Our Story

"Baking the world a better place"

Jacque is the owner of JT’s Bakery and Cafe. She was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania but moved with her family to Naples, Florida, where she has spent the majority of her life. When she was just 21 years old, she bought a dog grooming business which she successfully operated for several years. Desiring to spend more time with her two children, she sold the business and became a kindergarten teacher where they attended school. She enjoyed teaching for over 15 years. During these years, she discovered her love of baking and cake decorating. Through practice and self-teaching, Jacque developed the skills to create baby shower, birthday, graduation, and wedding cakes for family and friends. After retiring from teaching, she began to pursue this hobby even further. She was hired as a baker for Sassy Cakes, a gourmet cupcakery in downtown Naples. Although she already had the experience of owning and running a business, here she was able to learn how a bakery operates. After moving back to Pennsylvania in early 2017, the opportunity to pursue her dream finally came to life as JT’s Bakery and Café. Now, she enjoys being a part of the McCandless community and sharing her family recipes and gourmet creations with the wonderful people that support her and her business every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of our most common questions. If your question isn't answered below, please call or e-mail us using the form below.

Yes! From our famous Italian buttercream frosting to our own vanilla extract, we pride ourselves in making it all especially for our customers.

We usually prefer at least a week for cake orders, although smaller ones can occasionally be accommodated for in a shorter period. Earlier is always better of course, but feel free to give us a call.

While we do have many basic recipes we carry daily, several of our bread, cookie, and cupcake recipes vary by season and day. Feel free to call us or message us on Facebook if you have a special request or to find out our daily offerings. We frequently post newer items on our Facebook page

While nuts are not used in most of our recipes, we do not currently have the facilities to guarantee a completely nut free recipe. We do hope to provide this option in the future.

We do not regularly carry gluten free recipes, but we are happy to make gluten free recipes with advance notice.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Tuesdays-Fridays are 8 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday is 9 am to 2 pm.

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Tuesday - Friday
8 AM - 4 PM
10 AM - 2 PM



8105 Perry Highway, Pittsburg PA