Colorful macarons are some of the creations Tiffany MacIsaac and her staff make at Buzz Bakery in Alexandria. (Buzz Bakery)

At home you might use a few cups of flour and sugar, a few eggs and a bar of chocolate to make a cake. Compare that with the following:

In one week, Buzz Bakery goes through

300 pounds of flour

150 pounds of sugar

210 eggs

60 pounds of chocolate