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!

Our Spring Menu is Here

Spring has finally sprung and we are celebrating with the launch of our Spring Menu at The Forks! We are introducing back into the rotation some of your spring flavour favourites along with a few new flavours we know you’ll love. Take a look below at our Spring Menu available at The Forks.

Macarons

Raspberry
Chocolate Ganache
Salted Caramel
Cookie Dough
Pistachio
Cotton Candy
Lucky Charms
Vanilla Sprinkle
Black Cherry
Earl Grey
Birthday Cake
Fuzzy Peach

 

Cookie Dough Cups

Toffee Salted Caramel
Chocolate Chip
Birthday Oreo

 

Cookie Sandwiches

Cookie sandwiches flavours now rotate! Check out our Daily Menu post on Instagram to find out which flavours of Cookie Sandwiches you’ll be able to enjoy.

 

We hope to see you at The Forks soon!

Winter Menu

The excitement of the holidays are over and the vacationers are posting all their dreamy warm weather photos on Instagram. We are left hanging out together in Winterpeg making the most and actually enjoying the winter months we have come to know, accept and now love.

 

There are so many things we love about Winter in Winnipeg! Being able to spend time at The Forks on the river trail, teaching little ones to skate on outdoor and backyard skating rinks, the experience of Festival Du Voyageur, and how great coming inside feels to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and the warmth of cozy blankets. Winnipeg in Winter is actually a fun place to be when you know how to embrace it.

 

To embrace all that is beautiful about Winnipeg in winter, we’ve launched our Winter Menu at The Forks. Our holiday favourites like candy cane, sugar cookie and buttertart are back in the JRC vault until December and it’s time to bring back some old favourites. Take a look at our Winter Menu below.

 

WINTER MENU
THE FORKS

Birthday Cake Batter and Lucky Charms macarons by Jenna Rae Cakes

MACARONS

Salted Caramel*
Toasted Coconut*
Nutella*
Cookie Dough
Birthday Cake Batter
Sour Cherry Blaster*
Brownie Batter
Hot Chocolate Marshmallow*
Cotton Candy*
Lucky Charms
Vanilla Sprinkle*
Oreo

*= glutenless. Our kitchen contains gluten so we cannot guarantee against cross contamination.

 

Cotton Candy Cookie Dough Cups by Jenna Rae Cakes

COOKIE DOUGH CUPS

Birthday Cake**
Cotton Candy**
Chocolate Chip**

**= Vegan. Our kitchen contains non-vegan items so we cannot guarantee against cross contamination.

cookie sandwich stack by Jenna Rae Cakes

COOKIE SANDWICHES

Our cookie sandwiches change each day! We’ll always have your favourite, Toffee Salted Caramel, but all of our other flavours will rotate each day.

 

Remember to visit our Instagram to see our daily menu posts to find out which sweet treats you’ll be able to enjoy at both of our locations. Jenna Rae Cakes at The Forks is open daily from 10am – 9pm. Bundle up and we’ll see you soon!

Behind The Scenes of our Cookie Sandwiches

Jenna Rae Cakes without Cookie Sandwiches just wouldn’t be Jenna Rae Cakes at all! Cookie Sandwiches are a staple on our menu and we can’t imagine a day in the shop without them (unless they sell out, of course!).

One day in early 2014, Jenna, Ashley and their sister Chelsea were working one of their all-too-common long shifts together in the tiny kitchen on Academy road filling cookies with ice cream for ice cream sandwiches. One of them said, “why don’t we fill these with buttercream?” and with that simple question, the JRC Cookie Sandwich was born. It is still up for debate as to who actually said ‘”why don’t we fill these with buttercream?”… two votes are for Chelsea and one vote is for Jenna 😉

Since then they’ve been on the menu every day, and each staff member has played a part in creating the lineup of delicious flavours we have available. Our kitchen team loves recreating all of their favourite flavours in the form of Cookie Sandwiches and love the trial and error of finding the best way to make each Cookie Sandwich the absolute best.

Not every flavour idea works out, though–one of the most memorable flavour idea flops was the Fuzzy Peach Cookie Sandwich. We had high hopes for this peculiar cookie, but the sour peach buttercream and the buttery cookie combo did not make the cut!

Staff favourites include the classic Toffee Salted Caramel (by far our best seller!), Blueberry Cheesecake, Birthday Cake Oreo, Lemon Meringue, Grinch Sugar Cookies, our Salted Caramel Apple Crumble, S’mores Brownie and Ginger Crinkle with Eggnog Buttercream.

Take a peek below and check out the process of going from cookie dough to Cookie Sandwich.

We start by mixing our dough! Each dough is carefully mixed to ensure our cookies have their soft and chewy texture. Our recipes for our favourite cookie doughs have been perfected over time with trial and error adjustments.

Once the cookie dough is made, we scoop and flatten each cookie. Flattening our cookies encourage spread and get them nice and big!

A question we are often asked is how we get our cookies so consistent in shape and size. The answer– we measure each and every cookie!

Next, we top our cookies with their appropriate decorative touches then bake in our ovens.

Once the cookies cool we begin filling them. Each cookie is filled with delicious buttercream and then, if required for the flavour, stuffed with filling then drizzled with either chocolate ganache or salted caramel. Pictured above is our Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Sandwich. You can see the swirl of salted caramel buttercream, the apple pie filling stuffed in the middle, the salted caramel drizzle and the sprinkle of oat crumble.

Jenna Rae Cakes Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Cookie Sandwiches

The final step is topping each cookie with a matching top and voila! A cookie sandwich is ready for the pastry case and to be enjoyed by you!

 

Our cookie sandwich flavours are always expanding and we would love to hear which flavours are your favourite. Be sure to comment on our Instagram photos with flavours you’d love to see next!

 

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!

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

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