CHARISMATIC CAKES by JENN'S STORY
Are you looking for an extraordinary cake for that special someone or upcoming event? Let Charismatic Cakes by Jenn create it for you. Extensively trained in the method of cake decorating, I have been shown not only how to decorate cakes beautifully using buttercream icing, fondant and gumpaste, but also how to structure them properly.
Having a background in Small Business Management, by completing The Entreneurship in Action Certificate Program, I have a clear understanding of customer's expectations and when those expectations are met, it not only becomes a positive experience for the customer, but in turn, brings goodwill to the business. I not only want to meet your expectations, but exceed them. It is my goal to create a cake for you that is "More Fab Than the Usual Slab"
From an early age I enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes and making various food creations. My passion for baking continued to develop after I started creating birthday cakes for my children. Wanting to perfect my cake decorating skills, I enrolled in my first cake decorating course and fell in love with the "Art of Cake" and from there decided to open a custom cake business.
Charismatic Cakes by Jenn began operation in June of 2010, creating custom cakes and cupcakes for its customers and soon expanded its line to sell cake pops, cookies and edible edible bouquets as well. Charismatic Cakes by Jenn has been featured in various television programs, including Rogers Daytime, an episode of HGTV's Income Property and also commisioned a cake for use in a commercial for Champix. In 2013, Charismatic Cakes by Jenn was voted Reader's Choice "Best Custom Cakes" for Durham Parent Magazine. In the fall of 2014, Charismatic Cakes by Jenn launched its "Party Platter" menu, as a light catering solution for its customers' gatherings.
In 2015 Charismatic Cakes by Jenn launched its first store front at 282 King St. W, in Oshawa where it operated until it moved to 1413 King St E. in Courtice in 2017. The storefront locations also offered a full line of cake decorating supplies and ingredients and various classes were taught and decorating parties were hosted.
In 2019 the decision was made to return Charismatic Cakes by Jenn to its original operations at 78 Meadowglade Road in Courtice and focus on preordered custom baked creations and light catering. At Charismatic Cakes by Jenn you will find a separate commercial kitchen space with a design and consultation room. We are regularly inspected by Health Department who is responsible for issuing a green pass for any food establishment, allowing them to operate.
Decorating & Baking
Food Handlers Certificate
Wilton Course 1 - Discover Cake Decorating
Wilton Course 2 - Flowers & Borders
Wilton Course 3 - Fondant & Tiered Cakes
Wilton Course 4 - Fondant & Gumpaste
Golda's Kitchen - Figure Modeling
Bonnie Gordon School - Sugar Flowers
Bonnie Gordon School - Preserves for Signature Cakes
Bonnie Gordon School - Lambeth Method of Piping
Bonnie Gordon School - Wafer Paper Blooms
Sir Sanford Fleming College - Enterpreneurship in Action Certificate Program
Awards & Designations
Durham Region Chapter Administrator for Canadian Cake Decorator's Guild
2013 Reader's Choice "Best Custom Cakes" Award for Durham Parent
Bank of Montreal Small Business Plan Award - Sir Sanford Fleming College/Peterborough BMO branch
Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator's Award - Sir Sanford Fleming College
Charity Organizations & Events
Charismatic Cakes by Jenn strives to participate in a number of local charity events, whenever possible. Below is a list of some of the events Charismatic Cakes by Jenn has participated in:
Relay For Life Kids In the Park
Colon Cancer of Canada Various local elementary school fundraising efforts
Human Society of Durham Feed the Need Durham
Sunrise Cancer Charity La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra
Multiple Sclerosis Sick Kids
Alzheimer Society of Durham The Refuge Outreach Centre
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Clarington Courtice Secondary Entrepreneurship Award
Extendicare Oshawa Grandview & Campbell's Children School