Avant Garde Wedding Cake - Unique and out of the Box

by Jennifer Riley
(Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada )


My name is Jennifer Riley,

Art is my life, it is my entire heart and I would be completely lost without it. It is my therapy, my happy place and keeps my Mother alive. I am the Owner/Operator of CAKE! by Jennifer Riley, Cake Artist.

I am from a small town in Canada called Thunder Bay, Ontario. Being from a small town there are not a lot of opportunities in this field to get out there to be seen or have a lot of publicity. So far in Thunder Bay I have Won 1st Place in our Cake Competition, Stole the Show at our Wedding Wishes Show in 2014 (and was interviewed on the News), Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year and New Business at the Woman Enterprising Awards, Won Best Booth at the Wedding Wishes Show in 2015(and a free booth for 2016), Made Front Page of our Local Paper for making an Ellen Degeneres Cake (3D) in December and was chosen to make the main centerpiece of The March Wedding Show's Cake Dive Contest sponsored by our local radio station 91.5FM.

Cake Dive Contest

This is a cake that I did for the Cake Dive Contest March 6th 2016 at The Wedding Show in Thunder Bay, Ontario. My inspirations were from a Silhouette styled cake I saw Shawna from McGreevy Cakes do on a Wedding Cake and the Water Colour Face Painting class I did with Avalon from Avalon Cakes. I wanted to create something that still connected myself to the AMAZING new friendships that I had the chance to make as well as the experiences on the cruise that will last a lifetime. I also wanted to make something bridal (obviously lol) unique, out of the box and memorable with the brides at the show.

A Meaningful cake

This cake is very special to me, when I look at this piece it reminds me of my new cake family I met on The Crazy Cake Cruise including Shawna, Avalon and Brenda, it reminds me of how far I have come in both my personal and business life, it reminds me that no matter what obstacles this business world has thrown at me I will continue to be strong, hold my head up, ignore and use that energy to keep moving forward.

This Cake was 4 Feet long and 3 Feet Tall
Everything is edible and was painted by hand.

Decorated with Sugarveil with a silicone feather mat that you can find on their website along with the mixture.

Photo Credits: Mike Johnston Photography

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Mar 17, 2016
by: Lorelie

Wow! That was my first response. How did she do that? was my second response and what is a Cake Dive???? was my third LOL. You have a gift Jennifer. Thank you so much for sharing your art/cake at my website. I hope you go far with your talent. Sure sounds like you are on the right track.

Mar 17, 2016
Soectacular as usual....
by: Anonymous

I won't divulge how I know Jennifer however, I've been blessed to have met her and experience her talents.

How she manages to continually produce such beautiful creations without becoming overwhelmed is astonishing to me. I'm almost overwhelmed watching her masterpieces take form.

I will be the first to say that her special qualities extend far beyond her business. Her compassion and beautiful heart will undoubtedly attract many clients even before she has filled their order.

I look forward to experiencing her many accomplishments and accolades in the future.


Mar 17, 2016
by: Michele Owen

Just beautiful.

Mar 29, 2016
Amazing Talent
by: Anonymous

Jennifer designed a beautiful and delicious cake for my wedding. Her talent is amazing, as anyone can see by this gorgeous and detailed cake that is featured!

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