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June 4, 2021 | Tank Garage Winery

Guest Blog Series With Jorden Rondel

We built Tank as a bastion for dreamers and those looking to defy conventions. A winery that celebrates misfits, bootleggers, and daredevils. This summer, tune in as we celebrate the fellow dreamers of our world with our guest blog series.

This month, we're sitting down with talented baker Jordan Rondel, otherwise known as @thecaker.

Jordan Rondel standing outside dressed in a white lace dress, holding a bouquet of spring flowers and a Lemon Strawberry Poppyseed Cake Kit box.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you?

I am Jordan Rondel aka The Caker! I’m a self-taught baker who specializes in making cakes which taste even better than they look. Alongside my bakeries in New Zealand and LA, I have a line of luxury cake kits and recipe books.

What’s your favorite Tank wine right now and why?

Self Love because it’s simply DELICIOUS.

What brings you the most joy?

My sister Anouk, who I own The Caker with - she’s my best friend and my partner in crime.

Jordan Rondel and her sister Anouk standing in a kitchen while holding The Caker Cake Kits.

What’s the #1 thing on your bucket list right now?

To travel to Greece! I’ve never been and the itch to go there has increased even more over 2020 when we couldn’t travel at all.

What’s your favorite spot in California?

My new favourite spot in LA is Debs Park. There’s a lake surrounded by beautiful trees and grass. I had a picnic there the other weekend and it was just gorgeous.

Favorite snack to pair with wine?

Cheese - any and all will do!

Jorden holding The Caker book

Best food hack?

It’s less a hack than a tip, but the flavor of desserts is always enhanced by salt, so I always add surprising amounts of salt to my cakes.

Preferred wine type (red, white or rose or all)? Elaborate!

I’m generally a red wine drinker. I tend to go for lighter style reds like Pinot or Gamay and love chillable reds! I love the soothing effects of red wine.

Dream dinner or wine tasting guest?

Anthony Bourdain, if he was still with us :(

Create a pairing for one of our wines (food, music, movie, etc.)

A glass of Self Love and a slice of my uber rich flourless dark chocolate cake - a pairing made in heaven.

Giveaway Alert!

Jordan Rondel, The Caker, holding a glass of Tokyo Love Hotel to the camera. A Lemon Strawberry Poppyseed cake with mixed berries can be seen on the table.



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