Warm Up with Sweet Heather Anne Classes

I know I’ve written previously about my dislike of winter.  This year I’ve been making a more conscious effort to take a positive view of the biting cold and dark nights.  For one, it is a great excuse for sleeping in and staying at home.  I’ve been busily crossing items off my long to-do list, including remodeling my bathroom.  Winter, I’ve decided, is a time to focus on what’s important.

Here at Sweet Heather Anne winter means less large special event cakes which frees up some of our time for fun classes.  This winter we have some great classes scheduled.  The classes offer anyone interested in beautiful and tasty desserts to come, learn new techniques, and take home some tips from the pros.  This year’s class schedule covers a variety of cake and cookie decorating techniques, including all of the techniques pictured below.  Sweet Heather Anne

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For more information on how to learn any of these fabulous decorating techniques visit our web site or give us ring at 734.913.2025.  Private classes also make great birthday and bachelorette parties, as well as showers. We are looking forward to seeing your smiling face in one of our classes.

A Perfect Start to the New Year

Everyone knows summer is wedding season.  For oh so many reasons.  And who can object?  I for one do not like the cold and have always thought I would prefer to hibernate from January through April and emerge May 1st rested, warm, and ready for the sunshine.  Recently, though, I have begun to realize winter may have some redeeming qualities.

Emily & Oriol obviously realized before me, what better way to start off the New Year than by getting married?

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One Beautiful Dessert Table

One lovely dessert table in the ballroom at the Inn at St. John’s. Featuring a buttercream cake, french macarons, decorative sugar cookies and lemon thumbprint cookies.  Captured beautifully by Abby Rose Photo.

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An Artful Art Deco Wedding

I could (and maybe do) write until I’m blue in the face about how much fun it is to create cakes so custom to our client’s taste and personality.  Emily & Dustin’s wedding cake is yet another example of that.  They married at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, a beautiful venue with clean lines, beautiful art, and a stunning atrium.

Wedding cake by Sweet Heather Anne

The patterns and details they chose were inspired by art deco and the intellectualism of the 1920s.

Wedding cake by Sweet Heather Anne

Emily and Dustin definitely looked the part, Emily with her fascinator and Dustin in his bow tie.

Wedding Cake by Sweet Heather Anne

I am reading The Paris Wife right now, and I couldn’t help thinking of the adventures of Hemingway and his wife Hadley in 1920’s Paris.  Looking at Emily & Dustin’s photos feel like a small glimpse into that world.

The cake incorporated an art deco scalloped pattern from their invitations and other period-inspired details.  And I love the clusters of flowers around the cake.  A pet peeve of mine is the decor for the cake table, which is often an after thought.  Random candles and extra floral arrangements end up scattered on the table detracting from the cake.  These petite bouquets on the other hand create an ethereal affect I just love.

Art Deco Wedding Cake at UMMA made by Sweet Heather Anne

Many Congratulations to Emily & Dustin.  We wish you many sweet years together.  Also a big thank you to Heather Jowett for sharing her images with us and Luna Soiree for coordinating such a beautiful event.