Craft Beer-Flavored Cake in Cumming, Georgia

  • Cake and Beer and Cherry Street Brewing

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Have your cake and eat it too?

It’s a known fact that everything tastes better with beer, but how about infused in dessert?  With over 35 years of baking experience, Michael ofRick Tanner’s Grille and Bar in Cumming, GA. Proof is found here that when Georgia businesses collaborate together they create other world phenomena.

Yoss Bakery:

Yoss is a delicious wholesale bakery that services Atlanta’s own restaurants, country clubs, hotels and the well-known Delta Airlines with delicious treats for your international flights. Starting in the 1940’s, Yoss Brothers Baking Corporation and became one of New York City’s preeminent wholesale bakery later traveling south to become a multi-award winning bakery. Today Yoss has great clientele and growing in scale with the ability to service full chain restaurants and varieties of independent coffee shops. With his expansion he seeks to find national customers and expand distribution and has every intent to conquer.


Cherry Street Brewing Company and Rick Tanner’s Bar and Grill:

Rick Tanner’s Grill and Bar opened in 1986 spreading to 20 locations- the latest in Cumming, GA. Today, Rick gladly partners with his son, Nick who returned back to his roots to open a thriving brewpub known as Cherry Street Brewing. Their successful tag team opened doors on 12-12-2012, a date that marks history and their motto “know your brewer”, stemming from Nick and Rick’s strong belief in educating their customers about beer quality and sharing support with charity organizations.

The Collaborative:

With a passion for community and craft beer, Yoss Baking and Cherry Street Brewing have been collaborating decadent beer infused desserts for Rick Tanner’s Grille and Bar since 2013. One of the full time cakes on the menu at Tanner’s Grille and Bar, the Coconut Porter Cake, is a personal favorite with decadent chocolate pudding separating triple layer chocolate cakes baked with the Chief Sawnee’s Stash Coconut Porter. As if that’s not drool worthy enough, it’s additionally coated in a chocolate butter cream frosting and toasted coconut flakes. Yoss shares how his magical creation sparked from the trial and error of many different ingredients, “We started with the New York Blackout Cake made with liquid coffee and exchanged it for Cherry Street’s Coconut Porter. Getting the correct measurements was trial and error until we found something praise worthy.” With great success, Yoss Baking, Rick Tanner’s and Cherry Street Brewing have created a variety of other seasonal flavored cakes such as their Pumpkin Pie Porter perfect for a fall cake and a Double Expresso Chocolate Oatmeal Stout fitting for winter cake.  Their creations don’t stop there; the team is currently scheming an upcoming seasonal spring cake featuring their unique Guava Ale releasing in May.

Beer and baked goods are rapidly becoming bedfellows- at least for the adult crowd.  Rick Tanner’s Grille and Bar, located in Cumming, has a wise slogan “Life is short, eat dessert first” and we couldn’t agree more after personally tasting the Coconut Porter Cake! Want to try these craft beer cakes for yourself? Visit Rick Tanner’s Grille and Bar located at 5810 Bond Street or on their website.  Click here to know more about the cake master himself.

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Co-authors Jen Schliestett and Marnie Williams work on behalf of Captivate Search Marketing, a Georgia based SEO Marketing Agency based in Decatur, GA who delivers quality consumer news to the businesses they love.