Award-Winning Pastry Chef Ashley Joslin
Our Head Pastry Chef, Ashley Joslin, received her degree in Pastry Arts from the highly esteemed Johnson & Wales University, where she trained under the top culinary experts in the world.
One of her instructors was Chef Keegan Gerhard, who has been named one of the top ten pastry chefs in the world. You may have seen Chef Keegan on television, as he has been the host and a judge on Food Network Challenge.
After graduating from Johnson & Wales, Ashley attended the Notter School of Pastry Arts to learn the sugar art techniques of Chef Ewald Notter, the leading expert in pulled and blown sugar. Chef Notter has won National and World Pastry Team Championships, Pastry Chef of the Year, and the Coup du Monde in France, receiving the highest score ever recorded in sugar work.
Since her initial training, Ashley has earned numerous accolades for her work in pastry, including Cleveland Magazine's prestigious Silver Spoon award and Best Chocolate Cake in Cleveland. She has been featured in local magazines, appeared on Cleveland television shows and has even gotten to bake for President Barack Obama's staff. She was also honored to make a birthday cake for Senator Bob Dole. She has studied under multiple wedding cake experts and specializes in custom cake design.
While working as an executive pastry chef for popular Cleveland establishments, Ashley began Top Tier Cakes out of her home. Now with her own team in place, she has brought her vision to a full-service bakery and cake studio in Westlake, OH.
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wedding cake Delivery area
For cakes 3 tiers or larger, not only will we deliver the cake -- we often need to deliver the cake and complete set-up at the location. Top Tier Cakes has delivered wedding cakes to many popular venues in Greater Cleveland. From grand ballrooms to country clubs to your own backyard, we can deliver your cake to your wedding. Most of our wedding cake deliveries are free (there are minimum size requirements and fees could apply depending on distance, all discussed with you up front).
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a word on Special Dietary Requests
We often get requests for Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free and Nut-Free Prepared items. We will always be happy to discuss your special needs. While we do not carry these items as regular bakery selections, with notice, we may be able to make special orders. We have done gluten-free cupcakes and vegan carrot cakes as examples. These items do take special time, require a minimum quantity and may cost a little more than our regular daily selections, but we are happy to discuss your needs.
Please note: one type of allergy we cannot accommodate is any allergy to nuts, including peanuts. We simply do not have a setup to 100% guarantee no cross-contact. Also, while we have done gluten-free items, it is important to remember we are not a gluten-free environment; we do not have separate prep services and therefore gluten particles could be present in preparation. We are happy to discuss all allergies and options and to talk to you about things we have done for other customers.