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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.

Chocolates and Truffles for your sweet table.

Chocolates & Truffles

Individually wrapped chocolates and truffles make the perfect wedding favor for your guests. Flavors include Pink Champagne, Blueberry-Lemon-Basil, Fleur de Sel Caramel, Buttercrunch, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Dark Creamy Truffle, Milk Truffle with Cashew, Cashew with Passion Fruit, White Chocolate Truffle, just to name a few.

Chocolates and Truffles for your sweet table or dessert buffet.

Cashew-Passion Fruit Chocolates.

1984 themed birthday cake and chocolate edible art.

Party like it’s 1984

Movie, TV and Wrestling characters come to life in cake and chocolate. (The cake is hiding inside the computer!)

Let us help you with your party theme. All of our cakes, sugar and chocolate art is customized to suite your occasion.

1984 wrestling characters along with famous movie characters replicaed in chocolate.

Wrestling and movie characters come to life in chocolate.

Movie and TV characters from 1984 replicated in chocolate.

Your favorite movie characters in chocolate.

TV and movie characters made out of chocolate for cake-toppers and sweet table center pieces.

Your favorite movie characters in chocolate.

 

 

Edible computer with edible images on the monitor.

For the computer geek in your life

This chocolate laptop is full size and may either sit on the top of a cake, beside a cake or may serve as a centerpiece for a dessert buffet or sweet table. The images on the screen are sugar and entirely edible. The picture on the screen may be your corporate logo (as shown) or may be a photograph of a person or any image you wish.

All of our art is one-of-a-kind and customized to fit the theme of your event. From two-person dinner parties to weddings let us create something special for you.

French Impressionism cake topper.

French Impressionism Meets Music

We combined alternating layers of French chocolate biscuit (pronounced: bis kwee), with Tahitian vanilla biscuit and layered those with strawberry cream. The cake is finished with Tahitian vanilla cream cheese frosting. The musical notes are chocolate, the lilies and lily pads are gum paste (sugar) and the cake board and cake topper are fondant, in other words: everything is edible! This cake is available in the flavor combination of your choice.

French Impressionism sugar art with chocolate musical notes.

Art and music expressed in cake, chocolate and sugar art.

Edible Eiffel Tower made from sugar adorned with gumpaste flowers.

Springtime in Paris .. or close to it

Want to celebrate springtime in Paris but can’t quite make the trip at this point? Have a Springtime In Paris party! This edible (sugar) Tour de Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) can either be used as a cake topper (12 inches tall) or may stand in the center of your dessert table (24 – 36 inches tall) surrounded by delicious French treats, such as Macaron. Let us help you with the sweet side of your celebration.

Sugar art to complement every theme, including theater arts, entertainment and music.

Cake imitating art …

Does life imitate art? Well this sugar art certainly imitates our grad’s life! As a graduate of a theater arts program we decided to make him the comedy and tragedy masks so familiar to actors.

A graduation cake for a theater arts student complete with the comedy and tragedy masks.

Customized graduation cakes to fit every program and special interest.

And this grad is especially interested in music:

Bass drum and snare drum cakes with edible gumpaste saxophone player sitting upon a cake with gumpaste graduation cap and rice paper diploma.

Fondant-covered cake boards to match the edible sugarpaste saxophone player.

Some of our graduates simply want something pretty:

Edible art on a graduation cake.

Gumpaste graduation cap, rice paper diploma and fondant skirt.

Let us know how we can make your graduation cake and art special.

 

 

The bald eagle sits atop a tree stump that is filled with red, white and blue cake. All of the elements are edible.

A Memorable Memorial Day

This four tier tree stump cake feeds 40 people. We make it in your choice of flavor however, this one has layers of strawberry (red), Tahitian vanilla (white) and blueberry (blue) cake and is filled with strawberry cream cheese. It was wrapped in cooked Italian meringue vanilla buttercream frosting and then decorated with vanilla fondant.

The bald eagle is fondant and the nest is made from coconut.

Elegant cake truffles topped with tiny flowers are a lovely finish to a bridal luncheon or shower.

Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Truffles

Cake truffles are a lovely finish to a luncheon or bridal shower. These tasty confections are dipped in Belgian chocolate and come in a wide variety of flavors, colors and finishes. We will match your color scheme and theme in order to complement your special occasion.

Lovely little cake truffles for every occasion. Small sugar flowers top these little bite-size confections.

Cake Truffles for a bridesmaids’ luncheon

Students learn the art and science of baking complex French cakes with multiple flavors and textures.

Cake layering and flavor building at its best

Students learn to bake and build fine cakes by combining both texture and flavor. This student made a cake consisting of layers of coconut Dacquoise (a meringue base cake layer), almond lemon Genoise (cold process using nut powders) and filling the cake with layers of Meyer lemon Mousse, freshly poached peaches and Tahitian vanilla creme Anglaise folded with meringue butter. The cake was finished with Italian meringue buttercream. Are you hungry yet?

Eat The Art students learn to layer fresh fruit in their Dacquoise and Genoise cakes.

Poached peaches layered into a coconut Dacquoise and almond lemon Genoise.

Students learn to make Vanilla, Lemon, Peach and Almond Dacquoise and Genoise in their cake building classes.

Tahitian Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Meringue Butter layer.

Coconut Dacquoise and almond lemon Genoise come together in this fabulous cake created by an Eat The Art student.

A baking student tops off her Tahitian vanilla, lemon, peach, almond and coconut cake.

For information on baking and decorating lessons and camps, contact Chef Heather at 615 948 7732.

 

 

 

We teach baking, in addition to sugar arts, to students young and not-to-young.

2014 Baking Classes Have Started

Students have returned to class after taking a break for the holidays.

We teach baking, in addition to sugar art and cake decorating. We will customize a class for an individual student or host an entire group of friends.

Classes and camps are arranged based on your individual needs. Tell us what you would like to learn and we will put together a lesson plan and a schedule.

It is not too early to sign up your children for summer sugar art camp. Contact us now: 615 948 7732.

Edible Grinch sugar art sculpture.

Grinch Themed Christmas Dessert Party

The Grinch, Max the dog and Cindy Lou Who were special guests at this festive Dessert Party held in Nashville on December 14th. All of the sculptures were molded from chocolate. Guests were treated to over 50 handmade confections.

This holiday Grinch-themed party was complete with edible sculptures featuring Cindy-Lou Who, Max the dog, and several Grinches in various poses.

Cindy-Lou Who in molded chocolate.

Max the dog from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas modeled in chocolate and completely edible.

The Grinch’s dog, Max in dark chocolate.

Max the dog and Cindy-Lou Who sugar art sculptures to complete a dessert table.

Edible art chocolate sculptures accent this dessert table.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas modeled in chocolate along with his funky Christmas Tree complete this dessert table.

The Grinch and his tree modeled from chocolate.

We specialize in edible art for every holiday and special occasion.

Edible sugar Christmas ornaments.

Chocolate-cherry mice make fun little desserts for a children's party.

Fun chocolate-cherry mice to complement a dessert table.

Edible art hedgehog.

Fun edible art to complete a sweet table.

3.5 foot tall Grinch modeled in chocolate to complement your holiday dessert party.

The Grinch in chocolate.

Let an edible Grinch be the star at your next Christmas party.

The Grinch in modeling chocolate.

Cindy-Lou Who modeled in chocolate and fondant stars at a dessert party.

Cindy-Lou Who in chocolate.

We make cookies that are cakey, chewy, crumbly and crunchy in hundreds of flavors and shapes.

Pineapple-cherry cakey cookies for a sweet table.

Cookies for Max the dog from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Custom cookies for a dessert party.

We hold sugar art classes for all ages.

Sugar Art camps for every occasion and every age

We hold sugar art camps for every holiday. This little camper participated in the Christmas Tree camp and created several holiday trees and little chocolate mice.

Our next camp will be held in February when we will be creating chocolate Valentines.

Enquire about baking camp, sugar flower camp, and custom sugar art camp (you tell us what you would like to learn). We host birthday parties and teach guests various sugar art skills. Available for all ages 3 to 103.

Sugar art camp is for every age. We teach students to make gum paste flowers such as: Roses, Orchids, Peonies, Hydrangea, Ranunculus and Pansies.

A sugar art student holding her gumpaste rose.

Petit Fours come in many different styles and flavors.

Petit Fours come in a variety of flavors, shapes and styles

The French Petit Four is truly a work of art. This particular Petit Four starts with an almond-shortbread cookie base, is rimmed with dark Belgian couverture chocolate and then rolled in toasted almonds. We top it off with a swirl of Kirsch and cherry chocolate truffle and finish it off with a decorative chocolate wave. Our Petit Fours are perfect for a small dinner party.

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Carved princess pumpkin cake with edible sugar art.

Are you ready for Halloween?

White pumpkin cake with molded rice cereal treat and fondant sugar decorations.

Pumpkin cake with edible pumpkin accents.

White pumpkins are the rage this year. This particular cake is pumpkin-cranberry-pecan with pumpkin spice cream cheese filling. The little sugar art pumpkins on and around the cake may be kept for next year or eaten … they are rice cereal treats inside, wrapped in high quality vanilla fondant.

We also carve cakes in the shape of traditional orange pumpkins or white Cinderella pumpkins. If you are not a fan of the pumpkin flavor your cake may be made in any flavor you prefer. Go to flavors, sizes and pricing to see our full selection of cakes, fillings and frostings. Orders yours now.

Edible fantasy tree with fondant characters, perfect for a child's party or baby shower.

It was a story book baby shower…

This fantasy tree was created using fondant and chocolate. An edible landscape was created using cake, complete with glistening stream and edible cookie dirt.

Edible sugar art characters adorn a sugar art tree made from fondant and chocolate.

Story book characters sit in an edible sugar art tree.

Edible art for a baby shower. Hand molded sugar art tree complete with tire swing.

Sugar art baby in a carved fondant “log”.

Engraved initials complete this edible sugar art tree.

This engraved sugar art tree is molded with fondant and chocolate.