Food Dude Feature – Cass & Company Sweets ‘N Eats
The Stud Muffin That Found His Cupcake
“You’re my honeybunch, sugar plum, pumpy-umpy-umpkin, you’re my sweetie pie. You’re my cuppycake, gumdrop, snoogums, boogums, you’re the apple of my eye. And I love you so, and I want you to know, that I’ll always be right here. And I want to sing sweet songs to you because you are so dear…” Today we’re going to be discussing a place that embodies the heart and soul of that particular tune; enter Cass & Company Sweets ‘N Eats.
Cass Schneeman (who happens to be as sweet as her cupcakes) and her husband, John, opened the exceptionally exquisite eatery on June 6th, 2011. Formerly employed as an Executive Chef for 6 years and having been involved in the food business all her life, she decided to take the industry by storm and put her own ideas “into the mix”. Little did she know her passion for baking would ultimately lead to a huge amount of local success. To our surprise, not only is Cass home to the finest cupcakes in Western Kentucky (hence the “sweets”), they also serve lunch and dinner foods as well (hence the “eats”)! Excited to know that my sweet tooth wouldn’t be the only one getting its fix; my black hole of a stomach would be satisfied as well.
When my fellow Food Dudette and I arrived on the scene, we opened up the door to a view so majestic that Willy Wonka himself would have given both his soul and his latest gobstopper to witness. Our eyes were met with a cool and comforting shade of turquoise, which helped to establish a relaxed and soothing sensation. The French phrases “Ooh Lala”, “Bon Appetit”, and a plethora of other favorite quotes and Bible verses bounce from wall to wall in the cozy little cottage of cupcakes. One of the coolest things about this sanctuary of sweetness is that Cass and her husband crafted virtually every bit of the interior decor themselves rather than relying on a third party. The chandelier lighting, the custom wooden chairs and tables, and the rustic tin barn-style paneling were literally dreams brought to life making the local venue that much more attractive. The only thing that could possibly speak any closer to the hearts of these true Paducah artisans would be the food itself, so without further ‘a-dude’, here we go.
The Hot Dog Sandwich
The Pimento Cheese Panini
Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the cleverly crafted creations from the Cupcake Queen herself.
The Strawberry Cupcake
The Cherry Cupcake
Everything at Cass & Company Sweets ‘N Eats is all-natural and made entirely from scratch. This means NO cake mixes! Cass and her husband even raise the chickens and use their eggs in all of their batters in order to create the naturally tasty treats! You could go as far as to say all of their creations are baked with one ingredient in particular: love. The other takeaway is how much of a hidden gem this place is. I had no idea they sold food outside of the cupcakes, cookies, and pastries of which they’re so well known. Guys, don’t let the bright colors discourage you. If you’re a man and have a man’s stomach to fill, you don’t have to borrow your wife’s knickers to enjoy this Lone Oak luncheonette. This is a place for everyone! I give their kitchen 5 out of 5 spoonfuls of approval! Check out their menu at www.cassandcompanysweets.com.
As always, until next time my fellow food dudes and dudettes…Chow!