Sitting in Bars with Cake ending explained: Does Jane become a successful baker?

Sitting in Bars with Cake -- Courtesy of Saeed Adyani/Prime Video
Sitting in Bars with Cake -- Courtesy of Saeed Adyani/Prime Video /

Jane takes on a challenge to spend a year baking and taking her cakes to bars. What happened at the end of Sitting in Bars with Cake?

If you’re looking for a movie about female friendships and finding happiness, Sitting in Bars with Cake is the one for you. It’s out on Prime Video just now.

Of course, sometimes, you want the spoilers. You want to know if a challenge was a success or if people die. That’s especially the case when the movie is based on a true story—you want to know if the movie is going to honor the whole truth.

What happens at the end of Sitting in Bars with Cake? Does this have the happy ending we hoped for?

Sitting in Bars with Cake ending explained

The movie starts with Corrine encouraging introvert Jane to get out to bars to meet people. She decides Jane should do it by baking cakes and taking them to the bars. This isn’t just a way to prove Jane can meet someone, but also a way to show to Jane that being a lawyer won’t make her happy. Baking makes Jane happy.

Well, things take a turn when Corrine is diagnosed with a life-changing illness. That doesn’t stop Corrine from wanting Jane to finish the challenge, and Jane is there for Corrine’s recovery every step of the way.

It’s not good news for Corrine, though. Her tumor moves and it is inoperable. Corrine dies just before the end of the year.

Jane keeps baking, though. In the end, she makes 50 cakes in 50 weeks. She does meet someone, but it’s through her work and not through the bars. The time in the bars does help Jane realize that she wants to be a baker, and she ends up opening her own cake bar by the end of the movie. She also takes cakes to the hospital as a way to honor Corrine’s memory.

It’s a bittersweet ending, but one that remains positive. It shines a light on powerful female friendships. We all need a friendship like the one Corrine and Jane have.

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Sitting in Bars with Cake is available to stream on Prime Video.