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OUR STORY
 
 
My love affair with beautiful food began while living in Paris years ago.  After a recent return in 2014, I craved the culinary delights worthy of my memories.  I began creating creamy caramels, decadent cakes, and fruit flavors then preserved them by layering the vibrant flavors into glass jars for a beautiful, bountiful treat.  Soon, the Tipsy Hedgehog was born!  We're a family-owned artisan company, making every small batch of caramel, fudge, and cake by hand with only the freshest all-natural ingredients.
 
 
 
 
 
Join us on a pictoral discovery of life, love, and the quest for life-changing cakes and creams.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A THING OF WHIMSY
 
 
 

 
 
 
The Tipsy Hedgehog offers artisanal desserts in the tradition of the Old English trifle, commonly known as a "tipsy hedgehog."  Trifle" comes from the old French term "trufle," meaning something of little value or consequence -- a thing of whimsy.

The desserts date back as far as the 1700s, when British women would soak stale or "scrap" cake in creams, caramels, "melted chocolates," and fruit juices, then pour egg custards over top and finish them with whipped cream.   The British imported the trifle to the New World upon settling along the coastal South.  The trifle is still a staple dessert in the Southeast United States (and elsewhere!) today.

We've taken this traditional treat and given it a modern twist by incorporating all manners of fresh cake, including cookies and crumbles, and preserving it with moist creams, caramels, fruits, and fudges in single-serving jars.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
FLAVORS
 
 
Tipsy Hedgehogs incorporate only the finest seasonally-fresh ingredients.  Our offerings change throughout the year, though some of our staples are available every day.  Tipsy Hedgehogs are available in three sizes: a 16 oz. sharing keepsake mug jar (pictured left), and a single-serving 8 oz. portion (pictured right), and a 4 oz. event serving (not pictured).
 
 

SALTED CARAMEL APPLE CRUNCH
BLACK FOREST TART CHERRY
LONDON FOG EARL GREY TEA & BISCUITS
SUMMER BERRY CHEESECAKE
AZTEC COFFEE MOCHA MOUSSE


 
Check back soon for more flavors.
 
 
 
 
SALTED CARAMEL APPLE CRUNCH (pictured above)
 
Cozy up with a sea salted caramel drizzle over crunchy cinnamon brown sugar streusel crumble, with moist spiced Michigan apple pie filling topped with a warm cinnamon crème Chantilly.
 
 
 
 
BLACK FOREST TART CHERRY
 
Venture "into the woods" to discover a tart Michigan cherry reduction amidst semi-sweet fudge drizzle soaking layers of decadent dark, German chocolate cake, all topped with a light crème Chantilly.
 
 
 
 
LONDON FOG EARL GREY TEA & BISCUITS (pictured below right)
 
Envision the romance of a quiet London fog morning with airy dollop of Earl Grey infused crème Chantilly over a rich vanilla crème Anglais pouring custard layered with delicate, buttery pralines and shortbread crisp.
 
 
 
 
SUMMER BERRY CHEESECAKE
 
Feel the ocean breeze with a classic fresh summer strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry reduction amidst a light soufflé cheescake layer, pillowed upon lemon zested whipped cream.
 
 
 
 
AZTEC COFFEE MOCHA MOUSSE
 
Venture south of the border to enjoy a subtle chili spice-kissed chocolate cake balanced with a silky coffee mocha mousse and tangy nutmeg crème fraîche.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE OBSESSED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Like with any love, it's easy to become obsessed.  We're commited to creating a sustainable, wholesome and unbelievably delicious product in every part of what we do.   Things that will never enter our kitchen (or your body) include:

NO PRESERVATIVES, NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS, NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, NO STABLIZERS, NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, NO SUGAR SUBSTITUTES, NO GMOs, and NO BPAs. 

Recipes include minimally processed, locally-sourced indgredients as much as possible.

Tipsy Hedgehogs are served in BPA-free totally recyclable glass jars with biodegradable wood spoons and jute twine.   We use paper labels with as little polycoating and glue base as possible.  We encourage you to recycle the natural fibers and repurpose the jar for another use.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
GIFTS & CATERING
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIRTHDAY   /   ANNIVERSARY   /   MAZEL TOV
 

Allow us to create the perfect gift -- from a birthday celebration to a thank you to a pick-me-up -- Tipsy Hedgehogs are the perfect way to brighten anyone's day!  Include a special message wiith delivery at no additional cost.

 
 
 
 
CORPORATE GIFTING
 
Love your clients?  Let them know!  Express your genuine gratitude with a treat they're sure to love.  Set up a corporate gifting account and simply choose a gift level that suits your needs.  We'll take care of the rest.  Corporate gift clients receive preferred pricing and optional customized labels. 

Please call 248 320 1943 to set up your account
 
 
 
CATERING & SPECIAL EVENTS
 
Celebrating a wedding, shower, birthday, mitzvah, or graduation?  Invite the Hedgehog and make yours an event to remember.  Optional customized labels turn jars into keepsake souvenirs.

Please call 248 320 1943 to place your order
 
 
 
FUNDRAISING
 
Tipsy Hedgehogs make a perfect fundraiser for schools, scouts, and any worthy cause.  Contact us to learn how we can create a program that creates both fun & funds for your organization.

Please call 248 320 1943 to set up your program
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
FIND US
 
 
 
Our production facility is located in Hart, MI and our distribution facility is located in Howell, MI.  We will make regular appearances at live events, festivals, and seasonal markets throughout Michigan.  Stop by for a free sample and to say "hello."
 
 
We'll post an updated list of markets and appearances soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RETAILERS & RESTAURANTS
 
 
 
We look forward to providing your customers a high-quality fresh on-the-go treat or sweet end to any delicous meal.  Please be in touch to discuss partnership opportunities and to receive our POS.
 
 
 
 
 
 



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The Tipsy Hedgehog
1535 Industrial Park Dr, Hart, MI 49420