Fall has arrived at JRC!

We can’t believe summer has come an end and fall is knocking on our door!

 

While summer brings us delicious flavours like Lemon Curd and Fuzzy Peach, our fall menu really spurs on the creativity of our talented bakers and brings to life some seasonal favourites like Pumpkin Pie and Ginger Crinkle cookies!

 

The launch of our fall menu is always an exciting time. We launch our fall menu around the same time Starbucks launches their iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte so you can enjoy our fall menu for as long as the leaves are turning their beautiful golden hues.

 

Join us THIS SATURDAY, September 1st, for our official FALL MENU LAUNCH!

 

Take a peek below at all the delicious flavours we will have for you on Saturday and the rest of Autumn!

 

The Fall Menu for Jenna Rae Cakes

Academy

*The fall flavours listed below will all be available on Saturday, September 1st and will then rotate with our signature flavours for the rest of the season!

 

MACARONS
Maple Creme Brulee
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Spice
Banana Bread
Strawberry Rhubarb
Cinnamon Bun
Oatmeal Cookie
Chai
S’mores

 

CUPCAKES
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
S’mores
Pumpkin Spice
Strawberry Rose Rhubarb
Red Velvet
Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso

 

CREAM PUFFS
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
S’mores
Pumpkin Spice

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES
Peanut Butter Cup
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
Ginger Crinkle
Toffee Salted Caramel

 

Variety of edible cookie dough cups by Jenna Rae Cakes

The Forks

*The flavours listed below will remain constant for the rest of the season

 

MACARONS
Our seasonal favourite Pumpkin Spice will be joining our 12 signature flavours!
Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso
S’mores
Birthday Cake Batter
Brownie Cookie Dough
Vanilla Sprinkle
Earl Grey
Pistachio
Cotton Candy
Raspberry
Fuzzy Peach
Nutella
Salted Caramel

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES
Peanut Butter Cup
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
Ginger Crinkle
Toffee Salted Caramel

 

Mousse Cups being held by Jenna Rae Cakes
MOUSSE CUPS
Pumpkin Spice*
S’mores
Creme Brulee*
Birthday Cake*
*Gluten-Friendly!

 

Jenna Rae Cakes Cotton Candy edible Cookie Dough Cup
COOKIE DOUGH CUPS
Cotton Candy
Cinnamon Bun
Toffee Salted Caramel
Chocolate Chip

 

We can’t wait for you to enjoy the delicious flavours of fall!

Brands We Love Right Now

You probably see us tagging companies on Instagram all the time. There’s a reason– when we find a company we love, we want to share them with you! We want to share with you three companies we have fallen in love with this summer.

Ashley from Jenna Rae Cakes

Maison Corazon

Maison Corazon is a Winnipeg brand that creates capsule collections of handmade products that reflect your lifestyle, your sense of style, and your playfulness towards life. We came across the gorgeous pieces, handmade by Mercedes, on Instagram and we can’t get enough of how perfect her pieces are for summer!

 

Ashley has been absolutely loving her Gingham Marge top and you’ve probably seen it on the Jenna Rae Cakes Instagram feed a few times. Finding a quality piece that is versatile and will last into next season, and even next summer is a win our books!

 

Jenna Rae Cakes logo with Red Poppy and Barley Shoes

Poppy & Barley

Poppy & Barley are a Canadian company who create ethically made footwear. They prioritize caring for the people who make your shoes, while also prioritizing your comfort. They make shoes for people who don’t have time to be uncomfortable, and for those who care about products from an ethical supply chain.

 

The Niagara Cross Mule works with just about every outfit and they are perfectly comfortable for a day of running errands and popping back and forth between shops. We could live in these shoes… and we actually might be!

 

Jenna Rae Cakes x Sugar Blossom Jewelry Choker

Sugar Blossom Jewelry

It’s no surprise that we love Sugar Blossom Jewelry here at Jenna Rae Cakes! We have been stocking Kelli’s beautiful selection of handmade jewelry since we opened our doors at our Academy location and being able to see her grow her line of products from her signature friendship bracelets into a wide variety of necklaces and chain bracelets has been fun.

 

Working with Kelli to create our Jenna Rae Cakes X Sugar Blossom Jewelry Charmed Choker was a dream and we couldn’t be more pleased with how our collaboration turned out. Each charm has an illustration of either a slice of cake, a macaron or a flower. We absolutely love working with, and supporting, our local community of makers.

 

What companies do you love? We would love to hear what brands you have come across this summer that you think we would enjoy!

What’s On The Menu At The Forks

Our second location has been so well received and we couldn’t be more excited to be in this iconic Winnipeg location. With the opening of our shop in The Forks, we’ve been receiving questions about what exactly is on the menu…

Cookie Sandwiches Mousse Cups Macarons and Cookie Dough Cups by Jenna Rae Cakes

 

Unlike our shop on Academy road, in which the menu changes daily for macarons and cookie sandwiches,  The Forks has a set menu of items that will be rotated out on a seasonal basis. This means you can try all of our seasonal menu items at your leisure without feeling like you need to rush in to get your favourite items all in one day out of fear you will have missed your opportunity until they come around again!

 

This set menu of JRC’s most popular flavours ensures each customer can try one of our most popular treats each time they stop by! No more waiting for Instagram menu updates to see if Pistachio or Salted Caramel are on the menu the day you plan to swing by!

 

Below you’ll find our current menu!

This menu won’t be around forever as we are updating our menu for Fall starting on September 1st, so be sure to stop by soon to grab our more seasonal flavours before they are replaced with autumn-inspired flavours of pumpkin and apple!

 

MENU

Rainbow of Macarons by Jenna Rae Cakes

MACARONS

Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso
S’mores
Birthday Cake Batter
Brownie Cookie Dough
Vanilla Sprinkle
Earl Grey
Pistachio
Cotton Candy
Raspberry
Fuzzy Peach
Nutella
Salted Caramel

Monster Cookie Sandwiches by Jenna Rae Cakes

COOKIE SANDWICHES

Monster Oatmeal
Chocolate Lovers
Birthday Cake Oreo
Toffee Salted Caramel

COOKIE DOUGH CUPS

Chocolate Chip
Vanilla Sprinkle Sugar Cookie
Peanut Butter Cup
Toffee Salted Caramel Sugar Cookie

Mousse cups by Jenna Rae Cakes

MOUSSE CUPS

Cotton Candy
Glutenless Chocolate Lovers
Cookies and Cream
Strawberry Shortcake

Be sure to pop by our location at the Forks! We are located on the second floor above The Common. Open daily 10am – 9pm. Stop by soon!

Assortment of sweet treats by Jenna Rae Cakes

All About Shipping!

When we first started shipping our macarons, we felt an overwhelming sense of joy to be able to share our labour of love with macaron lovers across Canada! Our macarons are known for their deliciously fun flavours, beautiful colours and their chewy candy-like texture. Shipping our macarons had always been a goal of ours and we plan to expand our shipping reach as soon as we can (that means you, USA!).

Gift Box of 12 Macarons by Jenna Rae Cakes

We’ve put a lot of love into how we ship our macarons and do all we can to ensure maximum freshness and quality when they arrive at your door. From selecting a new menu of flavours each week to our custom designed macaron boxes complete with pink packaging crinkle, we want you to give you the full Jenna Rae Cakes experience, no matter where you are across our beautiful country.

12 Gift Box of Macarons shipping by Jenna Rae Cakes

Below are all the details of how we ship our macarons including instructions on how to order!

  • We express ship our freshly baked macarons every Tuesday!
    • From the date you place your order, your macarons will be shipped the following Tuesday. For example, if you place an order on a Friday, your macarons will be shipped out to you the following Tuesday!

 

  • Orders for the week close on Monday evening, so be sure to get your order in as soon as you know you’d like to receive some of our delicious macarons in the mail!

 

  • Our macarons are made fresh daily in our kitchen in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

  • Our macarons are packaged and shipped via UPS Express with extreme care. Delivery is guaranteed* within 1-3 days, depending on your shipping choice at check out. To save on shipping, make a group order with some friends or co-workers! UPS does not ship to PO boxes. *We are not responsible for shipping address errors, please double-check before purchasing.

 

  • When you receive your box of macarons, the ice pack will be melted, having done its job of keeping your macarons cool in transit. Place the box of macarons in the fridge or freezer for a minimum of one hour. Our macarons taste their best at room temperature or slightly chilled—the buttercream is soft, the ganache is creamy, and the shells are nice and chewy!

Styled shot of a Jenna Rae Cakes 12 gift box of macarons

Our team of talented bakers work hard to create our macarons and sharing them with you is truly our pleasure! To learn about ordering our gift box of 12 macarons, and to see the other goodies available for you to order, visit our website.

 

We Are Hiring!

Part-Time and Full-Time Front-of-House Positions

 

Candidate Profile Summary: We are looking for a hard working, dedicated person, with open availability and positive energy to join our Jenna Rae Cakes Storefront Team at The Forks and 580 Academy Road. There are permanent part-time and full-time position openings with opportunity for advancement in our growing company.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Uses communication skills to build strong relationships with customers
  • Ensures that every customer is served in a friendly, polite, and prompt manner
  • Deals with customer needs and concerns (both in-person and on the phone)
  • Ensures that the cooler is fully stocked, and presented in an aesthetically pleasing and organized manner
  • Ensures the storefront is always clean and presented in the highest company standard
  • Takes part in opening/closing duties
  • Takes part in additional cleaning/duties
  • Must be flexible to work at both of our locations at 580 Academy Road and The Forks

 

Credentials and Experience: 1+ years in a customer service driven job.

 

How to Apply: Email ashley@jennaraecakes.com with a cover letter and resume ASAP. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Harry Potter Day 2018 Recap

Our most favourite day of the year might be over, but we are reliving the magic again and again with our Harry Potter Day 2018 recap!

 

Harry Potter wizards and witches in the Forbidden Forest

Image by Brittany Mahood. Design by Trev.

 

It was so amazing to see how many Harry Potter fans came out to our shop on Academy road and waited patiently in line for our lineup of magical treats. The lineup started just after 9 in the morning and we felt so grateful for each and every single person who wanted to to be first in line to get their Dragon Egg and Golden Snitch cupcake before they sold out! We loved seeing people who dressed up in their robes, wore their house colours, and embraced the spirit of the day as much as our staff.  We said Alohomora to our door half an hour early and started serving witches, wizards and muggles alike their desired assortment of whimsical delights!

 

 

 

The menu was our most comprehensive yet and our staff really outdid themselves with a line up of old favourites like Butterbeer, Pumpkin Pasties and sorting hat cupcakes. Plus NEW items we are sure will make a comeback next year like Liquid Lucky Charms macarons, Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Frogs, and Butterbeer Philosopher Stone cake gems!

 

Hand holding a stack of french macarons

Butterbeer Macarons and Harry Potter Nails by @fingernails.are.pretty

 

We were so excited to bring you all something extra magical this year with our Dragon Eggs! Only 100 eggs were made and 4 lucky muggles found a handwritten scroll inside deeming them the winner of $25 to use at Jenna Rae Cakes!

 

Chocolate Harry Potter Dragon Eggs Jenna Rae Cakes

Scroll handwritten by Julie Doan

 

We are so grateful for each and every person who came out and joined in our obsession with Harry Potter! We can’t wait for next year as each year just gets bigger and better!

 

Fun Fact: Each Jenna Rae Cakes staff member has taken the Sorting Hat test on Pottermore. Most of the Jenna Rae Cakes staff fall into either Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff with a small crew of Gryffindors and Jenna being our only Slytherin!

 

Until next year…we solemnly swear we will be up to no good 😉

 

Below is a selection of images we were tagged in on Instagram! We love seeing you with your Jenna Rae Cakes treats!

Summer of Smirnoff

We’ve had a lot of fun collaborating with Smirnoff this past summer on a variety of drink-inspired macarons. First up, the Caesar Macaron. Caesar’s are one of our personal favourite summertime drinks, so this salty and savoury flavour was a lot of fun to create!

Next up, the Berry Blast Macaron! Featuring notes of citrus, blue raspberry and cherry, these refreshing macarons are best enjoyed on a patio.

We created 4 “Ice” flavours based on Smirnoff’s new “Life of the Party Pack”, which includes Raspberry Ice, Pineapple Ice, Green Apple Ice and Grapefruit Ice.

Last, but certainly not least, the classic Smirnoff Ice Macaron! Which one would you want to try?!

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