! I was a little nervous about it, but the photos look gorgeous and the chocolate and red velvet flavors tasted absolutely delicious! Our guests raved about the cake too and luckily, we opted for the having the anniversary cake rather than saving the top tier. So we will have the same awesome cake next year :) thanks Meredith and Artisan Bake Shop! David & Maureen

Reviewed on 6/11/2017 Tamra T

Artisan Bake shop is absolutely amazing!! Their cakes always taste as good as they look! Every cake I have ever ordered from here has been delicious and my favorite cake was my wedding cake...it was beautiful and delicious!

Reviewed on 3/19/2017 Leslie H

The best! Meredith and her team were fabulous to work with, great at communicating, and made seriously amazing cakes! The tasting and design meeting was delightful - we never felt rushed, we ate a ton of delicious cakes/fillings, and Meredith was awesome about our... Read More non-traditional design requests. We had seven different kinds of cakes/cupcakes and asked for simple, clean designs with floral and greenery decor. They totally came through with absolutely gorgeous cakes that were so delicious. Dozens of our guests commented on how good the cakes were - and they weren't kidding, as we didn't have a single bite remaining at the end of the wedding. Artisan Bake Shop killed it!!

Reviewed on 3/12/2017 Nicki J

Meredith of Artisan Bake shop created our wedding cake last September for our wedding on the Cape and it was nothing short of spectacular! I don’t have an artistic bone in my body, and was so relieved that Meredith could take a few key elements that I had in mind for our cake... Read More and turn it into a masterpiece! My husband has gluten free dietary needs, and we were so thankful that Meredith could not only create a beautiful design but a delicious cake to boot! Our beach- inspired cake displayed starfish, beach chairs, ocean waves and sand on top of carrot cake with cream cheese filling and butter cream frosting. SO YUMMY!! I was so impressed to find that Meredith left us a hand-written card with voucher for a free replica of our wedding cake on our 1 year anniversary. What a special surprise. We currently live in MN and can’t wait to take a trip back to MA to experience it again!! I highly recommend Artisan Bake shop!

Reviewed on 3/01/2017 Jyl D

Meredith and her team are amazing. I have used Artisan for my parents custom wedding anniversary cake, as well as other small cakes for birthdays and celebrations this past year. Truly beautiful designs, and I heard from so many guests, that it was the best tasting cake they... Read More have ever had at an event!

Reviewed on 12/17/2016 Elise H

Meredith was a pleasure to work with from our initial inquiry all the way up to our wedding day on November 10, 2016. She was patient, attentive and creative when working with us to design our cake and dessert bar. When I walked into the reception and saw how beautiful... Read More everything looked, I wished I could hug her right then and there! Most importantly, the desserts were delicious. Everyone raved about the cider donuts and pumpkin cupcakes. Our lemon cake with raspberry filling was also a huge hit. I can't recommend Artisan Bake Shop highly enough, and can't wait to return for a sweet treat on our first anniversary!

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 David C

Meredith was able to take all of our eclectic requests and wishes, turning them into a cohesive and stunning wedding cake. Throughout our consultation we never felt rushed and truly felt like she was focused just on our wedding and needs. The cake was delivered to the venue on... Read More time and in tact- it was truly the star of the reception! The cake the day of (and the following days) was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. Meredith was very responsive to emails throughout this entire process, which was greatly appreciated. We chose two different flavors for our cake, Lemon Cake with Raspberry filling and Chocolate Cake with Raspberry filling- we could not have been more pleased!!!!

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Keely L

Meredith is one of the best vendors we worked with. We met with several other bakers, and Meredith by far was the most talented, professional and artistic one we met with. I had no concerns whatsoever that she understood what we were looking for and would deliver a cake that was... Read More just as delicious as the tasting. I'm not kidding, at our wedding I almost went around to scoop up any of the uneaten plates!! I was ecstatic when we got to our room after the after party to find our venue had put a couple slices up there for us to have. So good! Meredith also created a groom's cake that we discussed over email. My husband is British and I wanted the fruitcake wedding tradition to be incorporated to the reception somehow. His mom even raved about the cake, which is saying something! Thank you Meredith for everything!

Reviewed on 10/01/2016 Thomas H

Artisan Bake Shop is amazing! Meredith and her staff were lovely and provided exactly what we wanted in a wedding cake experience. I have never seen a more gorgeous confection in my life and they absolutely nailed it in terms of professionalism and creativity. After an... Read More extremely fun tasting, we decided to go with Artisan Bak Shop. Our wedding cake was gorgeous and exactly what we wanted. I recommend Meredith to anyone I know planning a special event -- especially a wedding. Not only was our naked cake gorgeous and exactly what we envisioned, it was the most delicious cake either of us had ever tasted. When we met Meredith, we knew we had an artist on our hands. She took the time to get to know us, listened to us and what we wanted in a wedding cake, and created a beautiful sketch based on our “naked cake” vision. I highly recommend a drive to beautiful Rochester to meet Meredith and experience her talented and creative bake shop.

Reviewed on 9/23/2016 Jessica C

Meredith and her staff at Artisan Bake Shop are unbelievable! Our tasting with Meredith was amazing, she laid out a variety of different cupcakes and frostings/toppings so we could make our own combinations, plus a tasting plate of other small bites like cake pops and mini... Read More cookies, as we planned to do a dessert table. We ended up choosing three cupcakes, chocolate cake with coconut mounds topping, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a lemon cake with raspberry preserves filling and vanilla buttercream. PLUS a small cutting cake (vanilla cake with chocolate and pb filling), which was delicious and beautiful, and accompanying vanilla cake pops, mini cookie sandwiches and to-die-for brownies! On the day of the wedding, her team assembled a gorgeous dessert table, with their provided platters (available for rent). I can't wait to receive our fresh anniversary cake next September! :)

Reviewed on 9/21/2016 Danielle B

I cannot recommend Meredith at the Artisan Bakeshop enough. Everyone went crazy over the cupcakes which were so incredibly delicious, not to mention the setup was absolutely perfect. She was extremely friendly, and was able to give us exactly what we were looking for.

Reviewed on 9/13/2016 Courtney A

Cake tasting was one of my favorite things! Being able to sample a range of items and make the final decision was awesome. I was told how awesome it was to have cupcakes instead of a whole cake and it was a real hit! Everyone enjoyed the cupcakes! The cake was awesome. I'm... Read More excited to order our anniversary cake as well!!

Reviewed on 8/10/2016 Sarah G

Extremely happy with Artisan Bakeshop! We live in Germany and Meredith was very helpful and flexible in helping us work out designs and do our tasting at the end rather than the start of the process. The cakes were absolutely beautiful, moist, tasty and everyone was extremely... Read More impressed. The cakes were delivered very promptly and in perfect condition. Additionally, the barrel cake that was supposedly for 14 people ended up getting eaten by almost all of our 60 guests: it was HUGE! I only wish it had been someone else's wedding so I had more time and attention for cake-eating :) Seriously, go with these guys, they're fantastic.

Reviewed on 7/30/2016 Allyson W

Meredith is amazing! All I can say is holy tasting. we went to several wedding cake vendors and when we came to Artisan we were blown away. Meredith is a complete professional and really takes the time to get to know the couple and designs a cake or cakes in our case (as we had... Read More 12 different cakes) that is exactly what you want. The amount of detail that she puts into the tasting just gives you a sense of how much effort she is going to put into your cake. She took our crazy idea of cake centerpieces and helped design 12 different cakes each with different filling, cake, and frosting combination. Meredith was very responsive and easy to contact. Any time we stopped by the shop she was always gracious and always followed up with an email to make sure we were on the same page. It made us feel very well cared for and kept us calm. we knew we would have nothing to worry about with Artisan.

Reviewed on 6/15/2016 Matthew T

Artisan Bake Shop made a beautiful and delicious cutting cake for our wedding. The cupcakes and desserts we ordered were a big hit with our guests. We highly recommend Meredith and her staff to anyone who is looking for a cake for a special occasion.

Reviewed on 4/14/2016 Ruth A

I already knew my cake was going to have a unique look to it but Meredith went above and beyond my expectations. Six months later and people still talk about how amazing the cake looked and tasted!

Reviewed on 3/02/2016 Jenna D

Meredith is amazing. Her attention to detail was right on point! My cake and cupcakes looked great and also tasted like heaven... Her prices are very reasonable. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great cake. She also gives you a gift card for your 1 year anniversary... Read More so you don't have to save cake for a year!!

Still dreaming about my desserts

Reviewed on 1/21/2016 Kjestine A

My groom and I wanted to only have a 1 tier cake for cutting and then a dessert bar instead of cake for dessert. When my original baker fell through I was at a loss for who I would use. Thank goodness for Google. I loved that Meredith met with us and we were able to... Read More sample some of her delicious creations. She sat with us and drew out design options for our cake. She sent us home with full bellies to sleep on it. The desserts were a huge hit. I would especially recommend her brownie cake pops! Our cake was just what we wanted and Meredith gave us a beautifully displayed dessert bar. Meredith was sensitive to our guests with allergies and made them each a separate cupcake. After the wedding the cake was on the counter and neither one of us could go into the kitchen without eating a piece of it! I am not a big cake eater but the smell of it was so enticing! One of the most delicious cakes I've ever had.