July 4th Cookie Class ( July 2nd 5:30pm – 8:00 pm)

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The other day Claudia was talking about First Lady Dolly Madison. She was quite the fun one. She relished in her first lady duties and pioneered some of the traditions we have today. Dolly Madison believed the more the merrier and any occasion is better with food, lots of people and dancing. Undoubtedly she would have thought these American inspired cookies are a must for any party.

We invite you to come celebrate our independence with the ladies from Sweet Heather Anne. We will show you how to decorate some delicious brown sugar cookies with red, white and blue. What better to bring to your July 4th get-together than these spectacular cookies. Come have some fun and learn some new techniques. You will leave with the recipe and skills to re-create these cookies at home, as well as cookies to share.

All Sweet Heather Anne classes are hands-on, so come ready to work in comfortable clothes. Class fees include all materials. If you would like to bring your own tools that’s fine, but not necessary. We will not provide meals, so plan ahead if you think you’ll need a snack. Payment in full is required to reserve your spot. Bring a friend and receive 15% off their tuition.

$75.00 per person
Contact us to reserve your spot or call 734- 913-2025

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Meet Abby

This is my last week at Sweet Heather Anne, I am moving on to new adventures at the University of Michigan. There are too many people I have enjoyed meeting and loved working with to name. I will miss you all dearly. Though I have to say, I am so excited about this new & exciting step for me, my family, and my career. More importantly, I am SO excited to be introducing you to Abby, Sweet Heather Anne‘s interim business manager.

Abby is a great woman. She (like me) graduated from New York University. And though the fighting violets pale to the Wolverines in school pride, I was very excited to meet a fellow alum in Ann Arbor. As if that isn’t reason enough to love her, she has a great eye detail and awesome sense of humor. Oh and did I mention that she speaks French fluently?

She’s going to do a great job taking cake of you. Please don’t forget to be patient as she settles in to her new position.

I decided to ask her a few questions about Abby, so you could better get to know her.

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What was your major in college?
I was a French literature major and had a minor in food studies and business. I will say the French and food part go together surprisingly well. It feels great that I get to read Jean Brillat Savarin untranslated.
How and why did you become interested in food?
My mother has always introduced me to good food. Her love of farmers markets, local agriculture and simple straightforward fare has molded and shaped me. I like to call her my very own Alice Waters. It also helps that I am just a glutton for good food and I believe it is such a positive way to explore new cultures.
What’s your favorite SHA cake flavor?
Loving the cake truffles (because moist delicious cake covered in chocolate is addictive) but my favorite flavor would have to the citrus almond cake. YUM!
What do you love about working at SHA?
Well I am the newest addition, but I love working with such talented passionate women. Heather and Claudia are a force to be reckoned with. But I also deeply enjoy working with clients, getting to hear their stories and feeling like we get to contribute something meaningful and real to their special occasion.

If you could go anywhere tomorrow where would you go?

Morocco, Vietnam and Lyon, France. Obviously, not all at once. All because I love the food and vibrant culture and I have the added benefit of understanding what they are telling me.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning?
Lets pretend its Saturday. I would wake up, go to the farmers market and get way to excited about fruit and vegetables. Grab handfuls, come home and start making jam. I would then go to a lake near by with my boyfriend, drink Lambrusco and eat cheese, swim, then come home and finish the jam. Sunday morning, I would get a great piece of bread and smear a lot of delicious jam all over it with a big cup of tea and the NY Times. I try to make it a reality a couple of times a year and I love being in a place surrounded by lakes.

 

What’s it like to grow up in San Francisco?

Amazing! San Francisco is a very special place and home to my family. I believe in some Jack Kerouac way we must all go west at some point in time. I feel like it is bountiful and unique and I like to defend it with as much gusto as rooting for UM during a football game. That being said, Ann Arbor has charmed me and the people I have met are some of the most warm, generous and wonderful people I have met.

Photography by Abby Rose Photo

Mother’s Day Pop Up

It is a big couple of weekends here at the Sweet Heather Anne Dessert Counter.  Last weekend we were chock full of Michigan themed sweets for graduation.  This week we are gearing up for Mother’s Day.

Not only will we be offering our own very fine desserts decorated beautifully for your mom, we also will be welcoming Hello! Ice Cream & Gelato who will be popping up in our cake studio for the Dessert Counter this Friday from 10-6 and Saturday 9-2.  We can’t wait for all the excitement.

Hello! Ice Cream & Gelato will be selling six packs of their delicious and adorable gelato jewels.  Each package will contain six different flavors to tantalize mom’s taste buds.  In addition they’ll have macaron ice cream sandwiches in your choice of chocolate or raspberry, and ceylon cinnamon ice cream sandwiched between chocolate molasses cookies.
Pop Up at Sweet Heather Anne

The ladies of Sweet Heather have created a gorgeous set of desserts special enough for the lovely mom(s) in your life.  Our chocolate caramel cake (a new flavor we’re introducing just for Mother’s Day) is topped with a hand-painted heart topper.  In honor of Heather’s mom, Julie, we’re making Mexican spiced chocolate cake truffles (they’re her favorite).  And our hand-decorated brown sugar cookies and French macarons in earl gray and blood orange will also be available.  sweet treats for your mom

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

Michigan Graduation

Hopefully you’ve all met Claudia & Heather by now.  If you have you know that they both are University of Michigan graduates and so there is a lot of excitement around here this week for Spring Commencement.  We are going to be so busy making some pretty incredible maize and blue cakes for some of you out there.  Those of you who haven’t ordered your cake yet, don’t worry.

The Sweet Heather Anne Dessert Counter will be full of University of Michigan-themed sweets for your special grad.  We’ll be selling lots of tasty treats including: French macarons in maize and blue, block M cookies, maize and blue signature cookies, mixed cookie dozens, and mini cupcakes with maize and blue confetti.  Here’s a sneak peak at some of the sweets that will be making an appearance…Don’t forget to stop by, Friday 10-6 and Saturday 9-2!

Ann Arbor Boutique Cake StudioUniversity of Michigan, Desserts