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!

Wish You Were Here!

When the ones we love move away, the holidays can be challenging. The empty seat at the table reminds of when they were around to share in our laughter, our meals and our gratitude during Thanksgiving.

Let those you love know you have been thinking of them and wish they were here by having our 12-macaron gift box delivered straight to their door.

Each 12-macaron gift box is filled with an assortment of delicious fall-inspired flavours including Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cinnamon Bun and Banana Bread along with JRC favourites of Salted Caramel, Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Cup. Add in our ‘thinking of you’ greeting card with a personalized message from you to them and they’ll be calling you expressing how they, too, wish they could be with you over Thanksgiving.

12-macaron gift boxes ship out on Tuesday each week so be sure to order by Monday, October 7th so your loved one will receive their macarons before Thanksgiving arrives, showing you were thinking of them well in advance and wish they could be there. Who knows, maybe the arrival of delicious, chewy macarons on their doorstep in the days leading up to Thanksgiving will encourage them to hop in their car, jump on a train or buy a plane ticket and they’ll surprise YOU at your door on Thanksgiving.

Click here to see our 12-macaron gift boxes and place your order to send your loved ones across Canada a sweet treat.

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.

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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.

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders are Here!

The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping and pumpkin spice is in the air. This all adds up to one thing– Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

 

This year at Jenna Rae Cakes, we are giving you the opportunity to pre-order your favourite JRC treats in our festive fall flavours to take to your Thanksgiving gatherings. Whether you’re attending an intimate gathering with friends you’ve claimed as family, or attending an extended family gathering with aunts, uncles and cousins you haven’t seen since the last holiday, we have the perfect treats for you to delight everyone in attendance.

 

Take a look at our selection of perfectly autumn-inspired treats that will entice everyone to leave room for dessert.

 

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Thanksgiving Celebration Cupcakes

 

Our Thanksgiving celebration cupcakes are the celebration cupcakes you’ve come to know and love with fall flair. Decorated with macarons, meringues and sugar blossoms, our assorted fall flavoured cupcakes are sure to please every palette. Each set of 6 or 12 comes with an edible “Happy Thanksgiving” greeting tag.

 

 

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Macaron Sleeves

 

What would a JRC holiday menu be without macarons! You can pre-order one of our signature gold foil sleeves in a box of 6 or 12 delicious, chewy macarons. Macarons will be an assortment of our signature and fall flavour line up. Bring home the treat on the top of every JRC lovers list.

 

 

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Assorted Treat Platter

 

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 fall line up.

 

 

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Cake by Jenna Rae Cakes

Signature Pumpkin Spice Cake

 

You can never go wrong with cake! Our signature pumpkin spice cake is 4 layers of pumpkin spice sponge cake, filled with delicious cream cheese buttercream and decorated in a festive peach-toned buttercream with creamy cream cheese peaks. Each cake is topped with an edible greeting disc wishing you and yours a “Happy Thanksgiving”

 

 

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

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