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Little Corners Petit Fours Pastry Chef Kenn SmithLittle Corners Petit Fours owner Pastry Chef Kenn Smith
As a high school student, I took a job as a dishwasher in a local German bakery. At the time, it was just a job but not long after, a passion grew, I wanted to become a cake decorator.

After working my way up through the ranks (dishwasher, donut fryer, pastry sheeter, bread moulder), I finally reached mixer (actually mixing the cakes) and then baker. Once I had mastered mixing and baking the cakes, I started to learn to make roses out of butter cream.

In the beginning, after washing the dishes and before heading home in the evening, I would pipe a rose and leave it on the workbench for the chef’s approval in the morning. After several months, I finally received the approval I needed and was allowed to start decorating cakes. Here I found my passion.

After working several years in the small German pastry shop, which is still thriving today, I moved into the bakery industry’s Corporate America, ….grocery store chains. Here I was responsible for 20-30 different stores and the training of their bakers. I enjoyed the opportunity of introducing new cookie designs and products, implementing them chain wide, and participating in photoshoots and marketing campaigns.

Jump ahead to 2001, and I decided to return to the small, family owned bakery businesses. I hopped from one shop to another picking up different tidbits of knowledge and creativity until I found myself coming back full circle and employed at the same small German bakery where I had started and found my passion, however, this time I wore the title, Executive Pastry Chef. 

In 2009, I decided to start my own business.

chocolate petit four with pink rose petalsI was enthralled with the little, square petit four because of its limitless opportunities for flavors and decorations and thus Little Corners Petit Fours was born.

In addition to petit fours, I also make and sell custom cakes, brownies, cookies and pastries and I can make most of my products gluten free, dairy free and/or nut free. I offer everything bakery except breads and with my passion still in decorating, I love to make custom cakes.

pecan tarts with baconLittle Corners is family owned and operated. I have tried an overwhelming array of flavors and designs -  even tiny ”edible images” on a one-inch by one-inch petit four and am always open to new suggestions, so please feel free to send yours my way!

Little Corners can be found at three Loudoun County Farmers Markets: Leesburg, One Loudoun and Cascades. My wife and our three children can occasionally be seen at the market with me and I have enjoyed watching our children grow from box folders to flower makers to budding executive chefs. Come see us!!!

Little Corners Petit Fours also offers delivery and pick-up options. 

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