Pastries by Design is Custom bakery boutique specializing in unique, extraordinary and outright decadent desserts, Wedding Cakes, sculpted cakes, specialty desserts and a full array of homemade bakery delicacies. Pastries by Design is a premier destination when visiting Sarasota, Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch.
Pastries by Design offers a wide range of bakery items, from cookies to wedding cakes. Every day they have a selection of freshly baked products in their store: cupcakes, cookies, pies, sweet treats and more.
You can also come in to place a special order. Whether for an elaborated sculpted cake or a dozen of personalized decorated cookies, they’re happy to help you. For a consultation for your wedding cake, please call to make an appointment so they can reserve some special time to attend you.
Located downtown Lakewood Ranch, just around the corner with Main Street, Pastries by Design is a family owned specialty bakery established in 2008 by Lyndsy McDonald, and is currently owned by Alejandra “Alex” Hernández-Giadáns. Alejandra Hernández-Giadáns took over the business at the beginning of 2015. Before she moved to Lakewood Ranch, she lived in Barcelona, Spain, where she had a similar business called Bake & FUN.
She has dedicated most of her life to the world of gastronomy, art and culture. She has organized and produced large public events in the city of Barcelona related to music, traditions, folklore and gastronomy with high impact in the Spanish society, and received a reward for all her work in 2013 (www.muchachamaca.com).
Besides her culinary and cultural experience, she also has a background in computer science and graphics engineering at PhD level.
“The cupcakes are to die for! Especially the carrot cake, peanut butter chocolate, and key lime!! Mmm! They have a sale I believe once a month with the community happenings! We always seem to arrive on our visits just in time to make this event! Lucky us right? And the cakes? Oh my goodness!! We had one made for my birthday and it was amazing! So it followed with getting the cake for my brothers birthday the next year! And then my cousin’s wedding!!! Ugh! Man you don’t understand how good they are! And if you bring in your own recipe.. They will follow it and make it for you!!!
So if you arent sure you will like them even after what I just said, try a cupcake! They have so many flavors and designs! And trust me, do that, and you will be in love 😉!
Thanks Alex and her crew!” – CA Dettman
“I have never been more impressed with the customer service AND quality of ingredients, taste, & professionalism. I called 3 hours before my daughters birthday in desperation due to last minute changes in plans. She was able to whip up a gorgeous Elena of Avalor cake! It was amazing! I am SO thankful for her willingness at the last minute to make my daughters birthday really special!!!” – Amy Schaffer
“Amazing service! I found Alex by chance while doing my hair trial next door. Since the moment I walked inside the store I knew this was the place. Alex sat with me and we went over the flavors and cake sizes. Her crew delivered on time and decorated the cake with the flowers provided. The cake tasted better than what we tried during the tasting. Amazing amazing!! Brides, you need to hire Alex, shes the best. We chose rum flavor cake and english cream between layers, the frosting on the outside was so amazing. My guest ate it all!! Definitely will order my 1 year anniversary cake next year.” – Claudia M. Rexach
10667 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202