About Us

Who We Are...

A message from the owner:
Lauren Connolly

Hi! I’m Lauren, the Owner of The Sweet Elephant Bake Shop. We are a small artisan bake shop located in Berryville, Virginia. I specialize in custom buttercream cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

I’ve been interested in baking for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I would spend hours playing with my Easy Bake Oven and baking cookies for family and friends. 

The Sweet Elephant Bake Shop officially launched in March of 2017, as a home-based side hustle. I started out as a part-time vendor at our local Clarke County Famers Market and quickly grew clients. After a few years, I quit my full time job to focus entirely on the business. In September of 2020, we opened our first storefront and have never looked back!

I love crating a variety of styles, textures and using different techniques to create a custom order.

The most fulfilling part of this journey has been getting to know my amazing clients and connecting with other small businesses. I am so grateful to everyone for the continued love and support!


Become a part of our team!

We’re always looking for an extra pair of hands at the shop! If you have a love for baking, and enjoy working in a fun & fast paced environment, this is the perfect job for you! Look below for more information on how you can join the Sweet Elephant family!


As of right now we are not hiring because we are fully staffed! However, if you are still interested in working at the Sweet Elephant, feel free to email us with the address below and we will get back to you if a position opens up! Thank you for your support and interest!!

Email: sweetelephantbakeshop@gmail.com