About Us

 We at Defy Explanation strive to offer both an experience that is familiar with a delicious twist. We use the highest quality ingredients in all our recipes to deliver bold flavors and delightful experiences for people who love food. From our savory Crab Pub Mac n Cheese with spicy Sriracha Remoulade to Whiskey Barrel Baklava we have a tasty treat for you.

Macaroons
Sweet Pies
Our Story

We started this journey with two dozen sugar cookies, $120 and a basket at the DJ booth in a Karaoke Bar in  December of 2017. We are a husband and wife team. She, Jocelyn, is a talented Chef specializing in Pastry. She has won a slew of local prizes for tasty treats and wildly artistic presentations. She has worked at some of the more notable local sweet spots and is also currently the head Pastry Instructor for the Cutting Edge Classroom, here in  Knoxville. She puts the whimsy in Defy Explanation. He bakes some stuff and lifts some stuff.

Testimonials

"BEST Mac and Cheese I have ever had. Plain was amazing, and the buffalo chicken was out of this world! <3

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Amber White

"Had some yummy macaroons at the Mad Hatters Arts and Music Fest in Jackson Square last week. They were awesome! First time having homemade ones. Everyone else I went with got sweets and all of them were great. Jocelyn is also super friendly as well.

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Emily Fitzpatrick

"Most amazing baklava ever!!! 👌🙌❤️

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Jessica Fink

"Jocelyn made some very detailed and cool looking Minecraft cupcakes and matching cake for my son’s birthday and they tasted just as amazing as they looked! Couldn’t have asked for better and would definitely recommend (and already have)! Thank you again!

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Melanie Hasson

"Delicious French Macarons at Morristown Strawberry Festival!!!

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Rhonda Mcnish

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