Wedding Cake Wednesday – Give Me Some Sugar (Flowers)

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ “This cake was for an A Charleston Bride client and was inspired by a previous ACB cake that had a mixture of fresh and sugar flowers. This always presents a challenge, because even though the bride, and subsequently […]

Wedding Cake Wednesday – PPHG Family Edition

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ “This cake was extra special because it was for our PPHG fam, Sales Manager Erin and Chef Dan! This was another all-fondant inspo photo, but we felt pretty confident we could combine all the inspo elements into a […]

HOW TO GET THROUGH YOUR WEDDING BEING POSTPONED: FROM HURRICANES TO COVID-19

Former PPHG bride, Hannah Marie Welton, shares her experience with having to postpone her wedding and hopes to give encouragement to any couple struggling with this time of uncertainty.  We were supposed to be married on September 7th, 2019 at a lovely lake house owned by the state of South Carolina (The Lake House at […]

Wedding Cake Wednesday – Marbled Modeling Chocolate

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ From the tasting notes: ⁠⠀ “John’s family owns AGM Imports which is a local stone retail company. They sell large pieces of granite, marble, etc. They are hoping to use the attached slab and have a 4- tier cake […]

Charleston Hometown Heroes

❤️ Thank you, Emily Harvey, for being a Charleston “Hometown Hero”! ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I would like to nominate my sister Emily Harvey who is currently a RN at Roper St. Francis Hospital working in the COVID unit. She has been working hard an average 4 days a week for 12-hour shifts to take care of […]

Charleston Hometown Heroes

❤️ Thank you, Anita, for being a Charleston “Hometown Hero”! ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I would like to nominate Anita Huggins as a hometown hero. She is the principal at Moultrie Middle School, and she works harder than anyone I know to ensure that all students, staff, and families feel loved and supported. She dedicates endless hours […]

How to Make “Faux-caccia” Bread!

Fake it ‘til you make it, am I right?  Until you make this fake focaccia, that is, or faux-caccia, because, why not?  This recipe comes from Alexandra Stafford, who wrote a beautiful book called “Bread Toast Crumbs“, and more specifically from this blog post:  Traditional focaccia is a thin yeast bread that is much quicker to bake than a traditional bread […]

Charleston Hometown Heroes

❤️⁠Thank you, Glen, for being a Charleston #HometownHero! ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I nominate Glen who works for Harris Teeter on Houston Northcutt! He has worked there for over 30 years and always brings a smile to my face!!!! I can be in the worst of moods, go in shopping, bump into him and leave with not […]

How To Make PPHG “SO GOOD” Cookies!

So Good Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cloud Cookies, or “So Good”, for short! These cookies are SO GOOD. That’s what Scott says, and many of my friends and neighbors, so it’s worth noting. Why would they lie? They wouldn’t. They would smile kindly, with a tilt of the head, and say “aww, Jess, sweetie, ….” I’ve been […]

Wedding Cake Wednesday – “Razzle Dazzle”

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ “The Razzle Dazzle! The bride and groom were both designers/artists. They wanted their cake to have a modern⁠ graphic-design vibe. They mentioned adding camouflage to one layer. In the tasting, I’m trying to act natural, of course, but […]