March 26, 2015 - General -
By Lindsey Skeen
Heavenly Sweets is just what the name states! This little piece of heaven is located on 8th Street in Downtown Noblesville, Indiana. I met with Tanya Marshall owner of Heavenly Sweets on a sunny winter day. I walked into the bakery and found myself surrounded by sample wedding cakes, cases filled with fresh fruit topped cakes, cupcakes, French pastries, and specialty chocolates. Tanya shared with me her story of entrepreneurship and success. It all began 22 years ago as Tanya realized she couldnt find a cake she liked anywhere. So she took it upon herself to make one. Not liking corporate mentality she found out she had the calling to start baking goods. She was a single mom without an oven just trying to make ends meet. Most of her Christmas presents that year came from her tiny toaster oven. She made fancy cookies and gave them as gifts. Her brother was so moved by this gesture that he purchased her a brand new oven. Tanya began to dabble in the catering business as well as making strides in her bakery business.
After moving several locations she is settled on the 8th location. Now owning the entire block which includes the RL Wilson House that hosts weddings, receptions and parties. Tanya not only is a leader in the wedding cake business but also owns LiL Bit Street Treat Truck.
Just this January, Heavenly Sweets won The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. The Knot Best of Weddings 2015 provides an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. https://heavenlysweetscakes.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/best-of-weddings-winner-2015/
Heavenly Sweets uses high quality, real ingredients, all while using meticulous attention to detail and design. She only uses real extracts and unbleached flour but her secret ingredient to her heavenly treats and cakes is the butter cream icing. Let me tell you, it is purely heavenly. The frosting on the cupcake I tried, was nothing short of a dream. Unlike other specialty cupcakes, Heavenly Sweets specialty cupcakes are a welcomed switch from the fluffy cake to a more dense cake with delicious blends of almond extract, butter and cream. The frosting on top is just enough to add the creaminess and sweetness yet not overpower the actual taste of cake.
Tanya had something special she wanted be to taste, the Lemon Pound Cake with Lavender icing. Wow, it was so refreshing and the icing was an amazing infusion of lavender complimenting the Lemon Pound Cake beautifully! Heavenly Sweets also specializes in European Tarts using a classic one, two, three dough (butter, cane sugar, unbleached flour) and a Frangipane filling. What is Frangipane? It is a high quality almond filling! Tanya will make it one of two ways: 1. Bake berries inside like a pie and top with streusel topping Or 2. Bake and place the fruit on top then that is layered on top of Swiss Raspberry glaze and sealed with a Swiss Apricot glaze.
Heavenly sweets also offers popular treats such as the Mexican Wedding Cake and Rugelach, which is a cream cheese pastry, similar to a pie crust, but lighter and flakier than American pie crust.
At Heavenly Sweets customers can stop in and pick up a sweet treats, specialty cupcakes, or cakes. Customers may order in advance as well.
If you need a little bit of Heaven, stop by 293 S. 8th St. Noblesville, IN 46060.