When you don’t have time to bake your own cake, or plan a party, it’s nice to leave it to the experts. Tanya Kaynes started Menagerie Parties and Cakes in 2020 after 20 years in event planning at the Calgary Zoo. With a natural aptitude for baking and an appearance on Food Network’s Big Bake, Tanya took the plunge and opened her own business, creating enchanting cakes and unforgettable experiences for kids of all ages. Tanya’s specialty is theme parties, allowing her to flex creative muscle. Her aim is to bake a cake that doesn’t necessarily look like a cake but packs a flavour punch. Our guilty pleasure was a vanilla bean cake with a pecan pie and peach Schnapps filling made in the shape of Captain America.