Once upon a time in 2007, a newly dating couple glanced at a vacant storefront. "That would make a really great chocolate shop for you some day," she said. He shrugged. "Yeah, that would be so cool. I don't think it'll ever happen, though."
As the storefront sat empty, a hobby turned into a side business which morphed into a full-time home business. The courtship grew into a marriage as the business outgrew the house and the rest is history. What can we do for you today?
Growing up in West Virginia, Todd was fascinated by Art Nouveau and the works of Gustav Klimt. He wanted nothing more than to study art, but his practically -minded parents steered him toward the culinary world, insisting "you'll always have a job." In culinary school, Todd discovered that pastry is where food and art meet. Todd draws his culinary inspiration from the likes of Margaret Braun and Martin Howard and keeps one foot planted in working-class pride while aspiring to create works of sugar art that challenge modern perceptions of food.
Raised under the homespun business ethic of her entrepreneurial mother, Gwyn went into this project with two things going for her: the refusal to play by anyone else's rules and a staunch belief in her husband's dream. From Todd's Girl Friday to her mouthy, tattooed staff's Captain of the ship, this small woman wears a lot of hats and casts a large shadow.