Chocolate Ribbon Cake, Chocolate Nut Sponge cake, with a Light-Chocolate-Mousse enrobed in Chocolate
Chocolate Ribbon Cake, Chocolate Nut Sponge cake, with a Light-Chocolate-Mousse enrobed in Chocolate
Baked Meringue Treat Bags
Baked Meringue Treat Bags
Banana, Pecan and Pineapple Cinnamon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Banana, Pecan and Pineapple Cinnamon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Mere behind Mère Made Sweets

 

When I was seven years old, I remember waking up to the smell of coffee and sugar.  With a wide smile on my face, I’d tear out of bed and run barefoot from my room, through the shaggy gold carpetted foyer to my nana’s kitchen.  I would find her leaning against the counter top as she busied herself preparing ingredients.  After a kiss and hug, we would begin. 

 

Still in our nightgowns, with a pound of butter softening on the countertop, and after some sweetened french toast with powdered sugar, we talked about what to bake.  Pound cake, apple slices, cookies or a banana cake with vanilla glaze were always on the agenda. Then, my nana would sit in her olive green swivel chair at the kitchen table with her mixer and direct me to get spatulas, bowls, or an extra egg.  Within a few hours, after our work table was cleared and cleaned, our baked goods were cooling on the counter top while we played cards at the kitchen table and continued to discuss recipes.

Growing up in a family of seven, my weekends spent at my nana's house were a quiet reprieve and an opportunity to do what we both loved; bake. By the time I was in college, my Kitchen Aid hummed into the late night as my roommates studied at the kitchen table.

 

My love of baking has evolved over the years and ultimately led to my obtaining my Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts through the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, New York in 2010.

As an artist and art history major in college, I have an appreciation and eye for many art forms.  I enjoy working with my hands and from an early age, baking has offered me the creative outlet to invent and explore new ways to fill people’s bellies with delightful treats.  I have spent a lifetime baking simple cakes and cookies well, and with my recent education from ICE, I now have the tools to explore and enhance basic techniques in varying ways.

 

Mère Made Sweets is a made-to-order bakery adhering to basic french principles with a classic mom (Mère in French) made touch, much like the wonderful morsels from Nana's kitchen. 

I hope to hear from you soon!

Meredith