I am frequently asked what made me get into the world of cake decorating and I reply that it was my incredible mother. Not because she taught me how to intricately decorate with buttercream or make the perfect ganache, but because (bless her heart) she made hideous cakes. They were lopsided and crummy and not the most aesthetically pleasing. But because of her I decided to give it a try; she bought me cake pans and ingredients and allowed me to make a mess of our kitchen. She supported me through every step and has helped me make my business what it is today, because of this I will be forever grateful to her.
My business started out as an accident. I began making cakes for my family birthday parties and people began to take interest, after a few Facebook and instagram posts my cake business took off.
327 cakes later I have my own original logo, t-shirts, and bumper stickers. I have learned how to manage a website, how to market myself, and how to manage finances. This has been the most rewarding, exciting, and eye opening experiences of my life so far and I am incredibly thankful to everyone who has ordered, followed, encouraged, and supported me.
cakes by Jan Morgan
I have had so much fun these past couple months teaching these sweet ladies private baking lessons! These three are so incredibly talented and kind. My baking lessons are about two-three hours long and include choosing the cake theme, making the batter, baking the cake, and decorating it with my guidance and tips! After the lesson you get to keep your cake and use it for your parties or get togethers!
I am absolutely obsessed with my new logo! The wonderful Laura Patrick was able to perfectly capture my vision and flawlessly reflect my business and style.
T-Shirts $15 | Bumper Stickers $2 | License plates $5
This salted caramel has been renamed in my house as crack! Made simply with high quality ingredients it is the perfect addition to any cake or even to be eaten with a spoon!
2 cups granulated sugar
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1 cup cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
This recipe starts by melting the sugar in a pan over medium heat until its clear and light yellow. While sugar is melting shake the pan rather than stirring; this will help keep the sugar from forming rocks and burning on the bottom.
Once sugar is melted add softened butter and quickly whisk until combined and becomes dark amber in color *wear an oven mitt while stirring, sometimes the butter splashes up and can burn your hand*.
Remove from heat and add cream, vanilla, and salt. quickly whisk!
Pour into a mason jar and let cool before sealing and refrigerating.
What could possibly be better than a cake smothered with sprinkles and dripping with a smooth chocolate ganache? My whimsical cakes covered in sprinkles add the "wow" factor and are super delicious!!
white cake and white buttercream topped with a pink white chocolate ganache, fruity macarons, meringue kisses, sprinkles, fresh flowers, and a custom cake topper
peanut butter chocolate cake and frosting with a dark chocolate ganache drip topped with chocolate ruffles, peanut brittle, peanut butter cups, chocolate truffles, peanuts, and meringue kisses
Chocolate ganache drips are one of my favorite cake toppings! The rich, creamy chocolate is a perfect addition to any delicious cake flavor to give it a simple yet trendy look. Choose from milk, white, dark, or marbled chocolate to finish off your cake!