Sweet inspiration

. October 30, 2012.

It only seems natural that a talented individual with more than 20 years’ baking and cake decorating experience would open her own store. Findlay is now the lucky beneficiary of Terri Crissman’s sweet inspiration through Cakes for Heaven’s Sake. Opened in late summer 2011, “Cakes” features custom-made cakes for all special occasions. Terri, with help from her husband, Bryan, can turn out everything from  cookie-type birthday confections, to elaborate wedding and anniversary cakes. The store also stocks baking supplies and utensils for those brave souls who want to attempt their own custom creations. “I hadn’t planned on doing cupcakes,” adds Terri, “but customers kept asking about them, so now I bake several different flavors each week.” A favorite is an orange cream cupcake with orange icing and a cream filling. Other flavors are red velvet, Oreo cream, and (for October/November) pumpkin. Terri also plans special holiday flavors, like peppermint, as December approaches.

In addition to promoting their own baked specialties, the Crissmans are also supportive of local confectioners. The shop carries Cheryl’s Candies, a Findlay-made product, and may feature other local offerings in the future. For those with a special occasion on the horizon, photos of Cakes for Heaven’s Sakes’ products are available in the Cake Gallery at www.cakesforheavenssake.com. 227-1/2 N. Main St. 567-525-5779.