As soon as customers step into Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More in Wellington, the sweet smell of warm pies and delectable desserts fills the air. Owner Jennifer Johnson and her team of eight bakers are making custom desserts, from pies to cakes, for the upcoming holiday season.
“We use all the freshest and finest ingredients,” Johnson said. “And everything is made right here from scratch.”
Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah, Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More can make whatever dessert you need. Customers are recommended to place their orders a week in advance to ensure they get their pies in time for holiday festivities. “With the holidays, the earlier the better, but we understand that some people may be on a time crunch,” Johnson said.
The Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts include every variety of pie. Whatever you like, Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More can make it. “We make it all — apple, crumb, peach, mile high, pumpkin and cherry pie, just to name a few,” Johnson said.
Other Christmas specialties include Yule logs, French macaroons, croquembouche, and gingerbread cookies and houses. “We can also make custom cakes and cupcakes for all the holidays,” Johnson said. “This is the biggest season for us, and we enjoy baking the many different types of desserts for people.”
For Hanukkah, Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More can also make all the traditional desserts that remind people of the holidays. “We will also have coconut macaroons, some chocolate treats, sugar cookies, menorah cookies, donuts and rugelach available,” Johnson said.
The bakery also makes dessert trays, gift baskets, and dessert buffets and candy bars for parties. “We do a lot of corporate holiday parties and private ones, too,” Johnson said. “We put together cookie baskets and boxes filled with any type of cookie, like our popular French macaroons.”
The custom bakery will also feature holiday-inspired cupcakes such as eggnog, peppermint, pumpkin and caramel. “We can make cupcake platters for holiday parties, too,” Johnson added.
Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More opened its location in Kobosko’s Crossing in Wellington last November. Johnson has been baking for over 10 years and previously operated her business inside the catering kitchen at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
With this month marking one year since opening her storefront, Johnson has announced a new breakfast menu, available from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The menu will consist of a daily hot breakfast, which is the chef’s choice for the day, and includes items such as a quiche or bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel.
“We will also have our regular menu items, which include muffins, scones, croissants and cupcakes,” Johnson said.
The breakfast menu also features assorted coffees and tea. “We have tables outside for people to sit,” Johnson said. “We want people to come here and enjoy a nice breakfast or dessert. It’s a great place to relax.”
Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More will have new operating hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The bakery is located at 9148 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington. For more information, visit www.johnsonscustomcakes.com or call (561) 358-5477.
Above: Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More owner Jennifer Johnson displays some of her holiday cupcakes.