Welcome to Consuming Passion, Extraordinary Cake Design
Hosted by cake designer Heidi Cooney we are dedicated to elegant, unique cakes of every description with an emphasis on taste, aesthetics, and quality.
Consuming Passion is dedicated to high-end elegant, unique cake designs For the discerning bride, or For those special events where only the best and creative (as well as great tasting cakes will do, These designs are customized for the client and start with a personalized consultation. Our reputation is all about one-of-a-kind piece montées. Our hallmark is insuring a total cake concept From every detail to exceptional finishing touches. Out pieces are museum worthy but that hasn’t stopped any of our clients From enjoying every last crumb.
AboutHeidi Cooney (CakeDesigner, Confectionary Stylist)
I am a Montreal-based cake designer and decorator with more than 10 years experience in my field. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in painting and drawing in 1979 from Concordia University. After graduating, I left the art world and worked as a fashion coordinator and stylist for a number of years, which gave me a solid background in styling and propping for photography. While working on sets during long catalogue shoots I began to cater for the crew – making elaborate daily lunch buffets for 15-20 people. My desserts were becoming notorious amongst the fashion/advertising cogenti. I continued catering small parties as the demand for my specialties began to grow, and tapped into my mother’s established culinary skills,bringing her to work with me. We called our company Consuming Passion, and specialized in hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
When I started my family, I left my job as stylist/caterer and began to respond to the demand for children’s birthday cakes in the community I had moved into. I registered the name CakeQueen, and my reputation and business grew quickly. Soon I was cramming several cake orders a weekend while raising my toddler. The desire to further my cake decorating skills drove me to reach out beyond the confines of my city, and I began studies at the International School of Confectionery Arts as well as numerous tutorials with esteemed cake decorators from the USA, Canada, and abroad. A colleague in New York introduced me to I.C.E.S. (International Cake Exploration Society). I joined, and attended their yearly conventions where I consequently became deeply involved in cake decorating.
I am the founding past president ofa regional chapter for professional and semi-professional designers in my city.My cake designs have won awards for 4 years consecutively from the Canadian Society of Sugar Artistry where I am also a member; and some of my designs have been featured on theknot.com – a high traffic wedding planning site, as well asbetterbaking.com – a popular online magazine for bakers who cook. I am also amember of IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Inaddition to working with clients – creating specialty cakes for an upscaleclientele, I have been teaching cake design and decor for the last several yearsto groups as well as privately, and happily have seen my classes continue to expand as the interest grows with my reputation.