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Vendor Spotlight On: Artisan Bake Shop

Vendor Spotlight is on Artisan Bake Shop; Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau is a confectionery connoisseur known for her stunning cake art.

1. How did your business come to be?

Artisan Bake Shop opened its doors 12 years ago! We started as a more traditional bakery with breads and cupcakes and cookies, but over the years we began to focus on cakes, cupcakes and desserts for large events and wedding. We are a by-appointment bake shop, meaning that everything is available by pre-order and made especially for each and every client, we do not have a traditional storefront with a case where you can buy items.

2. What are the services you offer? 

At Artisan Bake Shop we create cakes and cupcakes for weddings, and any event! We also offer dessert tables for our special occasions and weddings!  We have lovely holiday menus, available by order, for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter Sweets as well!

 3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service? 

 Artisan Bake Shop is located on the South Coast of Massachusetts, between Cape Cod and Providence, in Rochester, Massachusetts. We will travel to the South Coast and Southern South Shore, and most of Cape Cod, also to towns in Rhode Island: Tiverton, Newport, Providence.

 4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

Before coming to see us for a wedding consultation and tasting, you’ll want to wait until you have large decor details planned: dress colors, linens, centerpiece color palette, and overall style chosen before coming in to see us.  You’ll be surprised how many of these details play into your cake design!    We prefer to see our clients at least 4-9 months prior to the event date, the  longer the distance we have to travel, the further in advance you should plan to book with us.

 5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

The one piece of advice that I always give me my brides is to be prepared for your appointments and consultations!  I always give me couples a list of questions to answer before coming in to see me, the couples who haven’t read through the questions or answered them ahead of time, are the ones who are confused by the process of cake design and tasting!  I remember wedding planning and when I booked my vendors I always figured – oh I don’t need to read through this WHOLE PACKET – but I realize now that I really should have! And that I missed out on a lot of really valuable information by not doing so.

Photography: Deborah Zoe

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Vendor Spotlight On: Artisan Bake Shop

Vendor Spotlight is on Artisan Bake Shop; Meredith Ciaburri-Rousseau is a confectionery connoisseur known for her stunning cake art. 1. How did your business come to be? Artisan Bake Shop opened its doors 12 years ago! We started as a more traditional bakery with breads and cupcakes and cookies, but over the years we began […]

Posh Peach – Color Theory

Ranging in intensity from soft to vibrant posh peach hues evoke a passion for the warmer seasons.

Palate pleaser of shrimp cocktail and savory mini sandwiches from Festivities are perfect for any soiree.

Cheers from Russell Morin’s Catering and Events! Refreshing cocktails photographed by Sara Zarella.

Elegant script dances upon this whimsical invitation by Paper & Pearl.

Adorn your neck with a twinkling rose gold necklace by Haute Bride, available at A Little Something White.

Peach chiffon Donna Morgan bridesmaid gown embodies a bohemian vibe. Available at The White Dress By The Shore.

Personal cake crafted by The Catered Affair is the sweetest petite treat. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov.

Bountiful bouquets by Flowers By Semia add texture to a shimmering bridal party. Photographed by Erin McGinn.

The Catered Affair serves up classic New England fare on the trendiest of dishes from Be Our Guest. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov.

Poppies and peach harmonize to create a fresh bouquet by Poppy Floral. Photographed by Lindsey Orton.

Real, luscious peaches serve as escort card holders as thought of by the talented team at Jubilee Events. Photographed by Carla Ten Eyck. Escort card by Cece NYC.

Shimmering peach chiffon gown by Kelly Faetanini exudes summer luxury. Available at A Little Something White.

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Posh Peach – Color Theory

Ranging in intensity from soft to vibrant posh peach hues evoke a passion for the warmer seasons. Palate pleaser of shrimp cocktail and savory mini sandwiches from Festivities are perfect for any soiree. Cheers from Russell Morin’s Catering and Events! Refreshing cocktails photographed by Sara Zarella. Elegant script dances upon this whimsical invitation by Paper […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Capers Catering

Vendor Spotlight is on Capers Catering; a fine boutique catering company that offers a wide variety of dishes locally sourced from organic farms.

1. How did your business come to be?

I started Capers Catering 25 years ago because I loved preparing food to share with people, and enjoyed being a part of couple’s special memories.  Now we are a larger New England catering company, and I no longer cook, as our chefs are so talented, but am delighted to still participate in the event process.

2. What are the services you offer?

Capers Catering offers boutique custom catering from locally sourced organic farms when possible, full staffing and bar tending services, event planning, rental and tent management, and alcohol service.  We are more than happy to take on more if requested.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?

We are located in Stoneham, MA, 9 miles north of Boston.  We service all of New England, and enjoy catering weddings in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, and the Cape.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

Client usually book at least one year in advance, but we have catered wedding at a three week notice, so anything is possible.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

We advocate that each couple pick 3 things they are most passionate about and focus the budget in those areas.

Beef Tataki with Bacon Horseradish Mayo and a Brussel Sprout Leaf

Caribbean Crab Salad on a Plantain Crisp with Avocado Butter

Corn Blinis with Black Truffle Caviar and Creme Fraiche

Foie Gras French Toast with Rhubarb Chutney

Lobster Chowder in a Mini Bread Bowl

Mini Yorkshire Pudding with Lobster and Tarragon Aioli

Seared Tuna, Wonton Crisp, Orange-Fennel-Olive Salsa

Watermelon Radish Tacos with Baby Maine Shrimp and Artichoke

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Capers Catering

Vendor Spotlight is on Capers Catering; a fine boutique catering company that offers a wide variety of dishes locally sourced from organic farms. 1. How did your business come to be? I started Capers Catering 25 years ago because I loved preparing food to share with people, and enjoyed being a part of couple’s special […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Forks & Fingers

Vendor Spotlight is on Forks & Fingers; based in Connecticut and known all over New England for their delicious and innovative catering service.

1. How did your business come to be?  

When the recession hit, Mark and I decided to close his restaurant to focus on corporate catering as their needs were staying put.  At the time, I worked in the corporate world, and knew the first thing I was going to giving up was my boozy lunches with friends and coworkers.  We focused on corporate catering for our first three years and were very successful albeit uninspired.  When a large corporate client overlooked us for a major event because they thought we didn’t cater more formal events, we took a leap and gave up the majority of our corporate contracts.  Three years later, we’ve expanded our portfolio to all types of off premises catering, booking into the following year and very inspired.

2. What are the services you offer?  

We offer off premises catering and bar services along with staffing.  All custom built staging for those services is done in house to complement the client’s esthetic.  We do offer some planning guidance for those clients who don’t have a planner.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?  

Our main location is in East Haven (New Haven) and our secondary location is in Greenwich, both of which are in Connecticut.  We’re happy to travel anywhere, but our most popular area is Vermont to Manhattan and all the islands in between.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

To ensure you obtain your preferred date, we recommend a year prior for your wedding and within 6 months for any other major events.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?  

Guests don’t miss what they don’t know.  If that super cool china you wanted isn’t available, no one will ever sit at your table of amazing food and say “wow, they skimped on the plates.” Guests are there for you, everything else is a bonus.

Photography: Jag Studios

Photography: Jag Studios

Photography: Jag Studios

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Forks & Fingers

Vendor Spotlight is on Forks & Fingers; based in Connecticut and known all over New England for their delicious and innovative catering service. 1. How did your business come to be?   When the recession hit, Mark and I decided to close his restaurant to focus on corporate catering as their needs were staying put. […]

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