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We are open!

These past few months have been an adventure. Having to make the decision to close our shops to the public was the hardest decision we’ve ever had to make and since that day we’ve been looking forward to the day we would get to reopen our doors and welcome you back in. That day has come and we are so excited to welcome you back into our shops starting on June 16th!

 

As with every business that is opening up, there are a few extra precautions in place to keep our team and you, our valued customers, safe and having the best experience. Please take a read below to learn about what your shopping experience will be like at each of our locations and to read the answers to our FAQ!

 

Academy Road

Hours
Monday – Saturday noon – 6pm
Closed Sunday

 

Your shopping experience:

When you arrive, please wait in a physically distanced line up until you are able to come into the shop. When you step inside, please follow the guide marks on the floor. We are currently allowing 4 customers in at a time to maintain distancing. When you get to the pastry case, we ask that you try to be as efficient as possible when selecting the treats you’d like our team to box up for you. You will pay preferably by a contactless method and then follow the markings on the floor to exit. We ask that if you are not feeling well or have been out of the country you avoid visiting our shop and stay home until you’re feeling better!

 

FAQ’s:
How many people allowed in the store at a time?
4 people are allowed in the store at a time and we will have spots on the floor for you to stand. All others must wait outside and maintain physical distancing protocols.
 
How can I pay?
We prefer contactless payments of debit and credit but will accept cash as well.
 
Can I still place an order for delivery or pick-up over SkipTheDishes?
Yes, you can! When picking up your order, please wait in line and when you get to the front we will be able to hand your order off to you. You will not be able to skip the line up to pick up your order as we can only allow a small number of people into our storefront space.
 
Can I call in and place an order to pick up INSTEAD of placing it through SkipTheDishes?
Yes! You can call our shop at 1-204-691-4222 starting at 10am to place your pre-order for pick up later on in the day. When you arrive to pick up your order you will need to wait in line and pay for your pre-order.
 
Am I required to wear a mask and sanitize my hands upon entering the shop?
You are not required to wear a mask or sanitize your hands before entering. We will have hand sanitizer available if you’d like to use it. We ask that you please do not touch our gift items and ask a JRC Team Member for assistance. Our team will be sanitizing our shop regularly throughout the day including door handles and surfaces. 
 
Can I sit in your shop and enjoy my treats?
Unfortunately, our seating area is still closed.
 
Can I use your bathroom?
Yes, you may use our washroom. The washroom will be sanitized regularly by staff throughout the day.
 
Will you have your FULL menu back including gluten-less cupcakes + cookie sandwiches, cream puffs, Oreos, bites, etc?
We are taking things slowly as we evaluate customer demand for menu items and staff capabilities as we begin to bring more staff back. Our menu at Academy will currently continue with cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, macarons, cookie dough cups and cake cups.
 
Can I select treats in any quantities?
Yes! Just like before, you’ll be able to check out what we have behind our pastry case and select the specific items you’d like in any quantity you’d prefer! 
 
 

The Forks

Hours
Open Daily from 11am – 9pm

 

Your shopping experience:

When you arrive at The Forks and come upstairs to visit us, please wait in line and follow all physical distancing protocols. Please wait at the end of the counter closest to the stairwell until a team member is ready to help you. When a team member is ready to pack up your order, please try to be as efficient as possible. Once your order is boxed up, you can pay at the till preferably a contactless method of payment (cash is accepted if needed). If you’d like to add a gift item to your order, please let our team know and we would be happy to grab an item and add it to your order. We ask that if you are not feeling well or have been out of the country you avoid visiting our shop and stay home until you’re feeling better!

 

FAQ’s
Can I place an order through SkipTheDishes and have it delivered from The Forks so I can be within the delivery radius? OR, can I place an order through SkipTheDishes and pick up at The Forks?
No, SkipTheDishes orders will only be delivered from our shop on Academy and all orders placed for pick-up through SkipTheDishes must be picked up at Academy. There is currently no option to place an order and pick it up at The Forks.
 
How can I pay?
We prefer contactless payments of debit and credit but will accept cash as well.
 
Will you have your regular menu available?
At this time our menu at The Forks will have macarons, cookie sandwiches, cookie dough cups and cake cups.
 
I’d like to purchase gift items, how will that work?
All of our gift items will be displayed in our case. Please ask a team member for assistance if you’d like to smell a candle or purchase a gift item and they will be able to get the item for you. 
 
 
 
We are so excited to serve you at our locations. We missed you and we hope to see you soon!
 
Have questions? Send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we are able or call our shop on Academy at 1-204-691-4222 Monday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm.

Charity of the Month

Our Charity of the Month of May is Winnipeg Harvest!

 

Winnipeg Harvest and its partner organizations are front-line responders during this coronavirus crisis. With schools and businesses closing, job and wage losses, vulnerable and isolated adults, the demand for food in local communities across the province is steadily increasing, and their capacity to respond is decreasing. Winnipeg Harvest is continuing to operate as best as possible to ensure our neighbours have enough food to eat during this uncertain time.

$1 from every box of cupcakes sold on SkipTheDishes will be donated directly to Winnipeg Harvest for the duration of May. Winnipeg Harvest needs our support more than ever to keep their warehouse open and food flowing and we know the generosity of Winnipegers will ensure that Winnipeg Harvest can provide at this time when people in our communities need it most.

 

To learn more about Winnipeg Harvest, click here.

Thank you for partnering with us to support Winnipeg Harvest throughout the month of May!

Covid-19 Cake Orders

Celebrations look different these days. With our inability to gather in groups and with the continued encouragement to stay home, celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special occasions at home can feel like it lacks the lustre of a bigger party, an outing or inviting friends over. While you may be celebrating at home with those you live with, we believe these occasions are still worthy of a sweet treat to celebrate– even if it’s a small celebration at home while calling friends and loved ones over FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or HouseParty to celebrate virtually. 

In light of the number of requests we’ve received to offer cakes at this time so people can celebrate at home with the ones they live with, we’ve decided to open up our cake department again offering a simplified menu of cakes for your celebrations. Please take a look below at the flavours and design options. If you’d like to place an order, please note that we are only accepting a very limited number of cakes each week so we recommend placing your order as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Cakes will be able to be picked up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only at our shop on Academy from noon until 5 pm.

For more information or to place your order please email [email protected] and our customer service team will get back to you as soon as they are able. For more information on the flavours of cakes being offered, visit the Covid Cakes page of our website

 

March Charity of the Month

Caring for our local community is something we value at Jenna Rae Cakes. Being able to contribute to various charities allows us the opportunity to serve our community and we couldn’t be more excited and grateful to give back to the community that has given us so much support.

For March, our Charity of the Month is Team Tam.

 

Team Tam supports Sean Tam who is facing a battle with Familial Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma. Donations raised will go towards the clinical trial of Blu667 that Sean is taking part in at the Mayo Clinic including medical expenses, travel and recovery and anything else that might bring Sean and his wife Aly hope and happiness during this trying time.

 

 

Throughout the month of March, $0.50 from the purchase of each Chocolate Lovers cupcake will be donated to Team Tam. Purchase your Chocolate Lovers cupcake at either of our locations and know that you are making an impact in the lives of Sean and Aly. At our shop on Academy Road, we will also have Team Tam Pin Packs available for purchase. These Team Tam Pin Packs are created by HappyLand Print Shop and 100% of the purchase price of the pins goes directly to Team Tam.

 

To learn more about Team Tam and Sean’s journey with Familial Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, visit their Go Fund Me page here.

 

Images by Victoria Anne Photography.

Visit us at
The Forks
Open Daily 10am – 9pm

 

Academy
Monday – Thursday noon-6pm
Friday + Saturday 10am-6pm
Closed Sunday

All About Printed Macarons

Imagine the joy when someone you love opens a macaron gift box to find an assortment of meaningful images printed onto them– photos of their loved ones, their favourite things, memories from their childhood and more. The joy of a printed macaron gift box is in the beautiful customization– you send the images and we print them onto the macarons ready for you to gift, place out at a big celebration or to share over an intimate gathering.

 

No matter where you live across Canada, be it right here in Winnipeg or further away, printed macarons are within your reach!

 

We ship gift boxes of printed macarons across Canada each Tuesday. Our online shop features an assortment of boxes that you can customize to suit your preferences! Hosting a birthday party? Order macarons with images of the individual celebrating the birthday, their favourite things or the age they are turning! Sending macarons to someone? Customize their macarons with images you know they’ll love! Your imagination is the limit with what you’d like our macarons printed with so get creative and think of each macaron as an individual way to show you care.

 

Our Custom Printed Macaron Gift Box

 

Our Custom Printed Macaron Gift Box is exactly as it sounds– macarons printed with your custom images! Simply visit our online store HERE, select a box of either 6 printed macarons or 12 printed macarons, then follow the directions to send us the images you’d like printed on your macarons! Nice and simple!

 

Our Bridesmaid Boxes

Pop the question with a beautiful box of macarons! Our ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid?’ boxes are a delicious way to ask those you cherish to be a part of your special day. Also available with the following question options: ‘Will You Be My Maid Of Honour?’, ‘Will You Be My Matron Of Honour?’ and ‘Will You Be My Flower Girl?’. To learn more about our Bridesmaid Macaron Boxes for shipping across Canada, include flavour list and price, visit our online store HERE.

 

Our best tip is to add a card at checkout and we will write any additional message you want to say to the person you are asking to be part of your happy day!

 

Wondering how much it will cost to ship our macarons to you? Follow the process of placing your order and checking out on our website and you will be able to see the cost of shipping before placing your order.

 

If you live in Winnipeg and can pick up your macarons, simply send us an email to [email protected] and include the date you’d like your printed macarons for and how many macarons you’d like printed. All orders for printed macarons have a limit of 6 images. For example, you could order 6 macarons with a different image on each macaron. Another example, you could order 60 macarons with 10 macarons of each image for a total of 6 different images for your entire order. The cost of a printed macaron depends on the quantity being ordered and ranges between $4 – $6 per macaron.

 

To receive a quote, please send us an email to [email protected]! We’d love to work with you to create custom macarons for your upcoming event or celebration!

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!

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.

 

 

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.

Join Our Team of Bakers

We are getting ready for a busy fall and winter season which means we are hiring a full-time baker and part-time baker to join our tight-knit crew of hardworking bakers who bring all of our sweet treats to life!

 

Candidate Profile Summary
We are looking for someone with passion, and experience, for creating high quality baked goods under time and space constraints with a commitment to consistency and detail work. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be a team player that works hard and continually goes above and beyond the basic requirements that will improve the bakery, and can positively solve problems. Jenna Rae Cakes offers benefits and competitive wages.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
– Hard-working and efficient
– Detail Oriented
– Hand piping experience an asset
– Strong work ethic
– Team player and problem solver

 

Credentials and Experience
– Pastry Arts diploma or equivalent education favoured, but not required
– Experience in a bakery/kitchen setting required
– Experience with high volume production of piped goods an asset

 

Sound like the job for you?
All qualified applicants are welcome to apply via email to [email protected] Applicants must submit 1 email only containing cover letter, resume and portfolio (no larger than 2mg per attachment). While we graciously thank all individuals for applying, only successful applicants will be selected for an interview.

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!

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