Unforgettable moments: 8 Cape venues & businesses share wedding stories
The Cottage Street Bakery—an all-natural success story
The Cottage Street Bakery in Orleans follows a rather foolproof philosophy: keep it real, and keep it simple. “We use only real ingredients,” says Marc Launoy, the bakery’s owner. “We bake everything from scratch. We break the eggs . . . and so on.” Launoy and his team of professional cake bakers and decorators, Meghan Patrick and Annie Driscoll, regularly design, bake and decorate the wedding cakes of their customers’ dreams—and deliver to most Cape Cod locations.
“Everything we use in our baking is all natural,” Patrick emphasizes. “There’s no artificial anything.” Patrick says how great the cakes look and taste is a source of pride for the bakers. “When I’m going to deliver a cake,” Driscoll adds, “I love meeting with the bride and groom and just making that connection. It’s really rewarding.”
The bakery can accommodate any size cake, capable of serving parties of two to 20 to 200. “And we’ll custom make it to look how you want,” says Patrick. “One time a couple wanted a cake covered with rice paper and feathers to look like a swan; the cake was literally covered in feathers!” Driscoll says she particularly enjoys decorating cakes with intricate piping designs. At present, one of the shop’s most popular cakes is the white almond with fresh berries and butter cream.
For each of these professionals, quality is key; the staff even sets limits on the amount of cakes it will take on to ensure the end result is always beautiful, always delicious. To put the icing on this cake, the owner shared a final, sweet anecdote. “I delivered a cake once,” Launoy says, “and I gave it to a couple to bring into the restaurant where the wedding reception was. All of a sudden, they said, ‘Excuse me, can you come back here? We think this cake is damaged.’ They were laughing—because what really happened was they couldn’t wait; they had to sample it! So I fixed it for them.”
Cottage Street Bakery • 5 Cottage Street • Orleans • 508-255-2821 • cottagestreetbakery.com
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