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Judy Reese Dream Cakes

Portland , OR

LOCATION

134 SE Taylor Street
Portland, OR US 97214 (map)

PHONE

503-329-9744

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

A boutique bakery located in Portland, Oregon where dream cakes begin. The delivered cake should be a visual expression of you and every cake should taste as wonderful as it looks.
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.9/5.0
Judy did a fabulous job on my wedding cake! She is a true artist who wants the cake to fit in with the entire theme of your wedding. She took my wedding invites, dress, theme, and wedding colors into account in order to come up with the most perfect cake for my day. In the end, I had a beautiful three tiered pink wedding cake with pearls and a hand made cake gold "Love" cake topper.

Also, it must be mentioned that Judy's cakes actually taste as fabulous as they look! I didn't get to eat my cake during my wedding, and I was so excited to try some the following day and it was the best wedding cake I have ever had. Judy uses fresh, in season fruits and ingredients, making the cake perfectly delectable.
Judy did a fabulous job on my wedding cake! She is a true artist who wants the cake to fit in with the entire theme of Read more...
Judy did a fabulous job on my wedding cake! She is a true artist who wants the cake to fit in with the entire theme of your wedding. She took my wedding invites, dress, theme, and wedding colors into account in order to come up with the most perfect cake for my day. In the end, I had a beautiful three tiered pink wedding cake with pearls and a hand made cake gold "Love" cake topper.

Also, it must be mentioned that Judy's cakes actually taste as fabulous as they look! I didn't get to eat my cake during my wedding, and I was so excited to try some the following day and it was the best wedding cake I have ever had. Judy uses fresh, in season fruits and ingredients, making the cake perfectly delectable. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Choosing Judy to make our wedding cake was pretty much a no brainer after we had gone to one other "popular" destination that ended up being a huge disappointment. Let me preface that she had actually made my older sister's wedding cake back in 2002 and her quality and craft have not diminished whatsoever. Judy immediately understood what we were looking for in a cake, not to mention everything she makes is fresh and in season. No week old cakes being served at your wedding with her! Also, my husband typically chooses savory desserts over cake, and even he loved her cakes compared to any others we have tried. She was so communicative with us throughout the entire planning process and an absolute joy to work with.

Our guests not only remarked on how beautiful our cake turned out, but it was absolutely delicious too! We can't thank Judy enough!
Choosing Judy to make our wedding cake was pretty much a no brainer after we had gone to one other "popular" destination Read more...
Choosing Judy to make our wedding cake was pretty much a no brainer after we had gone to one other "popular" destination that ended up being a huge disappointment. Let me preface that she had actually made my older sister's wedding cake back in 2002 and her quality and craft have not diminished whatsoever. Judy immediately understood what we were looking for in a cake, not to mention everything she makes is fresh and in season. No week old cakes being served at your wedding with her! Also, my husband typically chooses savory desserts over cake, and even he loved her cakes compared to any others we have tried. She was so communicative with us throughout the entire planning process and an absolute joy to work with.

Our guests not only remarked on how beautiful our cake turned out, but it was absolutely delicious too! We can't thank Judy enough! Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
"What a Masterpiece!!!" Those were my words when I saw my cake for the first time. I could hardly take my eyes off of it. Judy is amazing!!!

Even before meeting with Judy I had an image in my head about my wedding cake design. I wanted something a little different but extremely elegant. While I was flipping though her photo books she quickly realized that I was not going to be the typical bride that wanted white buttercream with pink flowers all over it.

No.
I wanted a black cake.
Yes, a black fondant cake.

Judy didn't cringe or anything. She simply stated that it sounded stunning. Between the two of us we came up with a solid black fondant design with white trim and bows. I could tell that Judy really liked what we had come up with and was excited to make it.

She did not disappoint. I have never seen such a beautiful cake!!! We had it placed dead center on the dance floor with it's own spotlight so everyone could see this work of art. It was one of my favorite things in the wedding. I even enlarged a photo of it and had it matted and framed. It now hangs on my wall.

Oh, I guess I could tell you how it tasted…… Fantastic!!! We chose the chocolate with fresh raspberry filling…..To Die For!!! The fondant was even delicious.

Thank you Judy for bringing my vision to life. You are a master!!!

Gretchen & Chad
"What a Masterpiece!!!" Those were my words when I saw my cake for the first time. I could hardly take my eyes off of it. Read more...
"What a Masterpiece!!!" Those were my words when I saw my cake for the first time. I could hardly take my eyes off of it. Judy is amazing!!!

Even before meeting with Judy I had an image in my head about my wedding cake design. I wanted something a little different but extremely elegant. While I was flipping though her photo books she quickly realized that I was not going to be the typical bride that wanted white buttercream with pink flowers all over it.

No.
I wanted a black cake.
Yes, a black fondant cake.

Judy didn't cringe or anything. She simply stated that it sounded stunning. Between the two of us we came up with a solid black fondant design with white trim and bows. I could tell that Judy really liked what we had come up with and was excited to make it.

She did not disappoint. I have never seen such a beautiful cake!!! We had it placed dead center on the dance floor with it's own spotlight so everyone could see this work of art. It was one of my favorite things in the wedding. I even enlarged a photo of it and had it matted and framed. It now hangs on my wall.

Oh, I guess I could tell you how it tasted…… Fantastic!!! We chose the chocolate with fresh raspberry filling…..To Die For!!! The fondant was even delicious.

Thank you Judy for bringing my vision to life. You are a master!!!

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J
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Dreamcakes made a delicious cake for my wedding - high quality, pretty, and yummy.

In fact it was so good...there wasn't any left for me to take home :(

Mmm...cake.
Dreamcakes made a delicious cake for my wedding - high quality, pretty, and yummy.

In fact it was so Read more...
Dreamcakes made a delicious cake for my wedding - high quality, pretty, and yummy.

In fact it was so good...there wasn't any left for me to take home :(

Mmm...cake. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Dream Cakes by Judy is a cute little place in SW. Judy specializes in weddings and has many years of experience. She makes the most beautiful cakes- she can make anything from a simple one tier cake with no extras to the most extravagant cakes Ive seen with beautiful handmade sugar flower creations. My personal vision was a flawless smooth finish with nothing but flowers cascading down. For how smooth as i wanted this cake it was going to be hard to do without using fondant (yuck!) but Judy made it happen. She made me a perfect 4 tier cake with a flawless finish made out of her beyond delicious butter cream frosting.
Dream Cakes by Judy is a cute little place in SW. Judy specializes in weddings and has many years of experience. She makes Read more...
Dream Cakes by Judy is a cute little place in SW. Judy specializes in weddings and has many years of experience. She makes the most beautiful cakes- she can make anything from a simple one tier cake with no extras to the most extravagant cakes Ive seen with beautiful handmade sugar flower creations. My personal vision was a flawless smooth finish with nothing but flowers cascading down. For how smooth as i wanted this cake it was going to be hard to do without using fondant (yuck!) but Judy made it happen. She made me a perfect 4 tier cake with a flawless finish made out of her beyond delicious butter cream frosting. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.6/5.0
With Judy you don't have to choose between a wedding cake that looks beautiful and tastes great.

We ordered a three-tier cake with buttercream frosting with enough slices for 100 people - and our 75 guests devoured it. My only complaint is that I didn't order enough to have any leftovers to take home - and that Judy doesn't bake for less than 100 people so it will be a long time until I get to taste it again!

Our guests raved about the lemon poppyseed cake with lemon custard and fresh whole blueberries for days. My mother loved the chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache and whole raspberries. I'm pretty sure my father-in-law ate the entire coconut top tier.

The color also perfectly matched the pink paper I used for my menus and escort cards. It was lovely!
With Judy you don't have to choose between a wedding cake that looks beautiful and tastes great.

We ordered a Read more...
With Judy you don't have to choose between a wedding cake that looks beautiful and tastes great.

We ordered a three-tier cake with buttercream frosting with enough slices for 100 people - and our 75 guests devoured it. My only complaint is that I didn't order enough to have any leftovers to take home - and that Judy doesn't bake for less than 100 people so it will be a long time until I get to taste it again!

Our guests raved about the lemon poppyseed cake with lemon custard and fresh whole blueberries for days. My mother loved the chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache and whole raspberries. I'm pretty sure my father-in-law ate the entire coconut top tier.

The color also perfectly matched the pink paper I used for my menus and escort cards. It was lovely! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny! Judy made the most beautiful wedding cake for us. Stunning design work and the BEST tasting cake EVER. EVER!!! :)
Worth every penny! Judy made the most beautiful wedding cake for us. Stunning design work and the BEST tasting cake EVER. Read more...
Worth every penny! Judy made the most beautiful wedding cake for us. Stunning design work and the BEST tasting cake EVER. EVER!!! :) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Judy's Cakes are unbelievably delicious! We had her do cupcakes which she filled with deliciousness. They were a huge hit at our wedding and were gone within 5 minutes!

She was friendly, flexible and professional. Just a delight to work with. I highly recommend her.
Judy's Cakes are unbelievably delicious! We had her do cupcakes which she filled with deliciousness. They were a huge hit Read more...
Judy's Cakes are unbelievably delicious! We had her do cupcakes which she filled with deliciousness. They were a huge hit at our wedding and were gone within 5 minutes!

She was friendly, flexible and professional. Just a delight to work with. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently had Judy do our wedding cake and it was fantastic! She was a pleasure to work with and we are so happy with the results. We had a three tiered cake and each tier was a different flavor. It was hard to choose a favorite, but mine was the Spice Cake... yum! She made the process easy and was great to work with. We highly recommend her!
We recently had Judy do our wedding cake and it was fantastic! She was a pleasure to work with and we are so happy with Read more...
We recently had Judy do our wedding cake and it was fantastic! She was a pleasure to work with and we are so happy with the results. We had a three tiered cake and each tier was a different flavor. It was hard to choose a favorite, but mine was the Spice Cake... yum! She made the process easy and was great to work with. We highly recommend her! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Judy was really delightful to work with - and the cake was the most delicious I have ever tasted! She had a very clear understanding of what I wanted the cake to look like and delivered exactly what I hoped for! She was warm and very professional to work with. I recommend her wholeheartedly!!
Judy was really delightful to work with - and the cake was the most delicious I have ever tasted! She had a very clear Read more...
Judy was really delightful to work with - and the cake was the most delicious I have ever tasted! She had a very clear understanding of what I wanted the cake to look like and delivered exactly what I hoped for! She was warm and very professional to work with. I recommend her wholeheartedly!! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Judy was a pleasure to work with and made an amazing cake! Originally, we exchanged a few emails so she could get a sense of what we were going for and how much we wanted to spend. We then met in person and she provided us with a few samples. We were immediately sold; they were delicious! I appreciated the fact that she makes the samples and lets you take them home to taste and critique. That way you don’t feel any pressure. But, it didn’t matter because we loved them all. We ended up going with a three tiered/three flavored buttercream cake. The feedback from our guests was all positive as well. The prices were very reasonable and Judy really clicked with our personalities. I highly recommend Dream Cakes!
Judy was a pleasure to work with and made an amazing cake! Originally, we exchanged a few emails so she could get a sense Read more...
Judy was a pleasure to work with and made an amazing cake! Originally, we exchanged a few emails so she could get a sense of what we were going for and how much we wanted to spend. We then met in person and she provided us with a few samples. We were immediately sold; they were delicious! I appreciated the fact that she makes the samples and lets you take them home to taste and critique. That way you don’t feel any pressure. But, it didn’t matter because we loved them all. We ended up going with a three tiered/three flavored buttercream cake. The feedback from our guests was all positive as well. The prices were very reasonable and Judy really clicked with our personalities. I highly recommend Dream Cakes! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Judy was AMAZING!!! I showed her a picture of what I wanted... which was complicated and it turned out absolutely amazing!!! I couldn't believe how wonderful it was! She made our big day so memorable!
Judy was AMAZING!!! I showed her a picture of what I wanted... which was complicated and it turned out absolutely Read more...
Judy was AMAZING!!! I showed her a picture of what I wanted... which was complicated and it turned out absolutely amazing!!! I couldn't believe how wonderful it was! She made our big day so memorable! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Judy makes beautiful cakes but they also are so yummy. She uses only the best and freshest ingredients including berries. We had so many people telling us how great the cake tasted. We ordered a cake for 225 and had approximately 190 and almost all of the cake was gone. Judy is easy to work with and makes sure the vision you have in your mind of your wedding is fulfilled. I highly Judy Reese of Dream Cakes in Portland, OR.
Judy makes beautiful cakes but they also are so yummy. She uses only the best and freshest ingredients including berries. Read more...
Judy makes beautiful cakes but they also are so yummy. She uses only the best and freshest ingredients including berries. We had so many people telling us how great the cake tasted. We ordered a cake for 225 and had approximately 190 and almost all of the cake was gone. Judy is easy to work with and makes sure the vision you have in your mind of your wedding is fulfilled. I highly Judy Reese of Dream Cakes in Portland, OR. Read less
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julie
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Judy turned our cake vision into a reality. It was incredibly elegant without being over the top. Not only did it look good but it was absolutely delicious! The price was very reasonable too. Thank you Judy!
Judy turned our cake vision into a reality. It was incredibly elegant without being over the top. Not only did it look Read more...
Judy turned our cake vision into a reality. It was incredibly elegant without being over the top. Not only did it look good but it was absolutely delicious! The price was very reasonable too. Thank you Judy! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Judy's cake was absolutely fabulous! I can honestly say it was one of, if not the, best cakes I have ever had...wedding or otherwise. We chose the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache & whole raspberries, the white cake with fresh lemon curd & whole blueberry and the carrot cake. Everyone absolutely raved about what a wonderful cake it was!

When meeting with Judy she was insanely organized, which I appreciated greatly. She also had tons of photos to look at, ideas to share and just could not have been any nicer. I loved the fresh baked samples to take home. We had our entire family weigh in on the decision and there was really no other comparison.

Judy took time to coordinate with my florist for the colors, design and cake stand and made the whole process so easy for me. And to top it all off she offered to make a small cake for us to take with us at the end of the night and enjoy. Her prices are very comparable to others around Portland, so in my mind it is an absolute no brainer to use Judy!
Judy's cake was absolutely fabulous! I can honestly say it was one of, if not the, best cakes I have ever had...wedding or Read more...
Judy's cake was absolutely fabulous! I can honestly say it was one of, if not the, best cakes I have ever had...wedding or otherwise. We chose the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache & whole raspberries, the white cake with fresh lemon curd & whole blueberry and the carrot cake. Everyone absolutely raved about what a wonderful cake it was!

When meeting with Judy she was insanely organized, which I appreciated greatly. She also had tons of photos to look at, ideas to share and just could not have been any nicer. I loved the fresh baked samples to take home. We had our entire family weigh in on the decision and there was really no other comparison.

Judy took time to coordinate with my florist for the colors, design and cake stand and made the whole process so easy for me. And to top it all off she offered to make a small cake for us to take with us at the end of the night and enjoy. Her prices are very comparable to others around Portland, so in my mind it is an absolute no brainer to use Judy! Read less
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J and T
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Judy's cake was amazing! We did the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries, and the white cake with lemon curd and blueberries. We showed her a photo of the style of icing that we wanted; she did a perfect job and the cake was gorgeous. Many of our guests went out of their way to say that the cake was delicious and we didn't have a bite left at the end.

We're so excited to eat our anniversary cake next year!
Judy's cake was amazing! We did the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries, and the white cake with lemon Read more...
Judy's cake was amazing! We did the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries, and the white cake with lemon curd and blueberries. We showed her a photo of the style of icing that we wanted; she did a perfect job and the cake was gorgeous. Many of our guests went out of their way to say that the cake was delicious and we didn't have a bite left at the end.

We're so excited to eat our anniversary cake next year! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.7/5.0
Judy created a three-tied buttercream frosted (no fondant for me, blech!) cake for my wedding. The whole process was very easy, and her shop always smelled absolutely delicious when we stepped in for meetings. I loved that, in lieu of the standard sit-down tasting, she provided us with mini cakes to take home and sample in the comfort in our own home. My fiance and I actually ended up invited a bunch of people to Starbucks and digging into the samples, lol, because the portions were GENEROUS.

I was thrilled with the actual cake, and it made the process even easier when Judy let us borrow her silver cake stand free of charge. Since we don't live anywhere near Portland, Judy also offered to bake us a first anniversary cake the next time we were in town, because who really wants to do the whole "freeze the top layer and 'enjoy' it defrosted a year later" thing, anyway?

***One thing to note is that Judy is a bit quirky, though. You do have to put your faith in her to some extent, because, e.g., she simply does not do sketches (which I thought was pretty odd..... even my FLORIST did a quick cake sketch to help me visualize the final cake design). But put your trust in Judy, and you will have a beautiful, delicious, sinfully rich creation for your event. :) Thanks, Dream Cakes!
Judy created a three-tied buttercream frosted (no fondant for me, blech!) cake for my wedding. The whole process was very Read more...
Judy created a three-tied buttercream frosted (no fondant for me, blech!) cake for my wedding. The whole process was very easy, and her shop always smelled absolutely delicious when we stepped in for meetings. I loved that, in lieu of the standard sit-down tasting, she provided us with mini cakes to take home and sample in the comfort in our own home. My fiance and I actually ended up invited a bunch of people to Starbucks and digging into the samples, lol, because the portions were GENEROUS.

I was thrilled with the actual cake, and it made the process even easier when Judy let us borrow her silver cake stand free of charge. Since we don't live anywhere near Portland, Judy also offered to bake us a first anniversary cake the next time we were in town, because who really wants to do the whole "freeze the top layer and 'enjoy' it defrosted a year later" thing, anyway?

***One thing to note is that Judy is a bit quirky, though. You do have to put your faith in her to some extent, because, e.g., she simply does not do sketches (which I thought was pretty odd..... even my FLORIST did a quick cake sketch to help me visualize the final cake design). But put your trust in Judy, and you will have a beautiful, delicious, sinfully rich creation for your event. :) Thanks, Dream Cakes! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was baked by Judy Reese of Dream Cakes. We selected her because she bakes using a European style – meaning not overly sugary, but with a subtle sweetness. Our cake was 4 tiered with each tier being a different flavor. We had the following flavors: white cake with lemon curd filling and fresh blueberries, white cake with gran marnier buttercream filling and fresh sliced strawberries, carrot cake with toffee crunch filling and chocolate cake with coconut custard filling and chocolate ganache. They were all so delicious that several guests were caught taking cake from unattended tables so they could try all the flavors! Her designs are beautiful and meticulous. She pays attention to detail and our cake was a great focal point of the reception ball room. We can't wait to order an anniversary cake from her!
Our wedding cake was baked by Judy Reese of Dream Cakes. We selected her because she bakes using a European style – Read more...
Our wedding cake was baked by Judy Reese of Dream Cakes. We selected her because she bakes using a European style – meaning not overly sugary, but with a subtle sweetness. Our cake was 4 tiered with each tier being a different flavor. We had the following flavors: white cake with lemon curd filling and fresh blueberries, white cake with gran marnier buttercream filling and fresh sliced strawberries, carrot cake with toffee crunch filling and chocolate cake with coconut custard filling and chocolate ganache. They were all so delicious that several guests were caught taking cake from unattended tables so they could try all the flavors! Her designs are beautiful and meticulous. She pays attention to detail and our cake was a great focal point of the reception ball room. We can't wait to order an anniversary cake from her! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was amazing and we received so many compliments on it. Judy was so helpful in the decision making process, in terms of what flavors to pick, what kind of designs would work best, etc. She answered all questions we had and we felt comfortable leaving our inital meeting with her knowing that she was going to make us a beautiful cake. All of her cakes are delicious and I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I'm actually thinking about hiring Judy to create a mini replica of our wedding cake for our anniversary.
Our cake was amazing and we received so many compliments on it. Judy was so helpful in the decision making process, in Read more...
Our cake was amazing and we received so many compliments on it. Judy was so helpful in the decision making process, in terms of what flavors to pick, what kind of designs would work best, etc. She answered all questions we had and we felt comfortable leaving our inital meeting with her knowing that she was going to make us a beautiful cake. All of her cakes are delicious and I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I'm actually thinking about hiring Judy to create a mini replica of our wedding cake for our anniversary. Read less
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J. Kramer
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.9/5.0
Dream Cakes, located in Portland Oregon did a fantastic job on our daughter’s wedding cake. We connected with the owner/baker Judy Reese immediately when she welcomed us into her charming bakery. We spent some time reviewing photo’s of her creative work and then she sent with us 3 freshly baked samples to try in the privacy of our own home.

Our daughter wanted Rainer Cherries on the cake and they were difficult to find. Judy went out of her way to track them down and not only was the cake lovely and delicious, it didn’t even melt on the 100 degree wedding day! There was not a single piece of cake left J She coordinated the delivery with the catering company and dressed the cake with fresh flowers and cherries onsite.

We hope that you will contact her, if you are looking for a wedding or special occasion cake. You will be in for a pleasant treat! Dreamcakes.com

Jennifer Kramer
Mother of the Bride
Dream Cakes, located in Portland Oregon did a fantastic job on our daughter’s wedding cake. We connected with the Read more...
Dream Cakes, located in Portland Oregon did a fantastic job on our daughter’s wedding cake. We connected with the owner/baker Judy Reese immediately when she welcomed us into her charming bakery. We spent some time reviewing photo’s of her creative work and then she sent with us 3 freshly baked samples to try in the privacy of our own home.

Our daughter wanted Rainer Cherries on the cake and they were difficult to find. Judy went out of her way to track them down and not only was the cake lovely and delicious, it didn’t even melt on the 100 degree wedding day! There was not a single piece of cake left J She coordinated the delivery with the catering company and dressed the cake with fresh flowers and cherries onsite.

We hope that you will contact her, if you are looking for a wedding or special occasion cake. You will be in for a pleasant treat! Dreamcakes.com

Jennifer Kramer
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Krystal
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Best cake in Portland, maybe the world.

Judy's cakes are pure perfection. We ordered a three tier butter cream cake with chocolate, chocolate ganache and raspberries, white cake with lemon curd and blueberries, and white cake with orange and blackberries. Our guests were going back for seconds and thirds it was so good! We couldn't wait to order an anniversary cake, which Judy makes fresh so you don't have to freeze and save the top.

The studio is adorable and Judy was super helpful in suggesting tasty combinations which she makes with all fresh ingredients (yummy!). She sent us home with a few mini-cakes to try and my girlfriends, mom and I were DYING eating it at home, it was so delicious! There was just no comparison. I found Judy only after doing a ton of research online and a few tastings with the big names around town. I have no idea why Dream Cakes didn't pop up as number one, her cakes were leaps and bounds above every one we tried, but hopefully word will get around!

It's almost worth having another wedding just so we can order another cake from Judy, they're serious that good!
Best cake in Portland, maybe the world.

Judy's cakes are pure perfection. We ordered a three tier butter cream Read more...
Best cake in Portland, maybe the world.

Judy's cakes are pure perfection. We ordered a three tier butter cream cake with chocolate, chocolate ganache and raspberries, white cake with lemon curd and blueberries, and white cake with orange and blackberries. Our guests were going back for seconds and thirds it was so good! We couldn't wait to order an anniversary cake, which Judy makes fresh so you don't have to freeze and save the top.

The studio is adorable and Judy was super helpful in suggesting tasty combinations which she makes with all fresh ingredients (yummy!). She sent us home with a few mini-cakes to try and my girlfriends, mom and I were DYING eating it at home, it was so delicious! There was just no comparison. I found Judy only after doing a ton of research online and a few tastings with the big names around town. I have no idea why Dream Cakes didn't pop up as number one, her cakes were leaps and bounds above every one we tried, but hopefully word will get around!

It's almost worth having another wedding just so we can order another cake from Judy, they're serious that good! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Judy was extremely professional and well organized for our cake planning meeting. She kept the process very simple, and the quality of the cake was great. Our flavors were 1) white cake with lemon curd and fresh berries and 2) red velvet. Red velvet wasn’t even on the original flavor sheet, but she made it for us, and both flavors were great. I only wish I had been able to eat more – it was totally gone at the end of the reception! We wanted a very simple cake, so we just had round layers, but I saw several photos of other cakes she had designed, and they looked great. I’ll be happy to recommend Judy to friends in the future.
Judy was extremely professional and well organized for our cake planning meeting. She kept the process very simple, and Read more...
Judy was extremely professional and well organized for our cake planning meeting. She kept the process very simple, and the quality of the cake was great. Our flavors were 1) white cake with lemon curd and fresh berries and 2) red velvet. Red velvet wasn’t even on the original flavor sheet, but she made it for us, and both flavors were great. I only wish I had been able to eat more – it was totally gone at the end of the reception! We wanted a very simple cake, so we just had round layers, but I saw several photos of other cakes she had designed, and they looked great. I’ll be happy to recommend Judy to friends in the future. Read less
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Jeanette
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
My mother found Dream Cakes through reading yelp reviews for wedding cakes. In spite of reading several negative reviews on yelp, we took a chance and booked an appointment with Judy for a cake tasting. It was the best decision we ever made. Judy is a brilliant baker. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and tasted a lot of cake and sampled at a number of bakeries in Portland and her cake is my favorite of all times!!!!

On the day of our appointment, we all sat down and discussed cake designs number of anticipated guests, all the basics of a preliminary meeting. She sent us home with three healthy slices of cake to sample in the privacy of our home. This was nice because at other cake testing appointments, it was awkward trying to have a critical analysis discussion in front of the baker or company representative. However, we didn’t have anything negative to say about any of her cakes samples. The carrot cake, white cake with lemon curd and whole blueberries, and the chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache and whole raspberries were all to die for!!! We instantly called her back and booked the date!

Judy had lots of other cake flavor options and we told her which other choices we were interested in sampling. Judy doesn’t do her bakery like others, everything is made to order, so when she had a wedding that ordered the red velvet cake, she called me up and had a sample waiting for us. She called me up when she had an order for a banana cake too. The one flavor we had our hearts on trying was the coconut cake; but unfortunately, no wedding party had ordered this flavor. After some discussion with my fiancé, we decided that all of Judy’s cakes were amazing so we could order without tasting the coconut. We told Judy this and she insisted on baking a sample of coconut for us so we could taste what we were ordering. It was out of this world! It was made with fresh flakes of coconut, coconut milk, and a layer of coconut cream and chocolate ganache….SO YUMMY! I was not like some brides who only take a bite of their wedding cake when the bride and groom feed it to each other; I made sure I got seconds on that tasty dessert! My family (including my new seven brother-in-laws) is looking forward to future opportunities of ordering special occasion cakes from Judy.
My mother found Dream Cakes through reading yelp reviews for wedding cakes. In spite of reading several negative reviews Read more...
My mother found Dream Cakes through reading yelp reviews for wedding cakes. In spite of reading several negative reviews on yelp, we took a chance and booked an appointment with Judy for a cake tasting. It was the best decision we ever made. Judy is a brilliant baker. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and tasted a lot of cake and sampled at a number of bakeries in Portland and her cake is my favorite of all times!!!!

On the day of our appointment, we all sat down and discussed cake designs number of anticipated guests, all the basics of a preliminary meeting. She sent us home with three healthy slices of cake to sample in the privacy of our home. This was nice because at other cake testing appointments, it was awkward trying to have a critical analysis discussion in front of the baker or company representative. However, we didn’t have anything negative to say about any of her cakes samples. The carrot cake, white cake with lemon curd and whole blueberries, and the chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache and whole raspberries were all to die for!!! We instantly called her back and booked the date!

Judy had lots of other cake flavor options and we told her which other choices we were interested in sampling. Judy doesn’t do her bakery like others, everything is made to order, so when she had a wedding that ordered the red velvet cake, she called me up and had a sample waiting for us. She called me up when she had an order for a banana cake too. The one flavor we had our hearts on trying was the coconut cake; but unfortunately, no wedding party had ordered this flavor. After some discussion with my fiancé, we decided that all of Judy’s cakes were amazing so we could order without tasting the coconut. We told Judy this and she insisted on baking a sample of coconut for us so we could taste what we were ordering. It was out of this world! It was made with fresh flakes of coconut, coconut milk, and a layer of coconut cream and chocolate ganache….SO YUMMY! I was not like some brides who only take a bite of their wedding cake when the bride and groom feed it to each other; I made sure I got seconds on that tasty dessert! My family (including my new seven brother-in-laws) is looking forward to future opportunities of ordering special occasion cakes from Judy. Read less
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Mrs. Stockdale
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.6/5.0
We had Judy do our wedding cake. She had by far the best flavor options. She had pictures of stunning gum paste flowers which is what we were looking for. We had a picture of exactly what we wanted our cake to look like. The day of the wedding I was disappointed when I saw my cake. It kind of looked like the picture, but was not what I had envisioned. I would say go to Dream Cakes FOR SURE as long as you don't have an exact picture of what you want. Everyone absolutely raved about how good the cake tasted. I just wish I had gotten a piece of it! I was so busy running around other than the cake cutting I missed out. :(
We had Judy do our wedding cake. She had by far the best flavor options. She had pictures of stunning gum paste flowers Read more...
We had Judy do our wedding cake. She had by far the best flavor options. She had pictures of stunning gum paste flowers which is what we were looking for. We had a picture of exactly what we wanted our cake to look like. The day of the wedding I was disappointed when I saw my cake. It kind of looked like the picture, but was not what I had envisioned. I would say go to Dream Cakes FOR SURE as long as you don't have an exact picture of what you want. Everyone absolutely raved about how good the cake tasted. I just wish I had gotten a piece of it! I was so busy running around other than the cake cutting I missed out. :( Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
this is the best cake in existence, by far.

people at the wedding could not stop talking about it. judy is easy to work with and her cake is absolutely mind blowing.
this is the best cake in existence, by far.

people at the wedding could not stop talking about it. judy is easy Read more...
this is the best cake in existence, by far.

people at the wedding could not stop talking about it. judy is easy to work with and her cake is absolutely mind blowing. Read less
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amycathlin
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.6/5.0
If you want a cake that people will be talking about for years, then go with Judy and Dream Cakes! We intentionally ordered more cake than we thought our guests would need and it was ALL gone within minutes. Dream Cakes is a fantastic value, and the quality of Judy's work is outstanding. She doesn't like lots of communication once you place your order (because she's so busy), but will respond to anything you need eventually. Would recommend again and again!
If you want a cake that people will be talking about for years, then go with Judy and Dream Cakes! We intentionally Read more...
If you want a cake that people will be talking about for years, then go with Judy and Dream Cakes! We intentionally ordered more cake than we thought our guests would need and it was ALL gone within minutes. Dream Cakes is a fantastic value, and the quality of Judy's work is outstanding. She doesn't like lots of communication once you place your order (because she's so busy), but will respond to anything you need eventually. Would recommend again and again! Read less
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oelmi
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Dream Cakes was amazing! The cake tasted excellent. We did a lot of cake tasting, and no one else came close to Dream Cakes, and her prices were comparable to everyone else. We chose a different flavor for each of the 3 layers, and they all came out great (I'm not a fan of carrot cake, yet I loved Judy's carrot cake). Judy also worked well with our florist to make a beautiful cascade of flowers on our cake. I can't wait to find another occasion for cake so we can go back to Dream Cakes!
Dream Cakes was amazing! The cake tasted excellent. We did a lot of cake tasting, and no one else came close to Dream Read more...
Dream Cakes was amazing! The cake tasted excellent. We did a lot of cake tasting, and no one else came close to Dream Cakes, and her prices were comparable to everyone else. We chose a different flavor for each of the 3 layers, and they all came out great (I'm not a fan of carrot cake, yet I loved Judy's carrot cake). Judy also worked well with our florist to make a beautiful cascade of flowers on our cake. I can't wait to find another occasion for cake so we can go back to Dream Cakes! Read less
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ksilva
Wedding:
10/31/2009
4.3/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Loved being able to chose multiple flavors!
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Loved being able to chose multiple flavors!
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Loved being able to chose multiple flavors! Read less
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ahna.proctor
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
After lots of wedding cake testing, Dream Cakes is by far the best tasting wedding cake. I love the different combinations that she suggests and that she uses fresh fruit. I plan to use her again for any cake needs that I have because she does such great work. Her cakes taste great, they look beautiful, and the price is right.
After lots of wedding cake testing, Dream Cakes is by far the best tasting wedding cake. I love the different combinations Read more...
After lots of wedding cake testing, Dream Cakes is by far the best tasting wedding cake. I love the different combinations that she suggests and that she uses fresh fruit. I plan to use her again for any cake needs that I have because she does such great work. Her cakes taste great, they look beautiful, and the price is right. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
8/9/2009
4.6/5.0
I really liked my cake from Dream Cakes. The price may be a little high, but it's nice being able to use fresh berries. I only contacted Judy twice to change the flavor and got in trouble. I didn't think it I was out of control, but I understand she deals with wild brides. I can't wait to get my 1 year cake.
I really liked my cake from Dream Cakes. The price may be a little high, but it's nice being able to use fresh berries. I Read more...
I really liked my cake from Dream Cakes. The price may be a little high, but it's nice being able to use fresh berries. I only contacted Judy twice to change the flavor and got in trouble. I didn't think it I was out of control, but I understand she deals with wild brides. I can't wait to get my 1 year cake. Read less
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MelissaPogue
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Dream Cakes is amazing! After meeting with a couple different cake places, there was no question of what cake was better when we tried Dream Cakes! She worked with my florist and put together a beautiful cake with flowers in between the tiers of cake. The shortbread cookies were the hit of the reception! I have never tasted a better cookie! I would recommend Dream Cakes to anyone!
Dream Cakes is amazing! After meeting with a couple different cake places, there was no question of what cake was better Read more...
Dream Cakes is amazing! After meeting with a couple different cake places, there was no question of what cake was better when we tried Dream Cakes! She worked with my florist and put together a beautiful cake with flowers in between the tiers of cake. The shortbread cookies were the hit of the reception! I have never tasted a better cookie! I would recommend Dream Cakes to anyone! Read less
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Kid6
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We have used Judy 3 times and she never disappoints us. So willing to do anything we ask - even a funfetti layer! So sorry we have run out of daughters to marry off. I would recommend her to anyone!
We have used Judy 3 times and she never disappoints us. So willing to do anything we ask - even a funfetti layer! So sorry Read more...
We have used Judy 3 times and she never disappoints us. So willing to do anything we ask - even a funfetti layer! So sorry we have run out of daughters to marry off. I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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bridezilla08
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.8/5.0
My cake was not only beautiful, it was absolutely delicious. Judy was even flexible with me when I changed my mind about the design for the 3rd time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect wedding cake!
My cake was not only beautiful, it was absolutely delicious. Judy was even flexible with me when I changed my mind about Read more...
My cake was not only beautiful, it was absolutely delicious. Judy was even flexible with me when I changed my mind about the design for the 3rd time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect wedding cake! Read less
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pdxbride
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Dream cakes was quite easy to work with. I described the reception decor, and what I generally like as far as cake designs. Judy drew out an idea and it worked great! When I saw the actual cake I was stunned at how beautiful it looked! Very elegant, timeless but with a modern edge not to mention THE best chocolate and fresh raspberry cake I've ever tasted.
Dream cakes was quite easy to work with. I described the reception decor, and what I generally like as far as cake Read more...
Dream cakes was quite easy to work with. I described the reception decor, and what I generally like as far as cake designs. Judy drew out an idea and it worked great! When I saw the actual cake I was stunned at how beautiful it looked! Very elegant, timeless but with a modern edge not to mention THE best chocolate and fresh raspberry cake I've ever tasted. Read less
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dreaminallday26
Wedding:
4/17/2008
4.5/5.0
Judy is amazing and did a wonderful job on my wedding cake. She was easy to reach and responded to emails and calls very quickly. The meeting was laid back and she really paid attention to what we wanted. A nice touch was that she sent the cake samples home with us. And the cake was AMAZING! Soft, moist, and super fresh. I was very happy with the look and quality of our cake on our wedding day.
Judy is amazing and did a wonderful job on my wedding cake. She was easy to reach and responded to emails and calls very Read more...
Judy is amazing and did a wonderful job on my wedding cake. She was easy to reach and responded to emails and calls very quickly. The meeting was laid back and she really paid attention to what we wanted. A nice touch was that she sent the cake samples home with us. And the cake was AMAZING! Soft, moist, and super fresh. I was very happy with the look and quality of our cake on our wedding day. Read less
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Evan Los
Wedding:
6/24/2006
4.2/5.0
We had a private meeting with Judy in her commercial kitchen, tasted a bunch of her cakes, and looked at lots of pictures with her to customize the one we wanted. Lots of cakes at other places were pretty, but didn't always taste very good - Not True with Dream Cakes! - Judy's cakes look awesome AND taste great. We did the whole "freeze the top for the first anniversary" thing and honestly it still tasted really good.
We had a private meeting with Judy in her commercial kitchen, tasted a bunch of her cakes, and looked at lots of pictures Read more...
We had a private meeting with Judy in her commercial kitchen, tasted a bunch of her cakes, and looked at lots of pictures with her to customize the one we wanted. Lots of cakes at other places were pretty, but didn't always taste very good - Not True with Dream Cakes! - Judy's cakes look awesome AND taste great. We did the whole "freeze the top for the first anniversary" thing and honestly it still tasted really good. Read less
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Pike
Wedding:
7/31/2004
4.8/5.0
We went to three wedding cake vendors and dream cakes was the best tasting, best design and wonderful people to work with. We were super pleased with the outcome of our cake. Well worth the money.
We went to three wedding cake vendors and dream cakes was the best tasting, best design and wonderful people to work with. Read more...
We went to three wedding cake vendors and dream cakes was the best tasting, best design and wonderful people to work with. We were super pleased with the outcome of our cake. Well worth the money. Read less
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