Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Personalized Photo Cakes Now Available at Just Like Gram's

Just Like Gram's is pleased to announce that it now offers personalized photo cakes to it's menu. Imagine your favorite picture or logo, now picture it on either a cake or a cookie. The possibilities are endless. Call 250-827-3023 or email us at for more information.

Valentine's Day Specials!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with these sweet treats!
  • Brownie Bites $18.00/doz
  • Hand Decorated Sugar Cookies $2.50/ea
  • Monogrammed Heart Cookies $5.00/ea (Large) $3.00/ea (Small)
  • Send a message with our Valentine's Day Letter Cookies $2.50/ea


  • Rose Topped Cupcakes $2.75/ea
  • Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes $2.25/ea
  • Monogrammed Red Velvet Cupcakes $2.50/ea
  • Hugs & Kisses Cupcakes $2.25/ea
  • Valentine's Day Cupcakes with either Chocolate Hearts or Chocolate Roses $2.50/ea

Call Just Like Gram's to book your order today at 250-827-3023 or email us at .

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fort St John Bridal Show

I would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to all the brides who came out and attended the Fort St John's 13th annual bridal show. Over 70 brides from Dawson Creek, Fort St John and Tumbler Ridge came out to meet the various vendors and check out all the latest bridal gowns in the fashion show. I enjoyed meeting all the brides who came by my booth and networking with other vendors who came from both Dawson Creek and Fort St John. I had a wonderful time and am already looking forward to next year.

Monday, January 4, 2010

My Claim to Fame

Well, not quite, but maybe... Today I was tinkering around getting ready for the upcoming bridal show this weekend in FSJ, when the phone rings. Guess what????? It was a reporter from our local TV station CJDC wanting to do a feature on ME later that day! I only had an hour to prepare - YIKES!!! Talk about a flurry of activity getting ready for it. Did I mention how nervous, stressed and freaked out I was? Anyway, Kathy arrived and totally made me feel at ease and made the interview rather fun. We talked about all the usual cake stuff and my past experience and what my goals are for the future. She said I did really well and, since I don't have cable, she would send me a copy of the interview! Yayy, I can hardly wait!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year from here at Just Like Gram's. I want to thank this year's newly married couples for allowing me to share in their special day by creating and designing the wedding cake of their dreams. I also would like to thank all my wonderful clients who have asked me to create such wonderful cakes this year.

So, how many of you have made New Year's resolutions? Most of the time I don't make resolutions since I can never seem to stick with them. BUT, this year, I thought I would be different. I decided that Just Like Gram's would make some New Year's resolutions.

First, there are so many "I want" cake toys out there that I thought I would pick just one and splurge this year. Last year, I purchased a new Professional Kitchen Aid. So, this year my goal is to buy a Edible Image printer. These machines are SOOOO cool. Imagine, being able to print out any picture or logo and put the image on paper (that is completely edible) and use it to decorate a cake. In the past, I have drawn so many logos and it is quite a pain, plus, my drawing skills are not always what they should be.

Secondly, is marketing. With both my kids now in school full-time, I can now devote more time to my business. So, it is my goal this year to spend considerable amount of time marketing my business to the community.

Thirdly, is a problem I have been facing for the past 3 years since opening my business AND I vow it will be resolved this year. This is the issue of DELIVERY and PICK UP. My studio is presently located outside of town and is attached to the side of our home. Presently, I run 2 businesses - my Cake Design and my husband's Environmental Consulting from our residence. SO there isn't really an option of moving to a storefront in town. Most of my husband's business does not take place in town, but out in the field, so there's that factor. Problem is that I have found, unlike the areas around Vancouver and the rest of the Lower Mainland where people EXPECT to drive anywhere to get anything, I have found quite the opposite up north. For some reason, and I haven't found out yet in the 11 years I have been up here, is that some people are uncomfortable driving outside the city limits. Soooo, I am looking into some ideas in order to resolve this issue. I am toying with the idea of sharing an office space or a small corner of a business where I can meet with clients for those times when I happen to be in town. I don't really like meeting clients in a parking lot or going to their homes. I feel it gives a somewhat unprofessional appearance. There you have it, that is one of my most important goals for this year. I'm hoping it won't take too long though to resolve.

Finally, my last resolution is a personal one. See this year, I turn the big 40. It is my goal (which, I'm sure you hear all the time) is to reach my ideal weight (which was before my 2 kids were born) by Feb 28th (my birthday). I read once that once you reach 40 that things seem to be different and you should aim to be in good physical shape by that time. Well, I don't know about you, but I have been noticing those differences for quite a while, especially in the past 5 years. To be honest, I have been working on this since last summer and have been steadily shedding the pounds, but it's now crunchtime. I have 2 months to lose 3 more lbs. So let's go!!!