When Mississippi sculptor Cory Lewis decided to trade in her clay and ceramic tools for sugar and a spatula, her artistic skills and creative vision she developed as an artist translated easily to her new medium.
Like many aspiring artists and chefs, she moved to New York City. There, she worked for some of the best pastry chefs and cake designers in the industry. Cory received her formal culinary training at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School and then went on to teach classes for the schools Pastry and Baking program. After moving to California she continued to refine her skills at West Coast venues, most notably The Carmel Highlands Inn and The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Having returned to her southern roots, Cory now combines her skills as a sculptor with the magical touch of a confectioner to create cakes that are truly works of art.
Cory Lewis’ cakes have appeared in Bride’s Magazine, Southern Bride Magazine, Delta Magazine, Carmel Bride, Mississippi Magazine as well as Florida Bride Magazine and Social South Magazine.
Cory cakes are baked specifically for your occasion. The ingredients used to make Cory cakes are locally sourced when possible - farm fresh eggs, milk and butter. Fair trade single bean chocolates are used to make our ganache as well as the cocoa powder for the chocolate cake. Double strength vanilla extract imparts a wonderful full flavor to our cakes.
This rich butter cake has the density of pound cake yet it's crumb is soft and light. Locally produced eggs, milk and cream give this cake it's rich velvety flavor.
This is definitely not your average chocolate cake. It is moist rich and dense… sinfully so. There is a secret ingredient that makes this cake not overly sweet so it works well as a backdrop to other more intense flavors such as the chocolate ganache and espresso buttercream.
Cory cakes can be ordered in Double Vanilla or Bourbon Chocolate cake. These two recipes developed over the years have become the basis for the majority of our clients’ requests.
You can choose from either butter cream or fondant icing. However, using buttercream in the hot summer months is not guaranteed.
Sweet and Savory additions for layering texture, flavor and color
Organic dried cherries are marinated in Vin Santo for twenty-four hours then simmered with whole vanilla bean, sugar and honey to make this yummy riff on Indian chutney.
Local berries and stone(d) fruit preserves are hand crafted with citrus zests and spices, adding texture as well as punching up the flavors of the creamy buttercream fillings.
All handcrafted from the juices of pink grapefruit, Meyer lemons, and key limes, passion fruit or even the ruby red beet (aahhh don’t wrinkle your nose till you’ve tried it). Name your flavor! Again, this is all about bumping up the flavor compliments and layering textures flavors and colors.
Any kind of nut can be toasted, salted, chopped and layered to add textural as well as a salty edge that compliments espresso, caramel and chocolate flavors.
The seductive fusion of melted 60% bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream, swirled together into a silky rich filling that adds depth and texture to every cake layer.
Totally borrowed from the brilliant Christina Tossi, David Chang’s pastry chef at MILK in New York City. These really cool crumbs are salty, sweet and crunchy. I’ve added colored jimmies a la FunFetti cake, malted milk powder to give them a slightly savory accent, as well as zests and spices… these are fun to play with, add unique texture, color and flavor to make your cake totally yours.
Cory cakes are custom tailored to fit each event. We encourage our clients to schedule a consultation as soon as the event date has been set. The initial consultation is complimentary.
The price of the cake varies, based on the details and ingredients the design calls for. The minimum order is $800 with a 50% deposit to reserve your date on our calendar. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the event.
Monday - Thursday | 10:00 A - 6:00 P
We encourage our clients to schedule a tasting as soon as the event date has been set. Tastings are $50, which is deducted from the cost of cake when booked.
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