Marion's Vintage Bakery swell sweets and vintage treats

1673 Sales


Marion's Vintage Bakery swell sweets and vintage treats

1673 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Marion Cardwell-Ferrer

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Marion Cardwell-Ferrer

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Pastry Artist, crafter, collector and re-purposer

I began my shop eight years ago after finding Etsy and purchasing all of my Christmas presents from incredibly talented artist from all over the world!
Being a staunch entrepreneur catapulted me into Etsy; originally I just thought I would sell my sweets and pastries, but as the business grew, I grew as well... creatively. I was so inspired by other Etsy artists.

I began selling vintage things I my candy-colored cake pedestals. I also sell things I find at tag or yard sales.
Most of what I sell is all baking and pastry related, or at least things you can use to bake, cook or entertain...others or yourself!

I create my baked treats from my 1000 square foot PINK retro-vintage bakery in Central New York. My bakery and treats were featured twice in "Where Women Cook" -August 2013, and " Summer with Matthew Mead".
The repurposed items I offer are created in my basement studio ( seen in my photos above-which was just published in " Where Women Create' magazine-Fall 2013).
My other business,( " Sincredible Pastries"-my brick and mortar bakery) , where I create wedding cakes and custom corporate pastry and cookie orders, teach baking classes and host events, has been featured in many magazines including 'Bride's magazine", " Bride's Receptions", "Catering magazine", "WellWed magazine" and "The Lookbook", My wedding cake designs have won two awards for being one of the 50 most beautiful cakes in America by Bride's magazine.

I love to make things pretty. I especially love knowing that someone far away is opening something I made. I want them to feel special when they open it. I want them to feel like it's Christmas morning, or their birthday when they first unwrap my goodies.

I find that it's all a store is alway's changing!
My favorite things to create are my edible goodies: my customized seasonal treats, my hand-molded and painted marzipans, mini cakes made in actual vintage cake molds, petite fours and my classic decorated sugar cookies.
All of my recipes are from vintage cookbooks or recipes handed down to me from my mothers family, or church cookbooks from my hometown.

Depression glass, linens and serving-ware round out my store to offer Vintage and retro-lovers a fun place to "get it all "...soup to nuts!

I'm so proud to be a part of such an incredibly fun place to shop and create.
I'm even HAPPIER to support all of the artists in the world who have alway's wanted their own store, but couldn't pay $60.00+ per square foot to rent the space to have one...I am one of them!
I rarely shop in box stores anymore..why would I when I have thousands of more interesting, creative and beautifully made products to choose from on Etsy?... I Love to support other creative entrepreneurs, and Etsy is the place to do it.
My Mother's friend alway's tells me: " You Alway's find the most unique and interesting gifts!"...I tend to agree!

XXOO Marion

Shop members
  • Marion Cardwell-Ferrer

    Owner, Designer, Certified Pastry Chef, Artist, Vintage Collector

    Hi: Etsy floats my boat! I love that I can connect with people all over the world! After being a customer, I decided two years ago to sell. I am a certiied Pastry Chef, crafter, and collector of Vintage Ephemera, and depression glass. I own a 1000 square foot pink Retro -Vintage Bakery in Central New York, where I teach baking and crafting classes, and hold events like camp camp for kids, birthday parties, and girls nights out! I share my creative home-life with my husband, daughter and 9 sweet pets. Drop in any time to introduce yourself; I'd LOVE to meet you!

  • Brenda Mikula

    Assistant, Book Keeping

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2015
Welcome to Marion's Vintage Bakeshop, we create miniature pastries, specialized edible goodies, baking kits, and up-cycled pastry displays for people who love to bake or love to eat baked treats with flair and uniqueness.

We bake fresh and ship fast!

We believe in treating our customers with fairness and respect; we are here to make you happy and fill your tummies with goodness!

* Please, when contacting me about items that arrived broken, or not to your satisfaction, be professional; remember: You attract more bees with honey!

Half the fun of receiving our goodies is in the packaging; we use fun papers, coordinated ribbons, pretty tags and cute boxes...sometimes even "extra's"! We think opening a beautifully wrapped package IS part of the gift! We like shrieks of delight!

Please read the description of the items before paying for them; the goodies we create are detailed, and are baked-to-order. I cannot refund for a product that is as stated in the description. ANY question is welcome.

Custom orders are encouraged.we love a challenge!

* note: we will not tolerate abusive language, or rude behavior.
We will do everything in our power to right a wrong, but if you are rude, use abusive language, or harass us in any way, we will not tolerate it, and this will make it much more difficult to receive the care you deserve.
Thank you for understanding!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal and now Direct payment using Visa, Mastercard or Discover!

a refund is not possible once an item has been paid for ( NO EXCEPTIONS!)
I may also offer to refund your purchase mini a re-listing fee of 20 cents. so please purchase with thought, as opposed to impulse. Changes can however be made BEFORE payment has been made! SEE REFUND policy for more info.

8% New York sales tax is added to every item shipped
I ship Priority mail, and flat rate depending on your location; I try to pass savings along to the customer, so I use whatever shipping method costs less for you.

Orders may not be canceled once ordered and paid for.
If I choose to refund your purchase, you would pay a 20 cents relsisting fee ( minimum) re-stocking fees may also apply, so please purchase with thought as opposed to impulse.

Please convo me before paying if you are ordering multiple items; I can almost always' save you money on the shipping that way!

I ship every package with delivery confirmation.(tracking number).

Sometimes baked goodies will need to be shipped overnight and/or with ice packs ( especially in warmer climates or summer months due to spoilage or melting) this information will be in the description under the product. We want your goodies to arrive the best possible way for your enjoyment! Please contact me BEFORE purchase for these item/s as the cost will depend on your location and the weight of the item/s being shipped.

I will contact you when your order has been shipped via Etsy. If your package does not arrive within ten days, please contact me.

* We ship on Wednesdays or Thursdays (as most packages arrive within 3-5 days after shipping). Orders taken will generally be shipped a week after the order is paid for ( Frankly, most times much sooner,-however, allow for one week to ten days for an item to be delivered (unless otherwise specified)
* This does not include custom made cake stands, or custom orders-we deal with these on a order-by-order basis. Contact me if you have any questions.

* If you need an item faster than seven days ( our average processing and shipping time door-to-door) ( not withstanding Postal delays beyond out control) PLEASE contact us and we will let you know in advance if we are able to get the items to you. We can always cancel BEFORE a purchase, but not afterwards.

Remember: We are NOT AMAZON! We are small boutique operations doing our best to create unique products which are typically custom made, or made-to-order, it's not an overnight business- Unless of course you would like to pay for overnight expedited shipping ( which we are happy to help you with, just contact us for fees)
Refunds and Exchanges
We take every precaution possible to insure that your goodies arrive unscathed and in a timely fashion. Very rarely does a package not arrive at its destination, however, delivery confirmation and Insurance are better assurance for me and you that the package will arrive as stated in my shop listings.

Cancellations: I will cancel an order ( for non food items) within 24 hours of the order, however, a relisting fee of 20 cents will be taken from your purchase.
No refunds will be given for custom orders.

If you order an expensive or fragile item and pay for it but do not pay for Insurance, you are taking a risk as to how it arrives.
We strongly suggest insuring an item over $50.00. ( WE DO NOT PAY FOR INSURANCE!)

REFUNDS: I will refund your money or replace the item/s if a breakable or perishable item arrives spoiled or broken( ONLY due to poor wrapping or packaging)-NOT due to mishandling by the postal service ( see Insuring your item).
It is at our discretion how these situations are handled and are based on a case-by-case format.
Paper products are excluded from this policy. I will ONLY replace paper items and party supplies if they arrive destroyed, and I will NOT refund for mishandling due to the postal service.

* If you have insured your items:
If, when your item arrives it is damaged (crushed or ripped box) you must take a photo BEFORE opening the package and then take pictures of the items AFTER opening as well. I must receive notice within 24 hours of delivery. I then would send the picture of the damaged item to the Postal Service whereby you apply to receive a full refund. At this point, it is the Postal services responsibility on how the situation is handled.
If your items arrives damaged:
You must do the following if this happens:
Take photos of the boxes BEFORE you unwrap them, during unwrapping and after unwrapping, showing clear photos of the contents and the breakage/spoilage.
( if the package is mishandled by the Postal carrier, and was NOT a fault of poor packaging on our part,we will not refund your money).
however, I must know in 24 hours or less after delivery, and the product must be shipped back at the CUSTOMERS expense WITH Insurance for the purchase price, within seven days; Please take photographs of the box and contents as soon as it arrives and send them to me when your product has arrived in such a fashion. I will not refund after one day.

***********VERY MPORTANT:
If you decline to add Insurance or ship back a fragile item in a Priority box, wrapped properly, and the item breaks, you will forfeit your refund. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

IMPORTANT:Receiving packages:
**Do not contact me saying an item broke without sending pictures of the broken or damaged items. If photos are not sent of a damaged items before shipping them back I WILL NOT refund your money- NO EXCEPTIONS!
we DO NOT refund for china, crystal, antiques and the like after purchased if they were damaged in transit due to mishandling by the postal carrier; however , you may file a claim using your tracking number with the carrier.
All other cases will be handled on a case-by-case format.
It is at our discretion to refund money. ( this does not include items shipped back to us that have broken) We will NOT REFUND money for items broken when shipped back.

When you purchase ANY item, it's understood that you have read and understood the item description, shop policies and refund policies. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE to know this when ordering. If you have not read the shop policies, we cannot be held liable for items that arrived broken or damaged.

If you purchase something fragile, you the buyer are responsible for additional Insurance. We cannot and will not be held liable if you choose not to Insure fragile items.
If we ship fragile items to you that you have not paid Insurance for, and they break in transit, we are not liable, and we will not refund your money.

If you have paid for an item, it's shipped and refused (sent back before opening) we will not refund your money, nor will we pay to have the item shipped back again.

( sometimes it may be the responsibility of USPS for how the box was handled- I will contact USPS if this happens with your tracking number, photographs and contact info. to try to get to the bottom of the problem and hopefully get you a refund)

If a package is lost with tracking info. and Insurance, the USPS will be responsible; I will facilitate any way I can to help rectify the problem with you. Once I ship with tracking information , I have fulfilled my obligation for arrival time. If the package arrives late or does not arrive at all, please contact me so that I can help you through the process with USPS.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I would be happy to create a custom order for you. Please contact me via Etsy ONLY about custom orders. Please think carefully before placing a custom order. Once the order is made and paid for it may not be canceled. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Thank you for your understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
* we welcome custom order requests
* We ship on Wednesdays or Thursdays (as most packages arrive within 3-5 days after shipping). Orders taken will generally be shipped a few days to one week after the order is paid for ( Frankly, most times much sooner,-however, allow for one week to ten days for an item to be delivered (unless otherwise specified)