Our story

The Ovenly Love Journey

A word about us


Jacqui Pretorius


Every journey begins with passion and faith! Baking as an art form is at the heart of Jacqui’s love in creating memories for everyone

A Baker’s Story

Seven years ago, I attended my first ever cupcake decorating course. I started to experiment with recipes and styles as my family and friends asked me to bake their treats and eats for special occasions.

It was after I baked a two tiered cake for a friends 30th birthday that my interest and passion for baking took on a life of its own and ever since then, I started decorating cookies and cakes with fun and original themes.

I was totally hooked! Creating edible art with baked goodies became somewhat of an obsession and I started to attend more decorating and baking courses to get my fill of inspiration.

Before long, Ovenly Love was born. The inspiration was to bring good quality baked treats to everyone, not just for family and friends.

I am extremely passionate about the art of baking and I love to bring the joy of baked treats into every person’s home. I believe that baking is a form of artful expression and relaxation that everyone can enjoy. Despite the hectic lives we live, baking can be enjoyed between loved ones, as a crafting moment for kids or as a chance to embrace a new hobby. It is important to me that every person gets to enjoy the delicious aromas and sweet taste of freshly baked goods in the comfort of their own home.

The love of cookie decorating has become a popular offering from Ovenly Love. The themes, designs and flavours are endless when it comes to cookies and with the ability to personalise the design and packaging, my customers can think outside of the box.

The new online ordering process has also made the enjoyment of home baked goodness much more convenient, extending the enjoyment of home baked goodness out to the whole country and not just to the community in and around Gauteng.