“Jamaica Crist grew up in the small coastal town of Newport, Oregon. Her first job was as dishwasher in a local restaurant. While in high school, her mother opened a small cafe and had Jamaica help run the place. She worked there until moving to Eugene, Oregon to attend college. She continued to work in a variety of restaurants, moving thru all the various positions: hostess, waitress, cashier, bar back and pantry/prep/dessert cook. It was while in Eugene that Jamaica found her true passion…desserts!
After taking a few pastry and baking classes at the local college, she started working at The Sweet Life Patisserie and fell in love with the art of the wedding cake. She picked up the style of incorporating fresh flowers onto all of her cakes and continues to do so as her signature touch. “I feel it adds a fresh, organic feel to the cake. We don’t do a sugary, sweet style, so why add sugary, sweet flowers? It makes more sense to me, and there’s nothing more beautiful than the real thing,” says Jamaica. She even grows flowers in her own garden that she uses on her cakes!
James is the reason Jamaica is in Los Angeles. A West Los Angeles native and the backbone of Top Tier Treats, he went to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon, which is where he met Jamaica who was working in a local coffee kiosk. Their first kiss was at a friend’s wedding, which also happened to be Jamaica’s first wedding cake. Thousands of wedding cakes later, James handles the behind-the-scenes business for Top Tier Treats, which allows Jamaica to stay focused on baking.
Top Tier Treats was born as Jamaica’s Cakes in the spring of 2005, and Jamaica and James have never looked back since. Their store continues to grow its reputation as one of the best in the LA area. We invite you to stop by our store front to sample some of our delightful desserts.
Cupcakes Cookies Pies Cheesecakes Misc. Desserts
Our Favorite Cakes Simply Chocolate – Rich chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, frosted in our dark chocolate ganache.vegan-flag(Many variations of this favorite are available, such as Rhapsody, Turtle, and Overload) Chocolate Peanut Butter – Chocolate cake filled with rich peanut butter mousse, frosted in peanut butter buttercream.vegan-flag Chocolate Bavarian – Chocolate cake with vanilla bavarian cream filling, frosted in dark chocolate ganache. Chocolate Mocha – Chocolate cake filled with mocha mousse, frosted in mocha buttercream.vegan-flag Cookies-n-Cream – Cookies baked into vanilla butter cake, filled with chocolate mousse and whipped cream, frosted in cookie buttercream.vegan-flag Tiramisu – Our own version of this classic! Coffee sponge cake infused with a coffee and rum syrup, filled with a rum cream cheese mousse, frosted in chocolate ganache. Simply Vanilla – Vanilla butter cake filled with vanilla pastry cream, frosted in buttercream.vegan-flag (Many variations of this favorite are available, such as Caramel Custard, Snickerdoodle, and Boston Cream Pie.) Coconut Cream – Vanilla butter cake filled with coconut cream, frosted in buttercream with shredded coconut sides.vegan-flag Confetti Cake – Sprinkles baked into vanilla butter cake, filled with white chocolate mousse, frosted in confetti vanilla buttercream.vegan-flag Lemon Cream – Lemon cake filled with lemon mousse and lemon curd, frosted in lemon buttercream. Raspberry Champagne – Champagne chiffon cake filled with raspberry mousse and raspberry puree, frosted in raspberry buttercream. (Try strawberry or mango!) Red Velvet – Traditional Southern-style red velvet cake filled with our fluffy cream cheese mousse, frosted in vanilla buttercream.vegan-flag Carrot Cake – Fresh grated carrots and spices go in this cake that is filled with our fluffy cream cheese mousse, frosted in buttercream.vegan-flag (Nuts and raisins are optional.) Banana Cake – Hand peeled bananas are in this cake that is filled with our fluffy cream cheese mousse, frosted in buttercreamvegan-flag (Nuts are optional. Try it with peanut butter mousse and dark chocolate ganache!) Or Build Your Own. Ask about other cake flavors and seasonal specialties! Serving Sizes and Base Pricing Simple writing and fresh flowers are always included at no charge! Size Servings Prices 6″ round 4-6 30.00 9″ round 12-14 50.00 12″ round or 1/4 sheet 20-25 75.00 Double 9″ round 20-25 100.00 Double 1/4 sheet 35-40 95.00 Double 12″ round 45-50 160.00 1/2 sheet 50-60 130.00 Full sheet 90-100 230.00 Ask about other sizes and shapes. Prices subject to change. Basic design included (simple writing, simple flowers, sprinkles), however extra charges apply based on amount of added time, colors, design and intricacy involved. Contact us for a price quote for custom designs. vegan-flag = Vegan option available by special order. Vegan contains NO dairy, eggs or animal products.
Thank you for considering Top Tier Treats, formerly Jamaica’s Cakes, to provide some sweetness your big day. Over the past 15 years Jamaica has created hundreds of unique, stunning, and delicious wedding cakes to fit any size reception. Visit our Wedding Design Gallery page for more inspiration.
MORNING PASTRIES :
Start your morning right with a beverage from our full espresso bar and one of our delicious morning pastries. Cinnamon Rolls Croissants (Butter or Chocolate) Scottish Oat Sconesvegan-flag (with a rotation of fruit fillings) Cinnamon Coffee Cake Banana Walnut Muffinsvegan-flag Blueberry Streusel Muffins vegan-flagVegan option available by special order. Vegan contains NO dairy, eggs or animal products. We keep a limited number of morning pastries on hand at any given time. Please give our store a call to inquire about today’s selection and quantity. Please allow 1 week notice for all special orders. Prices vary. ALLERGIES: Even though some of our desserts may not contain soy, dairy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, or any other allergy/health-related food items, all of the above are used throughout TOP TIER TREATS kitchen. While we are EXTREMELY careful not to cross-contaminate, those with severe nut, soy, dairy, gluten, or any other food allergies should exercise extreme caution and use your own discretion.
Cakes Our Favorites: Simply Chocolate – Rich chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, frosted in chocolate buttercream. (Try the Rhapsody variation with raspberry puree!) Chocolate Peanut Butter – Chocolate cake filled with rich peanut butter mousse, frosted in peanut butter buttercream. Chocolate Mocha – Chocolate cake filled with mocha mousse, frosted in mocha buttercream. Cookies-n-Cream – Cookies baked into vanilla cake, filled with chocolate mousse and whipped cream, frosted in speckled cookie buttercream. Simply Vanilla – Vanilla cake filled with vanilla pastry cream, frosted in vanilla buttercream. (Try the Boston Cream Pie variation!) Coconut Cream – Vanilla cake filled with coconut cream, frosted in buttercream with shredded coconut sides. Raspberry Vanilla – Vanilla cake filled with raspberry mousse and raspberry puree, frosted in raspberry buttercream. (Try in Strawberry!) Red Velvet – Traditional Southern-style red velvet cake filled with a fluffy cream cheese mousse and frosted in cream cheese buttercream. Carrot Cake – Fresh grated carrots and spices go in this cake that is filled with fluffy cream cheese mousse and frosted in cream cheese buttercream. (Nuts and raisins are optional.) Banana Cake – Hand peeled bananas are in this cake that is filled and frosted in cream cheese buttercream. (Nuts are optional. Try it with peanut butter mousse and dark chocolate ganache!) Or build your own! Cupcakes We always have vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, and a flavor of the month to choose from. Please give our store a call to inquire about today’s selection and quantity. Any other flavors you would like to order require a minimum of 6 per flavor for full sized cupcakes and 12 per flavor for mini cupcakes. Cupcake Base Vanilla; Chocolate; Red Velvet; Spice; Banana; Carrot; Coconut; Cookie; Lemon; Lemon Poppyseed; or Confetti Topping Choices Vanilla; Chocolate; Cream Cheese; Peanut Butter; Lemon; Mint; Strawberry; Raspberry; Cookie; Cookie Dough; or Coconut Cheesecake Standard Cheesecake – Smooth and creamy cheesecake baked on a graham cracker crust finished with your choice of topping–fruit puree or chocolate gananche. Pies Fruit Pies – All fruit pies come with our own crispy streusel topping Apple Cherry Blueberry Blackberry Apple/Cranberry Peach Mixed Berry Strawberry/Rhubarb Cream Pies Chocolate Coconut Banana Peanut Butter Other Pies Pumpkin Pecan Other Treats Chocolate Chip Cookies Banana Walnut Muffins Peanut Butter Bombs Assorted slices of cake Please allow 1 week notice for all special orders