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How to work with chocolate

Find your own baking and chocolate experiences

Learn to make your own chocolates and truffles

Have you ever melted chocolate and wondered why it never set back up properly so that it had snap and shine once again? We can solve the mystery for you. We offer chocolate classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. We will teach you how to temper/crystallize chocolate so that you can dip your chocolates and cake truffles and have them set up with a hard shiny exterior while at room temperature. We’ll also show you how to fill chocolates and how to make hand-rolled truffles. Yum! Warning … there is a considerable about of chocolate “tasting” during this class!!!! Contact us for more details.

French cake baking lessons

European baking experiences for individuals and groups

We teach American style and European baking classes

Do you absolutely love the complex layers, flavors and textures of French cakes? We are here to teach you how to make them yourself. We offer baking classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. We not only teach French cakes and pastries but we also teach European and American cakes and other confections. Please contact us for more information.

Sugar flower making for children and adults

Learn to make edible (realistic) sugar flowers

Find a sugar flower making experience

Sugar flower making classes for children (and adults)

Ever wondered how they make those amazing, and very realisitic, flowers out of sugar? We can solve the mystery for you. We teach children and adults to make dozens of different flowers from sweet peas, hydrangea, roses, peonies, gerber daisies, lilies and pansies to sunflowers and tropical orchids. We’d love to show you how easy it is. Contact us for details.

Learn to bake and decorate cakes with amazing sugar art sculptures and chocolate trees

Sugar art lessons

Sugar art comes in many forms. Learn to make your own cake toppers in your own style.

Learn to work with various sugar mediums

Would you like to learn how to work with gum paste, mexican paste, pastillage, modeling chocolate, gelatin, wafer/rice paper … just to name a few edible sugar mediums? We are here to help! We have classes for adults, young adults and children. We even have classes for professionals looking to upgrade their skills in the bakery.

Whatever your personal artistic style, we will show you how to work with the various sugar mediums to create your own personal (edible) statement. Contact us for more details. We love teaching!

Cake decorating experiences

Learn to decorate cakes in your own style

Make your own realistic sugar flowers

Baking lessons for children and teens

Is baking your side hustle? We can help. We offer lessons in baking, decorating, sugar art and chocolate.

Children’s advanced baking classes

We teach children, teens and young adults (and older adults) to bake, decorate cakes and cupcakes, work with chocolate and create unique sugar art cake toppers and sculptures. We teach private lessons so that we are able to work one-on-one with the student. We also teach groups and couples. We have lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. If there is something specific the student would like to learn we are happy to customize a class just for them! Contact us for more details.

Experience the wonder of making a wedding cake

Learn to make your own wedding cake

Wedding cake baking and building experiences

We teach you to bake and build a wedding cake

Would you like to bake and decorate your own wedding cake? How about a wedding cake for a friend or relative? Perhaps you want to start your own cake business. We offer baking and cake decorating classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. We also offer sugar art lessons so that you learn how to make your own very realistic sugar flowers, such as the flowers this student put on her wedding cake. Contact us to talk about your baking and cake decorating dreams.

Chocolate Pizza!!!!

Three types of chocolate and your favorite candies top this sweet pizza

Chocolate Pizza!

Choose your Belgian chocolate: milk, dark, very dark, white …. or a combination of all of them. Now choose your favorite candies, nuts, cookies, chocolate drizzle or caramel.

We put your pizza into a pizza box so that you may enjoy it at home, office, school, church or deliver it to a friend.

Choose from 6 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch or 12 inch.

Contact us for details.

We host baking parties for birthdays and other special occasions

French Macaron Baking Party

We host French Macaron baking parties

Learn to make perfect French Macarons every time.

Private and group French Macaron baking lessons

Macaron baking birthday party

Let us host a baking party for you. We teach French Macarons, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, sugar art and chocolate skills. We also teach cake decorating. Lessons are customized for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. We also come to you with In-Your-Home cake, cupcake and cookie decorating parties. Let us make your next special event effortless. We bring everything that is needed for the class and guests not only eat the treats at the party but also take plenty home to enjoy later. Please contact us for more details.

Take one of our All About Brownies baking classes

Brownie Baking Class

Take one of our Brownie Baking classes. We’ll not only teach you about the principles of mixing and baking but we’ll also give you an introduction to chocolate! The best part .. you take home everything you make.

We teach private classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced bakers. We have lessons appropriate for children and adults.

Schedule your private lesson today. Or, put together a group of friends and we’ll teach the entire gang.

In-Your-Home Cake Decorating Parties

In-Your-Home Cake Decorating Party

In-Your-Home cake and cupcake decorating parties

We come to your home to help you host a cake decorating party

Host a cake or cupcake decorating party in your own home. We bring everything you need from pre-baked cake layers, fillings, frostings and sugar mediums to make cake toppers. We even match the theme of your party (and your colors) with the cake decorations. Lessons are appropriate for children and beginners. Classes are 2 hours in length and everyone takes a cake home with them. We even leave a cake behind for everyone to enjoy! Please ask us for details.

We teach beginners and more advanced students to make and decorate cakes, pastries, chocolates. candies and other confections

Baking classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students

Emery's Entremets

We offer private baking, decorating and chocolate classes for children and adults. The best part is that the student takes everything they make home with them to enjoy! Please contact us for more details. We customize every lesson to what the student would like to learn and their level of experience.

 

 

Chocolate classes and lessons with Chef Heather of Eat The Art

Learn To Make Your Own Chocolates

We teach you to work with chocolate. You may have noticed that once you melt chocolate it never sets up properly  again. Whether you are trying to drizzle chocolate on your cookies or dip your cake pops once chocolate melts it needs to be (sorry for the sciencey talk) crystallized or tempered to achieve that notable snap and shine. We will show you how to do that.

Once we have our chocolate crystallized we move on to mold the shells and then fill them with delicious creamy centers.

We would love to teach you how to work with this amazing food. Please go to Contact Us for more information on our private 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.

Chef Heather Just Became A Certified Chocolatier

certified-chocolatier

 

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 ;-)

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.

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.

The Tennessee Trio wins the bronze medal at the 2013 ICES Live Cake Challenge.

The Tennessee Trio Wins A Bronze Medal

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.

Bronze Medal Sculpture

The Tennessee Trio.

Chef Heather to compete in live cake challenge.

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!