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 to switch it up at your next birthday party, try these unique dessert options. Cupcakes The little sibling of cakes, cupcakes are a creative and individual dessert for all to enjoy. When you choose to serve cupcakes at your party, your guests will have an … 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 and day out the Chef would craft the most delicious masterpieces known to man. From an elegant wedding catering array to marvelous birthday cupcakes, the Chef could create anything! Word began to spread across the land of the Chef’s jaw-dropping catering options and talents. Soon, … 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 service, Jo’s Cakes and Catering also has you covered with these three useful catering considerations for your next event. Know the Exact Number of People If you are hosting an event that requires a RSVP or response of some sort, urge your guests to follow … 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 to the dessert portion of a reception. Your guests will be expecting a traditional tiered cake, but instead surprise them by serving the latest trend in weddings – cupcakes. From convenience to customization, cupcakes can provide your big day with a variety of benefits. Convenience … 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 stressful selecting the absolutely perfect wedding cake can be. We’ve compiled a few useful tips for soon-to-be-brides and our customers about choosing the perfect wedding cake for you and your big day. Give Yourself Time to Plan Wedding planning tends to be a stressful activity … 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 of plates and napkins available so your guests don’t use their hands (touching food can transmit bacteria). Bring hand sanitizer and make sure everyone washes their hands before they eat. 2. Prevent cross-contamination When packing the cooler, wrap each food item securely and separately. You … 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 you trim your wedding catering cost: 1.)  Know what your food and beverage budget is and share that number with the prospective caterers. This will give them the opportunity to give you a proposal with the best menu(s) that you can afford. 2.)  Limit the … Read more