Learn more about the Ohio-based bakery winning nationwide awards for designing cakes that are best-dressed at any occasion.
Whether it’s a wedding or a child’s birthday party, planning a “big day” can be stressful. But at least you know there will be cake.
That’s what Cheryl Cullop of Heavenly Confections loves about her line of work. And according to Cullop, they go much further than flavors and colors, to create fashionable confections to perfectly personalize the cake or cupcakes to each occasion.
Based in Athens, they serve clients across Ohio and West Virginia. And what brings in clients far and wide, according to Cullop, is that they create designs that one could only imagine with superior products. “My products are pure, fresh, and natural,” she explains. “My refusal to use mixes, pre-made fillings, preservatives and additives is part of my commitment to my customers for a finer, more delectable cake.”
Cullop says her attention to detail to ensure each cake is exactly what her client needs, spending up to 30 plus hours designing one cake (not including baking time), is what also sets her apart. Why so long, you ask? “I do not have mass-produced stock designs; each cake is a unique creation,” she explains. “I meticulously copy lace and embroidery details onto the fondant with a stylus or pin prick technique. I custom match all colors to swatches supplied by my clients. My cakes are often hand-painted or lustered.”
She also likes to create with the client in mind, to stay true to who they are and what they like. With weddings, for example, during the consultation she familiarizes herself with the couple, their story, and all the plans they have in place for the big day.
“Inspiration can come from the tiniest detail about the event, from floral decor, to bridal attire, to the invitation design or the season of the wedding,” she says. “Remember, the cake, like the wedding, is a reflection of who they are as a couple.”
Just this year, Heavenly Confections won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Awards, which means they were recognized among the top 5 percent nationwide. To learn more, visit them online at www.heavenlyconfections.net or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.