I'm Jenna, otherwise known as The Existential Baker. Based in Toronto, ON, I have always been moved by the vastness of possibilities that exist in this lifetime, and the undulation of the emotions and experiences within that. In sorting through the wide open space, I've learned to use dessert as a medium to celebrate our being here; to share joy with one another, to dance along with the highs and lows, to settle into a moment with a mouthful of cake and just pause.
In my graduation from punching out cookies by mom's side, to baking for fundraisers in high school, to cooking as a commis in an international culinary competition, to being a line cook, and then creating as a pastry chef, I realized at some point that I needed to plan my departure from restaurants to preserve my relationship with food. So, now that I've done that, thanks for being here as I learn to rearrange all the pieces of the next chapter; it'll be sweet, a little savoury, and full of tasting and learning.
More than just a stack of cake and frosting, each creation is unique a reflection of local seasonality, personality, and the mood that strikes. I specialise in one-of-a-kind, buttercream frosted, organic aesthetics finished with natural elements such as fruit, vegetables or flora, and strive to avoid cloying sweetness in my work.
HOW IT WORKS:
Fixed-menu items are currently on hold: this means that every order will be custom
(Almost) all orders will be for pick up only in the St. Lawrence Market area. Delivery may be made available for large-scale and event cakes upon request. Let's talk about it!
CREATIVE PROCESS: All cakes are decorated at whim, inspired by nature and the ingredients at play! I am happy to be inspired by your vision and the vibe of your event, and I invite you then to place your trust in my hands and let me do my best work organically :)
Pricing is noted in this form below, the same one used if you'd like to submit an inquiry.
Please note that if it's something other than cake that you're after, we can bring that to life too! Feel free to start a conversation about whatever you may be seeking: cookies, a pastry scape, a savoury, tart, a smattering of choux. The world is your oyster!
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
My answer will depend on the severity of the restrictions as I do use common allergens in my space. Please fill out this form and we can discuss your options!
Is there anything you don't do?
No fondant, macarons, red velvet, or writing on cakes xx
Do you deliver?
Delivery is available on a case-by-case basis, reserved mainly for event and large-scale cakes (e.g. weddings).
How do I care for my cake?
Cakes should be stored in the fridge until ~2 hours before serving. Flowers should be removed before eating, and leftovers should be wrapped and stored in the fridge.
Let's work together!