Perking Up Winter
I’m so happy that we made it through the holidays largely unscathed! If you bought baked goods from us, we at JennyCakes truly hope they made your holidays a tiny bit more special.
NEW HOURS! Don’t forget that we are now open Tuesday through Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. We’ve added Tuesdays and Wednesdays on a 6-month trial basis. Hopefully this change will be good for both JennyCakes Bakery and our customers.
Ah, the doldrums of winter are upon us and I’m already complaining about the cold and the blah-ness of the winter months. Two things perk me up though: watching the Caps (just finished watching the Winter Classic – woo hoo!), and creating what I hope will be a cheerful new winter menu.
So here’s what’s new or coming back this winter:
The lemon cupcakes (you fierce lemon cupcake lovers were a little scary when you came in and discovered we’d taken a break from making them!)
Chocolate cupcakes with whipped peanut butter frosting (it’s weird how some of the little Reese’s cup pieces disappear when I’m cutting them up for the top of these cupcakes)
Pecan pie bars (especially for the very patient woman who comes in frequently wondering when we’re bringing them back)
Rum cakes, both CHOCOLATE and vanilla (still in love with these and can’t wait to try the chocolate one at the suggestion of my friend Angelika — I even bought a new mini bundt cake pan!)
Irish kickers (in March only) — chocolate cupcakes made with Guinness beer then frosted with buttercream flavored with Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson whiskey
I also plan to fool around some with ganache this month as a possible new frosting, and tweak Hillary’s Heart Healthy Bran Muffins so that we have a decent answer to the question, “Do you have anything healthy?”
So January, February and March don’t sound quite so bad now, right? Right?
Welcome to JennyCakes Bakery, a tiny bakery with a BIG heart! We opened in April 2012 with the hope of creating a cheerful place where people could buy baked goods that look and taste like food baked in a cozy kitchen at someone’s home. We love it that we know the names and favorite orders of many of our customers. We love being nestled into such a bustling community and finding ways to support the many local schools and charities. And we love it when our customers exclaim “these are just like my grandma used to bake!”
Stop by sometime and see what’s baking!