Trying Times are Times for Trying

The business that has helped raise our family, that has served and taught the Ottawa area for over 47 years, was preparing to close up shop in July. With the current owner Brian Bloomfield’s health declining and the hardships of COVID-19, uncertainty got the best of us.

Since July my partner Andrew Lacelle and I have fought hard to continue on my families legacy. It’s been a trying month with many questions. But we asked all the right people. We are so proud and thrilled to announce that we are now the proud owners of Artistic Cake Design!

My name is James Bloomfield, I am the son of Brian Bloomfield and grandson to Artistic Cake Design founder Russel Bloomfield. I have been a decorator here for 5 years now and I have seen first hand how cake can make a moment. It’s the centerpiece to a grand gesture for the people we love and support. I’ve seen it in community celebrations my entire life… and if the sugar doesn’t get my heart going right now, that sense of congregation that we all miss so very much definitely will. We have an amazing team working with Andrew and I to adapt to these difficult times. We are looking forward to making more moments with you as we grow and adapt together!

IMPORTANT: As we make the transition online and implement best practices during the pandemic, we kindly ask for your patience! Please understand that at the moment we can not support walk-ins to our store. We Re-open September 1st for Scheduled Pick-up ONLY for Cake & Cake Supplies. If you know what you're looking for, kindly shoot us an e-mail and we'll do the shopping for you! Inventory will be online soon to browse, order and pick-up.

Trying Times are Times for Trying,
James Bloomfield & Andrew Lacelle
Artistic Cake Design

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  • Ann Lanthier

    I asked James & Andrew to design a special cake for my daughter’s 40th in the shape of a boxing ring, and boy did they deliver! It was spectacular and better than I imagined. I have used Artistic previously and their cakes and decorating are always excellent and the pricing is very reasonable. Thank you for helping to make a memorable 40th birthday. Ann

  • Paul Huppe

    I have bought cakes here for probably 20 years now. By choice, I refuse to get them anywhere else. The best cakes in town, period. I just had my latest cake yesterday and it was perfect! Great to see the new ownership is holding their standards as high as the original owners. Good luck with your enterprise!

  • Debbie

    We have been ordering cakes from you since 1989. From Weddings cakes to Baptism, to Birthdays.
    We have ordered from a few other places since you’ve been closed and I have to say, we always compare and no one else can measure up.
    Glad to see you guys back open and good luck on you new venture as owners.

  • cindy aspeck

    Hey James and Andrew,
    I hope your first few days were successful, looking forward to seeing the cake gallery come up. I have so many wonderful memories of Artistic that will stay with me for all time, from all the people I have met whether customers or co-workers to my bosses which over time became family to me. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for you guys, I will be by for a visit very soon.

  • Bloomfield

    Great work JAMES !!!!

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