2014 Fall Classes

We’ve begun to roll out our 2014 fall classes!   As we finalize the schedule in the coming weeks, we will continue to update the website– so keep your eyes peeled.  In addition to the Piping Workshop and Hand Painted Cake workshop, we will have a few evening cookie decorating classes.

For the holiday season we will offer a Cake-In-A-Jar Workshop, holiday cookie classes, and a holiday cake workshop (maybe another cake and flowers workshop?!)

Hope to see you there!

 Piping Workshop

Painted Cake Workshop 800 x 600

Watch our website for upcoming classes.

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WINTER CLASSES 2014

We are excited to announce our new class line up for Winter 2014. Why not learn a new skill this year! Come join us as we teach you to get your cakes looking professional.  No more sitting at home watching cake boss, come do  it!

CAKE 101 SERIES: $250

Wednesdays Jan 22-Feb 5th (starts at 5:30pm)
Cakes 101 will be composed of Buttercream Basics, Mastering Piping Techniques, and Fondant Fundamentals: Creative Toppers for Cupcakes. By the end you will leave with a great understanding of cake construction and decorating. Special tools required.

 

BUTTERCREAM BASICS:JLB cake table

Wednesday January 22th: 5:30-8:30pm $100
Come join us as we show you the ins and outs of buttercream and cake construction. We will teach an array of Sweet Heather Anne’s buttercream techniques, and then you get to practice your favorite on your very own six-inch cake. You will leave with a beautifully decorated cake to share as well as the recipes and know-how to do at home.

 (photo courtesy of JLB photography.) 

MASTERING PIPING TECHNIQUES:

Wednesday January 29th: 5:30-8:30 $100
Become piping proficient and take your skills to new heights. Learn to roll and cover a cake in fondant and execute a variety of our favorite piping techniques. You will practice the techniques in class and leave with a beautifully decorated dummy cake with gorgeous piped details of your choosing. Some tools required.

 

FONDANT FUNDAMENTALS: HarnistNHP964

Creative Toppers for Cupcakes

Wednesday February 5th 5:30-8:30 $100

Looking to add some pizzazz to your cake creations? Learn how to work with fondant to make custom fondant toppers perfect for cakes and cupcakes. We’ll share some of our favorite fondant tricks of the trade and you will take home one dozen cupcakes topped with your creations as well as recipes to make them on your own. Some tools required.

 (photo courtesy of Nicole Haley)

Haunting Masquerade-143 (1)ADVANCED FONDANT CLASS (4 student limit)

Tuesday February 18th 5:30-9pm
Wednesday, February 19th: 5:30-9pm $250

Enjoy this highly personalized class during which Heather will teach you how to cover and stack cakes and practice a variety of decorating techniques including gilded painting, pieced fondant details, piping and sugar paste flowers. You will decorate a dummy cake inspired by the cake shown, and leave with the knowledge to continue your sugar work confection on your own. This two part class is perfect follow up to the Cake101 Series.
Special Tools Required.

 

 

 (photo courtesy of Bradley James Photography) 

To sign up, email info@sweetheatheranne.com or call.

Bring a friend and get 15% off the second class.

 

Michigan Football Cookie Class

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I have to admit the Michigan football thing is contagious. Moving here from San Francisco, at first I was confused. The traffic was bothersome, the college kids rowdier and things seem to stop when Michigan gets on the field. But slowly my dislike has turned into pride. I ask for scores, watch games (um…sometimes) and oh yeah… decorate cookies. Imagine a chilly fall evening decorating cookies amongst friends.

Our Michigan football cookie class is one of my favorites. I love the adorable helmets, the mini footballs  and those deliciously attractive block M’s. Plus, you get to take home enough cookies to share on game day. I also find the royal icing techniques taught and practiced in the class can only make your cookies the envy of others. And come on, what’s better than that!  You take away practical experience and tricks to make your cookies look professional bakery quality. Plus, you get my favorite brown sugar cookie recipe. I have been known to eat so much of the dough.

Come join us for the first class of the fall/winter 2013 line up. We would love to see you there.

Coming soon: Thursday November 7th at 5:30 -8:00pm

Price: $75.00

Bring a friend and get 15% off the second class!

Contact us at info@sweetheatheranne.com to sign up.

For more information, please visit our website.

Photo by the talented Abby Rose Photo.

Maize & Blue Treats

Coming off a big win last week felt good. Actually it felt great. But we still have a lot more season ahead. And that means a lot more tailgates, parties and eating some delicious Sweet Heather Anne maize and blue treats. At our dessert counter during a Michigan home game, we will offer some of our favorite treats to celebrate maize and blue. But you can also pre-order a variety of sweets: decorated cookies, cupcakes, football helmet cakes, maize and blue macarons. Contact us for more information at:  info@sweetheatheranne.com.

And don’t forget: you can learn how to make Michigan M cookies at our November 7th cookie class!

And take a quick look at this week’s offerings photographed by Melanie Reyes Photography:

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melanie reyes photography macarons

 

 

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

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.

Classes Give a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

As the weather cools and we all slow down to rest for the winter the Sweet Heather Anne calendar opens up a bit, which allows us time to offer classes.  We love the opportunity to share our love of sweets and knowledge of decorating with you.

We kicked off this year’s classes with a Block M cookie decorating class for all of our Michigan fans.  In addition to a couple different cookie decorating classes, this year’s class list also includes a buttercream class where you’ll learn to do all four of our simply stunning buttercream finishes, and some basic and advanced fondant technique classes.  Tonight we are excited for our sold out Chocolate & Bubbly class where students will learn to make and dip cake truffles while sipping bubbly.

The classes are a great way to get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Sweet Heather Anne and to learn tricks of the trade which Heather and Claudia have picked up during their 8 plus years of combined experience.  Classes make great gifts, and are also perfect for private events like showers and bachelorette parties.

Here’s a sneak peak into the Block M cookie class, and a big shout-out to Abby Rose Photo for the gorgeous images.

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