This is a custom made cake by Jenny of Jennywennycakes. Jenny is a local San Diego blogger and baker (when she’s not at her daytime job as a chemist!). She makes some amazing cakes and I’m so glad that I finally got to buy one.
I first learned of her cakes through CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High, when CC had Jenny design a super cute Tokidoki cake. Being a Tokidoki fan, I instantly fell in love with the cake and the print it was inspired by.
Shortly after, I got the pleasure of meeting Jenny in person.
I had originally planned to order a cake my birthday this year, but my friends and family surprised me with a cake. A friend’s birthday was coming up and she loves Tokidoki as well, so I took the opportunity to get her a Tokidoki themed cake. (Just to be clear, Jenny does design more than Tokidoki themed cakes. You can view a lot of the different types of cakes and cupcakes she has made here.)
For the cake flavor, I ended up choosing mango macadamia cake like CC’s cake from this year because it sounded so delicious. The cake was layered with mascarpone cream filling and topped with a vanilla buttercream.
For the design, I asked for Donutella, one of the Tokidoki characters. I think she is one of the cutest Tokidoki characters and I absolutely adore the fact that she wears a doughnut outfit. I thought it’d be nice to have some douhgnuts decorating the side to match the theme. I thought I could find a good image of her on the Tokidoki website, but other than a tiny image of her on a handbag, she currently isn’t featured. I will update this post with a picture of her from one of my bags.
My friend loved the cake and so did everyone else. Everyone kept remarking on how cute the design was and no one wanted to cut into it and ruin it.
Inside, the cake is divided into four layers, which I really liked. Here’s a shot of the inside in bad lighting.
(As a quick note, Jenny asked me to put the money I would have paid her for the cake into her fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As seen in her comment below, part of the reason was because she didn’t want to run into trademark issues. I loved the idea because it let me feel good about donating to such a good cause and I really support the fact that Jenny is raising money for this foundation.)
I will definitely be buying cakes from Jenny again. Right after I picked up this cake, Jenny tweeted about making some guava chiffon cupcakes. Doh! I love guava and I love chiffon cakes. I need to find someone else’s birthday so I can get that cake next time.