Spring Pop-up Shop

Our long-awaited spring is finally here, and so is our Spring Pop-Up Shop! With a beautiful new bakery in town, there is no better place to set up shop then at Jenna Rae Cakes. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and there will be a large assortment of goodies (edible and non-edible) that will make great gifts for Mom — or to just help bring a little colour into your life. So pop on by this weekend (see poster below for time and location) and say ‘Hi!’ to our magical team of 6; Sugar Blossom Design, Fache Floral, Julie Doan, Simply Rosie Photography, Jenna Rae Cakes and of course us! Cheers to a great weekend :) - Jessie


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Featured – 100 Layer Cake

After a long, tiring weekend, we had a bit of a case of the ‘Mondays’ yesterday. Nonetheless, we were extremely excited to have 100 Layer Cake share our bachelorette shoot collaboration (created before the snow hit) over on their blog yesterday. Thanks so much to Simply Rosie, Oh So Lovely Vintage, Jenna Rae Cakes and the ladies at Weddings In Winnipeg for helping pull it all together. Great job guys! Below are a couple of our favourite shots from the day, and you can see the rest over on the 100 Layer Cake.  - Tyler + Jessie

Photos by Simply Rosie Photography

Tags: 100 Layer Cake Autumn Bachelorette Colours Cozy Jenna Rae Cakes Oh So Lovely Vintage Patterns Quilt Simply Rosie Weddings In Winnipeg


Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Well, belated anyway. While we no longer get to trick-or-treat (who made up that rule, anyway), we were very excited to hand out candy to all the kiddos in the neighbourhood yesterday evening. After all, Halloween is one of our favourite times of year. Maybe it’s the designer is us, but one of the best parts of the celebration is brainstorming the ideas, and then coming up with ways to execute the costume. One has to be resourceful though, even some of the least expensive ideas usually balloon in cost and time. This years solutions? A cowboy and a black widow spider, only one of which was difficult to execute, and neither of which was expensive. So in honour of All Hallow’s Eve, here are our costumes from the weekend, a sweet Graveyard cake, spooky spider cookies and a link to a great little Halloween-themed illustrated screenprint we love. - Tyler

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Thank You!

Whew. What a day! Our launch is now complete, and we couldn’t be happier at the results.
A lot of personal blood, sweat and tears went into the end result, but that’s another post altogether. Now that we’ve introduced our new features and services, it’s time to thank everyone who helped us get to the finish line, starting with Jenna of Jenna Rae Cakes. How cute is this cake?

Starting a business is a very emotional endeavour. For anyone who has ever walked the path, we commend you. The highs are high, and the lows can be very low. It makes all the difference in the world when you have a good support system, and we’re truly lucky to have had many encouraging friends and family back us up when we needed a word of advice, or many words of advice. So to all our friends and family, thank you very, very much. But it’s not just real-world encouragement that has helped us out. We have many supportive friends and followers on our blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter + Pinterest. Some of you we have never even met! Your comments may be a small thing, but they’re also a very big thing. Thank you!

Finally, without a doubt the most exciting thing about owning your own business is the relationships you form. Meeting and collaborating with fellow business-owners is incredibly rewarding, and we’ve had an unbelievable amount of fun over the past few months working with Lori Dyck of Wildfire Online, and Rosie of Simply Rosie Photography. Both are wonderfully capable women with a laid back approach to their respective specialties. Our website would not be in the shape it’s in without the many hours dedicated to beautifully photographing our details (as well as us!), or many laborious hours of programming and testing the structure of our at-times daunting website. If you like what you see, please do check them out and let them know personally!

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Sweet Styling with Jenna Rae Cakes on Weddings In Winnipeg

You may remember our little sneak peek of the Wedding cake table that we were lucky enough to collaborate on with Jenna Rae CakesAshley Illchuk and Tracey Kiansky late this spring. We are happy to finally be able to share with you the wedding table in all it’s glory. The shoot was a labour of love, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We were first approached to help with the overall styling, contributing sketches of big balloons, festive streamers and a varied assortment of tasty treats. We continued to add to the vision by dotting the dresser with delectable stationery, including a menu and invite. The result is a delicious blend of antique style and delicate details. Head over to Weddings In Winnipeg website for the full story on the shoot including advice on how you can sweeten your wedding day. Look for the full article to hit magazine stands later this month in the September issue of Weddings In Winnipeg!


Tags: Ashley Illchuk Cake Table Jenna Rae Cakes One Plus One Design + Illustration Tracey Kinasky Wedding Details Weddings In Winnipeg


Backyard Birthday

Last night we got lucky with the weather. After 3 weeks of gorgeous sunshine, and 1 week of heat-stroke inducing temperatures, we finally received a nice, cool night. And what better way to experience it than hosting a birthday celebration in your own backyard? So before we head off camping for the weekend, a quick peek at some of the tasty treats from the night. Have a delicious weekend!

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Cake Table #2 – The Circus is Coming

The Circus is coming! The Circus is coming! Well, it’s not really, but we did have a lot of fun pretending it was. Here is a sneak peek of the fun Circus-inspired birthday table that we created stationery and details for, as well as helped style along with Ashley of Weddings in Winnipeg and Jenna Rae of Jenna Rae cakes. Look for the full reveal later this summer. Until then you’ll have to let your imaginations fill in the gaps!

Editor’s note: Be warned the photos below were taken with my trusty iPhone. Professional photos to come by Tracey Kiansky.

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A Taste of Cake Tables to Come

Over lunch a couple of months ago, Jenna Rae (of Jenna Rae Cakes), Ashley (fellow graphic designer and creative director) at Weddings in Winnipeg, and myself (Jessie) of One Plus One Design + Illustration, started tossing around the idea to collaborate on a cake shoot for the up-coming launch of Jenna Rae Cakes’ new website. On Monday, our many, many hours of brainstorming, baking, crafting, styling and designing finally came together. We are super excited with the results, and wanted to share a little sneak peek of the first of two delicious tables. First up: Table #1 – The Wedding Table. A perfect mix of textures, flowers, pastels and gold accents. Stay tuned tomorrow for Table #2 – Circus themed party!

Editor’s note: Be warned the photos below were taken with my trusty iPhone. Professional photos to come by Tracey Kiansky.

Tags: Ashley Illchuk Cake Jenna Rae Cakes One Plus One Design Tracey Kiansky wedding Wedding Cake Table Weddings In Winnipeg


For Valentine’s Day – Think Jenna Rae

We are absolutely in love with these fun cakes that Jenna Rae, of Jenna Rae Cakes, has been turning out over the past little while. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Jenna is offering mini, mouth watering Valentine’s Day cakes that are sure to make any girl blush! She also creates one-of-a-kind cakes for weddings, birthdays, staff parties and more. If you’re in the Winnipeg area and you’d like to order a cake, send her an email at, she’d love to hear from you.

Valentine’s Day Cake & Toy Story Cake photography by Tracey Kiansky Photography

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