Best Moments of 2018

We can’t believe 2018 is already coming to an end! Does anyone else feel like time goes by a little faster each year? 2018 was a year full of fun and adventure at Jenna Rae Cakes and we are so excited to look back at some of our favourite moments with you. While so many moments stand out, and we are sure each staff member could contribute a list of their favourite moments here at JRC, below are our top moments of 2018!

 

Best Moment #1
Opening our second location at The Forks

Since opening up our first shop on Academy, we’ve been hearing people ask us if we ever planned to open a second location. While we initially thought our second location might be out-of-province, opening up a second location at The Forks in the iconic marketplace has been a dream come true! Our second location has allowed us to serve Winnipeg in the place they love to be and we are so grateful for each and every person who has supported our second location by stopping by and picking up a few treats and taking a photo with our gold JRC logo.

With the opening of our second location came the addition of more staff! We have more staff on board right now than we ever had before and it’s been wonderful to grow with a team of dedicated, hardworking and creative bakers and customer service staff who all believe in the potential of our little business.

 

 

Best Moment #2
Maggie Austin Workshop in Washington

Jenna and Ashley attended a cake decorating workshop in May with Jenna’s idol, Maggie Austin. Jenna learned many new decorating and flower techniques that she incorporated into her own wedding cake and the cakes of the happy couples she had the honour of creating cakes for throughout 2018. The inspiration from that one workshop is still going strong.

 

 

Best Moment #3
Easter Eggs

At Easter this year we launched our Chocolate Eggs! Each egg was handmade by our head baker, Jordain, and was filled with gumballs, meringues and sprinkles. Chocolate Eggs made their way back to our menu as Dragon Eggs on Harry Potter Day as well. These fun creations are now going to be a staple on the JRC menu when they fit the holiday.

 

 

 

Best Moment #4
Jenna’s Wedding

Jenna’s wedding was definitely a highlight for JRC! Her stunning cake (which we promise we will show you soon!) was a show-stopping feature at the wedding. Each guest received a custom designed 6-macaron box as their favour, and the sweets table was stacked full of sweet JRC treats and Mike and Jenna’s favourite flavour of JRC cake! The whole team really pulled together to create the sweet treats for Mike and Jenna’s guests to enjoy and the wedding was a wonderful celebration of their forever-love.

 

 

Best Moment #5
Attending OMG Dessert Goals

In October Jenna, Ashley, Trevor and Jordain headed to New York for OMG Dessert Goals! OMG Dessert Goals is a curated event filled with only the best desserts available in New York City. Our team conquered the event and, surprisingly, didn’t go into a sugar coma. This event inspired us and challenged us to push our limits on what we create and the flavours we combine. We can back to Winnipeg feeling ready to try new things!

 

 

Best Moment #6
Jenna’s Pregnancy

We are so excited to welcome another little one into our lives (and kitchen)! Jenna announced she is expecting a sweet little baby girl in 2019 and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Leo was our first ‘bakery baby’ and it has been so fun to watch him grow up surrounded by the business we’ve worked hard to create. We look forward to Jenna’s little girl joining Leo as they explore and learn the ins and outs of baking sweet treats.

 

 

Best Moment #7
A Super Secret Project

We are working on a super secret project set to launch in 2020 and we are over the moon excited to share this with you…in 2020! We’ve already begun working on this exciting project, making it a highlight for 2018. We know the suspense is hard to take so trust us when we say this project will be the answer to a lot of inquiries we receive daily.

 

 

This entire year has been a big time for growth and change at Jenna Rae Cakes. We are always working to improve the sweet treats we are putting out and grow in a sustainable way so more people can enjoy the goodies we have to offer. Thank you for your support over this past year. Our best moments are only made possible because you support us. We look forward to all that 2019 has in store (and online) for us and for you!

Favourite Wedding Cakes of 2018

It’s that time of year where we look back at all the wonderful wedding cakes of 2018. Each wedding cake we have the honour to create is special in its own way. We love working with couples to create a cake that is unique to them; their style, colour palette and flavour preference! There are so many details that go into creating wedding cakes and we really enjoy being able to play a small part in seeing wedding day dreams come true.

Let’s take a look at some of our favourite wedding cakes of 2018!

 

We are starting our roundup of 2018 with a wedding cake that actually finished off 2017! We didn’t show you this cake until January of 2018 so we thought it would still make the cut for our favourites from this past year. This stunning cake was made for a Matt and Danielle. Danille is one of Jenna and Ashley’s best friends, making this cake an even more meaningful creation. This cake features all of Jenna’s signature design elements; ombre frills, gold sequin details and sugar peonies and flowers.

Matt and Danielles wedding cake 2017

Next up is a stunning black and white minimal wedding cake. This cake features a torn paper effect with white blossoms edged in black and white leaves. This cake was so different from the usual cakes Jenna has the opportunity to make, making it a memorable cake that really stands out over the past year.

This one comes as no surprise– Jenna’s wedding cake! While we can’t show you the full cake quite yet, we posted this sneak peek on our Instagram feed! Jenna really outdid herself creating this cake that featured new techniques and flowers she leared at a Maggie Austin workshop earlier in the year. Trust us when we say you will love the full cake!

This beautiful cake was a guarnateed show-stopper. It features blue watercolour painting, gold leaf tiers and eucalyptus details. The simplicity of the eucalytpus paired with the ornate detail of the gold leaf tiers and artistic watercolour work together in beautiful harmony.

Renata is a long-time customer of Jenna Rae Cakes so we were honoured when she asked us to create the wedding cake for her and Anthony’s wedding. The frill appliques and delicate roses in a soft palette made this cake perfectly romantic and dreamy for their special day. To see more photos of this cake and their entire sweets table set upĀ visit our blog.

The final cake to round out our lineup of favourites from 2018 is s gorgeous 2-tier cake for Stef and Brett. Classic gold sequins, sugar flowers and sugar leaves in a warm palette is perfect for these cooler months. We love how this cake really shows that you don’t need 4+ tiers to create a stunning wedding cake. 2-tiers is enough to turn heads and stand out on your wedding day.

To all the happy couples who were married in 2018, we want to wish you the all the joy and happiness you could ever imagine. To all of our 2019 couples, we are so excited to work with you to create the wedding cake of your dreams. If you’re looking to work with Jenna on your wedding cake in 2019, please email hello@jennaraecakes.com with your wedding date, amount of guests you’d like to feed and include any inspiration photos you have. We will let you know if the date is available.

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