Jenn DeJanes, Jenn’s Cupcakes
In February 2014 Jenn’s baking hobby became a reality when Jenn’s Cupcakes and Parties became a licensed Cottage Food Operation in Alameda County. Jenn had never spent a day in culinary school, this skill that she was born with just had to be shared. So it began...
Just 3 years later Jenn’s Cupcakes now has a staff with a passion for creating, they work hard to make clients visions come to life! The business has expanded from just 10 cupcake recipes to a full-blown custom bakery with a flare on complete party planning including rentals and custom design. In 2016 their permit expanded to sell baked goods at local restaurants.
Jenn and her staff absolutely love all the fun custom orders that come pouring in every month. The hundreds of cupcakes and dozens of cakes that go out, run the gambit from corporate events and weddings to fully customized theme parties. They pride themselves in creating the perfect dessert for any occasion. Everything that comes out of the kitchen needs to be both beautiful and delicious!
Jenn’s Cupcakes is devoted to being active in their community through fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations. You will see their goodies at many community events as well.
When it’s time for your children to book their next birthday party, call Jenn’s. Hands on teaching is their specialty. They invite you to share the fun and learn how to be creative while enjoying delicious treats. As they say it’s truly fun to be in the edible art business.
Jenn is incredibly grateful for all the local support she has received and a huge thank you goes out to all the clients who believed in her and have made this hobby a huge success. 100,000 cupcakes and counting!
To book your next custom event or cake visit our website www.jennscupcakesandparties.com.
My admiration for decorated cakes began at about 10yrs of age but I didn't take any decorating classes until the 80's. My first class showed me how to make a level cake with smooth frosting. I was hooked! There are so many techniques used in decorating that you never run out of things to learn so I am still learning. I will be demonstrating the use of the Russian tips. These particular tips allow you to pipe a complete flower with one squeeze of the decorating tube.
Sandy Burns is a charter member of the Contra Costa Cake and Sugar Art Society. Sandy started decorating cakes when her 5 children were very young. Having stopped most of her decorating when the children left home. She began again when she became a Contra Costa County Court Appointed Special Advocate. Having a child tell her that they have never had a birthday cake started her on a journey as the “Cake Lady”. It is important that a child in the system through no fault of their own should at least have a special cake for their birthday. The Cake club now makes birthday cakes for every foster child that is assigned a CASA.
Sandy will be demonstrating how to make a Train with candy bars and Rice Crispy bars, a fun sweet treat project for adults or children.
Chef Clyde Serda
Chef, Culinary Instructor, Author, Cookbook Critic, Food Product Developer, Food Judge for California State Fair, and Alameda, Marin and Contra Costa County Fairs. Artist who paint in acrylics and is a Antonin Carême Medal Holder, Currently Chef Instructor at Treasure Island Job Corps. Former Food Safety Chef for the San Francisco 49ers Levi Stadium and Candlestick, and Castro Valley Unified School District. He has instructed over 5,200 culinary students.
Chef Clyde is also the past President San Francisco Chefs Association and Past Restaurant Chairman for the American Heart Association of San Francisco. He has personally raised over $201,780.00 in auctioning himself for non-profit organizations. Author of “Just the Cook, Trials and Tribulations of a Catering Chef.”
The art of fruit and vegetable carving has its roots in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279). This exquisite craft has been slowly developed and refined over the years in China.
These beautiful garnishes and fruit carvings were not only created for the Kaiser’s feudal banquet but they were also popular among average people, who enjoyed beautiful artistic food presentations.
Located in the Bay Area since 1998, Art Chef Inc., has been actively promoting the intricate Chinese art of fruit and vegetable carving to the general public as well as to many professionals in the foodservice industry around the United States through its fruit and vegetable carving training programs, exquisite carving centerpieces for special events, and carving demonstrations, conducted by its founder, Chef Jimmy Zhang.
Over the years, Art Chef Inc. has graduated many chef students, whose culinary carving skills have won them numerous titles.
Chef Jimmy’s artistic talents and his reputation as a dedicated carving art teacher have drawn many people from faraway states and lands to the Bay Area to study the carving art under him.
Sweetart Creative Baking is a local cake shop near downtown Pleasanton offering custom cakes, cake pops, cookies and cupcakes for any occasion. We want to share creativity with others offering DIY parties for cake and cupcake decorating.
Burgess Brothers’ Burgers
Burgess Brothers' (BB) was founded by twin brothers Jonathan (Fire-Battalion Chief) and Matthew Burgess (Law Enforcement-Sergeant), in 2012. Both brothers were born and raised in Sacramento California and are still active in their public service professions. Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, Matthew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University California Davis. The Burgess Brothers are entrepreneurs, chefs, motivational speakers and brand ambassadors.
Jonathan and Matthew put their heads together to develop and market their signature BBQ Sauces and Homemade Cornbread Mix. Both products are simply too good to be kept a secret! You can find their signature Mild BBQ Sauce in most retail stores: Corti Brothers, Taylor’s Market, Oto’s Market, Save Marts, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill, Nugget select Sam’s Club locations, United States Military Commissaries, and Home Shopping Network. Their signature all purpose cornbread mix can only be found in a few specialty stores or online: www.burgessbrothers.com www.hsn.com
Additionally, the brothers have forged partnerships with local school districts to offer their signature food items in school lunch programs, while mentoring the future generation of public servants, entrepreneurs and business professionals. The Burgess Brothers are not only committed to providing quality food and service to consumers but are also committed to developing and mentoring students in the greater Sacramento area.
Please don’t keep us a secret like so many others have tried to do!
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Marla Erojo has been creating beautiful cakes and pastries since 1996. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, she has worked at several top bakeries in the San Francisco bay Area. Cakes Made by M.E. has been in business since 2000.
Cookies offer a special kind of versatility and creativity to the world of baked goods.
I decorated my first cookie in 2012 and became immediately infatuated with the process and results. After I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Food Science, cookie decorating offered me a creative outlet in a field I love. Now, I design cookies almost every day and still have more ideas than I can create. With cookies, the possibilities are endless, and the results are magical.
My cookie journey began as a late-night hobby, a special something I gave to family and friends. Soon, however, word spread and friends of friends began contacting me with requests. I suddenly had a challenge I couldn’t wait to tackle—making cookies that would match each event in color, theme, and artistic style. I see cookies as the sweet finishing touch to a great event, much like a bow on a present or a sticker sealing a romantic letter. Each batch has the potential to leave a personal and indelible impression on each guest.
Though cookies are quite labor-intensive and require a multi-step production process, there is no step I don’t enjoy. Once one project is cleaned up, inspiration hits for my next batch, and the process continues!
I am permitted by the California Health Department, so you can be assured you are receiving the highest quality products. I take great joy in bringing smiles to people’s faces through detailed and intricate designs, and seeing their enjoyment of something I created. A sweet repeat customer once told me that every child at a birthday party can have his or her own beautiful and delicious cookie, rather than asking for a specific slice of cake with a balloon or a flower on it. It was then that I realized the power of a cookie to bring delight to each and every recipient. I love being part of that process!