ABOUT JACKSON CAKE CO.
Jackson Cake Co. is whisking up the wild west with artfully, handcrafted wedding cakes, special event cakes, cupcakes, desserts and artisan chocolates. In the shadows of the Tetons and inspired by the heart of the wild west, Jackson Cake Co. brings the sweet to life’s moments. We put heart into everything we make from our bake shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Jackson Cake Co. is owned by Lauren Gurney with Monica at her side. We both bring years of experience, talent, and creativity to the bake shop. It is our goal to ensure everyone feels and tastes the heart and soul that is baked into each cake and confection.
We endeavor to draw upon individual inspiration and imagination to create unique and delicious cakes and desserts.
Self-taught, taste-bud tester, turned professional baker and chocolatier! When Lauren wasn't racing or wrenching on cars with her dad, she was beside him in the kitchen drawing from his European culinary chef influence. Simultaneously, in school and employed full-time in a local chocolatier shop during her formative years, her love of chocolate and custom desserts flourished. Between a paddle full of chocolate and an apron dusted with flour, Lauren knew baking was in her blood. She fell in love with creating for customers, who quickly became friends, and has kept the same passion for taste-making across several states. After her last military deployment to Iraq, she returned as the lead baker to her family's fifth generation business at Dornan's. You will find her sharing smiles and sweets from Dornan's bakery, creating masterpieces with Monica for Jackson Cake Company, or flying UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters as the only female Army MEDEVAC pilot in the state of Wyoming.
Monica is also a self-taught baker, beginning her baking journey after she moved to Jackson in 1996. She describes herself as an eater first, a baker second, and a cake decorator third. When she decided to try to pursue cooking professionally, she could only find a pastry chef job available. Thinking she would try to demonstrate her hard work ethic and eventually earn a position on the hot line, Monica instead found that the discipline and attention to detail required in the bakery suited her personality perfectly. She made Jackson Cake Company her life in 2007 until handing over the cake reigns to Lauren in 2019. Now she can be found roaming the Tetons and other mountain ranges of the world when she is not in the bakery.