4th of July Desserts You Have to Try This Year

Guess what holiday is right around the corner? 4th of July! The holiday everyone loves, filled with food, fireworks, friends and patriotism is almost here. After a long day of parades, fun, the pool and family, all you want to do is chow down on some delicious dessert. Are you prepared to serve the best  … Read more


A Bowl of Chili, Tony Stewart, and One Amazing Custom 3D Cake Experience

  It’s no secret that Chef Jo is a big NASCAR and Tony Stewart fan. When she was asked to make Mr. Stewart’s birthday cake, you bet she immediately started brainstorming about how to make the best possible custom 3D cake.   Chef Jo had quite the challenge ahead of her — making a cake look  … Read more


7 Dessert Flavors You Have To Use This Summer!

Ah, summer time. A time when friends, family members, neighbors and even acquaintances come together to enjoy the magnificent weather and each other’s company. Picnics, barbecues, and other summer gatherings always include food. A summer gathering wouldn’t be the same without endless amounts of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.   However, certain desserts just aren’t appetizing  … Read more


Happy’s Mothers Day

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies Mothers often do the work of a janitor, a chef, a nurse, a secretary, a chauffeur, a therapist, and so much more…for free.   Sometimes, the best way to show your appreciation for the Mom in your life, whether it’s your mom, your mentor, or the mother of your children, is  … Read more


Cooking Tips — Garlic Do’s and Don’ts

Cooking Tips — Garlic Do’s and Don’ts   Garlic is known to have a wide assortment of health benefits, from alleviating acne to its ability to conquer the common cold. However, you can only reap these wonderful benefits if you cook and consume garlic properly. Many amateur cooks do not understand how to correctly cook  … Read more


Catering Catastrophes to Avoid At All Costs

Catering Catastrophes to Avoid At All Costs   Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate gathering, a convention, or a simple family reunion, proper catering is a large component of any event. All of your guests are looking forward to an event filled with laughter, fun, and most importantly, food. What happens if your catering  … Read more


4 Catering Tips You Can Use For Any Event

4 Catering Tips You Can Use For Any Event   Hosting an event, no matter the cause or theme, is stressful enough to begin with. Add cooking on top of your other duties, and you’ve got one exhausted host. This is why many event hosts choose to have their event catered. It means less stress  … Read more


Don’t Choose a Wedding Caterer Without Asking 5 Crucial Questions

Don’t Choose a Wedding Caterer Without Asking 5 Crucial Questions   Congratulations — You’re getting married! Once you’ve finalized the date of the big day and found your dream venue, it is time to start looking for a caterer who can meet all of your wedding day needs. Don’t settle for just any caterer. It’s  … Read more


Wow Your Guests With These Creative Ways to Display Your Cupcakes

Wow Your Guests With These Creative Ways to Display Your Cupcakes   To say that cupcakes are in right now is an understatement. Cupcakes are so popular that there are reality TV shows centered around cupcakes, specialty cupcake shops continue to pop up everywhere, and wedding cupcakes are becoming a new tradition. So, it’s no wonder that  … Read more


Did You Know These 4 Facts About King Cake?

Did You Know These 4 Facts About King Cake?   Those of you familiar with Mardi Gras/Carnival traditions will recognize the King Cake. This cake has transformed from a French bread with sugar on top and a bean inside, to a lavish and sweet Danish type dough, braided with cinnamon and a plastic doll hidden  … Read more


Check Out These Facts About Fondant!

Check Out These Facts About Fondant!   Have you ever wondered how Chef Jo makes those jaw-dropping cake designs? In addition to her natural talent, she utilizes the help of fondant — a tasty sugar and water combination commonly used to create delicious works of art. While you may have heard of fondant, we bet you  … Read more


Don’t Stress In The New Year – Use a Catering Service

Don’t Stress In The New Year – Use a Catering Service   2015 is here! Are you hosting a party to celebrate the new year with family and friends? If so, you better be prepared. You’ll have a lot of responsibilities, including figuring out the menu for the night. To ease the stress and anxiety  … Read more


Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake

Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake The tradition of the wedding cake has been around for hundreds of years. Although it is still a highly popular tradition and trend in the wedding industry, many brides and grooms are actually opting for other dessert options. If you’re looking to spice up your wedding and add a  … Read more


Have Your Company Holiday Party Catered!

Have Your Company Holiday Party Catered! If your company is hosting a holiday party, you may be deciding between reserving a restaurant and having the party catered at your office. When you choose a restaurant, you subject yourself to a large tab at the end of the night, disorganized employees, and the potential for chaos  … Read more


It’s MY food – I paid for it!

It’s MY food – I paid for it! Why caterers don’t leave leftovers. So you’ve planned a party/wedding reception/ business dinner. The food is great, service is excellent, and then the party is over.  Now the battle begins over the leftover food. You paid for it – you want it. Let’s look at why your  … Read more


Cheesecake Flavors for the Holidays!

Cheesecake Flavors for the Holidays! Do you need a great dessert to bring to your holiday parties? Why not bring a fall-flavored cheesecake? Of course, you know what Middle Tennessee custom bakery to choose from this holiday season! Jo’s Cakes and Catering offers a wide selection of cheesecake flavors to choose from. Check out these  … Read more


The Fascinating History of Wedding Cake Toppers

The Fascinating History of Wedding Cake Toppers If you have a wedding coming up soon, you may be deciding which wedding topper to choose from – or whether you want a cake topper in the first place. Have you ever wondered where this tradition came from? There are many speculations about the wedding cake topper,  … Read more


The Tradition of the Groom’s Cake

The Tradition of the Groom’s Cake While weddings tend to be a bit focused on the bride, the groom shouldn’t be left out! Dating back to the Victorian era, the Groom’s cake was a way for the bride to honor her new husband on their wedding day. Although the cakes were fruitcakes way back when,  … Read more


Classic Halloween Desserts and Treats!

Classic Halloween Desserts and Treats! Halloween will be here sooner than we know it! With a month left to go, it’s time to start planning for your Halloween desserts and treats. Here at Jo’s Cakes and Catering, we’re already starting to get orders for spooky custom-designed cakes and desserts. Are you already thinking about desserts  … Read more


Fall Flavors You Need to Use This Autumn

Fall Flavors You Need to Use This Autumn Ah autumn. The leaves will change color, the air will become crisp, children are ready to pick out their Halloween costume, and there’s plenty of opportunity for baking and cooking. During the fall, there are very distinct flavors to incorporate in your meals. Be sure to use  … Read more


5 Wedding Cake Tips You Need to Know

5 Wedding Cake Tips You Need to Know Planning a wedding can be a glorious time or a stressful time, depending on a variety of factors. Unfortunately for many, planning and ordering the wedding cake can cause some strife. But why is this?  The hassle of a wedding cake comes from poor planning and a  … Read more


Surprise Your Child With the Best Birthday Party Ever

Surprise Your Child With the Best Birthday Party Ever Another year means another birthday party for your child(ren). A birthday party is a magical experience for children during their younger years. The occasion is one they look forward to for what seems like forever! They imagine just how delicious their birthday cake will be and  … Read more


8 Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Event Planners

8 Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Event Planners Is this your first time planning an event? Don’t worry – it’s not that bad, if you follow our advice. First time event planners can become stressed out and overwhelmed quickly with all the intricate details associated with organizing a successful corporate, personal or family event.  … Read more


Jo’s Cakes and Catering Partners with the Tony Stewart Foundation

Jo’s Cakes and Catering Partners with the Tony Stewart Foundation As you may know, a lot has been happening here at Jo’s Cakes and Catering. We have been preparing for this big announcement for quite some time, and it is finally time to let all of our loyal customers know. We have a brand new  … Read more


5 Tips For Ordering a Cake for a Corporate Event

5 Tips For Ordering a Cake for a Corporate Event If you are in charge of organizing an event for your business or organization, perhaps you have looked into ordering a cake. A cake can be the perfect touch to any client meeting, gala, or end-of-the-year corporate event. However, ordering a cake for your specific  … Read more


Wedding Catering Trends in 2014

Wedding Catering Trends in 2014 If you are the unconventional type and are looking for ways to make your special day 100% original, Jo’s Cakes and Catering has a few solutions for you. From ditching traditional wedding meal courses to adding your own bit of flare to the event, these catering options will allow you  … Read more


3 Summer Catering Ideas that Will Excite Your Guests

3 Summer Catering Ideas that Will Excite Your Guests Whether you are hosting an outdoor graduation party, a gorgeous summer wedding, or a family reunion, your catering choices can make or break the event. When looking to create a spectacular menu for your event, use the summer season for inspiration! From drink options to mouth-watering  … Read more


Preparation Tips for Customizing Your Cake

Preparation Tips for Customizing Your Cake In order to receive the exact cake that you have in mind for your upcoming event, it is vital to have all of your information prepared before placing your order. Here are a few tips that will help your prepare for ordering your customized cake. Do Your Research Most  … Read more


“Interesting” Cake Decorations

“Interesting” Cake Decorations As a Middle Tennessee bakery and catering company, we strive to ensure that every cake, cupcake and catering order is completed exactly to the customer’s desires. From start to finish, we take the time to create a cake or catering spread that we can be proud of and exceeds the client’s expectations.  … Read more


4 Quick Catering Tips

4 Quick Catering Tips Finding the perfect catering company and menu for your event can be quite a challenge. Luckily, you’ve stumbled upon the Jo’s Cakes and Catering blog! The following four tips will either reduce the cost allotted to the food, beverage and service at your event, or enhance the overall experience of your  … Read more


4 Birthday Dessert Ideas Instead of Cake

4 Birthday Dessert Ideas Instead of Cake Have you ever been to a birthday party and thought ‘Ugh, cake’? Yeah, we haven’t either. But we bet someone has. With the plethora of dessert options at our disposal, why do we always revert back to cake? Perhaps it’s tradition and perhaps it’s preference. If you want  … Read more


The Adventures and Tribulations of a Busy Chef

The Adventures and Tribulations of a Busy Chef This is the story of a passionate, yet ridiculously busy, Chef in the far away land known as Middle Tennessee. The Chef, in her humble opinion, had the best job of all – providing delectable catering services and desserts to loyal customers throughout the land. Day in  … Read more


3 Catering Considerations

3 Catering Considerations Are you hosting an event that requires a wonderful array of food? If so, you might be a little stressed out over the details. Don’t worry, that’s natural. Anyone planning a significant event, from a fundraiser to a wedding, can become anxious over ordering exactly enough food. Aside from offering quality catering  … Read more


Wedding Trends: Cupcakes

Wedding Trends: Cupcakes Your wedding reception is a magical event. From the delectable cuisine to dancing the night away, your guests will enjoy your reception and talk about it for years to come. If you want to make your big event really stand out, be sure to have a dessert to remember. Everyone looks forward  … Read more


3 Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Cake

3 Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Cake Whether you’ve been fantasizing about your beautiful wedding cake for years or you’re just beginning to think about the process, your wedding cake is an integral part of your big day. Although Jo’s Cakes and Catering takes care of the baking and decorating, we know just how  … Read more


Summer Food Safety Tips From Chef Jo

Summer food safety tips from Chef Jo 1. Preparation is key While preparing for your BBQ or picnic, make sure you have the proper equipment. You want to have a few different coolers along with plenty of ice (block ice is best because it melts slower). Place serving utensils with each item and have plenty  … Read more


10 Tips To Save on Catering!

Ten Tips To Save on Catering! The money you spend on wedding catering is typically the most expensive part of the wedding budget, up to 50% of the total! Very often, couples look for ways to save money on catering and still give their wedding guests a great party. Here are ten tips to help  … Read more