Jenny’s Cakes - Award-Winning Artisan Wedding Cakes
Jenny’s Cakes is a small professional family business, dedicated to designing, baking and decorating wedding cakes.
Due to demand, we concentrate exclusively on wedding cakes, and are not able to provide birthday or celebration cakes.
Started in 1986 by Jenny Breen in a purpose-built bakery in Crossford in the picturesque Clyde Valley, Jenny’s Cakes celebrated an impressive Thirty Years of professional wedding cake making in 2016!
The bakery team is led by Jenny and husband Tom, ably assisted by Audrey and Christine.
Tom, Jenny, Audrey and Christine, the team at Jenny’s Cakes.
Jenny Breen is a professionally qualified baker, with four years full-time professional training at Birmingham Bakery college (where she achieved a College Associateship and National Bakery Diploma) and five years practical cake decorating experience in Birmingham and Bristol.
Jenny had Nine Years of training and experience before starting the business in 1986, so over 40 years experience to offer couples looking to design their dream wedding cake!
Jenny’s Husband Tom joined the business in 1997, following an award-winning career in precision engineering and I.T. Tom’s eye for detail, cake construction and sugar modelling skills are a perfect match for Jenny’s baking and floral artistic talents and expertise. Audrey uses her jewellery-making and decorating skills to great effect, and Christine looks after the administration and paper-work to keep the business running smoothly...
Between them, Jenny and Tom have amassed around 60 years cake decorating and bakery experience to help each client get the very best cake for their wedding.
The key to the couple’s success lies in their philosophy of taking time with each couple, to get to know them and personalising each cake to suit their personalities, scale of wedding, stylistic aspects such as venue décor and budget. Wedding cakes take time to create and strict limits are placed in the number of cakes each week to devote sufficient time to each commission, typically a maximum of four weddings each week.
As a result, clients are advised to book around a year prior to the wedding, particularly in the peak wedding season, to avoid disappointment.
Bakery Garden Room where ‘Tea and Tasters’ consultations take place
The bakery and garden room provide a purpose-built creative space for baking and decorating, and a display/consultation (The ‘Garden Room’), where Jenny and Tom meet clients for their highly popular ‘Tea and Tasters’ consultations.
Clients can arrange a one-hour consultation to discuss their wedding cake ideas over a cuppa and some tasty cake samples. This is one of the secrets of the couple’s success, as clients spend time with Jenny and Tom, discussing all aspects of their wedding in beautiful and relaxed environment. Spending time with clients gives Jenny and Tom an insight in each couple’s personalities, and the theme and scale of each wedding.
Over the course of the consultation, lots of ideas are discussed, discarded and refined, and finally a design sketch is created, pulling all the ideas together into a coherent design, a beautiful centre-piece for that all-important ‘Cutting the Cake’ photo!
Recent Testimonial and Photo from happy clients. (Courtesy Andrew Rae Photography)
“Tom & Jenny, We just wanted to again write to thank you both for the amazing wedding cake. The cake was truly stunning.
It really was perfect and was exactly what we had imagined, if not even better!
It tasted superb as well, and lots of our guests have made lovely comments about it.
We really do appreciate you taking such good care of us. With best wishes, John & Rebecca"
Jenny and Tom take tremendous pride in the work of the bakery, and regard each cake as a specially created unique design- the couple place strict limits on the number of commissions each week, to make sure that each cake receives the utmost care and attention, to bring a big smile to each couple when they see the finished cake at their wedding reception.
Jenny working on the ‘Summer Garlands’ wedding cake
Close-up of the top tier of the ‘Summer Garlands’ wedding cake.
Finished wedding cake - our ‘Summer Garlands’ wedding cake.
Our ‘Summer Garlands’ wedding cake, featuring sugar-crafted garlands of sugar flowers including roses, tendrils, buds, Sweet Peas, Ranunculus, Peonies, Eucalyptus leaves and a couple of tiny love-birds.
Cutting the ‘Summer Garlands’ Wedding Cake
“Thank you so so much for our beautiful cake. We can confirm the finished article was spectacular! Lots of Love from Mr & Mrs Mauchan xxx”
Sometimes clients are looking for something a bit different! One recent memorable example was Leeann and Jamie, and the result, which speaks for itself, is shown below!
Wedding Cake coated in black sugar-paste, features a ‘Skull and Crossbones’ theme.
Contrasting Cake Designs, a monochrome Vintage style cake beside a multi-coloured Rose Cascade.
Jenny's Cakes picked up the coveted VOWS AWARDS 2017 'Wedding Cake Designer/Bakers of the Year for 2017, and the National Scottish Wedding Awards ‘Wedding Cake Designers of the Year Award’ for 2016. We were also finalists in The Confetti Awards 2017!
Please contact us if you would like to arrange your personal wedding cake consultation to discuss your wedding cake ideas over a cuppa and some tasty cake samples.
We look forward to welcoming you to our bakery in the near future!
Tom and Jenny Breen, Directors/Owners, Jenny’s Cakes Ltd.