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First Anniversary Is Sweet for Cake Jars

Mini cakes inside a canning jar (cake jars)

Cake Jars, an innovative company that sells traditional cakes as elegant single-serving sweets, is celebrating its first anniversary serving Hudson County. Owner Dawn Estrada says she’d been making ice cream cakes professionally for 10 years before leaving that job to start her own business creating a different kind of dessert—“something that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, with anyone.”

“I thought about all my experiences when eating and serving a cake, from the leftovers and waste to how short the shelf life of a cake is in the fridge,” she says. “That’s when I came up with the idea of putting them in jars. They’re the perfect portion that everyone can enjoy at their own pace, and the bonus part is you can maximize freshness and quality of the cake while simultaneously minimizing waste.”

Estrada created some sample batches for her family and friends to try, and “next thing I knew, Cake Jars was born,” she says. Now using ingredients from local farms and small businesses, she makes cakes in eight-ounce and four-ounce jars and in a variety of flavors, including birthday cake; red velvet; double chocolate; ube (a traditional Filipino flavor); carrot cake; and a seasonal offering (currently mocha).

Cake Jars can be found at farmers markets, pop-ups and local stores, or can they be ordered online and picked up three to five days later at Urban Leaf Café in Nutley, NJ or Grove St Path Plaza Market for all Jersey City and Hoboken orders. They are also available as gift orders or customized for events.

For more information, visit Linktr.ee/CakeJars.






 

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