Anne Gros has over 20 years of cake baking/decorating experience and considers it one of her greatest joys. Anne opened Mad Batter Bakery in Chalmette in March of 2013 after an overwhelming interest in her intricate designs created the need for more room to expand and grow her business. She prides herself on putting the customer’s needs first and making culinary dreams become reality. Along with her daughter, Jessica and her talented decorating staff, Mad Batter Bakery is quickly becoming one of the most popular bakeries in the metropolitan area.
What is your favorite thing about events at Stella Plantation: "My favorite thing about events at Stella Plantation is the ease of everything. From start to finish, everything is so organized. We have never delivered to Stella and had it not be set up and ready for us. Caroline is the sweetest, most put together event coordinator to work with. She really takes care of everything. The location itself is stunning and the attention to detail is phenomenal. We fell in love with Stella, so much so, that we chose it for my daughter’s wedding. Everything was story book perfect, and we couldn’t have chosen a better venue! "
What piece of advice do you give to couples getting married at Stella: "When I see couples who come in for cake tastings from Stella Plantation, the first thing I tell them is, “You’ve picked the perfect place”. Stella is amazing. Caroline is awesome to work with, and you will have an absolutely unforgettable time. As far as advice goes, don’t sweat the small stuff. The most important thing is marrying the person of your dreams. The rest is Lagniappe."
(photo from Alec Quig)
Tell us something you enjoy about events/weddings in general: "The thing I enjoy most about events/weddings is seeing everything come together. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a dream come true and seeing a client’s face light up with excitement at the finished product. Being able to be a part of that is the best feeling in the world."
Tell us something you don't like: "One thing I dislike most about events is when too many outside sources influence the guest(s) of honor into getting something they aren’t happy with. This is YOUR day. Make it all about you. If you want 15 colors for your wedding cake, you should do it. If you want a cake that hangs from the ceiling in the middle of the dance floor, the sky’s the limit. If on no other day, your special day should be all about YOU!"