HISTORY: Family owned and operated since 1973, Wine and Cake Hobbies began as Virginia Winemaker Supply, selling only wine and beer making equipment and ingredients (founder, Jim Eversole's hobby). Within two years, Jim's wife, AnnaBelle, joined the business and started selling supplies in cake decorating and candy making and offered classes, as well. In 1976, the store relocated and underwent several expansions, including an extensive party and bridal shop and gourmet & catering products. At present, three generations and extended family members handle the day to day operations.
INVENTORY: We can boast the largest IN STOCK selection of Wedding Cake Toppers, Cookie Cutters, Candy Molds, Wine & Beer Making Supplies in the Hampton Roads area. We carry specialty items such as metallic dragees, pearl dragees, disco dusts ( fairy dusts ), luster dusts, gelatin sheets, meringue powder, royal icing mix, Satin Ice Rolled Fondant, pastry fillings, vanilla bean, vanilla powder, rose water, candied fruits, citron, pineapple wedges, crystallized ginger, poppy seeds, cocoa butter, bakers ammonia ( ammonium carbonate ), vital wheat gluten, super fine sugar, amerfond, nulomoline, macaroon coconut, toasted coconut, almond paste, apricot glaze, caramel loaf, chocolate coatings, lorann candy oils, chocolate for fountains, disposable pie pans, loaf pans, pie weights, pie crust shields, pie markers, pie boxes, cake boxes, cookie boxes, cookie bags, cello bags, cello wrap, cookie presses, parchment paper, turkey basters, injectors, chafing racks, sterno, aprons, Jell-O shooter cups with lids...if you can't find something on our site...PLEASE contact us, because we probably DO carry what you're looking for!! On premises services we offer can be found here
SCHOOL: Classes are taught year-round in our large, full-size classroom. Learn everything from wine making to candy making! Kid's classes too! The majority of our cake decorating classes are instructed by AnnaBelle, who holds a multitude of related course certificates from all over the world. She has a Masters Certificate from the Wilton School; Figure Piping from John McNamara; Lambeth Method from Edith Gates School; Gumpaste from Josefa Barloco; Australian Method from Jerry Kern; Mary Ford School, Bournemouth, England; Chocolate Candy making from Byrnes & Kiefer and Maid of Scandinavia, Butter Cream Course from Betty VanNorstrand, etc. More info can be found here.
TESTIMONIALS: People travel from near and far to get everything under one roof. Our customers often say...
"If you don't have it, I don't need it!" - "I have been looking everywhere for these items, and I should have come here first!"
"This is Virginia's Best Kept Secret!"
6527 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509 - For our retail store hours, click here
MEMBERSHIPS: We are proud members of...
Home Wine & Beer Trade Association - (H.W.B.T.A.)
International Cake Exploration Society- (I.C.E.S.)
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce - (H.R.C.C.)
Hampton Roads Brewing & Tasting Society- (H.R.B.T.S.)
MEET OUR STAFF:
AnnaBelle Eversole (President, Owner, Instructor)
Carla Chenevert (Corporate Treasurer, Buyer, Manager, Instructor)
Claire Craig (Corporate Secretary, Sales Associate, Instructor)
Chris Chenevert Sewell (Online Store Manager, Retail Co-Manager, Buyer, Instructor)
Evan Chenevert (Sales Associate, On-Premises Embosser, IT Support)
Charles Craig (Receiving Manager, Instructor)
Taylor Sewell (Sales Associate)
Daniel Craig (Packaging & Stock Associate)
Alfred Chenevert (Packaging & Stock Associate)
Kasey Bish (Sales Associate)
Madison Sewell (Packaging & Stocking)
Kallie Sewell (Cleaning & Office Assistant)