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Local Biz: Creative Cakes by Jennifer

Yogi thinkers have professed the need for local economies and self-sufficient, socio-economic units known as samajas. In that spirit, from time to time, I thought it important to highlight local businesses – ones you might never have heard of. Today is our first feature: Creative Cakes by Jennifer of Shady Side MD.

Under the Sea CakeAs you might imagine, Creative Cakes by Jennifer is owned and operated by, well,  Jennifer – who else. Jennifer Gustavson that is. As far as I know, she is flying solo on this mission, yet doing oh-so-well.

Jennifer’s speciality is making cakes for any occasion – and she has the know-how to back that up. Check out this creation aptly titled – “Under the Sea Cake” – made for a special someone’s sweet sixteen just a short time ago.

Jennifer writes: Each layer was different, chocolate with fresh strawberries, vanilla and then lemon on top…:)

I think you will agree with me in saying that this is a real work of art – culinary art that is. She certainly lives up to her name: Creative Cakes.

And it is not just birthdays. Jennifer can design, bake, and present a splendid cake for absolutely any occasion!! Some of her recent themes include: “Basket of Flowers Cake”, “Fishing Cake”, and even a “Tie-Dye Cake”.

Here is a pic of that Tie-Dye Cake:

tie-dye cakeImpressive – is it not!!

So now you may be asking where I can get such a cake for that most special occasion, or perhaps just as a way to celebrate even the most ordinary of days. Well Jennifer does all of the baking right out of her town home – generally on the weekends.

But there is more – she has a great Facebook page that has info about how to contact her, as well as so many incredible pictures of her unique cakes.

On Facebook, you can find her at: CreativeCakesByJennifer, or call, (410) 533-8523.

There you can see lots of photos and superlative comments, and get lots of other info as well.

I should add that Jennifer is also a long-time participant in our classes; and, her two high-school aged children and her husband have also been known to come!

As for Jennifer, not too long ago we did a student spotlight with her.

So there you have it – a neat local business you may not have known about: Locally-owned, Locally-operated, and, yes, Locally-Loved…

Keep up the great work Jennifer!!

2 Comments
  1. These are amazing! What a great idea, Satyam – wish I’d known about this when Kate got married!

  2. I have known jennifer for many years and consider her to be one of my very best friends. Trust me when I say she is truly an amazing artist when it comes to cakes and cupcakes! Everyday I’m amazed at what new and unique creation she has come up with! I must also add that they taste just as good as they look. If you’re looking for something to fit your personal needs, flavor and touch then contact Jenn. She’s wonderful and I promise she will not disappoint! Happy baking Jenn!! :)

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