Author Archives: Heather Longpre

About Heather Longpre

Chef Heather Longpré is a graduate of the French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College in Chicago, Ill. She studied sugar art with Nicholas Lodge, Mike McCarey, Scott Green, Sebastien Canonne M.O.F., Jacquy Pfeiffer, among other very accomplished Chef-Artists. She is also a Professional Chocolatier having graduated from Ecole Chocolat in Vancouver, Canada. Heather loves to use her skills as a sugar artist to create fun and fantastic cakes and edible art that showcase chocolate, gumpaste, pastillage, fondant, poured, pulled and blown sugar sculpture. In addition to being a chef, Heather teaches baking, chocolate making, sugar art and cake decorating classes.

Teacup edible art

Eat The Art Baking And Cake Decorating Student Takes First Place

Eat The Art Baking Student Takes First Place

Our baking and cake decorating student wins first place in a cupcake competition!!!

We are so proud of our student, Emery. She is in our Eat The Art baking and cake decorating program. She recently entered a cupcake competition and won first place!

For the competition Emery made vanilla bean cupcakes with white chocolate truffle filling and Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. She made modeling chocolate and then created teacups (and saucers) into which she placed the CUPcakes. She baked shortbread cookies and placed them onto a modeling chocolate plate. She made a cream jug, sugar bowl and spoon, in addition to napkin rings. All of her edible art was then placed upon a lace-covered cake board.

Way to go Emery!!!

Children of all ages learn to bake with Chef Heather.

Baking And Cake Decorating Classes For Children

Unicorn cake decorating classes

We teach a wide range of cake decorating classes.

We teach children of all ages to bake and then decorate their cakes. They learn the importance of each ingredient and, depending upon their age, we teach them the science of baking. Classes are customized to the level of skill and the age of the child. We also customize the design of the cake if the child would like to build a specific creation.

People in construction make terrific cake decorators. Not kidding.

Perfectly Smooth Buttercream Frosting

With the right tools, the right buttercream frosting and the right technique you will achieve a perfect finish on your homemade cake every time.

A smooth finish every time.

Yes, you can achieve a perfectly smooth buttercream frosting on your homemade cakes. Every time.

We will teach you what tools to use, what buttercream frosting to employ and what techniques to master so that you will be able to present a professional-looking cake to your family and friends. It is not hard. We will show you the methods the professionals use. We also teach you how to make various buttercream frostings, which make all the difference in the world. The smoother the buttercream the easier it is to work with. They also taste delicious! We teach you to make cooked Italian, French, Germany, Swiss and American frostings.

Want to achieve that shine and snap when working with chocolate? We can help.

Learn To Make Chocolates And Truffles

classes in chocolate Jasmine

 

Learn to make your own chocolates and truffles.

Make your own chocolates and give them as gifts.

We teach chocolate and truffle making. We will show you how to temper (crystallize) chocolate in order to recreate the signature snap and shine. Ever melted chocolate and wondered why you couldn’t get it to set up correctly after dipping your cake balls? We will solve the mystery for you.

 

Chocolate and truffle making classes

Learn to make chocolate truffles, bon bons and other confections.

Students take home everything they make! Package your chocolates beautifully and give them as gifts.

We host chocolate-tasting parties. Who wouldn’t want to be invited to an event like that?!!

Just look at those feet! Perfect Macarons every time you bake them. We will teach you how.

Learn To Make French Macarons

French Macaron baking classes from Eat The Art

Students learn the fail-safe way to make French Macarons time after time.

Have you ever tried to make French Macarons (not to be confused with English Macaroons) and it just didn’t work out? Didn’t get those signature feet? We are here to help.

We teach a fail-safe technique so that your Macarons turn out perfectly every time. You will take home all the yummy Macarons you make, along with recipes and very helpful tips. Incidentally, all of the Macarons you see on this page were created by students.

Struggle no more … we can help! Classes are held weekdays, evenings and weekends.

In-Your-Home Cake Decorating Parties

In-Your-Home Cake Decorating Classes And Parties

Let us host your next party, bachelorette, bridal shower and/or vocation-vacation. We’ll bring everything your guests will need to decorate small cakes or cupcakes. No room at your place? No problem. We’ll even host the event at our facility!!

Tell us your favorite cake, filling and frosting flavors and leave the rest to us. We’ll show you how to professionally decorate a cake or cupcakes and we’ll also show you how to make edible cake and cupcake toppers. All of your guests will go home with a sweet reminder of the great time they had at your party.

Chocolates and Truffles for your sweet table.

Move over Willy Wonka

Chocolates and Truffles for your sweet table or dessert buffet.

Cashew-Passion Fruit Chocolates.

Our students learn to make their own chocolates. We will teach you to develop your own flavor combinations such as blueberry-lemon and milk chocolate-passion fruit. We also teach the classics such as chocolate truffle, strawberry cream and Tahitian vanilla. You will learn to make chocolate shells and to fill them, then dip them. You will learn to make molded items, such as Easter Bunnies. You will also learn to make spectacular hand-rolled truffles.

By the end of each lesson you will, no doubt, feel like Willy Wonka himself.

Tiara, tutu, bling and lace cakes

Little Ballerina

Tiny ballerina cake and sugar art

Edible ballerina slippers and tiara cake topper

Pretty cakes for the ballerina in your life. The tiara is made from sugar, the ballet slippers are chocolate. The cake is as pretty inside as it is on the outside. The light Tahitian Vanilla cake layers are filled with light pink strawberry mouse and covered with a combination of white and pink vanilla cooked Italian meringue buttercream. The large cake, complete with tutu and edible lace, is covered with strawberry flavored white chocolate.

certified-chocolatier

Party Favors For Every Occasion

 

We make custom party favors for every occasion. We’ll even match your color theme! Here are a few of our confections:

 

Chocolates and Truffles for your sweet table or dessert buffet.

We make truffles and chocolates and package them individually as favors or in small, medium and large boxes for every occasion.

Chocolates and Truffles for your sweet table.

Lemon-Blueberry-Basil chocolates are among our many flavors.

Eiffel Tower shaped chocolates on a stick.

The Eiffel Tower in chocolate (on a stick).

Petit Fours come in many different styles and flavors.

French Petit Fours.

Colorful party favors with cookies rolled in crepe paper.

Cookies rolled in crepe paper are very festive. Ask us about the dozens of types and flavors we bake … from soft to chewy to crispy.

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Everyone loves cake pops.

Christmas cookie art.

We shape and decorate cookies and treats for every season.

French macaroon / macaron cookie flowers.

We decorate French macaron cookies to look like flowers.

Music-themed cake and sugar sculpture wows crowd.

This cake was created for a very talented person in the music industry. Her amazing story is a very long one and so we decided to communicate all the fine details on edible sheet music that you see falling from a replica of her favorite music stand.

All of the instruments are chocolate replicas of her very own favorites.

As she is a child of the 60s, we chose Gerber daisies to adorn the sculpture. The flowers are sugar. The floating musical notes are also sugar.

This cake tells a long musical life story. The sheet music is edible as are all the instruments and flowers. Even the music stand is sugar!

This cake tells a long musical life story. The sheet music is edible as are all the instruments and flowers. Even the music stand is sugar!

Edible guitar in chocolate and sugar.

Your favorite guitar rendered in chocolate.

Edible mini versions of instruments.

Chocolate copies of your instruments make great cake toppers!

Edible sugar and chocolate art guitars and other instruments.

Edible instruments make terrific decorations on a sweet table.

Piano keyboard cake and sugar art.

Edible art components of a cake and sugar art sculpture.