Contact Jen Barney                                                                                                                                      Phone: 608-780-3982                                                                                                                                 Email:

Meringue, located in La Crosse, WI, specializes in special event cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, dessert tables, wedding favors, and other fine baked goods.  We believe in full circle baking that starts with the freshest local ingredients,and baking with love and skill to give each client a dessert to celebrate life’s most special milestones. 

Jen and Brian Barney dream of having a food certified kitchen space within their home.  Until then, Meringue makes all desserts using kitchen rental space out of Pogreba's Restaurant.  All weekly orders are picked up or delivered at mutual place and time arranged with each customer.  

Why local?  The second we made the commitment to always turn to local farmers first our quality improved by leaps.  By relying on our farmers, our friends, we are able to utilize produce picked the morning we need it. We are proud to live in farm country and we know the difference between fresh and when a dessert is made with care and integrity.  

Featured Farms and Products:

  • Hoch Orchard and Gardens, La Crescent, MN
  • Castle Rock Organic Farms, Osseo, WI
  • Miriums Gold Yolk Eggs, Stoddard, WI
  • Kathan's Homestead Berries, La Crescent, MN
  • Bluehouse Blueberries, Holmen, WI
  • Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
  • Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate
  • Bean Juice Coffee Roasters, La Crosse, WI

Meringue also provides dessert consulting and menu planning to restaurants and bakeries to help develop, train, and execute dynamic desserts and pastries to improve quality, efficiency, and design to any dessert application.  Please inquire for more details.

Jen Barney: a dessert making fool!

Jen Barney: a dessert making fool!

Thank you for supporting local business and for believing in desserts made with care and integrity.            Jen Barney – Pastry Chef, Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Minneapolis, Dessert Consultant, Cake Designer & owner of Meringue.