Holiday Pre-Orders Are Here!

It’s a marshmallow world in the winter, and we have the sweet, festive treats to make it a delicious holiday season when your loved ones come to visit, friends pop by to say “Happy Holidays” or when you visit those you wish you could see more often.

 

The Jenna Rae Cakes Holiday Pre-Order Menu is now live and we have a special surprise. Santa told us that our customers are on his ‘Nice’ list this year so we are accepting online pre-orders for the entire month of December! Holiday Pre-Order pick-up dates start on Thursday, December 5th and run throughout the month of December until December 24th. Simply place your online pre-order for the date you’d like to pick it up. When you visit our shop on Academy Road to pick up your order on the way to your office party, holiday gathering, or another holiday event, you can skip the line-up and pick up your order quickly.

 

Spend less time in stores shopping and more time with those you love this holiday season by placing your Holiday Pre-Order for pick-up during the month of December and surprise those you care about with sweet treats for all ages!

 

Check out our Holiday Pre-Order Menu below and visit our Holiday Pre-Order Page to place your order.

 

FOR THE PARTY

Are you hosting a celebration at work, for family or for your friends? Save yourself the time it takes to prepare dessert and pre-order some of our treats ready to enjoy for parties of any size! Click on any item below to learn more.

 

Assorted Holiday Treat Platter

Mini Cupcake Platter

Holiday Cake

Mini Cream Puffs

Holiday Macaron Tower

Boxes of Custom Printed Cupcakes

Holiday Celebration Cupcakes

 

SWEET GIFTS

Gifts that are beautiful and delicious are always a win! These gift items will check off those on your life from your office Secret Santa to stocking stuffers and for those who seem to have everything already. Click on any item below to learn more.

 

Assorted Gift Box

Cookie Sandwich Gift Box

Chocolate Covered Oreo Gift Box

Holiday Macaron Sleeves

Hot Chocolate Bomb

Custom Printed Macarons

Individual Custom Printed Cupcake

 

 

TREATS FOR ALL AGES

Nothing says ‘Happy Holiday’s’ like an unexpected treat for those you love. Our shaped macarons, cookie dough cups and ‘For Santa’ macaron are little additions that will get big smiles! Click on any item below to learn more.

 

Holiday Cookie Dough Cups

Reindeer Macarons

Ornament Macarons

For Santa Macaron

 

Don’t forget to take a look at our gift items like our Signature Cotton Candy Flavouring and jewellery when you stop by to pick up your Holiday Pre-Order. From the entire team at Jenna Rae Cakes, we wish you and yours a sweet Holiday Season filled with all things merry and bright.

I’m Dreaming Of A Sweet Christmas

Coffee shops have released their holiday edition paper cups, letters to Santa overflowing with sentiments of being good this year are already flooding the post office and mischevious elves are appearing on shelves to be adventurous overnight while watching children by day to report back to Santa. Overall, it feels safe to say that the Holidays are upon us and this year, instead of a white Christmas, we are dreaming of a sweet one.

 

We’ve assembled a dreamy menu of Jenna Rae Cakes Signature Flavours, Holiday Favourites and some new flavours that will be sure to top your favourites list after you try them! Our Holiday menu is now available at both of our locations with a selection of even more festive treats being launched throughout the month. Take a look below to see which flavours you’ll be able to enjoy to put you in the festive spirit this holiday season. Plus, keep reading to see our extended holiday hours this holiday season!

 

ACADEMY

*The festive flavours listed below will rotate with our signature flavours for the remainder of the holiday season.

 

MACARONS

Rum + Eggnog
Ferrero Rocher
Nanaimo
Turtles
Sugar Cookie
Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Candy Cane
Gingerbread
Chocolate Orange
Butter Tart
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
and more!

 

CUPCAKES

Vanilla Sprinkle
Chocolate Lovers
Red Velvet
Nanaimo
Candy Cane
Imperial Cookie
Ferrero Rocher
Salted Caramel Eggnog
and more!

 

COOKIE DOUGH CUPS

Chocolate Chip
Imperial Cookie
Turtles
Mint Chocolate Chip

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES

Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Toffee Salted Caramel
Candy Cane Marshmallow
Shortbread Christmas Sprinkle
Grinch Cookies
Lemon Bar
and more!

 

BITES

Peppermint Patty Marshmallow
Snickers
Cotton Candy Marshmallow
Turtles

 

CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS

*Our Chocolate Covered Oreos have had a festive makeover in holiday shapes you’ll love to enjoy!
Snowflake Classic Oreo
Peppermint Swirl Mint Oreo
Poinsettia Golden Oreo
Ornament Birthday Cake Oreo
plus our regular chocolate covered Oreos in festive flair!

 

PARTY SQUARES

*Each week we will feature a festive flavour!
Nanaimo
Candy Cane White Chocolate Pretzel
Peppermint Patty
and more!

 

MINI CREAM PUFFS

*Each week we will feature 4 delicious flavours including signature and holiday flavours!
Candy Cane Cheesecake
Eggnog
Nanaimo
Ferrero Rocher
Pistachio
and more!

 

Our specialty items like Reindeer Macarons, Ornament Macarons and Hot Chocolate Bombs will be launching as the holiday season progresses to stay tuned to our Instagram feed to see when their delicious items will be available.

THE FORKS

MACARONS

*The flavours listed below will remain constant for the remainder of the holiday season.
Festive Flavours
Ferrero Rocher
Rum + Eggnog
Nanaimo
Turtles Brownie
Sugar Cookie
Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Candy Cane
Ginger Crinkle

Signature Flavours
Salted Caramel
Cookie Dough
Pistachio
Cotton Candy
Birthday Cake

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES

Brownie Ferrero Rocher
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Turtles
Nanaimo
Butter Tart
Imperial Cookie
Toffee Salted Caramel
and more!

 

COOKIE DOUGH CUPS

Chocolate Chip
Imperial Cookie
Turtles
Mint Chocolate Chip

 

OUR HOLIDAY HOURS

THE FORKS

Open daily from 10am – 9pm
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Thursday, December 26: Regular hours resume

 

ACADEMY

Holiday Hours starting Tuesday, December 3rd:
Monday – Thursday: 12pm-6pm
Friday + Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday, December 24: 10am-2pm
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Thursday, December 26: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31: 10am-4pm
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: CLOSED
Thursday, January 2, 2020: Regular Hours Resume

 

It’s Spooky Season

Grab your broomstick (or vacuum), open up your coffin, manifest from the beyond and ask the spirits with your Ouija board which treats they want because our Jenna Rae Cakes Halloween menu is filled with spooktacular sweet treats!

 

This year’s Halloween menu brings back some of your favourites like rockets and butterbeer macarons and introduces you to a few new treats that you’ll try learning a resurrection spell bring back during the rest of the year.

 

 

See our spooky season menu below of treats you’ll be able to indulge in this week!

SPECIALTY MACARONS

Mummy macarons are back this year in 3 tantalizing flavours available at The Forks and Academy:
Chocolate Ganache
Vanilla Sprinkle
Salted Caramel

 

Ghost macarons have also arrived from beyond the grave! Available at The Forks and Academy:
Cotton Candy
Twix

 

 

MACARONS

A few of our Halloween macarons will be on the menu at our Academy location each day.
Rockets macarons and Sea Salt Chips macarons will be available at The Forks each day!

 

Candy Corn
Butterbeer
Tootsie Roll
Bubblegum
Rockets
Candy Apple
Rolo
Caramel Popcorn
Sour Cherry Blaster
Sea Salt Chips

SCREAM PUFFS

Our mini scream puff flavours available this week at Academy are:

Mummy Salted Caramel
Peanut Butter Cup
Cotton Candy
Chips and Dip

 

PARTY SQUARE

Fly by Academy and enjoy our Candy Bar Brownie Party Square. It’s all the goodness of trick-or-treat candy bars added to our decadent, fudgy brownie!

COVERED OREOS

Our ghoulish Oreos are more like Casper the Friendly Ghost in their pastel hues! Available at Academy are the following:
Cookies and Scream Skulls
Pink Golden Oreo Ghosts
Blue Golden Oreo Ghosts

 

Our Halloween menu goes back into the Jenna Rae Cakes tomb in our flavour graveyard at the end of the day on October 31st so stop by our shops at The Forks and Academy before it’s too late.

Have You Seen Our Boobs?

Have you seen our boobs?

Each month, Jenna Rae Cakes will be selecting a cause our community is passionate about to support. For October, we are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donating $1 from the purchase of every boob macaron to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Our boob macarons come in 4 different skin-tone shades and the flavours alternate each week! So far this month, we’ve featured Cotton Candy and Birthday Cake Batter. This week, our Boob Macarons are Salted Caramel making them a great gluten-less treat that supports a great cause! Keep an eye on our Instagram stories to see which popular flavour we will have next week.

Available at both locations each day we are open, $1 from every macaron sold will be donated to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, where 100% of the funds raised stay in Manitoba. CancerCare Manitoba Foundation helps patients and their families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. All funds raised by CancerCare Manitoba Foundation stay in Manitoba and more than $125 million has bee granted since 2000 for patient care, support and research. The macarons will raise awareness and the donation will help make a tangible difference.

Swing by one of our shops and enjoy macarons that make a difference in the lives of those affected by Breast Cancer.

The Forks
Daily | 10 am – 9 pm

Academy
Tuesday – Thursday | noon – 6 pm
Friday + Saturday | 10 am – 6 pm

Jenna and Ashley’s Tips For A Great Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, we checked in with Jenna and Ashley to find out what their tips are for a great Thanksgiving celebration! Take a read below to find out Jenna and Ashley prepare for gatherings with their friends and family and keep reading right until the end for a sweet surprise!

 

Tip 1: Flowers

I always start with the flowers! Chat with your florist (we love Heather from Academy Florist) about the size you want your arrangement to be, and the colours you’d like to use. You’ll also need to set a budget at this point. I usually ask for something narrow and low, since you want to chat with your dinner guests and not be too crowded at the table! If the budget allows, I also like to add a little “something” to each place setting, like a floral wreath or a little bouquet of flowers for each guest to take home.

 

Tip 2: Place Settings

EQ3 is one of my favourite stores, and I’ve outfitted my home with quite a few pieces of theirs! My favourite piece for fall is their Onyx serving platter, which I used as chargers in our Thanksgiving Shoot this year. They’re insanely pretty and I plan to use the one I bought as a serving platter. EQ3’s Sienna Stoneware is gorgeous and has a handmade feel to it. Jenna owns a complete set and loves it!

 

Tip 3: Dessert

We’re usually in charge of dessert for our Thanksgiving Dinner (shocker!) and we’ve been bringing a Pumpkin Spice Cake and a Party Platter consistently for the last few years. They never disappoint and provide a great variety of treats for guests. We always bring a few Cookie Dough Cups as well for our sister who is vegan!

 

We’re going to be giving away everything you need to set the table this Thanksgiving over on our Instagram feed! You’ll be able to curate a Pinterest-worthy tablescape for your home that will warmly welcome your guests and leave a lasting impression even after the pumpkin pie is done!

What you’ll win:
– $300 gift card to EQ3 to select your own dreamy tableware
– $100 gift card to Academy Florist for stunning florals
– $100 gift card to Jenna Rae Cakes for sweet treats everyone will love

Head over to our Instagram Feed to enter our contest!

Wish You Were Here!

When the ones we love move away, the holidays can be challenging. The empty seat at the table reminds of when they were around to share in our laughter, our meals and our gratitude during Thanksgiving.

Let those you love know you have been thinking of them and wish they were here by having our 12-macaron gift box delivered straight to their door.

Each 12-macaron gift box is filled with an assortment of delicious fall-inspired flavours including Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cinnamon Bun and Banana Bread along with JRC favourites of Salted Caramel, Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Cup. Add in our ‘thinking of you’ greeting card with a personalized message from you to them and they’ll be calling you expressing how they, too, wish they could be with you over Thanksgiving.

12-macaron gift boxes ship out on Tuesday each week so be sure to order by Monday, October 7th so your loved one will receive their macarons before Thanksgiving arrives, showing you were thinking of them well in advance and wish they could be there. Who knows, maybe the arrival of delicious, chewy macarons on their doorstep in the days leading up to Thanksgiving will encourage them to hop in their car, jump on a train or buy a plane ticket and they’ll surprise YOU at your door on Thanksgiving.

Click here to see our 12-macaron gift boxes and place your order to send your loved ones across Canada a sweet treat.

Say it with JRC

“Thank you!”

“I love you”

“I’m here for you”

“You’re the best!”

No matter what you need to say, we can help you send your greetings in a beautifully designed card that will make the recipient feel your warm wishes.

The Jenna Rae Cakes line of greeting cards are designed to be perfectly suited to any sentiment you need to send out to friends, family your co-workers or peers. Need to send a thank-you card? Our “Peace” card featuring a gold foil hand giving a peace sign would be wonderful. Want to send well wishes to someone who needs a pick-me-up? Our “Thinking of You” card will show your care.

 

With additional sentiments including “Time To Party!”, “Happy Birthday” and “Congratulations”, we have a card that will be ready the next time you need to send one with care to someone.

Click HERE to browse our entire line of Greeting Cards. Greeting Cards are available at our locations at The Forks and Academy and are also available to purchase online for shipping to anywhere across Canada!

 

Join Our Team of Bakers

We are getting ready for a busy fall and winter season which means we are hiring a full-time baker and part-time baker to join our tight-knit crew of hardworking bakers who bring all of our sweet treats to life!

 

Candidate Profile Summary
We are looking for someone with passion, and experience, for creating high quality baked goods under time and space constraints with a commitment to consistency and detail work. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be a team player that works hard and continually goes above and beyond the basic requirements that will improve the bakery, and can positively solve problems. Jenna Rae Cakes offers benefits and competitive wages.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
– Hard-working and efficient
– Detail Oriented
– Hand piping experience an asset
– Strong work ethic
– Team player and problem solver

 

Credentials and Experience
– Pastry Arts diploma or equivalent education favoured, but not required
– Experience in a bakery/kitchen setting required
– Experience with high volume production of piped goods an asset

 

Sound like the job for you?
All qualified applicants are welcome to apply via email to jordain@jennaraecakes.com. Applicants must submit 1 email only containing cover letter, resume and portfolio (no larger than 2mg per attachment). While we graciously thank all individuals for applying, only successful applicants will be selected for an interview.

Final Taste of Summer Theme Day

Summer is on its way out and whether you’re excitedly anticipating autumn or holding onto the last moments of summer, we have a theme day that will be the final farewell to summer that will make you reminisce about the hot days, warm nights and fun had over the past couple of months here in Winnipeg. From Folklorama to heading to the cabin, celebrating Canada Day to taking in the amazing music at Folk Fest, summers in and around Winnipeg are filled with fun and enjoying every single moment. As a sweet ‘until next year’ celebration of summer, we are bringing you a Final Taste of Summer Theme Day taking place on Saturday, August 31st at our shop on Academy Road.

 

Let’s take a look at all the mouth-watering flavours that will take you back to your favourite summer memories as one final salute to the summer we all love and cherish so dearly.

Showcasing cupcakes for our Taste of Summer 2019 theme day

CUPCAKES

Banana split
S’mores
Drumstick
Strawberry Lemonade
Firecracker popsicle
Rose Sangria
Burger Savoury Muffin – Nuburger beef, bacon and herb mayo, pickles,  and house-made cheese sauce!

 

 

MACARONS

Salted Caramel
Cotton Candy
Key Lime Pie
Margarita
Chips and Dip
Smirnoff Ice
Watermelon
Hot Fudge Sundae
Orange Creamsicle

 

 

SPECIALTY MACARONS

Taco Macarons!  We will have a limited number of taco macarons available so come early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES

S’mores Brownie Cookie
Banana Split Sugar Cookie
Trail Mix Monster Cookie
Cotton Candy Sugar Cookie
Toffee Salted Caramel Sugar Cookie

 

 

PARTY SQUARE

“Everything But The Kitchen Sink” – everything sweet and salty made into one ridiculously delicious treat.

 

 

CREAM PUFFS

S’mores
Bubble Tea
Taco Dip
Flamingo Vanilla

 

 

LAST CHANCE TREATS
Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

 

Our Final Taste of Summer theme day is happening on Saturday, August 31st from 10am until 6pm! Come early to avoid missing out on any of your favourite summer flavours. We can’t wait to celebrate summer with you this weekend!

Harry Potter Day 2019 Recap

The Hogwarts Express has left Hogwarts for another year, the witches and wizards are returning home and everyone will have to wait until next year to perfect their spells and incantations, play quidditch and hang out in their house common rooms.

 

Harry Potter Day has come and gone but we are reflecting on the fun from the most magical day of the year!

 

While each year keeps getting bigger and better, this year had a new twist for us to embrace– our summer hours meant that instead of opening at noon like we had previous years, we were opening at 10am! We didn’t know if people would be lining up before opening and, if so, how early they would be there. When people asked us what time the line up would start, we guessed about 2 hours before opening as in previous years and, well, we were quite right.

 

 

The first person took their spot outside our little shop on Academy at 7:30am and the lineup grew from there. Witches and wizards came dressed in their Hogwarts attire, muggles came in their best Harry Potter Fanfare and some individuals even brought blankets, pillows, camping chairs and umbrellas to beat the heat!  This year we handed out cups of butterbeer to those who patiently waited in line and we felt so grateful that they were patient with us as we worked inside to prepare for the big day.

 

When the winner of our Exclusive Harry Potter Pre-Shop Experience arrived, the winner, along with her guests, skipped the lineup, walked to the door, said the secret password and inside they came! They had the opportunity to sip on glasses of butterbeer while they had the entire shop to themselves to check out the treats and pick out their favourites. The winner and her guests each received a wand from Protego Wand Shoppe— a local artisan who handmakes wands!

 

The doors opened and the lineup began to filter in! We loved seeing the excitement on our customers’ faces as they saw all the treats in person for the first time! Watching them carefully choose which items they wanted, finding out which house they were in when they picked the house egg they wanted to take home and seeing the Harry Potter outfits were all so special. Guests young and old were full of wide-eyed wonder as they gawked at the pastry case and left the shop full of joy at the treats that were inspired by their favourite books.

 

 

We want to say a big THANK YOU to YOU! To each and every witch, wizard, muggle, house-elf, giant and half-blood who hopped on a broom, caught the night bus, used some floo powder or found a portkey to make your way to Harry Potter Day, THANK YOU for joining in the magic with us as we celebrate The Boy Who Lived and the magical world of Harry Potter. It’s because of you that we are able to do these theme days and we hope that we can continue to create magic for you for years to come!

 

As the shelves began to clear out of the most popular menu items, like our 4″ Happee Birthdae Harry cakes, house dragon eggs and golden snitch cupcakes, we were pleased to still have character macarons in stock until the end of the day, along with other magical treats like Philospher Gems and Love Potion Bites, so that those who came later in the day could still indulge in our whimsical treats. The menu this past year was our most comprehensive yet and we are already scheming up magic for next year… the work of witches and wizards who are up to no good is never over.

 

Until next year, stay out of mischief!

 

Below are a few images we were tagged in on our Instagram stories on Harry Potter Day!

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