KUSI TV featured Heaven Sent Desserts and their delicious European Christmas Cake - the Yule Log and how to make one yourself at home. Watch Heaven Sent Desserts's Chef and owner Lachlan Oliver explain the history and intricacies of this wonderful and festive finale to your Christmas table. Click to watch and learn how to make your own!
Shindy.Tv Mmm…decadent desserts made fresh daily…rich, luscious, delicious, one-of-a-kind. That’s what you’ll taste at Heaven Sent Desserts in North Park. Our Stephanie June takes us inside for a sampling. Hosted by Stephanie
Heaven Sent Desserts was honored to be part of the doumentary film "The War" by Ken Burns. All of us at Heaven Sent Desserts are proud and honored to have been selected by KPBS and Ken Burns to provide our special refreshments for the VIP viewing of the movie The War. The movie tells the story of all the men and women who fought in World War II, the stories they have never been able to tell ... The movie has aired on PBS all over the world, beginning in September 2007.
We thank Mr. Burns for giving us the oportunity to be part of this experience.
Serving overseas can be tough for American troops. While on duty, Medic Lachlan Oliver and his friends turned to desserts for an escape.
Oliver said losing one of his fellow combatants, who happened to love sweets, inspired him to do something different with his life when he got back to the United States.
He's teamed up with a professional chef and began "Heaven Sent" Dessert Cafe, where they make elegantly decorated cakes, fresh baked cookies and other tasty treats.
North Park’s Heaven Sent Desserts (3001 University Avenue, 619-793- 4758) is an experience, not a mere bakery. They understand their desserts are not “treats,” they are a little luxury of life. Where else can you watch old black-and-white movies and have someone passionately describe putting together a cake with its ganache topping? It’s open late (11 p.m.) Monday through Thursday; until 11:30 on weekends.
Comforting treats in combat zone convinced former medic to open a dessert cafe. Comfort can take many forms, but when it comes to easing the distress of a bad day, there's no better antidote than a favorite dessert, be it a slab of gooey chocolate cake or a warm slice of apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream.
That certainly proved true for Lachlan Oliver during a tour of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, where the days often were filled with dread and misery. Oliver served as a medic in the Air Force for nine years, ultimately traveling to 60 countries.
He specialized in combat search and rescue, which meant going after downed air-crew members who had been seriously injured.
“Basically, when you are deployed to a combat zone, there's no drinking, no fraternizing, and you only get phone calls once a month for 15 minutes,” recalled Oliver, 31. “We had lost some friends, so since we couldn't go out and drink and call family, we would go and eat sweet things.”
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Mike and Lachlan were service buddies who planned to open a dessert shop when they returned from Iraq. Mike didn't make it back but Lachlan made their dreams come true with the North Park business, Heaven Sent Desserts. Ruben tries his hands at decorating cupcakes. Click here to view video >