How We Started

I have been baking for years and years, from the chocolate chip cookies I made with my Mom many a weeknight in upstate New York to the endless batches of chocolate chip cookies I made with my own four kids. I always bake from scratch and use fresh ingredients, and I am always on the lookout for recipes that make goodies that not only look pretty but taste great.

When I learned of an opportunity to open my own bakery a half mile from my house, my daughters Geneva and Lily (then in 4th and 6th grade) campaigned hard for me to go for it. They wanted a place where they could meet friends on a cold afternoon, drink hot chocolate, and eat a cupcake. Given that I had no experience owning a business or baking professionally, this was a really nutty idea. But something kept compelling me forward, and now that we’ve been open a while, I couldn’t be happier about the choice I made!

JennyCakes Gives Back

JennyCakes at the Walter Johnson HS Winter Carnival in support of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

JennyCakes at the Walter Johnson HS Winter Carnival in support of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

We love being a part of this vibrant community and supporting our local schools and charities. As of October 1, 2013 JennyCakes has donated or supported in some way the following groups: A Wider Circle * Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery School * Albert Einstein High School 5K * Albert Einstein High School Yearbook * BCC High School PTSA * Cedarbrook Pool * Early Childhood Center, Inc. * Ellen’s Run * Flora M. Singer Elementary School * Garrett Park Nursery School * Holton Arms School * Holy Child Tiger Trot * Holy Cross Church * Home School Talents * Kenmont Pool * Kensington Historical Society * Kensington Nursery School * Kensington Parkwood ES PTA – Kensington 8K * Learning Center for Young Children * Loiderman Middle School * Lowell School * Meals on Wheels of Wheaton, Inc. * Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy * Mid-County United Ministries * Montgomery Art Association * North Bethesda Middle School * Noyes Children’s Library Foundation * Oakland Terrace ES PTA * Rock Creek Forest ES * Rock Creek Valley ES * Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church * Sandy Spring Friends School * Save Our Seminary at Forest Glen * Suburban Hospital * Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism * The Heights School * Junior Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase * Vote for 6 – Marriage Equality in Maryland * Walter Johnson H.S. Education Foundation * Walter Johnson Winter Carnival * Woodlin Elementary School PTA * Wootton High School SGA