Dream Cakes

About: Dream Cakes has been one of Portland’s most celebrated custom wedding cake companies since 1994. Back then, this small bakery was owned & operated solely by Judy Reese for 20 years, she retired in 2014. Judy’s replacement, Johannah, trained for over a year, learning every recipe and technique Judy had to offer. Both Judy and Johannah envisioned that Dream Cakes would serve the local Portland area for many generations and weddings to come. Dream Cakes is far from a factory production bakery. We strongly believe in quality over quantity. Every ounce of our time, love & care goes into making each individual cake because we want to ensure that we create the wedding cake of your dreams. At our bakery, everything is made from scratch with local ingredients and nothing is ever frozen. Our goal is to destroy the stigma that wedding cake is bad. You & your guests deserve the best wedding cake ever! Dream Cakes is committed to uplifting our community by helping ensure better and brighter futures for as many as possible, please check out our Five Dollar Scholarship program. We believe that love is love, black lives matter, science is real, no human is illegal, diversity makes us stronger, equality for everyone, and kindness is literally everything! It’s highly likely we copied that from a yard sign, but it doesn’t make it any less true. If you’re not cool with any of that, then we’re not the cakery for you. About the baker: Johannah is originally from Reno, Nevada where at age four, she baked her first batch of cookies with her great-grandma. From the first bake, she was hooked on life in the kitchen. In 2008, she moved to Portland with her best friend and attended Oregon Culinary Institute where she graduated with degrees in both the baking and culinary programs. Since graduating, she has worked as the lead production baker at Black Sheep Bakery and helped open Bushel & Peck Bakeshop in Northeast Portland. She has served as the pastry and line cook at Natural Selection, one of Portland’s finest vegetarian restaurants; worked at St. Cupcake, QUIN candy company, Ken’s Artisan Pizza & GEM gluten-free bakery. Johannah has also had the pleasure of wholesaling her vegan cakes to the Lightning Bar Collective since 2010. For Johannah cake is more than just a creative outlet, it’s her contribution to society. She believes that cake is a major part of both our past and future memories, starting with flavors from our childhood, to feeding that very first slice of wedding cake to your loved one. Hence her commitment to creating something that tastes as good as it looks, she’s here to create great memories… so for Pete’s sake don’t skip the cake (as her grandma would say)! TESTIMONIALS “I absolutely loved our cake! Not only was it beautiful & unique on the outside, but it tasted amazing! It was hands-down the best wedding cake I’ve tasted & I was so impressed with the creativity and sophistication of the flavors. I loved the fresh fruit in the fillings & the special home-made toffee crunch paired with the carrot-cake. There was no fake flavor in it and the cake was very moist. Part of the chocolate layer went home with us & I couldn’t help snacking on it. I’ve recommended Dream Cakes to others & will continue to do so!” — stephanie PHOTO BY BECCA BLEVINS “In short, our cake was BEAUTIFUL, DELICIOUS, & everyone loved it! Johannah has it down! Her cakes are made from scratch with real butter, & the frosting is incredible. She can make buttercream frosting look so smooth that it looks like fondant, but tastes amazing. You’ll have a hard time choosing flavors, as they are all wonderful, which is a good problem to have! She referred us to a company to make a custom cake topper which looked great as well. We tried a couple other places, but nobody came close to the taste of Johannah’s cakes.” — kathleen & david PHOTO BY “Joey & I both wanted to say that you were an absolute pleasure to work with. In addition to your warm personality, you have a true talent. The wedding cake was unbelievable! You should have heard the guests ooh & aah. I had a bridesmaid eat 5 pieces.” — joey & emily harrington PHOTO BY JESSICA HILL “Dream Cakes was a part of our wedding package at Timberline Lodge & we could not have picked a better one ourselves! We were unable to do a tasting or meet in person before the wedding since we were coming from out of state so we coordinated through email & I mailed the ribbon. The cake was one of the best wedding cakes I have ever tasted & it was beautifully constructed! We got rave reviews about the look & taste, she captured exactly what we were looking for & we will be getting another one for one of our anniversaries! The only negative I can think of is there were so many delicious looking options for flavors it was hard to choose!!!” — ruth pennington PHOTO BY CHRISTA TAYLOR “We are on our way back to D.C. before we head out on our honeymoon, and I just wanted to take a quick moment to say thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful wedding cake you made for our wedding on Saturday! I have never had such a delicious wedding cake at any wedding ever, and everyone we talked to at the wedding was just raving about how delicious it was. Also, we received so many compliments on the shortbread cookies, which disappeared before dinner even started! I’m sorry I didn’t have the chance to meet you in person on Saturday, so wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how grateful we are for everything you did for us! Thanks so much.” — lynette & kris PHOTO BY CHRISTA TAYLOR “It was the most beautiful cake I had even seen in my life. It was almost too pretty to eat. Truly the best cake Dave, my husband & I have ever had. People are still talking about it & hope we have another party next year with another perfect cake! Thank you, thank you so much!!” — nani & dave PHOTO BY BRITTANY LAUREN “Thank you so much for designing my utterly amazing cake! You are a true pro & a skilled artist. We appreciate your generosity & enthusiasm. The cake was delicious & the cookies were darling. Everything was just perfect.” — nora & tyler “Dream Cakes was exactly that…a Dream!!! The cake and cupcakes were delicious and Johannah was amazing to work with!!! She was sweet, friendly, and fun! Just the tasting will blow your mind!!! The buttercream was perfect and the cake was perfection. Thank you so much for being an important detail in our wedding! We couldn’t have been happier!!!” — megan & hans PHOTO BY JESSICA HILL “If you are looking for phenomenal service & the most fantastic cake ever, look no further. Johanna is amazing!!! She is so professional, creative, & a fantastic baker. We had NO cake left from the wedding & none left on any plate. Be sure to order a small cake to save. Her flavors are fresh & she has a great variety to select from. The cake was moist & delicious. Everyone at our wedding was impressed. She managed a large wedding with ease (we had 145 people), made the cakes perfectly to our specifications, & with materials we wanted, she decorated the cakes beautifully. We were so excited then we saw the cakes at the reception. She delivered on time & made our wedding a truly unforgettable event. The pictures of our cakes look like they were made for a photo shoot. We couldn’t have asked for better service from anyone. I would highly recommend her, you will receive exceptional 5 star service for a very modest price.” — susan & erika Julia Green Photography

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