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Sunflower Wedding

Kimberlee, a long time family friend, married her true love, Bud, back in October and I made this fun Sunflower wedding cake. It took forever to make all of the petals, but it was completely worth it for the great results. And the bride was very happy, so what more could you ask for?

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Sunflower Wedding

Sunflower Wedding


Brooke & Stephen Tie the Knot

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Knighton. Brooke gave me free reign to design this cake. I was happily surprised when I showed up with this design, to see the reception decorated with branches and flowers!

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Brooke's Flower Cake 1
Brooke’s Flower Cake 1
Brooke's Flower Cake Detail
Brooke’s Flower Cake Detail
Brooke's Flower Cake 2
Brooke’s Flower Cake 2

My Big Girl is One Year Old

My first granddaughter Rynn turned a big ONE and her mommy asked me to make this stylish bead and bow cake to go with her birthday theme. It was my first go at a rose and I was really happy with the result. Happy Birthday Rynn!

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Beads and Bows

Beads and Bows

Beads and Bows cake

Beads and Bows cake

Beads and Bows cake detail

Beads and Bows cake detail

The birthday girl

The birthday girl

Rynn's first birthday party

Dancing to the tunes

Rynn's first birthday party

Rynn's first wagon

Rose detail with color dusting

Rose detail with color dusting


Rain Couldn’t Keep Them from Tying the Knot!

My son Dillon and his beautiful bride, Brooke, said “I do” on a rainy Saturday and celebrated their union with this classic white and gold 4-tier cake with large sugar flower. I really enjoyed making the flower petals and putting it all together.  I plan on making more flowers in the future.

Shout out to Rose Swain for the great Wedding photos – Rose Swain Photography website

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Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Judd

Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Judd

Dillon and Brooke's Wedding Cake

Dillon and Brooke's Wedding Cake

Dillon and Brooke's Flower Detail

Dillon and Brooke's Flower Detail


My Baby is Sixteen!

My baby girl Kaitlin is sixteen! (finally she says). I made this colorful cake to suit her very eclectic tastes. Shout out to The Violet Cake Shop for the great tutorial on the two-tone petals that I used on the base and the ball. I really like the simplicity of the black on white stripes (Kait’s idea).

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Kaitlin's Sweet 16 Cake

Birthday Party Girl

Birthday Party Girl

Kaitlin’s Sweet 16 Cake

Sink Your Teeth into the 18th Hole

DeeJay’s dad turned 70 and is a huge golf fan and especially the Masters Tournament at Augusta National. This to-scale cake of the 18th hole measures over 3 foot long and was a blast to build.

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Masters 18th Hole

Masters 18th Hole

Masters Party

Masters Party


The Baby is Almost Here!

My daughter Ashley is about due to have her first child and of course that means a baby shower which, of course, means a baby shower cake from dad. The cake comes complete with sugar flowers, baby carriage, teddy bear, and blanket.

Ashley's Baby Shower Cake

Ashley's Baby Shower Cake

Flower Detail

Flower Detail

Baby Carriage

Baby Carriage


Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Ashley

I finally delivered on my promise to make my daughter Ashley a special birthday cake of her very own. It was a long time coming, but I think that she liked it. The chocolate, peanut butter, and Ashley were a Perfect Combination!

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Ashley

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Ashley

Reeses Cake

Reeses Cake


Zion View Wedding

Paul and Sonia traveled all the way from California to tie the knot at the edge of Zion National Park in Springdale, UT. They celebrated their union with this elegant white piped scroll cake. Thank you’s go out to LaDawn Williams of Platinum Lining events for the great referral.

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Paul & Sonia Wedding Cake


It’s a Boy! (Rowrrr)

What better to celebrate the upcoming birth of a new baby boy than a jungle themed Baby Shower cake? Complete with zebra stripes and giraffe spots, this two tiered cake features three cute and cuddly baby jungle animals – a lion, hippo and elephant (oh my?).

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Jungle Baby Shower Cake

Jungle Baby Shower Cake

Jungle Baby Shower Cake Detail

Jungle Baby Shower Cake Detail

Jungle Baby Shower Cake in the Wild

Jungle Baby Shower Cake in the Wild


Why Make Cakes
  • Why Cakes?

    My name is Brian Judd, happily married father of eight living in the city of St. George in southern Utah. I am an avid viewer of cake decorating shows - everything from "Ace of Cakes" and "Cake Boss" to all of the cake "Challenges". The incredible sculptures that they make out of flour and sugar are amazing. In 2009 my children dared me to give it a try. Surprisingly I heard myself commit to making the cake for my daughter's upcoming wedding. I had yet to make a single cake, let alone make or use fondant. The cakes shown on these pages are an illustration of my journey into the world of cake decorating and ultimately to my own cake business - "Dad Makes Cakes".
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