New Year, New Hours!

As we rang in the new year we rang in new hours for our flagship store on Academy road!

What started with an extension of hours on Friday + Saturday throughout the summer led to our Holiday Hours that saw us open our shop daily for all of your sweet treat needs. No matter when you were heading to a gathering, dropping by a friend’s place, or simply picking up a little pick-me-up, we were open for you. We loved being able to connect with you when you most wanted your treats and it was so fun to be there for you every single day of the week.

 

The new year has bought with it our new regular store hours for our shop on Academy. We will now be open Monday! We invite you to come by and satisfy your sweet tooth during our new hours:

 

Monday – Thursday
noon – 6pm

 

Friday + Saturday
10am – 6pm

 

Sunday
closed

 

We hope this addition of being open on Monday allows you to make us part of all of your special moments, celebrations and everyday enjoyment.

 

See you soon!

Highlights of 2019

2019 is coming to an end and all of us at JRC are taking a few moments to reflect on this past year. While our Instagram top 9 of 2019 features some amazing moments, there are a few others that come to mind when we reflect on 2019.

At Jenna Rae Cakes, we adopted the slogan ‘better, not bigger’ going into 2019. After opening up our location at The Forks and growing our team, we knew we had to commit to finding our footing with these new endeavours. The year of better, not bigger, saw some incredible behind the scenes progress and changes that our customers wouldn’t even know that has helped 2019 be such a wonderful year for us. When we look back at 2019, there are a few things that stand out personally and at JRC for Jenna and Ashley. Here are Jenna + Ashley’s highlights from 2019.

 

  • Lilah of course! Jenna had her first child and Ashley became an aunty to the happiest baby in the world!
  • Growing the JRC family even more! It still amazes Jenna to see all the people that work for JRC and how they bring their best to work each and every single day.
  • Finding out baby #2 is on the way for Ashley. Baby #2 is due in January and everyone is excited for their family to become a family of 4 in 2020!
  • Chelsea, their youngest sister, married her best friend this past summer. Definitely one of their favourite days of 2019!
  • For Ashley, 2019 was a year where most of her time was dedicated to a secret project… that we cannot WAIT to unveil in early 2020! Stay tuned! It’s been a monumental undertaking and a labour of love and we cannot wait for it to get out into the world. We promise this secret project won’t disappoint!
  • Another highlight of 2019 was a project we just wrapped before Christmas, and it will have to stay under wraps until January unfortunately. But don’t worry, we can share more very soon!
  • For Ashley, renovating their kitchen this summer with Jaclyn Peters was a dream come true! For Jenna, working with Jaclyn Peters for the design of her new home was wonderful.
  • Jenna and Ashley took as many opportunities as they could to be together while Jenna was pregnant and giving birth to Lilah in Toronto! Ashley took frequent trips to Toronto to visit Jen and her growing family and it’s been lovely to have Jenna back in Winnipeg as often as she can.

 

We can’t wait for all the exciting projects to be revealed in 2020 and we are so excited to see how 2020 unfolds. If it’s anything like this year, we don’t even know of all the incredible opportunities the year will hold but we are grateful already for what the year will bring. Thank you for being part of each and every year. Without you, our beloved customers, none of this would be possible.

 

Wishing you and yours a happy new year!

Christmas For Kids

Supporting the local community is something we value at Jenna Rae Cakes. We love being able to stand alongside those in our community for the causes that matter most to them. With our Charity of the Month initiative, we’ve been able to partner with local charities to help financially support their needs.

 

 

Our Charity of the Month for November is the Children’s Hospital Foundation Christmas for Kids Campaign. $0.50 from the sale of every Utoffeea cupcake sold during the month of November at both of our locations is being donated. Your generous donations will help purchase equipment like a CMAC Video Laryngoscopy. This is a life-saving machine that helps children breathe when they can’t. When there is no other way to get a little one breathing, it is absolutely essential that the nurses have this equipment to use.

 

We are so proud of all of our amazing customers who come in and partner with us to show our love for our local community. Learn more about the Children’s Hospital Foundation by clicking here and be sure to come by before November 30th to help us support the Children’s Hospital Foundation Christmas for Kids Campaign.

 

The Forks
Daily | 10 am – 9 pm

 

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

Cotton Candy Flavouring Is Now Available

Just in time to be added to Christmas lists and to make an appearance in your favourite crowd-pleasing holiday treats, the Jenna Rae Cakes Cotton Candy Flavouring is now available online for shipping across Canada!

 

The journey of the Jenna Rae Cakes Cotton Candy Flavouring has been an adventure of trial and error before finding the perfect flavouring for all of our favourite treats. From the beginning, Jenna, Ashley and their sister Chelsea knew they wanted to make treats emulating their childhood sweet treat indulgence of cotton candy.

At first, Jenna tried putting chunks of fluffy cotton candy into buttercream to flavour it. Next, our kitchen went through one flavouring after the next that didn’t meet the standards our flavours at Jenna Rae Cakes have become known for. Then, one day, we found it. A cotton candy flavouring that has the sweet, spun sugar taste that takes you back to your younger days.

 

Our Signature Cotton Candy flavouring has been used in all of our cotton candy treats– from cookie sandwiches to macarons, cotton candy marshmallow bites to our seasonal cotton candy hot chocolate. Our most popular cotton candy item has to be our Signature Cotton Candy Cake which is decorated to be as whimsical looking as the name and flavour would suggest. If it tastes like cotton candy in our shop, it is made using this exact flavouring.

Signature Cotton Candy Cake by Jenna Rae Cakes

We are now bottling this flavour in-house for you– the home baker with a creative imagination that wants to bring magic into your kitchen with every delicious drop! Click HERE to order a bottle (or two) of our Cotton Candy Flavouring and create anything your heart desires to be cotton candy! We suggest Cotton Candy pancakes, Cotton Candy whipped cream in your hot chocolate or cotton candy icing on homemade cupcakes.

 

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.

We’re Hiring: Customer Service Representative

About Us:
Jenna Rae Cakes is known for its elegant, colourful and delicious selection of freshly baked sweet treats and beautifully detailed custom cakes. Our custom and bakeshop treats for any occasion are baked fresh daily, using only the best ingredients. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and ensure that our customers are treated like our friends and family.


Who We Need:
A real people person! Someone who loves working with people, who is super outgoing, fun, kind, friendly, courteous, and professional. We’re looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, who is comfortable communicating in a variety of different mediums, to a diverse assortment of people. This person excels in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, loves to multi-task, and is hyper organized, and very proactive.


Skill Set:
+ Great at problem solving
+ Incredibly organized
+ Excellent time-management skills
+ Loves calendars, spreadsheets, and data entry
+ Strong written communication skills. Is comfortable and proficient at drafting an email that is friendly, professional, detailed, and grammatically correct
+ Strong verbal communication skills. Someone who presents themselves in an approachable, friendly, courteous, and professional manner. Someone who people love being around!
+ Has a background in Business Administration, and Hospitality (preferred)


The Job Details:
+ Interacting with all types of Jenna Rae Cakes customers both verbally, and through emails, regarding in-store and online orders, and customer experiences
+ Quoting on cakes and custom orders
+ Updating, managing, and organizing all online and in-store orders
+ Working with our team to coordinate production schedules and timelines


Time Commitment:
Based on a 40 hour work week at flexible locations.


We are looking for the selected candidate to start the position immediately. Wage will be commensurate with education, abilities, and experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to trevor@jennaraecakes.com before October 11, 2019 to be considered for this position. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders Are Here!

The nights have been cool, the leaves are already golden and pumpkin spice has made its way into our lives at every turn. It’s safe to say that Autumn is here.

 

When Autumn arrives, it signals the coming of our holiday season which kicks off in October with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to connect with family and friends and express our gratitude for all we have. After busy summers and settling back into routines in September, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather around a table and reconnect with those we love most.

 

Keep your guests around the table longer by serving sweet treats from Jenna Rae Cakes for dessert! Conversations will flow, guests will indulge in delicious desserts and you’ll have the happiest Thanksgiving yet. Take a look below at all of our delicious items available for Pre-Order, then place your Pre-Order by visiting our online shop!

 

 

MACARON SLEEVES

 

Macarons are one of our most popular items due to their beautiful look, delicious taste and chewy texture. Our beautiful, signature gold foil gift boxes will be packed with tasty macarons from our fall flavour line. Available in gift boxes of 6 or 12.

Shop Thanksgiving Macaron Sleeves

 

 

TREAT PLATTERS

 

Our Party Platters are sure to be the hit of the party! Our Assorted Treat Party Platter feeds around 15 people and includes an assortment of macarons, mini cookie sandwiches, covered Oreos, bites and mini meringues. Our assorted treat platter includes your favourite JRC treats in festive, fall and signature flavours. These gold platters come ready to serve and are tied up a Jenna Rae Cakes bow.

Shop Thanksgiving Treat Platters

 

 

CELEBRATION CUPCAKES

 

A classic crowd-pleaser, cupcakes are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. Our celebration cupcakes will be in a variety of our fall flavours and are topped with an assortment of macarons, meringues and sugar leaves. Each set also comes with an edible greeting disc which reads “Happy Thanksgiving” – the perfect dessert that’s easy to share and take to your celebration!

Shop Thanksgiving Celebration Cupcakes

 

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders are now open and will close on Wednesday, October 9th.

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders are available for pick up on the following dates:
Friday, October 11th from 10am – 6pm
Saturday, October 12th from 10am – 6pm
Sunday, October 13th from 10am – 2pm

 

THANKSGIVING CAKES

 

A limited quantity of our Thanksgiving cakes will be available to reserve on Tuesday, October 8th. Please call our shop on Academy at 1-204-691-4222 to reserve one of the available cakes.

 

Available in 4 mouth-watering flavours, our Thanksgiving Cake features a stunning painted buttercream design in autumn-inspired colours of dusty rose and pumpkin orange and is topped with a delicious assortment of macarons, meringues and gumballs in a coordinating colour palette. Each cake features a “Happy Thanksgiving” greeting tag! The perfect sweet end to your Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Flavours available will be Chocolate Lovers, Vanilla, Pumpkin Cream Cheese or Red Velvet.

6″ = ~10 Servings | $65

8″ = ~20 Servings | $85

10″ = ~30 Servings | $115

 

Cakes can be reserved to be picked up on one of the following dates:
Friday, October 11th from 10am – 6pm
Saturday, October 12th from 10am – 6pm
Sunday, October 13th from 10am – 2pm

 

 

We are so honoured to be a part of your Thanksgiving celebrations and we look forward to hearing how our sweet treats made your Thanksgiving even sweeter.

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.

It’s Fall at JRC

The summer sun has given way to the golden leaves of fall. The cooler temperatures leave us seeking warmth from blankets, scarves, bonfires and foods full of spices like cinnamon and especially pumpkin! Our fall menu at The Forks includes signature and seasonal flavours you’ll be sure to fall in love with!

 

Macarons

Salted Caramel
Cotton Candy
Cookie Dough
Vanilla Sprinkle
Birthday Cake
Pistachio
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Peanut Butter Cup
Cinnamon Bun
Fuzzy Peach
Earl Grey
Brownie Batter

 

Cookie Dough Cups

S’mores
Pumpkin Spice
Chocolate Chip (vegan-friendly)

 

Cupcakes

Vanilla Bean
Red Velvet
Chocolate Lovers

The three cupcake flavours above will be available daily at The Forks, as well as a gluten-less cupcake. The remaining flavours will rotate. Check our daily menu on our Instagram stories to see which flavours we have the day you’d like to stop by.

 

Cookie Sandwiches

Our Cookie Sandwiches rotate daily but expect to see delicious fall favourites on our menu including Pumpkin Spice, Apple Pie, Ginger Crinkle, S’mores, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie Shortbread!

 

Our shop at The Forks is located on the second floor above The Common and is open daily from 10 am – 9 pm for all of your sweet treat desires! Come by for a visit and enjoy some of our new, fall-inspired treats!

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