Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jennywenny Cakes Opens in Carmel Mountain Ranch

Owner/baker Jenny Williams (on the left), assistant Joyce, and their Mini Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting

In the five years that Jenny Williams has been baking professionally she's been a bit of a vagabond, operating out of rental kitchens. But in January, Jennywenny Cakes found a permanent home off Carmel Mountain Road--at 1,200 square feet, large enough to spread out and welcome clients for consulting on custom special occasion cakes and desserts, as well, of course, as bake and decorate them.

Photo courtesy of JennyWenny Cakes
"I've been looking for my own space for a long time," says Williams. "When you decorate you need your own quiet space. And this also gives us a lot more flexibility to test flavors and recipes."

Once you could find Williams at the farmers markets or at restaurants, but she's pulled back on wholesale to focus on custom cakes and desserts for weddings, birthdays baby showers, and corporate parties. Even the desserts are relatively new, but reflect a philosophy her grandmother, a nutritionist, had--which is written as a large greeting on a big blackboard surrounded by a turquoise frame: "A little of what you fancy does you good."

Hence bite-size tastes of delightful sweets like sticky toffee pudding; hazelnut trifles with frangelico, chocolate mousse, and praline; banofee pie, and profiteroles with lemon cream and white chocolate drizzle.

Williams is also contemplating holding periodic pop-ups at her new space--perhaps for special holiday baking treats, like hot cross buns or her Christmas pudding.

You can find Jennywenny Cakes at 12265 World Trade Center, but by appointment only. So contact Williams at jennywennycakes@gmail.com.

Photo courtesy of JennyWenny Cakes

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