about our bake shop
we began baking on birch street in june 2021, starting as a workshop for custom cakes and other pick-up orders.
then the people spoke up! so, in march 2023, we hung up an OPEN sign for retail. you can now visit us on saturdays 9AM-1PM with tarts, cookies, cake jars, cupcakes, and more.
we are still open for pick-ups too: click SHOP to pre-order and pick up on friday 3-5PM or during our saturday retail hours
sometimes when we hear a specific song from the past, we’re brought back to where we heard it and how the song made us feel in that exact moment. for me, food can have the same emotional “getaway” – reminiscence of where I tasted something indulgent, surprising, comforting. as an adult, I seek foods that give me that same childhood warmth and those that you can’t help but ask, “you know what this reminds me of?”. I revel in those memories – twisting oreos in the elementary school cafeteria, microwaving marshmallows for s’mores with my sister without a fire, putting a poptart in the toaster during saturday morning cartoons, and bringing a box of entemann’s pop’ems to our backyard swingset so I didn’t have to share.
my family likes to remind me that I wasn’t always a “foodie” seeking out the newest restaurants and following my favorite pastry chefs on social media. besides “weesh”, another nickname of mine growing up was “suspicious foods”, and everything was in fact “suspicious” and too scary to even risk trying. one thanksgiving at my aunt’s house, I ate only buttered peas and continued to spoon piles of green peas over and over again onto my plate (portions clearly not a strongsuit even then). “I’ll eat something when I see something I like”, I said to my mom – cutthroat yet completely honest as most six-year-olds are. fig newtons were the most suspicious of cookies and always a staple in my household – this “healthy” dessert being made of some fruit I knew I had never seen or even heard of. when my tastebuds matured and I was sick of hearing “just try it”, I found my hand dipping into those plastic sleeves more and more. the raspberry newtons quickly became a favorite.
what I make for you may not offer the same nostalgia, but my hope is that you are brought to a familiar place of indulgence, surprise, and comfort. It’s a feeling meant to be shared with others and a reason to celebrate balance in life – a lot of hustle with some fun sprinkled in between. my favorite part of baking is the creation of something for nothing other than pure enjoyment. I can’t help but think of the proud grandmother in wedding singer serving her best meatballs: “now, please… take a bite, so that I can watch you enjoy – that’s my favorite part.”
mine too – thank you for coming by.
what our customers are saying...
THE BEST! From initial consultation to the end product, Elyse was professional, always quick to respond, and made me laugh along the way with her witty personality! I've already shared her amazing work with all of my friends and family after they saw and tasted her cake at my daughters first birthday party. Her creations not only look beautiful, they also taste amazing. Don't hesitate and get on her calendar now - great talent books quickly!
Weesh Bake Shop is truly amazing! We ordered our baby shower cake from here, and I was so happy with the entire process from start to finish. Elyse was always super attentive and responsive to any questions I had. The cake itself was not only BEAUTIFUL, it was delicious! We received so many compliments from our guests. Prior to ordering the cake I did a small sample tasting. I've never been a fan of chocolate cake, but to my surprise I ended up loving the chocolate flavor from Weesh! I will definitely be ordering future cakes and baked goods from this bake shop. You've earned a loyal new customer!
The cake I ordered from Weesh was even better than I could have ever anticipated. Elyse is so helpful and nice. She was able to assist me with designing the perfect cake for a baby shower. It was the star of the day and it tasted amazing. I cannot wait to order my next cake.