In the mid-'90s my kids (I've five of them!), fed up with regular cakes, started using their imaginations and asking me to make all manner of fancy cakes for birthdays etc. After a while, it became a contest amongst them as to who could get mum to make the maddest cake!
It wasn't long before their friend's parents were also setting me cake making challenges!
Initially making the cakes in my kitchen within two years word of mouth about my cakes had spread, so we all moved to a bigger house with a double garage that I converted to a workshop. It was 1998 and Jennys Cakes was born!
It wasn't long before demand for my cakes grew beyond my indivual capacity so by 1998 the team had expanded to three people.
2002 saw me approached by a local technical college to teach adults sugarcraft. I loved doing this, but by 2006 I had to focus 100% on the ever-growing Jennys Cakes business.
Roll forward many (too many!) years to today, and I'm still doing what I love: Making cakes for my clients. In that time UTV has spent a day filming in my workshop, and I've become the go-to cake maker for such local heroes as TV presenter Gerry Kelly and the footballer brothers Jonny & Corry Evans.
A question I am often asked is, “where do you come up with your ideas for cakes?” The answer is from you.
You the customer visualizes the idea and I create the cake. At Jenny’s Cakes I offer a personalised service to advise and guide you through the design process. My mission is to create a cake that will make any celebration special.
The different trends in wedding cake designs are driven by the demands of the bride and groom. Take for example the move away from fruit-cake as the main wedding cake. I offer a variety of tastes and flavours such as sinfully sticky chocolate fudge, zingy fresh lemon, or homely wholesome carrot cake, as well as catering for special dietary needs e.g. gluten free – and the choice doesn’t end there!
Similarly wedding cake designs have followed pace with the couple’s desire to personalise their wedding cake. Why not create a scene from your honeymoon or your first meeting in the form of a mischievous novelty design. The possibilities are endless and the result is a cake which is completely unique and individual to you and your partner.
Elegant modern classics can be tailored to incorporate your wedding colours and designs (e.g. wedding stationery) tying all elements of your day together. Our sugarcraft flowers are as beautiful as the real things and they can be kept as a permanent reminder of your special day.
Or why not try something completely different with a chocolate extravaganza. Few could resist a river of rippling milk, dark or white chocolate – or why not all three! We offer several designs in this new and exciting range, from towering chocolate fans to glossy chocolate wrapped – its chocolate heaven!
028 9145 2366
Jenny’s Cakes, 64, Gransha Road, Bangor, BT20 4TL