pastry & cake studio - Maryville/Knoxville TN
OvenArt Designer Cake is a boutique dessert studio located in the heart of downtown Maryville, TN. Owner and Executive Pastry Chef Lisa Cunningham wanted a space that would primarily serve as a gallery to display her artistic designs -- her unique cake and pastry creations -- and she chose the name OvenArt to distinguish her studio as a art gallery for cakes, rather than a cake bakery.
"An exceptional addition to the St. Jude Evening of The Legends"
Lisa specifically selected OvenArt’s location because she was so enamored with the vibrance and atmosphere of downtown Maryville’s growth and cultural development. Now a shining gem on bustling West Broadway, the studio underwent major renovations before OvenArt’s grand opening.
After gutting the building and replacing the windows, Lisa wanted to build out the interior in a way that accentuated and highlighted the artistry of her designer cakes. She searched tirelessly for the perfect display cabinets, countertops and bar stools. Sophisticated graphics of a wedding couple, a tree and hearts adorn the walls, floors and ceiling, and were hand-painted by Lisa’s friend, Guido Nagel, a California Bay Area artist.
Lighting was then carefully chosen to highlight the details of everything in the studio, not only her cakes. As the setting sun turns daylight to dark, the interior of the studio becomes alive with a crisp, bright, pure white light. Elegant signage and a sleek black awning with the OvenArt logo completed the new look, which invokes a feeling of New York flair.
The studio is where Lisa meets clients for design sessions and tastings, and she can also be found there building and decorating cakes. At this point, the studio functions as a cake design and display center and a consultation meeting space only, with actual baking done at a commercial kitchen located nearby. Visitors are encouraged to stop by, look around and enjoy the studio. Lisa loves meeting new friends as much as she loves designing a fabulous cake!
"I’m always on the lookout for cake designers with a unique perspective and when I saw Lisa’s work on our wedding cake stands I became an instant fan. I love her philosophy to use only the finest ingredients because, well, great ingredients means great tasting cakes! And, it is her attention to detail that separates her work from simple baking to true artistry. You can tell she puts a tremendous amount of effort into each of her designs and the result is always spectacular. What I believe really sets her work apart is her drive to learn from other artists and cultures which she then incorporates into her own aesthetic. I cannot wait to see her next fabulous creation and how her work develops in the future."
Sarah - Cake Stand Guru
"Without a doubt, this was the best icing I have ever had on a slice of cake. We ordered enough to have extra, but it was all gone"
Cheri Huffman Jones
Associate Professor of Accounting and Law
School of Business
The cake was amazing!I had never had a custom cake that did not sacrifice freshness and taste for art and beauty. Your cake had it all!!