In the news: Chef Heather has just become a Certified Professional Chocolatier. She is now offering chocolates in addition to her fine flavor cakes and sugar art. What a combination!!!!!
Complete your wedding, birthday party or other special event with a try of chocolates and truffles. Or, crown your celebration cake with an assortment of chocolates and bonbons.
Flavors include classic chocolate truffle in your choice of dark, milk or Tahitian Vanilla, blueberry-lemon, walnut fudge, raspberry, strawberry truffle, orange creamsickle …. just to name a few. Ask Chef Heather to make your favorite flavor. All artisan chocolates and truffles are made fresh especially for your order.
Place your Christmas and New Years’ orders now! And remember … it is never too early to place your order for Valentine’s Day ;-)
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.
Cashew-Passion Fruit Chocolates.
We were thrilled to be honored by the International Cake Exploration Societé. We made the cover of the June issue of their magazine, an international publication for professional sugar artists and cake decorators.
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?
Poached peaches layered into a coconut Dacquoise and almond lemon Genoise.
Tahitian Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Meringue Butter layer.
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.
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.
In Music City we get a lot of requests for music themed cakes. This vintage record player was made for Mac Gayden, who was just inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Mac!
The Tennessee Trio won a bronze medal in the 2013 ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe´) Live Cake Challenge held in Lexington, KY on August 10th. The Trio consisted of Heather Longpre´, Debra Bittle and Cindy Zoesch.
The theme of the cake was All Around Kentucky and featured a Kentucky Derby race track, complete with horse and jockey. The infield sported a Corvette with the iconic rose blanket draped over the back of the car. The base of the stacked art featured Abe Lincoln’s hat on top of which was placed a basketball and basketball player, topped with a KFC bucket, roses and crowned with a Kentucky Bourbon sugar bottle.
The teams thanks its many sponsors, including: Make Your Own Molds; Guildcraft, Simi Cakes and PhotoFrost. A special thank you to KFC for giving the team permission to use their logo and name.
Heather Longpre´, Debra Bittle and Cindy Zoesch, known as the Tennessee Trio, will compete August 10, 2013 in a live cake challenge in Lexington, KY. The event is being hosted by the International Cake Exploration Societe´(ICES).
The Tennessee Trio team is working diligently on a design they finalized in April of this year. They are building the sculpture over and over again in order to shave time off of each element. “I believe all the cake shows and challenges shown on television and YouTube have been terrific for the industry. The only drawback is that sometimes customers think we are able to build grand wedding cakes and sculptures in 30 or 60 minutes”, says Heather with a smile.
Each cake challenge comes with its own set of rules. With this competition, teams are permitted to bring some already carved elements that must be covered and painted on site. With some smaller elements, such as roses, teams are permitted to make most of these ahead of time but for every 9 finished roses they must make one in front of the judges.
Stay tuned for updates!