It’s too bad I’m already married. If I had a wedding in my future, I’d head to HH Desserts, a new boutique pastry shop in town.
Owner Heather Hurlbert, who you may remember as a contestant from the highly competitive first season of “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” recently left her position at Cherokee Town and Country Club to open up shop on her own. In addition to her appearance on “Top Chef,” Hurlbert has a string of accolades including a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, a gold medal in the 2004 IKA Culinary Olympics and the title of “Best National Pastry Chef of the Year” from the American Culinary Federation.
HH Desserts offers a full line of custom pastries for weddings and events. The boutique’s website features a gallery with scores of wedding cakes, grooms’ cakes, entremets, sugar show pieces, chocolates, plated desserts and more. Hurlbert also provides professional consultation and retail desserts.
If, like me, you aren’t in the wedding market, you can still taste Hurlbert’s creations. HH Desserts will soon offer “Pie Sundays” once a month, so you’ll be able to pop in and grab a slice. While Hurlbert has built her career on more formal sweets, she says, “There’s just something satisfying about pie.”
HH Desserts may also offer pastry classes and other Sunday specialties in the future. Stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, blushing brides, here’s your chance to earn bragging rights for having a “Top Chef” make your wedding cake.
By appointment only. 500 Bishop St., Atlanta. 877-714-7770.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog