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!

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

jenna rae cakes will you be my bridesmaid macarons

Raise your hand if you got engaged recently!

If you’re sitting there with your hand raised, a ring on your finger and a smile on your face, this blog post is for you! First, we want to say Congratulations! You are going to marry the person you’d love to spend the rest of your life with and that is very exciting. Second, we want to say that we hope the proposal was everything you ever wanted! Considering the recent holiday seasons of Christmas and Valentine’s Day we are sure your sweetheart could pop the question in the most romantic and perfect way.

 

Chances are if you’re newly engaged, you’ve already been dreaming up your ideal wedding. Sometimes, even before a date is set, you already know who it is you want in your bridal party. When you think about the people who you want to stand beside you on the day you wed, there are friends you can’t imagine taking this next step of life without them there to support you, help you along the way and celebrate with you.

 

For those special people in your life, we created our Bridesmaid Macaron Box. Once a customer request, we now offer our Bridesmaid Macaron Box to anyone who calls and is looking for a sweet way to pop the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?”

 

Our Bridesmaid Macaron Box comes in our signature gold-foil macaron box and has 6 macarons laid out to reveal the message “Will you be my bridesmaid?” when the box is slid open. When you place your order, you can let us know a preferred colour palette and we will do our best to accommodate with the flavours of macarons available on the date you’ll be picking up your order. Writing on white or light coloured macarons will be black.

 

The Bridesmaid Macaron Box can also be customized to ask, “Will you be my maid of honour” so everyone in your bridal party can receive a sweet treat when you ask them to stand beside you on one of the most memorable days of your life.

 

To place an order for Bridesmaid Macaron Boxes, simply give our shop on Academy a call at 1-204-691-4222 and let us know how many boxes you’d like, your preferred colour palette and the date you’d like to pick them up on.

 

Congratulations once more on your engagement and happy wedding planning!

How We Come Up With Macaron Flavours

In the fall we asked what you would want to see on our weekly Blog. We received many answers varying from individuals hopeful we would share recipes to people asking for a behind the scenes look at how we make our macarons and cookie sandwiches! We recently shared a behind the scenes look at our cookie sandwiches and today, we are answering the question, ‘How do you come up with all the macaron flavours?’

 

If you’ve been following Jenna Rae Cakes for a while you know that we have an extensive list of macaron flavours up our sleeves. As soon as you think you’ve tried them all a new flavour pops up and suddenly you’re rushing into the shop to try the latest creation from our amazing bakers.

 

Stack of colourful macarons bitten into to reveal filling by Jenna Rae Cakes

Coming up with new flavours usually starts with our bakers reminiscing on a childhood favourite treat or commenting on a delicious flavour combination they’ve had the chance to try recently. From the initial flavour idea, our talented staff will brainstorm the best way to recreate the flavour in the form of our chewy, delicious macarons. Most of our macarons are filled with a combination of buttercreams, ganaches, jams, curds, meringues, reductions, baked fillings and more! The sky really is the limit each baker will offer suggestions of ways to create the best reincarnation.

 

Next step is testing the flavour! Our team will create all the pieces to make the delicious macaron and will sample each piece of the filling to be sure it’s held to the high flavour standards of each Jenna Rae Cakes product. Each flavour is taste tested by the team to find ways to improve on the first flavour profile draft and each time a flavour is tested, the goal is to continue to improve it until we think, ‘This is it!’

 

Some of our favourite creations in the Jenna Rae Cakes kitchen over the last few years were all of our sour flavours like Fuzzy Peach, Sour Cherry Blaster and Sour Watermelon. We have also enjoyed all the marshmallow goodness in popular flavours like Lucky Charms, S’mores and Butter Beer. Our whipped batter fillings is a filling we’ve been improving over the years– the cookie dough macaron we started with is not the same cookie dough macaron you enjoy today! We’ve been whipping batter fillings over the past couple of years to bring you your favourites like Birthday Cake Batter, Brownie Batter and the popular Holiday macaron, Sugar Cookie.

More unique flavours, like chips, gravy and rum and coke, require some brave taste-testers in the kitchen. Trust us, when you add gravy to buttercream, you’re really crossing your fingers and hoping for the best! Those with a more adventurous palette are sure to always find a flavour to try during Father’s Day, Halloween and Harry Potter Day.

 

We love the creativity and willingness to try new things that our dedicated and hard-working staff bring to the JRC kitchen. Each staff member has brought with them a wide variety of flavour ideas and we are so grateful they have shared their ideas with us to create macaron flavours our customers love and come back to enjoy over and over again.

 

What is your favourite macaron flavour?

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