Dream Cakes has been one of Portland’s most celebrated wedding cake companies since 1994. Previously owned & operated by Judy Reese who retired in 2014. Judy trained her replacement, Johannah, for over a year, teaching her all of her recipes & techniques. From owner to owner, Dream Cakes plans on serving the local Portland area for many generations & weddings to come. Dream Cakes is not a factory production bakery. Every ounce of our time, love & care go into making every individual wedding cake to ensure that we create the wedding cake of your dreams. Our goal is to destroy the stigma that wedding cake is bad. We want you & your guests to have the best wedding cake ever!
Dream Cakes is now a two woman operation located in the heart of NE Portland. Johannah and Megan met in 2009 at Black Sheep Bakery where they rapidly learned how well they work together and developed a long lasting relationship. Megan joined Dream Cakes in 2017 as Johannah's business partner and right hand woman. Two heads are better than one, simply put, they make a rad team! Johannah is originally from Reno, Nevada, where she baked her first batch of cookies at age four with her Grandma; from then on she was hooked on life in the kitchen. She moved to Portland in 2008, graduated twice from the Oregon Culinary Institute, with degrees in baking & pastry as well as the culinary program. Since then, Jo has worked as the lead production baker at Black Sheep Bakery, helped open Bushel & Peck Bakeshop, served as the pastry and line cook at Natural Selection, worked at St. Cupcake, QUIN, Ken's Artisan Pizza & GEM gluten free bakery, all while wholesaling her vegan cakes to Lightning Bar Collective since 2010. Megan is originally from Park City, Utah, where she discovered her love for confection at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. She moved to Portland in 2009, also graduated from Oregon Culinary Institute, with a degree in baking and pastry. Megan worked at Black Sheep Bakery, Bushel & Peck, then served as lead production candy maker, and manager at QUIN for four years. That's a little about us, we look forward to our future growth and making the wedding cake of your dreams!
PRESS & AWARDS
Wedding Chicks in "Naturally Chic Outdoor Wedding in Oregon."
Brides Magazine in "Marble Wedding Details That Are Beyond Gorgeous"
Portland Bride and Groom in "Natural Selection: 5 Organically Elegant Wedding Cakes," see No. 3
Swooned Magazine in "A Romantic Dune Picnic in the Pacific Northwest"
Artfully Wed in "Portland Urban Winery Wedding Inspiration"
Burnetts Boards in "Pantone's Color of the Year: Serenity."
Wedding Chicks in "The Barn PNW Rustic Wedding."
Wedding Wire in "Timeless Oregon Hotel Wedding: Molly & Levy."
Wedding Lovely Blog in "Downtown Portland Wedding by Bridal Bliss."
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