Personalized mugs and greeting cards made for keeps

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2011

15,480 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Personalized mugs and greeting cards made for keeps

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania | 15,480 Sales

BabyCakeLane is taking a short break


Note from shop owner On break for a bit

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 8, 2020

On break for a bit

Mary DeLorenzo

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Mary DeLorenzo


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About BabyCakeLane

Sales 15,480
On Etsy since 2011

"Beware of the mug lair and the creature who lives inside of it" - John DeLorenzo (My patient husband / warehouse manager)

In what was surely a nod to the long and torrid love affair that my dear college roommate and I had always had with coffee, I zeroed in on the Kuerig when scouring her bridal shower registry. It was the obvious choice, but I wanted to personalize the gift just a little. I figured "Mr" and "Mrs" mugs would be a nice touch and went on a little mission to find the perfect pair. This was 2011 and the cyber selection for such a gift was weaker than you might have expected. Everything I found was overpriced and underwhelming. My husband made an innocent suggestion that would ultimately chart a new course for my career (and his sanity). "Could you make her a set?"

I remember googling "DIY coffee mugs" and finding tutorials on how to use various mediums to create the mug of your dreams, only to have your hour of artwork wash off if it was so much as set down on the same counter as a bottle of dish soap. More trial, more error, and I ultimately ended up with some sweet and shower-worthy mugs for my beloved bride to be. "You made these? You could totally sell them!" she said while gushing about her gift. "Throw them up on Etsy!"

Fast forward a few years and here I am, typing this bio from the couch in my home office, a space that has been aptly named "The Mug Lair". I was even able to quit my day job as a pediatric clinician a couple of years ago and make Baby Cake Lane my full time career. My approach to designing and producing mugs has drastically evolved over time, incorporating some hard-won understanding of graphic design with a refinement of my own artistic strengths and weaknesses. I pair these practices with a commitment to quality and durability of merchandise, and a hyper-focus on assessing a completed final product before declaring it 'ready to ship'. I literally go through the mental motions of opening every order I pack from the eyes of a buyer, and nothing goes out the door that I wouldn't be happy to receive myself.

My desks are decorated with packing tape and I could definitely fashion a padded room from bulk bubble wrap. (During the holiday rush this might actually be a wise endeavor). I CONSTANTLY lose my actual coffee in the sea of mugs, and once during a particularly busy spell I actually flipped the mug I was currently drinking from onto my stack of packing paper thinking that it was the next order. I'd mindlessly set it down in the front of the lineup after the previous sip. It was hot, I was loud and colorful about the whole ordeal, and I'm now required by people who love me to use a travel mug if I find myself in need of coffee while packing.

Long story medium: I really, really love what I do, and I work very hard to reflect that dedication into the experience I try and create for buyers. Thank you for taking an interest in my little piece of Etsy - and don't hesitate to get in touch!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 29, 2019
Hi there- I'm so glad you landed here! I hope you find yourself enjoying the selection of personalized items I've created - and that Baby Cake Lane becomes your go-to shop for unique and thoughtful gifts! I love Etsy and I'm grateful for my customers. I don't say that fleetingly, either. This site and this shop have had a huge impact on my life, and I put that thankfulness right back into my work. No shortcuts, no cheap stuff and no worries! Thanks so much for visiting!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Bottom line- don't worry! Ceramic is breakable- and although it's rarely an issue, I do ensure safe delivery of your purchase. If your item arrives damaged, all I ask is that you contact me within 3 days of receipt. I rely on my customers to open their packages upon delivery so that they can note any damages that may have been incurred during shipping. If you do have an issue, just send me an Etsy message including a picture within that 72 hour window. The picture will be used by me to file a postal claim, and I will process and ship a replacement for the damaged product as quickly as possible. Items with tracking info confirming that delivery took place more that 3 days prior to a claim are not eligible for refunds. Thanks so much for your help in making sure every transaction is a successful one!
I accept direct checkout and Paypal. Requested cancellations are always granted if the purchase hasn't yet entered production. Feel free to contact me with questions!
Many items include free shipping. See individual listings for details. Shipping is calculated automatically based on your location, so the price that's generated for you at checkout is the actual cost to mail your item. Ceramic items are all shipped domestically via USPS priority mail unless an alternate shipping method is selected. Please see individual listings for processing times. Greeting cards are sent First Class. Tracking is included with all orders. International orders are sent First Class International when possible. Larger international orders may be sent via priority international. Insurance is included with all domestic orders. International insurance can be added if chosen by the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care of mugs: Mugs available in the shop are dishwasher resistant on the top rack only. Please remember that all dishwashers are different. If your dishwasher is brand new or runs hotter than average, please be aware that extreme temperatures may damage decoration. A typical dishwasher will not affect these mugs, but please use caution when washing. Refunds cannot be given for items damaged after receipt. Thank you for understanding!

More information

Last updated on Aug 29, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Most items in the shop can be customized. If you don’t see a drop down menu of choices in your listing, or want something that isn’t included as an option, just leave your customization requests in the checkout notes.

Are your mugs dishwasher safe?

Yes! All mugs are dishwasher safe on the top rack. Regular cleaning in the average dishwasher will not damage these mugs.