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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

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


Storm of the Century

Ok, so maybe not the storm of the CENTURY, but it was a freaky big storm! Especially when you’re trying to deliver a wedding cake! With my wife April driving and me balancing the cake, we battled dust storms, tipped over trees, sideways rain, and finally hail to get this wedding cake to its destination. After sitting in front of the church for a half hour, my daughter Kaitlin volunteered to brave the weather and run inside to grab a plastic bag to cover the cake. The three of us worked as a fine tuned machine to get the cake inside without a single drop getting on it. The relieved bride and groom were happy to see the final product.

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Tree dodging

Tree dodging

Hail of a storm!

Hail of a storm!

Whitney's Wedding Cake

Whitney's Wedding Cake


Back to Work

After a several month break from making cakes, I got to do this fun Minecraft themed cake for Meadow on her 13th birthday. The cake features the hero and his pig modeled on top of a pyramid of chocolate cake and rice crispy cubes. The base cake is chocolate and has character icons ringing it with the birthday girls name in themed font.

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Dad Makes Cakes Minecraft

Dad Makes Cakes Minecraft Cake

Dad Makes Cakes Mincraft cake

Dad Makes Cakes Minecraft Cake

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Happily Ever After!

My daughter Britney and her true love Andy said their “I do’s” and began their journey towards a “happily ever after” life.  Their four tier stenciled cake with fresh white roses is topped with the happy bride and groom sharing a moment together with a small black bird sheltered in her palms.  The cake traveled 375 miles and was partially assembled in three locations.  Whew!

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Britney and Andy's Wedding Cake

Britney and Andy's Wedding Cake

Britney and Andy's Wedding Cake Detail

Britney and Andy's Wedding Cake Detail

The Beautiful Bride

The Beautiful Bride


A Sweet Dress for a Sweet Girl

Britney is getting married this month and for her bridal shower I made this Bridal Dress from lemon cake and buttercream icing.

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Britney's Bridal Dress Cake

Britney's Bridal Dress Cake

Bridal Dress Cake Detail

Bridal Dress Cake Detail


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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