Hiring: Part Time Front Of House

Part-Time Front-of-House Position

Candidate Profile Summary: We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated person, with open availability and positive energy to join our Jenna Rae Cakes Storefront Team at The Forks and 580 Academy Road. This is a permanent part-time position opening with the opportunity for advancement in our growing company. The ideal candidate will be available for 2-3 day time shifts per week. We are currently fully staffed for evenings.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Uses communication skills to build strong relationships with customers

Ensures that every customer is served in a friendly, polite, and prompt manner

Deals with customer needs and concerns (both in-person and on the phone)

Ensures that the cooler is fully stocked, and presented in an aesthetically pleasing and organized manner

Ensures the storefront is always clean and presented in the highest company standard

Takes part in opening/closing duties

Takes part in additional cleaning/duties

Must be flexible to work at both of our locations at 580 Academy Road and The Forks

 

Credentials and Experience: 1+ years in a customer service driven job.

 

How to Apply: Email syd@jennaraecakes.com with a cover letter and resume ASAP. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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!

Happy Holidays from Jenna Rae Cakes

Our annual holiday party has come and gone, our team has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure all of the sweet treats you enjoy this holiday season are delicious and made with love, and our store shelves are lined with ready-to-gift boxes of your favourite treats.

 

Before the gifts are all unwrapped and the excitement of the season is over, we want to send a heartfelt Thank You to YOU and each and every customer who has helped make 2019 our best year yet. We feel so grateful that every day we get to create beautiful and delicious treats that make your day or special occasion a little sweeter. Whether you’ve been a customer since we opened or have only been to visit once, we value your business and we hope to see you again in 2020.

 

Thank you for supporting our small business and from all of us at Jenna Rae Cakes, we want to wish you and yours the most joyful holiday season.

 

Here are a few photos from our annual Holiday party! Thanks to 6 Degrees Photo Booth for always being a hit at our parties!

 

Our Favourite Holiday Traditions

The Holiday season is such a magical time rich with heart-warming traditions that make us look towards this season with eager anticipation. We asked our incredible team what their favourite holiday traditions are and we are so excited to share with you the moments that make each holiday season even more memorable than the last. Take a read below and let a few of our team’s traditions inspire you to create some new traditions of your own.

 

“We remember when our parents would take trays of homemade treats to every place we went over the holidays. Now, we take our Holiday Platters to every gathering. It’s nice to continue this tradition with our own treats.” – Ashley + Jenna. Check out our Holiday Platters here.

“Christmas Day we always have breakfast and open presents. Then, we go to see a movie and have Chinese food for dinner lol. This year we are going to see the new Little Women.” – Jenna R

 

“Every Christmas Eve when I was growing up we would watch a Christmas movie. From The Santa Clause to The Nightmare Before Christmas, there was always a new Christmas movie we would get to watch. Now, my husband and I watch a festive movie every Christmas Eve to continue this tradition.” – Aelea

 

“Aside from going to church for 9 days as a preparation to Christmas called “simbang gabi”, I enjoy the treats we eat after every mass. I love “bibingka” and “puto bungbong”. They are traditional desserts that we get to eat mostly during December. On Christmas Eve we stay up late to attend church and share dinner at midnight after mass to celebrate Christmas. I enjoy doing this with my family.” – Beatriz

 

“Opening Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve and then having a sleepover with my sisters and watching a Christmas movie! It’s always been the best evening!” – Amelia

 

No matter what traditions make your holiday special, we hope you can continue the ones that make your holiday spirits bright or begin new ones that allow you to enjoy the joy of the season. Heading to a gathering? Our Holiday Pre-Orders close TODAY and we would love to be sure you have something special to bring to those you love.

 

Hot Chocolate Bomb Tutorial

When we dreamed up our Hot Chocolate Bombs during the hot months of summer we didn’t realize how big of a hit they would become this Winter season! With the Hot Chocolate Bombs flying off the shelves as excited customers rush home to make a cozy cup of hot chocolate to enjoy while spending time with family or friends, while watching a movie or reading a book, we decided it was time to share a step by step on how to use our Hot Chocolate Bombs.

 

We’ve had a few requests for this blog post so we are excited to be sharing with you how to make the most delicious cups of hot chocolate we hope you’ll get to enjoy this winter season!

 

Step 1 – Heat up milk.

Heat up the milk of your choice in a pot or in your mug in a microwave. If you’re heating it up in your mug,  make sure you leave enough room for the bomb to be added into the mug without it overflowing. We recommend taking the mug you’d like to use and fill it 3/4 of the way with milk to heat. Make sure your milk is nice and hot for a quick and efficient melt of your Hot Chocolate Bomb.

 

Step 2 – Drop the bomb!

Once your milk is nice and heated up (make sure it’s steaming a bit!), gently drop the bomb into the milk. Use a spoon to gently roll and stir the bomb as it melts to mix the chocolate into the milk.

 

Step 3 – Stir, stir, stir.

Once the Hot Chocolate Bomb is fully melted be sure to stir with a spoon and scrape the bottom to be sure there aren’t any melted chocolate clumps at the bottom of your mug. Use your spoon to get all around the edges and be sure your bomb is fully mixed in.

 

Step 4 – Enjoy!

The bomb has melted away and now a rich cup of hot chocolate is ready for you to enjoy! Sip slowly to savour this delicious treat.

 

Our Hot Chocolate Bombs are no longer available for Holiday Pre-Order but we will have limited amounts available at both shops when we are able! Stop by our locations at The Forks or Academy Road to pick up your bombs today!

 

 

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.

Jenna and Ashley’s Tips For A Great Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, we checked in with Jenna and Ashley to find out what their tips are for a great Thanksgiving celebration! Take a read below to find out Jenna and Ashley prepare for gatherings with their friends and family and keep reading right until the end for a sweet surprise!

 

Tip 1: Flowers

I always start with the flowers! Chat with your florist (we love Heather from Academy Florist) about the size you want your arrangement to be, and the colours you’d like to use. You’ll also need to set a budget at this point. I usually ask for something narrow and low, since you want to chat with your dinner guests and not be too crowded at the table! If the budget allows, I also like to add a little “something” to each place setting, like a floral wreath or a little bouquet of flowers for each guest to take home.

 

Tip 2: Place Settings

EQ3 is one of my favourite stores, and I’ve outfitted my home with quite a few pieces of theirs! My favourite piece for fall is their Onyx serving platter, which I used as chargers in our Thanksgiving Shoot this year. They’re insanely pretty and I plan to use the one I bought as a serving platter. EQ3’s Sienna Stoneware is gorgeous and has a handmade feel to it. Jenna owns a complete set and loves it!

 

Tip 3: Dessert

We’re usually in charge of dessert for our Thanksgiving Dinner (shocker!) and we’ve been bringing a Pumpkin Spice Cake and a Party Platter consistently for the last few years. They never disappoint and provide a great variety of treats for guests. We always bring a few Cookie Dough Cups as well for our sister who is vegan!

 

We’re going to be giving away everything you need to set the table this Thanksgiving over on our Instagram feed! You’ll be able to curate a Pinterest-worthy tablescape for your home that will warmly welcome your guests and leave a lasting impression even after the pumpkin pie is done!

What you’ll win:
– $300 gift card to EQ3 to select your own dreamy tableware
– $100 gift card to Academy Florist for stunning florals
– $100 gift card to Jenna Rae Cakes for sweet treats everyone will love

Head over to our Instagram Feed to enter our contest!

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.

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