Where are you located?

I bake out of my parent’s kitchen located in Danvers MA. Fortunately my #1 intern (aka my dad) converted our laundry room into my very own baking supply room. Once I outgrow that, I will have to beg for another room to be transformed or start looking for a bigger kitchen!

Are you a full-time baker?

Sadly at this time, no I am not a full time baker. I do marketing for a restaurant group and bake at night and on the weekends. As much as I dream of someday owning my own little bakery, I find comfort in knowing I can come home and do something I love!

How soon should I place an order?

Ideally, the sooner the better! I’d rather have a date marked in my calendar and determine the specifics of your event later then to not be able to accommodate you. But you can always send me an email to check my availability. I am always willing to stay up a little later or wake up a little earlier so you can have Baked by Lauren sweets at your event!

What are your payment methods? Do you require a deposit?

I accept cash, check (made payable to Lauren MacDonald), Venmo and credit cards (there is a 3% fee per transaction for credit cards). No deposit is required upon booking and payments are due on day of Pickup/Delivery.

How do you color your chocolate and buttercream?

I use Wilton & Chef Master food coloring for all chocolate and buttercream. If you need a color matched I will do my best using these brands color combinations. Please note: Dark colorings will {{temporarily}} stain! Black, dark purple, blue and green will tint your tongue/teeth.

How should I store my cake or treats?

Most cakes and cupcakes are made with a buttercream frosting and can be stored in a cool, dry place. Therefore, unless otherwise discussed, cake and treats do not need to be refrigerated!

Can you put a photo or picture directly on the cake?

With enough notice, yes I can add any image or photo to the cake itself. I send these out, so at least two week’s notice will be required. The cost of this will be added to your bill.

Do you deliver?

I deliver and set up, if needed! There is a charge for that service, but each situation is different, so message me for rates specific to your event.

Do you have minimum order quantities?

Most items have a 1 dozen minimum. For “mini” cupcakes or pops, a 2 dozen minimum applies. For cupcakes there is a 1 dozen minimum per flavor.

Can you do table signs for my desserts?

Absolutely! I love digital design and would be happy to make coordinating signs for your dessert table!

Do you have any stands or platters to rent?

Yes I do. Lucky for you I have a whole room full of stands and platters just dying to be used! Hop on over to my Stand and Platters page to see if there is anything there you like. If you have something else in mind, let me know and we can work together to make your tablescape vision come true!