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30. Heather Saffer was recently featured on Shark Tank and walked away with an investment from Barbara Corcoran for her vegan frosting company Dollop Gourmet!
Heather Saffer is the founder and CEO of Dollop Gourmet, a natural foods company that produces all-natural healthier gourmet frostings & spreads made from premium non-GMO ingredients.
frosting is available in over 600 stores Nationwide.
is the winner of season 4 of Food Network's Cupcake Wars and author of The Dollop Book of Frosting (Adams/F+W Media), Amazon's
#1 Bestseller in the Dessert Baking cookbook category.
Recently seen on ABC's hit show Shark Tank (episode 7:27), Heather
walked away with an investment from shark Barbara Corcoran.
As a successful entrepreneur and self taught baker, Heather has been featured in Forbes, People Magazine, Huffington Post, Oprah, Women's World, USA Today, and Sirius XM just to name a few, and has her own monthly dessert segment on Rochester's Fox affiliate.
Heather Saffer / President & Frosting Developer, Dollop, Inc.
By Heather 'Cupcakes' ...
By Heather 'Cupcakes' Saffer
, winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars and cupcake aficionado takes frosting to places you haven't dreamed of in her
With each frosting recipe, Heather
includes a finished dessert recipe so you have an idea of how to use the topping to its fullest potential.
These triple chocolate cookies from The Dollop
Book of Frosting (Adams), by Heather 'Cupcakes' Saffer, are elevated with the addition of special brownie batter frosting.
Serve a few to your grandchildren, and watch 'em go wild.
About the author:
Heather "Cupcakes" Saffer is the president and founder of Dollop Gourmet.
Over the past five years, she
has perfected her
frosting recipes, using them to frost cupcakes for thousands of men, women, and children at her
former cupcake bar, Dollop Gourmet
Cupcake Creations, and at events across the country.
A winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, public speaker, and social media lover, Heather
pushes the boundaries on what can be done with frosting (and life), and brings her
infectious smile and antics online at www.heathersaffer.com.
Heather 'Cupcakes' Saffer
You can simply ask Rochester's gourmet ...
You can simply ask Rochester's gourmet frosting connoisseur Heather Saffer and she will tell you exactly what goes into the perfect frosting.
, who lives in Rochester's Browncroft neighborhood, owned and operated a unique interactive bakery in Penfield called Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations.
Customers could create their own cupcake with different fillings, frostings, and toppings.
"We'd make it on the spot, so you could get whatever you wanted, which was fun," Heather
"It was fun for the people, and it was fun for me and the staff to do."
In 2012, Heather
competed on the Food Network's hit TV show Cupcake Wars.
team won the $10,000 grand prize.
Later that same year, Heather
cupcake shop and bakery with another unique endeavor in mind.
wanted to focus not on the cupcake as a whole, but on the piece that makes a cupcake, well, a cupcake: the frosting.
"I had this idea to create a frosting that was all natural and healthier because there had been no innovation in frosting," she
"I just saw an opening in a market to create something better."
feature on Cupcake Wars aired, Heather
was offered a book deal to write The Dollop Book of Frosting, which features an array of 45 different and unique frosting recipes and different ways to use frosting.
Around the same time, a light bulb clicked on - why not turn some of her
frostings into their own line?
So, Heather started Dollop Gourmet Inc. in 2013 with a focus on creating an allergen-free, all-natural frosting.
vegan-friendly creations are made with mostly organic ingredients and are free of most allergens, including soy, dairy, and gluten.
While still a sweet treat, her
frostings use half as much sugar as the average competitors' brand.
With the idea in mind, Heather
tracked down a manufacturer who would be willing to take on this new concept.
After much research and development, the Dollop Gourmet frosting line first hit shelves in November 2014 at Wegmans Food Markets
While all of the flavors are for sale through Dollop Gourmet's
website www.dollopgourmet.com, they are also available for purchase in the baking aisle at all Wegmans stores, as well as at Whole Foods, Meijer
, H-E-B, among others.
currently has four mouthwatering flavors available for sale bearing decadent-sounding names like Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Sea Salted Caramel, and Madagascar Vanilla.
says her line of frostings are a healthier alternative to the usual store brands, like Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines.
own website features a recipe for a basic grilled cheese sandwich with a sweeter side, which Heather
has dubbed "The Most Amazing Grilled Cheese & Chocolate Sandwich."
Skip the butter and substitute Dollop Gourmet's Madagascar Vanilla frosting.
Layer the opposite side of the bread with Hot Chocolate frosting and then add some cheddar cheese, cook it in a skillet, and voila: lunch is served!
"It's really the way that you … spice things up and make things a little more appetizing," Heather
says on adding frosting to different foods and recipes.
In May, Heather
starred on the ABC hit reality show Shark Tank.
is both thankful and excited to have been featured on Cupcake Wars and Shark Tank, she
admits it was a lot of work preparing for both segments.
is thankful, though, for the exposure that Dollop Gourmet
has gained as a result.
In the week after her
episode aired on Shark Tank, sales on Dollop Gourmet's
website alone hit more than $45,000, according to a report released by Forbes.com.
While that all-natural, healthier frosting is her
is busily working on potential new products and hasn't given much thought to adding new frosting flavors to her
current product line.
"I'm more excited about the new product idea than I am about new flavors," she
says, but she
can't quite spill the beans just yet on what new products she
has in store for her
Right now, Heather's
is working to expand and promote Dollop Gourmet
at trade shows to eventually gain a wider distribution.
recently spent a few days promoting her
business in New York City at the Fancy Food Show, an international exhibit that draws thousands of industry professionals from around the world.
Heather Saffer, CEO of ...
Heather Saffer, CEO of Dollop Gourmet, Inc., joins us in studio with Valentine's Day desserts.