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Both Renoir and brides consider this flower, the ephemeral illustrious bud, their muse. Tight spherical blossoms open up in layers of big pedals with flashes of yellow coated pollen in their center.  These flowers undoubtedly have a presence and some say quite the feminine mystique. They seem like the perfect flower for marriage. In Feng Shui tradition, peonies are supposed to be good luck for a couple. During the spring time, these flowers are in full bloom, but the season is short lived. But with meticulous hands, sugar paste flowers can take their place and be a lovely interpretation of the real thing. Throughout this post, our some of our favorite romantic peonies that we got to use or make.

This wedding used real peonies with piped buttercream details. Oh so very English garden.

Passionflower showed us how lovely peonies are paired with green blueberries.

Hand painted peonies look like a cool graphic wall paper. Simply the outline of these flowers remain,  yet, a lasting impression.

Who said you can have too many peonies? These gorgeous flowers (hand sculpted sugar paste) will cascade down this cake in true magnificence.

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A Very Special Birthday Cake

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This one had me at the words art deco and Rockette. But come to find out Marzy is one of those rare majestic human beings that lives a very beautiful life, she dances. Dancers use body movement and form to translate ideas, while we do it with cake and a large dose of fine art techniques (which we used our whole arsenal on this one.)Radio City Music Hall Rockettes

 Marzy was on the Ed Sullivan show, was a former Rockette and still dances today at the young age of 80. Her daughter commissioned this cake for her mother to represent parts of her life. What’s better yet was that her birthday party was all about art deco and the 1920’s. As you will see in this cake, Claudia and Heather seamlessly combined art deco (with its’ stark geometric patterns) with the softness and fluidity of dancers, whether in the hand painted line of Rockettes or the hand sculpted dancing figurines.  Rockette 80th dancer close-up

Father’s Day Dessert Counter

ImageFather’s Day is next weekend! Our dessert counter will be stocked with assorted cookie boxes (including Mexican shortbread, chewy chocolate molasses cookies, white chocolate cranberry cookies, and Dad themed decorative cookies), Mexican spiced chocolate cake truffles, and a limited supply of chocolate praline 6″ inch cakes. Call us at 734 913 2025 by Wednesday to reserve your Dad some treats.

Dessert Counter hours are Friday June 14th 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday June 15th 9:00am – 2:00pm.

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