A Casual Affair: Karissa & Cliff

It was so fun to receive these beautiful photos by Julie Pepin of Karissa and Cliff’s outdoor Michigan wedding (especially of the cake cutting)!  We were able to do what we do best, and I think you’ll agree that the overall effect is stunning.  Everything is edible– gum paste flowers, fondant bark & royal icing moss.

Photo by Julia Pepin**dsc_5603**dsc_5177*dsc_5288*dsc_4672 copy*dsc_5410*dsc_5197*dsc_4668**dsc_5347 **dsc_4697 copy **dsc_4999 **dsc_4732*dsc_4669*dsc_4689*dsc_5360**dsc_5364For more of Karissa & Cliff, check out Julie Pepin’s blog.

 

Advertisements

Abby’s Making Moves!

Photo by Abby Rose

You guys may have heard that the team at Sweet Heather Anne is growing!  We’ve added Kim as our business manager, we’re in the midst of hiring a new decorator, and Abby, our interim business manager, is moving into the newly created head baker position.

So, here’s the deal.  We’ve known for a long time that Abby is a wildly talent chef and baker.  She studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, and she was the pastry chef for three years at Delphina in San Francisco.  In Ann Arbor she owns her own company, Central Provisions, with her boyfriend and cheesemonger extraordinaire, Steve.  She’s a hard worker.  Every day after working her butt off here, she goes home to do more — to recipe test, write business plans, cook dinner for friends and family, serve until one in the morning at the Bar in Braun Court, send packages of preserves around the world (ok, just the US, but it sounded better, right?).  Plus, she’s adorable the whole time.  We should have been prepared to have our socks knocked off. 

Abby has come in and taken on our baking projects with gusto.  She attacks problems head on with intense enthusiasm, and she brings vibrant energy to the kitchen that is a breath of fresh air for Heather and me.  She’s taken on the dessert counter simple treats as a creative project, and it’s incredibly inspiring. 

We know Abby is destined for bigger things than this little cake shop.  She and Steve are looking for investors for Central Provisions, and I predict you’ll see them in a brick and mortar establishment within the year.  In the mean time, we’re so happy that she’s here with us.  

Enjoy Nicole Haley‘s beautiful photos of Abby recipe testing cakes. 
Image

ImageImage

Image 

Image

Image

For more Abby (and Steve), follow them on Facebook and Instagram.  Find out about special dinners and order their holiday gift boxes.  They promised they’ll make a pop-up return, so keep your eyes peeled.

Oh, she made adorable mini-pies for the holiday this week.  No, not that one with the beer and leprechauns. We’re talking PI DAY!  Ann Arbor is a college town, now let’s see our nerds represent at the dessert counter!

Air & Sea Backyard Wedding

Sometimes we meet someone new in the industry and immediately we’re smitten.  It was like that when we first struck up an Instagram friendship with Janelle of re:find joy in Chicago.   Not long after, she was on a train to Ann Arbor to discuss her own upcoming wedding.  Her whimsical sketchbook and quirky urchin inspiration were utterly enchanting.  We love how just a little bit of creativity can transform our simple vintage buttercream wedding cake.  Without further ado, here are a selection of shots by Julia Franzosa of Chris & Janelle’s mystical, magical backyard wedding.

Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit,

Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit,

Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit,

Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit, detroit, chicago, succulents, vintage, jadite Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit, detroit, chicago, succulents, vintage, jadite

Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit, detroit, chicago, succulents, vintage, jadite Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit, detroit, chicago, succulents, vintage, jadite  Cake, buttercream cake, flowers, fresh flowers, fresh floral, sea, dessert table, buttercream, buttercream cake, cake, wedding cake, ann arbor, metro detroit, detroit, chicago, succulents, vintage, jadite

Can’t get enough of Chris & Janelle’s backyard wedding?  Check out this Wedding Chicks blog!