Having experienced a 20% increase in demand in the past six months, A Slice of Heaven has opened its first patisserie on Kilkenny’s High Street.
Founded by Mary McEvoy, formerly pastry chef of L’Ecrivain and Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, A Slice of Heaven supplies hand-crafted wedding and occasion cakes, and its cupcakes are enjoyed in cafes and outlets across the South East.
“Opening my own store has always been a dream of mine. After experiencing a sizeable increase in demand and with the High Street premises becoming available, I knew the timing was right,” Ms McEvoy said. “While we will be selling all the occasion and bridal cakes, cupcakes and chocolate treats we always supplied, we are now able to offer a dedicated bridal consultation area and demonstration space as well.”
Covering two floors, A Slice of Heaven’s award-winning cakes are now on display for order, and its pastries and cupcakes for sale, on the store’s ground floor. For Easter, the store created Easter-themed cupcakes, chocolate biscuit nests and other treats.
The store also has a dedicated bridal consultation area and demonstration space on its upper floor.
A highly experienced pastry chef and qualified cake decorator, Ms McEvoy will be starting parents and toddler workshops in cupcakes and cake decoration in April, plus mid-term and weekend workshops for children aged seven and over and adult courses in advanced cake decorating and icing. Sugar craft products will also be available for sale in the store.
Her husband, Neil, will also present cookery demonstrations. An award-winning chef, he was formerly head chef at Kevin Dundon’s Dunbrody Country House, where he also presented cookery demonstrations at its renowned cookery school.
From Piltown, the McEvoys were helped in the opening of their new store by daughters Laoise (5) and Caoimhe (7) and their whole family.