Surrey, Mainland/Southwest

Just Cakes Bakeshop

Surrey, Mainland/Southwest


Just Cakes Bakeshop is a community-loved bespoke boutique bakery specializing in gourmet cakes & pastry. Just Cakes' values include integrity in every day practices, and the team is fuelled by passion. Excellence, quality, coupled with compassion and gratitude are the pillars of which Just Cakes was founded and thrives on today.


20 Employees

In Business Since 2017

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Just Cakes Bakeshop has been nominated in the following categories:

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Best Community Impact


What motivated you to start your business and what core cause do you support?

I was motivated to start my business honestly out of sheer passion. I was inspired by the idea of creating edible art starting at a fairly young age to combat feelings of insecurity and isolation amongst my high school peers. I dove deep into the world of baking, and became utterly obsessed with the craft. From coming from such a dark place in my teenage years, to lifting myself up out of a mental darkness, to finding therapy and catharsis through the medium of baking - Just Cakes was born from my home kitchen. Over the years, baking and cake decorating helped me regain my confidence. Within the South Asian community, however, it was seldom where you saw individuals breaking the norm and barriers in doing something outside of "traditional" professions - baking was not considered at the same level as a doctor, engineer, or lawyer in the community. Despite negativity and pushback - and with the support of my family and friends - I kept going. I wanted to showcase that your dreams were worth it, no matter what anyone else said. I would obsessively watch shows on TLC and Food Network, and wish one day I would be on shows like that. There were rarely people that looked like me on those television shows, and I remember wondering at a young age why that was. Over the oncoming years, I honed into my big WHY more and more. I wanted to showcase that believing in yourself was worth it. That dreaming big was worth it. That YOU were worth it. I wanted to show, specifically, other young brown girls that they were capable of making their own dreams come true, and then some. I wanted to be a role model in the sense of connecting with youth in helping instil and empower that self-believe and confidence. Through my journey, I have had incredible opportunities to work with several programs with the City of Surrey, RCMP, after school programs, and community charities to help connect with female youth in actively spreading this message.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Community Impact award?

I honestly don't think I deserve this award. I think there are so many businesses in our local community that have shown up for our community in such a huge way that it wouldn't feel right accepting this award. What I will say, is that the impact that I see that Just Cakes and my personal story is now having on the youth is telling me that we're doing something right, at the very least. It fills my heart to know another young brown girl is able to look at me and believe her wildest dreams are possible too. That's all that matters to me.

Best Innovation


What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?

I was motivated to start my business honestly out of sheer passion. I was inspired by the idea of creating edible art starting at a fairly young age to combat feelings of insecurity and isolation amongst my high school peers. I dove deep into the world of baking, and became utterly obsessed with the craft. From coming from such a dark place in my teenage years, to lifting myself up out of a mental darkness, to finding therapy and catharsis through the medium of baking - Just Cakes was born from my home kitchen. Over the years, baking and cake decorating helped me regain my confidence. Within the South Asian community, however, it was seldom where you saw individuals breaking the norm and barriers in doing something outside of "traditional" professions - baking was not considered at the same level as a doctor, engineer, or lawyer in the community. Despite negativity and pushback - and with the support of my family and friends - I kept going. I wanted to showcase that your dreams were worth it, no matter what anyone else said. I would obsessively watch shows on TLC and Food Network, and wish one day I would be on shows like that. There were rarely people that looked like me on those television shows, and I remember wondering at a young age why that was. Over the oncoming years, I honed into my big WHY more and more. I wanted to showcase that believing in yourself was worth it. That dreaming big was worth it. That YOU were worth it. I wanted to show, specifically, other young brown girls that they were capable of making their own dreams come true, and then some. I wanted to be a role model in the sense of connecting with youth in helping instil and empower that self-believe and confidence. This WHY has led me to now several TV appearances, including a big win on Food Network's The Big Bake. The best part is - another girl is going to see me on her tv screen and know that her dreams have the ability to come true, too.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?

Just Cakes deserves to win The Best Innovation award because I believe we were able to innovate and pivot in an incredible way while still showing up for our community and giving people something exciting to look forward to in these times! Who doesn't' like cake, like come on! It also exemplifies our values in creative innovation, and being able to push the barriers. Sky is truly the limit!

Best Youth Entrepreneur


What motivated you to start your business and what is your vision for the future of your company?

I was motivated to start my business honestly out of sheer passion. I was inspired by the idea of creating edible art starting at a fairly young age to combat feelings of insecurity and isolation amongst my high school peers. I dove deep into the world of baking, and became utterly obsessed with the craft. From coming from such a dark place in my teenage years, to lifting myself up out of a mental darkness, to finding therapy and catharsis through the medium of baking - Just Cakes was born from my home kitchen. Over the years, baking and cake decorating helped me regain my confidence. Within the South Asian community, however, it was seldom where you saw individuals breaking the norm and barriers in doing something outside of "traditional" professions - baking was not considered at the same level as a doctor, engineer, or lawyer in the community. Despite negativity and pushback - and with the support of my family and friends - I kept going. I wanted to showcase that your dreams were worth it, no matter what anyone else said. I dropped everything in 2016 to live in Paris, France to learn under some of the most esteemed French pastry chefs. I took myself very seriously in this craft. I would obsessively watch shows on TLC and Food Network, and wish one day I would be on shows like that. There were rarely people that looked like me on those television shows, and I remember wondering at a young age why that was. Over the oncoming years, I honed into my big WHY more and more. I wanted to showcase that believing in yourself was worth it. That dreaming big was worth it. That YOU were worth it. I wanted to show, specifically, other young brown girls that they were capable of making their own dreams come true, and then some. I wanted to be a role model in the sense of connecting with youth in helping instil and empower that self-believe and confidence. This WHY has led me to now several TV appearances, including a big win on Food Network's The Big Bake. The best part is - another girl is going to see me on her tv screen and know that her dreams have the ability to come true, too. That makes it all worth it for me. The vision for the future of my company includes to be able to provide a living wage for my team, to have a support system that values their craft. It also includes to be able to provide and serve my community in unique ways, and show up for the message of believing in oneself in the most authentic way possible. I want to be a Canada-wide brand.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Youth Entrepreneur award?

I deserve to win the Best Youth Entrepreneur award because I live, breathe and dream entrepreneurship. I invest the time and effort in myself and business to be the very best business leader I can be. My WHY has never been more important to me - I want to showcase entrepreneurship in a light that promotes positivity, self confidence, tenacity and believing in your dreams. My entire story is a small example of what is possible when you tap into that self-belief. I started this career and passion of mine through an incredibly dark period of my life, and finding this passion of mine in baking has inspired me to continue to learn, grow, and hopefully inspire others as well. I truly believe everyone has the potential to do great things. As a young South Asian women, representation amongst our South Asian community - and larger community as well - matters so much to me. To be able to be a role model for other youth is a very very important thing for me. I am so proud to say that, despite all of the hurdles and challenges, I am able to be that for so many young individuals today. Win or not, I will continue to do that.

Premier's People's Choice


In the simplest way - the community matters so much to Just Cakes. We thrive on the love and support the community shows us day in and day out. I don't think I ever realized how incredible it would feel to connect with our customers, our community in this way. It consistently floors me that the love we get from our locals helps us keep our lights on - even through a pandemic. This award would be for the community. We survive and thrive on the community's backbone - we are truly nothing without our amazing local community. If we win this award, it would be a win for us all - truly. We do our absolute best to show up for our customers every single day. With every product we make, every feedback we consider, every step in our business - it's done with our amazing community in mind. And I know the community reciprocates because they know that we are genuine in our mission and vision. I just want to carry that forward in the best way possible, and this award would be an incredible way to honour this beautiful sense of community support.

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