Happy Holidays from Jenna Rae Cakes

Happy Holidays from the entire team at Jenna Rae Cakes!

Each year we celebrate our staff, their hard work and achievements, and how we’ve grown as a company at our annual Christmas Party. This year, Ashley and Trevor hosted our 23 staff members and their guests for an evening of delicious food, karaoke, our Secret Santa gift exchange and a photobooth from 6 Degrees Photobooth co.

Below you can see some of our favourite photos from the night.
Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons from all of us at Jenna Rae Cakes.

 

JRC Holiday Gift Guide

The world is in full Christmas mode with the sounds of the season in every shop you walk into, festive flavours topping every menu and people are buzzing with excitement over holiday gatherings and getting to spend time with the ones they love.

With the holiday season comes picking out the perfect gift for each person on your list. While some people hint all year to the gifts they’d love to receive, others take thoughtful consideration and time mulling through store aisles waiting for the perfect gift to jump out.

To make your holiday shopping easier, we are sharing with you our favourite local shops to pick up gifts for family and friends of all ages, the best places to get party ready for all the events you are attending, and even the best places to deck your halls if you’re hosting gatherings or purchasing a hostess gift! Take a peek below at our JRC Holiday Gift Guide.

 

 

For the Whole Family

Brittany Mahood – A photo session is a gift that will give memories for years to come. Brittany Mahood is our go-to photographer at JRC– from photographing the beautiful images you see hanging in our shop on Academy, to photographing both Ashley and Jenna’s weddings, Brittany Mahood is an incredibly talented photographer and wonderful friend.

 

Aspire Studios – If you’re looking for a place to host your next photo session, Aspire studios is the place! We use their white room every year for our annual Harry Potter Day photo and we love how great the photo spaces are.

 

Rede Meal Solutions – When Christmas leftovers aren’t quite cutting it anymore, and the business of life kicks back in after the holidays, Rede Meal Solutions is there to provide you ready-made, nutritious meals to your door. A perfect gift for anyone on the go or for a busy family!

 

The Forks – As soon as we opened up our second location in The Forks we came to love all the fun adventure The Forks has to offer for the whole family. You can eat meals that fit all the preferences of picky eaters, go outside skating at the rink or on the river trail, then come inside to warm up with cocoa or a drink at The Common. The Forks is a destination for tourists and locals alike and a gift card to enjoy in The Market is a perfect gift for anyone in your family.

 

For The Kids

West Coast Kids – West Coast Kids is the best place to grab all the things you need for babies and kids. If someone on your list is expecting or has a newborn, West Coast Kids has all the necessities and extras that make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers.

 

Kite and Kaboodle – Toys and games that are both educational and fun are what you’ll find at Kite and Kaboodle. From popular board games to toys that build the imagination, Kite and Kaboodle has fun gifts for all the kids on your list.

 

Small Jane – Small Jane’s ‘A is for Alphabet’ book is inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday adventures! If your child is learning the alphabet, this book will inspire their imagination and let them experience the wonder of the world.

 

Deck The Halls + Host/Hostess Gifts

Academy Florist – Academy Florist is sure to have the perfect wreath for your front door, garland for your staircase or mantle, or centrepiece for your table. They have festive bouquets available each day and can make custom creations specific to your needs. We’ve worked with Academy Florist since we opened and we love the work they do!

 

Coal and Canary Candle Company – Let the smell of fresh apple cider, magnificent evergreens or freshly baked treats waft through your home all season long with candles by Coal and Canary. Their wooden wicks will be the perfect background noise to your festive cheer.

 

EQ3 – Pick up a few new accent pieces or give your home a makeover in time for holiday guests with EQ3. EQ3 is a Winnipeg-born company specializing in modern design for a clean, simple, classic feel.

 

The Cheesemongers – The Cheesemongers have everything you need to give a host or hostess gift sure to impress! We love their Fromager Gift Box– a selection of 3 hand-selected kinds of cheese with 3-4 premium accompaniments. You’ll give the most delicious gift the host or hostess is sure to receive.

 

Grace and Company – A boutique shop down Academy, Grace and Company is filled with all the perfect little items that go into making a truly curated home. With gift big and small, you’ll be able to find the most exceptional pieces that will make the host or hostess gleam with joy.

 

Sugar Blossom Jewelry – A JRC favourite, a piece from Sugar Blossom Jewelry is sure to make any and every recipient smile. Stop by our shop on Academy for a full selection of Sugar Blossom jewelry or our shop at The Forks to pick up one of our signature pieces.

 

Cornelia Bean – One of our neighbours down the street of Academy, Cornelia Bean is a dream to visit. Their wide selection of in-house blended teas and fragrant and delicious coffees makes them the perfect place to pop in over the winter! Gift a flight of tea or a seasonal favourite to the person on your list chasing the hygge vibe.

 

Exceptional Experiences

The Lakehouse – A trend in gift giving the past few years has been gifting experiences and not just gifts. Give a getaway to your parents or to a friend who could benefit from a weekend away with the kids! The Lakehouse is a boutique hotel in the heart of Clear Lake. Their re-done rooms and Insta-worthy aesthetic make this place a dream to stay!

 

Sea You Swim – The holidays are fun but so is getting away to escape the cold. A new suit is a perfect gift for yourself to get excited. A gift card is a perfect gift for a friend you’re travelling with. This Winnipeg brand is one of Jenna’s favourites.

 

Pocca Poca Spa – Pocca Poca Spa is one of Winnipeg’s newest spas and is Winnipeg’s only place for Ganban-yoku. The soothing and profound warmth of Ganban-yoku provides participants with a healthful state of being both mentally and physiologically, through the use of an age-old Japanese practice. Lay on the warm stone beds and allow your body to detox. It’ll feel like you’re laying on a beach in a tropical paradise. A gift certificate for an experience is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone wishing they could get away this winter.

 

Snowflake by Prairie Love Festival – Snowflake is a one-day winter wellness festival in the heart of Winnipeg in the heart of the cold winter months. Taking place in January, this one-day event is the perfect gift for any yogi, meditation, self-development or spiritual junkie on your Christmas list.

 

Inn and The Forks – The Inn at The Forks is the perfect place for a family staycation over the winter. Stay in one of their beautiful rooms, spend time at the spa and walk over to The Forks for an afternoon of family-friendly fun. The Inn at the Forks is luxury reinvented.

 

Primp for the Party

Commonwealth Manufacturing – Commonwealth Manufacturing makes conscious clothing where each product is designed to be simple, classic and enduring, so you can freely bypass the fads and mass production that is especially apparent this time of the year. Give the gift of sustainable fashion to the ladies or gents in your life who are approaching their clothing more consciously.

 

Organic Tan – Whether you’re looking to get party ready or are gifting a tan to a friend who is going to take a winter vacation, Organic Tan gives you an all-natural spray tan that works with your skin to look natural and beautiful. Give the gift of a summer sun-kissed glow.

 

Bare Body Sugaring – Feel your most confident throughout the holiday season or as you get ready for a winter getaway! Bare Body Sugaring is our neighbour on Academy so we know all about how sugaring is safe, sanitary and less painful than wax! Pick up a gift card for a practical gift for a friend and one for yourself, too!

 

Ten Spa – Always aiming to give their clients an experience that is a perfect 10, Ten Spa offers treatments ranging from facials (which we love at JRC!), manicures and pedicures, to skin treatments and massages.  Each Ten Spa treatment has been developed from years of research at many of the world’s foremost spas, as well as hard-to-find ethnic parlours around the globe.

 

Margot + Maude – We love our neighbours on Academy! Since Margot + Maude opened, we’ve been big fans of the incredible clothing, accessories and housewares they offer. Margot + Maude offers their customers and well-curated and well-edited collection of goods with a focus on Canadian brands, Canadian designers and local makers.

 

Brows by G – Everyone is all about the brows. We’ve been supports of Giovanna since she first opened her flagship location and no one knows brows like her and her team of incredible staff. A few Brow Luxe products or a gift card for a shape and tint in a stocking or wrapped up pretty under the tree is a gift sure to make any brow fanatic filled with Christmas cheer.

 

Fingernails Are Pretty – Courtney has made a name for herself in Winnipeg in the local maker community and amongst those who love nails with creative fun and flair. Her nail designs are fun and inspired and a gift card for a manicure with her will make nail dreams come true!

 

Bob and Page – Another neighbour on Academy, Bob and Page is the perfect place to treat yourself to a hair experience. Their blow dry bar can get you party ready and you can sip on something bubbly while you get your hair done. Pamper yourself this holiday season or pick up a gift card to spread the love.

 

Ashley Tiopo Artistry – There’s always a reason to look extra special– Christmas party, New Year’s Eve, special event or unique celebration can all be worthy of a little extra boost to your natural beauty. Ashley Tiopo Artistry will enhance your already beautiful face with a look that matches your event. Pop a gift card for her services under the tree and give the gift of glam.

 

Maison Corazon – We first heard of Maison Corazon this past summer and featured the beautiful clothing Mercedes makes in a blog we posted over the summer called Brands We Love Right Now. Her colourful, playful style using bold patterns and flattering shapes with impeccable attention to detail make for handmade products we can’t get enough of! One of her iconic ‘Mystique Feminin’ printed tees would be the perfect gift under the tree!

 

Want to win yourself an epic holiday gift bag of goodies from our favourite vendors all included in this gift guide? Our The More The Merrier contest runs from Sunday, December 9th to Saturday, December 15th! What’s unique about this contest is you’ll win a prize pack for yourself and a duplicate of the exact same prize to gift to a friend! The more the merrier with Jenna Rae Cakes will be happening over Instagram so head over to feed and give us a follow to see how to enter to win!

Visit us at Third + Bird

We are so excited to join the line up of amazing local makers at this year’s annual Third + Bird Christmas Market! This will be our third time participating in a Third + Bird curated market and we couldn’t be more excited to hang out with local vendors and share our sweet treats with those who attend. The 2017 Christmas market was the first Third + Bird market we participated in and we can remember the anxious and excited feelings as we anticipated the weekend– how busy would it be? How much product should we bring? Will people like the options we have available? This year we are so excited to bring you a larger assortment of your favourite treats to enjoy and gifts for the JRC lover in your life.

 

Take a look below at our menu for Third + Bird taking place Friday, November 23rd (pre-shop), Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th.

 

MACARONS

We will have our signature gold-foil boxes in sleeves of 6-macarons or 12-macarons available for purchase. These boxes will be filled with an assortment of festive and signature flavoured macarons including Salted Caramel, Candy Cane, Pistachio, Ferrero Rocher, Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle and Sugar Cookie!

 

COOKIES

This year we are bringing with us an assortment of cookies for you to enjoy! Our cookies will come pre-wrapped so you can either open it up and enjoy it while you shop or take it home for a treat to enjoy later. We will have Toffee Salted Caramel cookies, Ginger Crinkle cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies and Vanilla sugar cookies with Christmas sprinkles.

 

Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Cup by Jenna Rae Cakes

COOKIE DOUGH CUPS

NEW to our set up at Third + Bird this year are our edible cookie dough cups! These cookie dough cups are enough to share with a friend while browsing the market aisles. Our cookie dough cups have been a hit since they launched on the JRC menu when we opened up our location at The Forks and we are excited to bring them to Third + Bird. Flavours available include chocolate chip, Oreo, cotton candy and cinnamon bun*.

*flavours subject to change based on availability.

 

Jenna Rae Cakes x Sugar Blossom Jewelry Choker

APPAREL + JEWELRY + CANDLES

We will be bringing a few of our signature items to Third + Bird including our Sugar Blossom X Jenna Rae Cakes Charmed Choker, our JRC Signature Candle created by Coal + Canary and Jenna Rae Cakes apparel! Now you can wear the same great apparel you see our staff wearing in-store. These items make wonderful gifts for the lover of beautifully curated goods and sweet treats.

 

We are so excited to see you there! Be sure to stop by booth 104 and say “Hi!” to us and our neighbouring pals at Sugar Blossom Jewelry and Small!

It’s time for the Holidays with JRC!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear… and sharing festive treats with the ones you love! The Holidays have arrived at Jenna Rae Cakes and we are so excited to share with you the lineup of festive flavours you’ll be able to find at our Academy Road and The Forks locations all season long.

We assembled a lineup of our classic favourites, as well as a few new flavours, to bring you a holiday menu that is sure to warm the hearts and bellies of those you spend time with during this season of warmth, love and celebration. As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, we wish you joy, cheer and a few extra gifts from Santa.

Take a look below at all the fun flavours you’ll be able to find at Jenna Rae Cakes this holiday season. Plus, keep reading to see our extended holiday hours that will arrive closer to Christmas!

 

Jenna Rae Cakes Holiday 2018 styled shot of cakes

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
Butter Tart
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Gingerbread
Chocolate Orange
and more!

 

CUPCAKES

Candy Cane
Rum + Eggnog
Candy Cane Oreo
Ferrero Rocher
Turtles
Nanaimo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square
Snickerdoodle
Gingerbread
Candy Cane Creme Brulee
Baileys Hot Chocolate
and more!

 

CHEESECAKES

Candy Cane White Chocolate Pretzel
Salted Caramel Turtles
Lemon Square
Snickerdoodle
Rum + Eggnog

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES

Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Ginger Crinkle Eggnog
Toffee Salted Caramel
Brownie Ferrero Rocher
and more!

 

CHOCOLATE COVERED GEMS

Candy Cane
Sugar + Spice
Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Chocolate Chip

 

CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS

Peppermint Oreo
Cookies + Cream
Birthday Oreo

 

TRUFFLES

Candy Cane
Eggnog
Chocolate Hazelnut
Pistachio

 

THE FORKS

*The flavours listed below will remain constant for the remainder of the holiday season.

MACARONS

Festive Flavours
Rum + Eggnog
Ferrero Rocher
Nanaimo
Turtles
Sugar Cookie
Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Candy Cane
Butter Tart

Signature Flavours
Salted Caramel
Pistachio
Cotton Candy
Birthday Cake
Brownie Cookie Dough

 

COOKIE SANDWICHES

Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle
Ginger Crinkle Eggnog
Toffee Salted Caramel
Brownie Ferrero Rocher

 

MOUSSE CUPS

Pistachio
Salted Caramel Turtles
Sugar Cookie
Candy Cane

 

COOKIE DOUGH CUPS

Chocolate Chip
Candy Cane Oreo
Gingerbread House
Christmas Vanilla Sprinkle

 

JRC Holiday 2018 styled party platters

OUR HOLIDAY HOURS

 

THE FORKS

Saturday, December 15: 10am-6pm (closing early for Staff Christmas Party)
Monday, December 24: 10-3 (closing early for Christmas Eve)
Tuesday, December 25: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26: Regular hours resume

 

ACADEMY

Sunday, December 23, 12-5pm
Monday, December 24, 10am-2pm
Tuesday, December 25 – Wednesday, January 2: CLOSED
Thursday, January 3: Regular hours resume

Holiday Pre-Orders are Here!

Christmas is right around the corner, which means your schedule is probably already full of festive celebrations with friends, family and co-workers. Show the ones you are celebrating with you care by bringing festive treats sure to please every palette. From hostess gifts to stocking stuffers and dessert on Christmas day, we have the treats that will make those who indulge feel as jolly as Santa himself!

 

Take a look below at our selection of delicious treats in your favourite festive flavours available to pre-order this Holiday season. Pick up will be available at our Academy road location on the following dates:

Friday, December 21, 12-6pm
Saturday, December 22, 12-5pm
Sunday, December 23, 12-5pm
Monday, December 24, 10am-2pm

 

Oh, and did we mention, our treats make great treats to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!

JRC Holiday 2018 Macaron Sleeves

Macaron Sleeves

 

What would a JRC holiday menu be without macarons! You can pre-order one of our signature gold-foil 6-macaron sleeves or our Limited Edition holiday 12-macaron sleeve filled with delicious, chewy macarons. Macarons will be an assortment of our signature and holiday flavour line up. Bring home the treat on the top of every JRC lovers list. One dollar from the purchase of every Limited Edition 12-macaron sleeve will be donated to the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society.

 

JRC Holiday 2018 styled party platters

Assorted Treat Platters + Macaron Platters

 

Our assorted treat platters are made with the sentiment ‘sharing is caring’ in mind! Filled with cookie sandwiches, macarons, covered Oreos, cake gems and meringues, there is an item on this treat platter for everyone! All items on the platter will include flavours from our holiday line up. We also have Macaron Platters available! Our Macaron platters are filled with our best selling macarons in a combination of signature and festive flavours.

 

JRC Assorted Treat Box for Holiday 2018

Assorted Treat Boxes + Cookie Boxes

 

The perfect gift for under the tree or for any round of Secret Santa, our assorted treat boxes come in small or large with an assortment of our best selling treats! Treat boxes include macarons, cookie sandwiches, chocolate covered Oreos, meringues, gems and truffles. Our cookie boxes are filled with an assortment of cookie sandwiches which will include our best selling Toffee Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwich.

 

JRC Holiday 2018 Chocolate Box

Chocolate Box

 

The perfect stocking stuffer for the chocolate lover in your life, our Chocolate Box is sure to beat any present Santa Claus could bring. This chocolate box is filled with an assortment of chocolate covered Oreos, gems and truffles.

 

Jenna Rae Cakes Holiday 2018 styled shot of cakes

Signature or Christmas Works Cakes

 

You can never go wrong with cake! Order a Candy Cane, Ferrero Rocher or Red Velvet cake to be the dessert everyone will be excited to enjoy. You can order your cake in our signature designs or, like the ‘extra festive’ version of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’, you can deck out your cake with our Christmas Works option– adding a beautiful pink and red buttercream exterior and our signature ‘works’ topping of meringues, macarons, gems, chocolate covered Oreos and fondant snowflakes. Each cake is available as a 6″, 8″ or 10″ cake.

 

JRC Macaron Cone - Holiday 2018

Macaron Cone

 

This show-stopping edible centrepiece will be the hit of any holiday party! Our macaron cone starts with a 2-layer 8″ cake decorated in festive red fondant stripes, then is topped with a cone of approximately 43 macarons, an assortment of meringues and is all tied up in a Jenna Rae Cakes bow. This is one unique feature that is sure to be the highlight of any party. There are only 10 of these available so reserve quick!

 

Gift Cards

 

If there is someone with a sweet tooth on your list, but you aren’t quite sure which JRC treat is their favourite, a gift card is a perfect option.

 

Holiday pre-orders are open NOW! Just visit our Holiday Pre-Order page for more information and to place your order.

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