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  • The Hour Time Restaurant- A special place to gather

    Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015

    Hour Time Clock Come eat under the clock! You cant miss this distinctive clock off of South Street at Interstate 65, welcoming guests to the community. The large four-faced clock gave the restaurant its name. Before arriving in Indiana it had stood for more than 50 years (constructed in 1910) atop the Times Mill Railroad Station in Rochdale, England. It was a well- known feature of Yorkshire County and was often called The Big Ben of Northern England. The Roachdale Clock was shipped to the states after its removal in 1962 and the restaurant owner; Roy Meeks purchased the clock at an exclusive Los Angeles auction of architectural antiques. The restaurant was then designed around it.

    The clock isn't the only unique feature of this restaurant! In the middle of the restaurant you will find a live Ficus Benjamina tree. It grows up through the three levels of the restaurant and is a great addition to the ambiance of the restaurant. The multi-levels of the restaurant also add a sense of privacy making this a great place for a romantic date night, there are all sorts of nooks and crannies where a couple or group of people can gather to enjoy a semi private dinner. Over the years my family has held many of our special occasions here; Valentines Days, anniversaries and birthdays, including my 21st birthday party with my family! Wine was always on the table when visiting the Hour Time and I was very excited to be able to finally partake in the wine that day! So much so, Im pretty sure I drank two bottles of Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante all on my own! Good thing I wasnt driving that day! Besides the special occasions, many regular meals out with the family have been enjoyed here throughout the years.

    The Hour Time is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and they really do have a large variety to choose from. Now, down to the part you really want to know& the food! For breakfast I would recommend trying their Benedict Florentine. Eggs Benedict isn't something you find at a lot of places but in addition, this is special as it has spinach on it, which just makes the dish. Its two poached eggs, served on an English muffin, creamed spinach and smothered with hollandaise sauce. Served with breakfast potatoes and a Parmesan tomato. For lunch I would recommend the Chicken Salad Fresh Fruit Plate. Hour Time Chicken Salad Fresh Fruit PlateIt's a great lite lunch, featuring chunks of all white chicken, mixed with their special dressing, accompanied with a medley of fresh seasonal fruit chunks, butter pound cake and a special creamy dipping sauce. Okay, so maybe it isn't so lite on calories, but when you leave you will feel satisfyingly full but not stuffed. I'm not a big steak eater but I've heard they have fabulous steaks for dinner. Family members often get steaks and are always thoroughly pleased. My favorite is the Chicken Tortellini Alfredo. Its a sautéed skinless chicken breast blended with a rich blend of Parmesan cheese, butter, seasonings and cream, tossed with tortellini and accompanied with a toasted garlic bread wedge. Yum, my mouth is watering as Im writing this&.hmmm wonder if dinner is ready yet? If not maybe my husband would be up for the Hour Time tonight! (Who am I kidding; of course its not ready! Haha!)

    I hope you will try the Hour Time soon! Oh and for something fun be sure to go in the restaurant entrance from the parking lot and check out the fun mirror in the vestibule. Dont worry; you dont really look like that!

    Enjoy!

    The Hour Time Restaurant is located at the Best Western at 4343 South Street in Lafayette. To learn more, see the menu or make a reservation check out their website at: http://www.hourtimerestaurant.com/ or call 765-448-4669.

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  • Taste of Tippecanoe

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Plan a trip to Lafayette-West Lafayette on Saturday,June 20th, 2015! 4pm to midnight will be one of Lafayette's biggest summer events, The Taste of Tippecanoe! Everything is good! This event has a lot of something for everyone. From food to music, this one night event features the absolute best from the Greater Lafayette area.

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    Admission is $10, cash per person upon entering the gates. After that, you can purchase tickets for $1 a piece. Each vendor will then have a few different options for one or just a few tickets. This allows guests to easily make transactions with vendors without having to carry around a bunch of cash. Most vendors will offer a one ticket special that will be for a sample of their main dish. For example, one small scoop of ice cream or a mini bun with pulled pork on it. This gives you an opportunity to really get a taste of all that the greater Lafayette has to offer!

    This year three different stages will be set up that feature all different types of music. Music will range from rock to country to blues and many more! I highly recommend arriving as soon as you can in order to really get a Taste of all of the music! Local artists can really be the best performers and entertainers.

    For those of you whom are of age, local wines and great summer beers will also be available for a few tickets to enjoy with all of your scrumptious tastes.

    The night continues on with lots of friends, family and laughter. Once it becomes dark outside, last year it was at 10:45, the sky will be brightened up again. This time not with the sun, but with a spectacular fireworks show! One of the coolest memories of mine from attending last years Taste was sitting on the pedestrian bridge over the Wabash with some of my closest friends watching the fireworks. This was the best ending there could have been to end such a spectacular night!

    http://tasteoftippecanoe.org/

    Blog shared by Rachel Blankenship, Intern at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette.

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  • Good Food, Great Tradition and a Bit of Celebrity

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Featured in Time magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Highway 50, Aint That American Book and the movie Falling From Grace set the bar pretty high for Larrisons Diner in Seymour, but dont worry, the diner lives up to the hype! Larrisons Diner has been a traditional downtown café for over 30 years, though before that is was Harts Sandwich Shop, which started in the 1940s. It became Larrisons in 1975 and is now operated by Liz and her brother Kevin, who purchased it from their parents in 1996. This is good food by good people carrying on a tradition in a small town for more than 70 years. Alt Text Walking into Larrisons is like walking into home. It is a diner, but you feel like you are family. Maybe thats because some people have been coming here since they were kids and generations still enjoy the fountain Big Red. It is not unusual to see a grandpa sharing a milkshake and fries with his grandson. Pam at the grill used to come in and meet the guy running the grill, who then became her husband! Lena has been working here for 24 years and still hand peels the potatoes, cuts the onions and makes the cole slaw, fresh daily. My favorites, and it is hard to choose as I sampled many, many items, would have to be the tenderloin, the Big E Burger, the grilled onions, milk shakes, and the soup. The French fries are a must! They are hand cut every day..Its safe to say almost everything on the menu ended up as my favorite. I could write about this diner all day long, but you just need to visit Larrisons Diner in Seymour and try it all for yourself. You wont be disappointed. PS  Ask to sit at the John Mellencamp table&its his favorite place to eat in Seymour.

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  • Café Batar, if I wrote poetry, I would write an ode to you, your salads, pork chops, and especially my newest addiction, your butter cookies!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Café Batar IS the unexpected! Alt Text When you arrive back the unassuming gravel driveway, you are stepping into another world. The setting borders the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge and wildlife is what you will see. From deer and Batars pet turkey to several types of birds frequenting the lush flower gardens, relaxation is the name of the game. Feel free to amble through the flower gardens. Sit. Relax or pick up supplied binoculars and bird watch for a bit. Slow down. When you enter the tea room you will be asked to turn off your cell phone. The tranquility of the interior greets you. In the intimate dining areas you notice that everyone is moving at a more sedate pace and enjoying the surroundings as much as the food. Sit down. Exhale. Enjoy the décor.

    My favorite is the Salad Fruit Plate. The white meat only chicken salad chopped with a light dressing was wonderful and served with pasta salad, assorted fresh fruit and the Café Batar Cream Cheese Spread and flatbread crackers. My guest had the Chick-On-Nest homemade chicken salad on a large butter croissant. It looked and tasted dazzling. While sipping the cranberry raspberry iced tea, I watched the birds playing outside the window. We also tried the Quiche of the week, made fresh daily. The crust was perfect. I enjoyed the Chefs Special, which was Baked Pork Chops. The dish came with real mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. The chops were seasoned to perfection and fork tender. An absolute must! The unexpected is not only the vintage table cloths, but also that your food is served on vintage Wedgewood China. We wrapped up our meal with the Raspberry Chocolate Cake, which was a truly grand way to end any meal. It was unbelievably good.

    When you are finished, stroll through the gift shop, check out the great tea accessories and many unique girly items. Wonder over to the Batar Sweet counter. William Dean Chocolates are always in stock, along with melt-in-your-mouth fudge, cake balls and butter cookies! These cookies are like the ones you grandma made. They are simple and decadent and come in a variety of gorgeous designs. Special orders are welcome, as well as small get-togethers. A variety of events are held through the season.

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  • Three generations of cooking and making candies is Chocolate Spoon

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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    The great home cooking at The Chocolate Spoon shows that having a love for making food comes through in the end. Eva, the owner and chef, creates a nice variety of menu items all with quality ingredients. The chicken salad sandwich on fresh croissant to the fresh fruit and daily specials of roast beef or a hearty potato soup all reflect the love that goes into creating these dishes.

    For the vegetarians, or heck, for anyone, the vegetable lasagna is one of the house specialties and a local favorite. Created with layers of garden veggies, three cheese, alfredo sauce, marinara sauce and served with parmesan and a side salad and homemade Italian bread, its a win-win. The sumptuous layering and rich sauces over the vegetables create a magnificent medley in your mouth that you will crave.

    Not up for lasagna?? Try the chicken salad croissant. Made fresh with all white meat and using fresh thyme and grapes, this sandwich is filling, yet not too heavy. Lightly toasted and served with fresh fruit, you cannot go wrong. The thyme offers a nice surprise in the salad which the grapes offer a bit of sweet surprise.

    Follow your meal with a tough decision, the hot fudge cake or the chocolates. Most of the desserts come from old family recipes, passed down through the generations. I would suggest the hot fudge cake for after lunch with a box of chocolates for later!

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  • Dont Know What to Have? Try Stahls Cafés I Dont Know with Grilled Onions

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Stahls Café and Deli is tucked away in Brownstown in an historic old building with a beautiful façade that was once a furniture store. The Cafe and Deli offers some of the most extraordinarily assembled sandwiches you can experience. The owner, Patty Stahl, is not afraid to experiment with new menu items and is always trying new creations.

    Alt Text Featuring daily specials, such as Country Fried Steak with homemade gravy or Indianas own Tenderloin sandwich, Stahls regulars cant resist trying the dazzling sandwiches featured on the menu and sharing with table mates. The I Dont Know is layers of roast beef, ham and turkey with American and Swiss cheese grilled on a sub bun with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and mayo. By description, this may sound like an ordinary sandwich, but it is not. The I Dont Know is perfection on a bun. The sandwich has the right amount of moist meats layered with fresh cheese and lusciously fresh lettuce and tomato and the mouth-watering grilled onions are the perfect topping to this bit of heaven.

    My next suggestion is the Bacon-Tomato Grilled Cheese. I have seen grilled cheese sandwiches with all sorts of flourish added to them, but the simple, clean approach to just bacon and tomato allow the fresh ingredients to speak for themselves. Topped with a sour cream and onion sauce, you could not create a better grilled cheese if you tried.The Spinach Salad Wrap is a delicious blend of flavors you wouldnt think would mesh well together. Spinach, grilled chicken and feta cheese mingle with craisins and blueberries and are nestled in a honey wheat wrap. Divine& Also well done is the Southwest Turkey Bacon Ranch sandwich, which you can have hot or cold..your choice.

    Dessert varies from day to day at the café, but home baked fruit pies, crème pies, cobblers and cakes are available each day. The New York style cheesecake can be topped in a variety of ways and is a must. Be sure to not skip dessert, for if you do, you are only short-changing yourself.

    Stahls Café and Deli is in an unassuming building, but that is where it ends, once you have whats inside that building you will be unassuming no more. Enjoy!

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  • Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre

    Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

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    Written by Lindsey Skeen

    Aahh the smells of fresh baked bread and homemade cooking was the first thing I noticed as we walked into the door of the Blue Gate Restaurant and Theatre. My senses were officially awakened by the aroma of fresh baked bread, homemade noodles and home cooking. It took me back to my childhood when I opened the door to my grandparent's house. My mouth was watering instantly. Noodle aroma as my sisters call it. Its like walking into my grandmother's house during the Holidays. A smile filled my face from remembering those days.

    BLUE GATE Restaurant, a part of Riegseckers Inc. located in Shipshewana, Indiana AKA Amish Country. It is a great story so if you would like the read full version http://www.riegsecker.com. For lack of a better term, Blue Gate Restaurant is a destination within a destination featuring Amish and Mennonite Cuisine. Personally, I haven't visited Shipshewana in years, I'm embarrassed to admit but was very excited to be a tourist today.

    Maureen and I were greeted by smiling faces and warm hellos entering the dining area. As we were seated I noticed two bottles on every table. The waitress shared with us that the special toppings were Blue Gate's Famous Peanut Butter and Apple Butter. Sure enough, a warm loaf of homemade bread was placed in front of us by the bubbly waitress. I thought to myself, glad I'm famished, unlimited peanut butter spread, I'm in trouble. (I made a mental note to go buy some later in their Bakery Shop.) Luckily, I needed to save room for the rest my meal.

    When ordering at Blue Gate Restaurant several dining style options are available; off the Menu, Family Style or their newest addition Buffet Style. We chose to try the Family Style Dining as we wanted the full experience with the option to sample the different meats and sides. Tender roast beef, homemade meatloaf or smoked ham may be selected to accompany fried chicken as your entrees. We were a split table so deciding on the meatloaf and fried chicken was perfect solution. Sides consists of Amish noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and chicken dressing. If that wasn't enough to look forward to, a fresh salad starts the meal.

    Blue Gate prides itself on the Farm to Table Concept. Most of the menu items are all locally purchased produce, meat, and majority of their ingredients. This place is a prime example of the concept Farm to Table. They even have gluten free options available for those gluten sensitive guests.

    The meal arrived promptly just as anticipated and looked like a mini feast. Blue Gate takes pride in antibiotic and hormone free ground beef and other meats produced from the area. Believe me you CAN taste the difference. The meatloaf was the perfect texture solid and moist yet not too grainy like some meatloaves. The taste exuded savory and sweet in the perfect combination. The chicken was exactly what one would imagine with Amish Fried Chicken. Light on the breading, succulent, and juicy beyond belief. The noodles tasted as though they were hand cut in the kitchen and I'm pretty sure that was the case. The green beans tasted fresh out of the garden. The REAL mashed potatoes were outstanding and the gravy was the perfect consistency and blend of spices. I know I said three or four times to my dining companions that the gravy tasted just like my Grandma Velma's gravy. I'm sure my friends at the table were thinking enough already.

    Blue Gate boasts a plethora of options for their famous pies! A piece of pie, breaded pudding or ice cream is included if you choose Family Style. They have year round options such as Apple Pie, Dutch Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Butterscotch, Peanut Butter, Coconut Cream, and the list goes on. I tried the Red Raspberry Cream Pie and from the first bite I grasped why Blue Gate is known for these decadent desserts. From the crust to the farm fresh pie filling ingredients it is no wonder why Blue Gate is PIE FAMOUS!

    It seems as though the term Farm to Table is used so freely these days but Blue Gate Restaurant embodies this coined term. The freshness of each served item is evident when you take the first bite. From the peanut butter on the table to the last bite of pie, my expectations were exceeded tenfold. If you want the best cooking that brings your mind and heart back to Grandmas on a Sunday or eating right from the farm, visit Blue Gate Restaurant. Your heart mind and belly will be happy.

    While there are many shops under the Riegsecker name to visit in Shipshewana, we decided on the Blue Gate Bakery and Hitching Post. It is the must thing to do after eating at the restaurant. Fresh baked goods are made daily. They have 25 varieties of pies, candy, rolls and many other homemade Amish items filling their shelves. I decided on a Coconut Cream Pie and candy for the family. I walked out without the Peanut Butter Spread, the pie was calling my name!

    The Hitching Post has vast array of items for sale: unique childrens toys, farm nostalgia and locally handmade items by the people in the community. In addition to the merchandise, it hosts The Yogurt Barn and a Coffee Shop and is lovely place to stop and reenergize after a fun day filled with shopping. The frozen yogurt is 100% natural and 50 different toppings are available to add to your treat.

    Blue Gate Garden Inn, formerly the old indoor waterpark hotel, is also owned by Riegsecker Inc. They transformed the former indoor waterpark hotel into charming Inn. Amenities include pool, breakfast, and an ice cream parlor. That's an added bonus when staying there, perfect while visiting Amish Country or catching Josiah For President at the Blue Gate Theatre currrently running May 5 through September 5th. Blue Gate Theatre has hosted famous Country and Gospel Acts as Kenny Rogers, Michael W. Smith, The Oakridge Boys, The Gaithers, Steven Curtis Chapman and many more famous acts. http://www.riegsecker.com/shipshewana/bluegatetheatre/schedule/

    Thank you Michael Hoover, for hosting Maureen and I during our visit. He is Group Sales & Marketing Manager for Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre. Michael sells to tourism professionals and leisure travelers. Wow, what a fun and thrilling job, lucky guy! Thank you for a taking my heart and mind by back to noodle aroma.

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  • Union Baking Company

    Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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    By Lindsey Skeen

    Union Baking Company is a little bit of French Flair! Located at 303 East Main Street in downtown Westfield in Hamilton County. I met with Kelly Evans and Joe Quinn owners of Union Baking Company. They shared their passion for cooking and highlighting some of their specialties and unique varieties of baked goods, coffee, breakfast, lunch and specialty items for weddings, special events and corporate gatherings.

    We arrived at the perfect time to sample some of their delicious lunch items. We started out with the Beer Cheese Soup made with Grand Junction Brewing Company Beer. Yum, smooth and sharp all at the same time.

    During our conversation he shared his passion for cooking and Kelly's sharp baking skills, it was a perfect paring. Kelly, a former flight attendant, as well as owning previous restaurants, Kelly traveled abroad and brought her passion for European cooking/baking. The actual restaurant is a former cottage house sitting in downtown Westfield. It exudes European charm the minute you walk on to the porch.

    Next, we had the chance to try the Turkey and Brie Sandwich. It is a staple sandwich on their menu but they do have daily specials as well as certain specials that rotate. The turkey was fantastic with bread from Amelia's Bread. The turkey and brie was freshly made with turkey and soft ripened brie cheese. To top it off a fantastic treat of fig marmalade was spread over the bread and then topped with fresh Arugula. The best part was that it was served warm just hot pressed before it was served to us. The fig marmalade was my favorite part as it added the perfect pairing to the savory turkey and creamy brie.

    We the had something that gave us the one two punch. It is called the Whompus! It is a dessert wrapped up in a little drink that includes espresso, almond milk, cocoa, & agave. It is seriously a peanut butter cup wrapped up in a tiny mug. I'll have another please!

    As I talked with Joe more about their menu I discovered that they offer paleo, gluten free and organic specials. They offer specials and items with dietary restrictions. He recommended you call ahead or check their daily specials for the most up to date offerings.

    The most popular item and Kelly's specialty are the French Macarons. She first tasted the French Macaron during a trip to France and decided to master the recipe! This is not your American Macaron like most know with coconut. The French Macaron is a sweet confection of meringue with filling such ganache, buttercream, jam or other flavorful fillings. Check out this photo it is called the The Big Mac.

    I really want to travel to Europe but right now my plan is to head to Union Baking Company again to experience a little European inspired food. I think I'll take my sisters and mother this time. Union Baking Company is the perfect place to catch up on conversation while enjoying the unique atmosphere and food.

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  • Sahm's Restaurant and Bar

    Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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    By Lindsey Skeen

    Sahms Restaurant & Pub is a place that many call home. You do feel like home when you walk into Sahms. Old pictures on the wall, friendly, inviting staff and ambience that is warm and cozy. The menu is expansive and many delicious choices. I visited Sahms on Allisonville and 116th Street in Fishers, Indiana. It is a Fishers and Indiana institution.

    I had the opportunity to try out their appetizer special the Fried Carrot Curls. I have been to Sahms so many times but cannot believe I havent tried this delicious starter! Im usually partial to their popular Fried Mushrooms that have been on the menu since 1986. The history of the mushrooms speaks for itself. The Carrot Curls are fried with a hint of sweetness. A perfect appetizer for people who enjoy an appetizer but do not want something too heavy before the main entrée.

    Sahms is known for the breaded pork tenderloin a popular choice like the mushrooms since 1986. I have enjoyed the succulent pork sandwich many times so I opted to try the Turkey Tom Jones. Im so glad I decided to venture out of my comfort zone. It was fantastic. Its not unusual to be loved by everyone, as the real Tom Jones sings. Well the menu touts that song phrase too. I see why so many people love this sandwich, it is made with fresh ground turkey, sliced avocados, muenster cheese, shredded romaine, sliced tomatoes and sun dried tomato aioli.

    It was not hard to figure out what I might have to satisfy my sweet tooth. Of course, Sahms World Famous Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake. Yep, I said World Famous. The Coffee Cake even has its own twitter account, handle SahmsCoffeeCake. The premise of the account is showing famous people with the coffee cake edited into their hands on the picture. Pretty clever. The cake is a moist sour cream bundt cake with a delicious cinnamon crumble. The coffee cake is a tradition for many families. People from all over the nation order this popular cake. Check out this You Tube video about the famous cake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoBgwWiyyDw Just a little tip: the coffee cake comes complimentary when ordering a salad at Sahms.

    Sahms offers full bar service and 14 tap beers including many local favorites. They also offer house infused spirits and hand crafted cocktails. I indulged in the handcrafted Sophia Petrillo, a drink named after the television show Golden Girl character. The drink itself is jalapeno infused vodka, simple syrup and a splash of mint. It is just like the character on Golden Girls; sweet, sassy and spicy all rolled into one. The bar itself It is known to many in the Indy suburb similar to the television show Cheers bar, where everybody knows your name.

    If you are in the ever growing city of Fishers, be sure to plan for a stop at Sahms Restaurant. It will charm your taste buds and your heart.

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  • Heavenly Sweets

    Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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    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.

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