NORWICH – Life doesn’t get much better than biting into an edible, hand-sculpted bow. After all, why take the time to untie the ribbon on your present when you can just eat it?
Such is the temptation that one Norwich entrepreneur hopes to capitalize on with a new cake baking business that specializes in sculpted sugar art. And with well over a 100 orders in just two months, it looks like she’s off to a very good start.
Jennifer Tanis Rice owns and operates Ideal Sweets Cakes and Cookies from her home in Norwich. A farm girl and former Chenango County Dairy Princess, Rice has taken the heavy cream and real butter she grew up around and mixed them with sugar and secret ingredients to bake cakes that are exceptionally moist and dense.
Both the cake and custard filling inside contain components that she wouldn’t dream of revealing.