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 didn’t know these facts. There Are Four Common Types of Fondant Did you know that there are four types of fondant? Each type of this edible icing is used for a specific purpose: Rolled Fondant is draped over cakes and also used to create specific … 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 of hosting a party, use these tips from Jo’s Cakes and Catering. Make Your Guest List Early There’s nothing worse than planning for only a few guests, and ending up with several! It’s in your best interest to plan out your guest list well in … 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 personal touch to the reception, choose one of these wedding cake alternatives! A Cupcake Tree What better way to surprise your guests and make sure that your dessert options are a blast than with scrumptious and rich cupcakes? Cupcakes can be just as customized as … 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 and accidents to ensue. Your best option is to have your holiday party catered by a professional catering company! Catering companies offer a variety of benefits that a restaurant simply cannot. Customized Menu Options When you reserve a room in a restaurant, you’re stuck with … 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 caterer CAN’T or SHOULDN’T leave it for you. You Actually Didn’t Pay For The Leftovers When you hire a caterer, you basically tell them how many to feed and for how long. Most caterers will bump the number up by 10% to cover unexpected guests, … 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 fall flavors that are sure to be a hit at whatever holiday party you’re frequenting this fall and winter. Holiday Mint When the weather is chilly and the holiday spirit is in the air, this cheesecake packs a pleasant punch of holiday flavor. This mint … 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, but nonetheless this tradition continues at weddings and marital celebrations to date. It all started over 100 years ago One legend states that a baker created the cake topper tradition over 100 years ago. The baker’s daughter was getting married, and she wanted something on … 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, Groom’s cakes now are all shapes, flavors, and styles! A Southern Tradition Although the Groom’s cake actually started in the Victorian era, it became a deeply rooted Southern tradition upon arrival in the United States. When the tradition made it’s way over to our nation, … 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 for your Halloween and autumn parties? Try these classic desserts! Pie What screams Halloween more than pumpkin pie!? Pie is more than a delicious Halloween and autumn season dessert. Pie provides a traditional and nostalgic feeling to any event you may be attending. From a … 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 the following mouthwatering flavors when cooking for friends and family this fall. Apple As the quintessential fall flavor, apples are everywhere during autumn. From the warm and calming scent/taste of hot apple cider to scrumptious homemade apple pie, apples reign supreme during the fall. The … Read more