Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake,” and in Ann Arbor the place to do just that is at Cake Nouveau. Owner Courtney Clark (familiar to many from the Food Network and TLC) is an award-winning French pastry chef. Earlier this year, she found herself needing more space for classes and a showcase storefront, so she has relocated to 1924 Packard Street.
Courtney is given to rather whimsical decorating tastes; Cake Nouveau features a pink awning, green and purple tile, and pink and purple walls accented by swirling white stripes. Half of the store is dedicated to retail sales; the other half is a cake decorating station.
The range of available flavors at Cake Nouveau is virtually unlimited. All cakes are made with alternating layers of cake and buttercream filling. Patrons can select both a cake flavor and a buttercream flavor; their buttercream can be made inany flavor to complement the cake. Cake Nouveau specializes in cupcakes, with four varieties offered weekly (two new flavors each Monday). Cupcakes are made fresh each morning; current flavors offered are chocolate truffle, vanilla beany, strawberry shortcake, and cookies ‘n cream.
During the month of October, Ann Arbor residents can participate in two classes through Cake Nouveau’s Cake U. On the 11th and 12th, from 4pm-8pm, learn cake structuring techniques with Topsy-Turvy Cake Structure. On the 25th and 26th, just in time for the fall holidays (from 5pm-8pm each day), learn to create a 3-D jack o’ lantern from cake.
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