The girls at The Bakers Confections have been working hard to expand our online shop over the last year with many new and exciting products on the way! Part of this expansion is going to include fun blog with how-to’s for fun projects, party ideas and more! Stay tuned for updates! Until then here is how you can find us:
LOCAL ORDERS IN MAINE:
At this time we do not have a physical store front so the only way to order from us is purchasing items from our Etsy and Artfire shops online. All orders placed in our shop will be shipped. Due to the volume of orders we process each day, we are not available by phone at this time. Maine orders are subject to the local 5% sales tax.
Posted 1 year, 8 months ago at 8:57 am. Add a comment
Due the the rapid growth of our online baking and party supply shop, The Girls at the Bakers Confections are taking a break from…. ah well the actual baking part of our business! Aside from the orders already in the works cake and cupcake orders are on hiatus for a bit. Don’t forget to check out our online shops for all the tools to create your own fun baking creations!!
Posted 2 years, 3 months ago at 9:30 pm. Add a comment
Have you seen our Etsy shop yet??
Check us out at www.thebakersconfections.etsy.com for fun baking and party supplies!
Posted 2 years, 6 months ago at 12:32 am. Add a comment
Well, I just can’t seem to get enough of the topsy turvy cakes these days! In celebration of my nephew’s 4th birthday here is the cake creation I came up with. Caleb is of course obsessed with Toy Story, as I imagine many children are right now and Woody is his favorite character. This cake had two tiers of chocolate cake and one pumpkin spice, coated with vanilla butter cream. It is decorated with butter cream fondant and adorable little figurines from the movie Toy Story 3. At the end of the day we had a very happy birthday boy, especially after he blew out the candles and finally got his hands on those toys!
Posted 3 years ago at 9:42 pm. 1 comment
Well here it is folks, The Bakers Confection’s first ever topsy turvy cake courtesy of me, Shauna!! I had so much fun creating this cake from start to finish. This was of course for a Halloween wedding with a red and black theme. The bride and groom decided on a pumpkin spice cake with cinnamon butter cream. Our pumpkin spice cake turned out to be a perfect texture for carving and stacking!
Since I have never created a topsy turvy cake before I had to just dive in head first like I always do with a new technique. This required some research on the best way to create the “mad hatter” effect, but still have a stable cake that would survive delivery. I almost felt like I was making my first tiered cake again! I’m not going to lie my hands were shaking during the assembly of each tier! I also made the task just that much more difficult by using a butter cream coated cake. That didn’t leave much room for error since butter cream is not nearly as forgiving as fondant covered cakes!
Once the cake was stacked, decorated and chilled it was time for the most nerve wracking part for all cake decorators, DELIVERY! I usually don’t travel with 3 tiered cakes, preferring to add the last tier on site. I went for it with this cake, trusting in my husband’s wonderful cake driving skills to get the cake to the reception in one piece! A couple of sharp curves in the road made me close my eyes and wish for the best, but we made it!!
Over all I must admit this is my most favorite cake I have made yet! I loved diving in trying something new. The whole experience was so much fun and in the end I had very happy clients. After all the entire reason I bake is to make other people happy and create beautiful things! Now I can’t wait to make my next topsy turvy cake!
Posted 3 years, 1 month ago at 4:30 pm. Add a comment
It has been a super busy week for the girls at The Bakers Confections! Portland Maine customers can’t get enough of our Maine Sea Salt Chocolate Chip cookies!! They are crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside with a dash of sea salt on top to compliment the dark chocolate chips. How can you go wrong!!! We hear over and over that this is the best cookie you will ever eat. Try one for yourself and let us know!! There are four ways you can get your hand on these delectable treats:
MARKET STREET EATS- 30 Market Street, Portland Maine
Grab a cookie with one of their fabulous wraps, Esther’s favorite is the Red Rooster!! Amazing staff, fantastic food and the most eclectic sandwich shop in Portland’s Old Port!!
LEROUX KITCHEN- 161 Commercial Street, Portland Maine
This is by far the best kitchen store in New England with everything and anything you can think of for the home cook. Not only do they have the best chocolate chip cookies, but you will also find many specialty foods including locally made chocolate truffles and an olive oil and vinegar tasting bar. You must try the famous 18 Year Balsamic!!
VISIT OUR SHOP AT ETSY.COM: www.thebakersconfections.etsy.com
SIMPLY EMAIL US HERE AT THE BAKERY: firstname.lastname@example.org
We ship all over the country and offer delivery for the greater Portland area. There are minimums for shipping and delivery since we are a small bakery and we make everything to order. We don’t have a store front yet, but we are working toward it, so stay tuned!!
Posted 3 years, 3 months ago at 7:15 pm. Add a comment
We are adding new items daily to our website that are available for purchase! This is taking some time, so while you are waiting you can also check out our etsy shop for more baked goods and many other items we have for sale. Check it out at:
Thank you for checking out our website!
The girls at The Bakers Confections
Esther & Shauna
Posted 3 years, 9 months ago at 5:28 pm. Add a comment
The girls here at The Bakers Confections recently heard a story about Cody, an 8 year old boy in Maine who is fighting a very courageous battle against a rare form of cancer, Astrocytoma. We were lucky enough to be a part of a large fundraiser on January 16th called Caring For Cody that raised $11,168 for his family. With Cody as our inspiration we want to keep giving, so we decided we would like to donate part of the sales of some of the items on our website and in our etsy shop to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. This program is based here in Scarborough, Maine and their mission statement says it all:
The Maine Children’s Cancer Program was created to meet the needs of children with cancer and their families. Based in Scarborough, the program’s treatment center is a special place where children with cancer, and their families from across Maine and New Hampshire, find the highest quality medical care, along with support, love and hope. Our goal is to help keep cancer from getting in the way of letting kids be kids.
For our part we will be donating 20% of all sales of any cookies & rice crispy pops on our website and in our etsy shop. Cody’s favorite dessert is a chocolate chip cookie and our rice crispy pops are just plain fun! You can also donate directly to The Maine Children’s Cancer Program right from their website. For more information on this organization go to their website or Facebook page. Also check out the Caring for Cody Facebook page to see his story and become a fan. Check out our etsy shop today to see how you can get some sweet treats and raise money for a great cause at the same time!!
The Bakers Confections Etsy Shop:
Maine Children’s Cancer Program website:
Maine Children’s Cancer Program Facebook page:
Caring For Cody Facebook page:
Posted 3 years, 10 months ago at 12:18 am. Add a comment
We had a fun morning completing a beautiful tower of mini lemon and lime poundcake cupcakes for a baby shower today in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The bright colors that were selected for the theme were nice to see this time of year. When we finished setting up the display it did look a little like spring! Shauna did a beautiful job making the daisy gumpaste flower accents.
We created a beautiful display of mini lemon and lime poundcake cupcakes with vanilla bean-lemon or vanilla-lime buttercream frosting & adorned with pearls & handmade daisy flower accents.
A close up view of our mini cupcake art. What bright lovely colors the client selected for her daughter's baby shower.
The top of the tower - one full size cupcake for the Mom to be to go along with the 115 or so mini's. We hope she enjoyed.
Posted 3 years, 11 months ago at 5:35 pm. Add a comment
Happy New Year!
Thank you all for a successful holiday season! We hope everyone who purchased our holiday gift boxes for gifts or to enjoy yourself got pleasure from the sweet treats we made. We made batches and batches of some wonderful goodies. We don’t even want to count!
We are busily working away on some great gift boxes for Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned!
Upcoming events and news:
Caring for Cody Fundraiser – January 16, 2010 from 2-5 pm at Skip’s off Route 202 in Buxton, Maine. Come support a very special little boy, Cody Buzzell. Please visit the page we have to the left menu bar for more details on the event. We will be providing a tasty dessert buffet.
Our Gourmet Caramel Popcorn has gotten rave reviews and many requests! You can order directly through us! Just give is a call or send us an e-mail until we can get them listed on our website. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Please inquire for details.
Current Flavors offered:
Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle – Our top seller! This is the perfect blend of sweet and salty and of course is enhanced by drizzling the vanilla bean caramel popcorn with rich dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. What could be any better! Bags of this would be great for wedding favors for those getting married by the sea in Maine or anywhere else. We can even design custom labels for the bags for your event.
Spicy Aztec Caramel Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle – This one is hard to stop eating once you open a bag! This is our cinnamon caramel popcorn that is drizzled with rich dark chocolate that is enhanced with a little heat from some secret spices. Don’t worry this is not to hot. We spent a lot of time testing to get the right balance. You will notice just a little heat at the very end.
Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn – Not just for the holidays. This is a delicious blend of sweet and spice. If you love gingerbread cookies then this is the flavor for you!
Cinnamon Almond Caramel Popcorn – Cinnamon and almond flavor this scrumptious caramel popcorn that is also studded with whole candied almonds.
Butterscotch Caramel Popcorn – The simplest of our flavors we offer yet this one still packs in a lot of flavor. It is sweet rich and buttery. Perffect for a movie night at home.
Maple Harvest Spice Caramel Popcorn – Men love this one! It is sweet with the flavor of maple and full of the spices that are typical in pumpkin pie. Yum is all I can say on this one!
Coming soon – more pages to be added showcasing the custom cake art and desserts we create.
Posted 3 years, 11 months ago at 2:59 pm. Add a comment