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Weddings, Wedding VenuesPh.D.-serts & Cakes, Best Wedding Cakes in Tampa - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

Shout-Outs

Cake shaped like a Tory Burch handbag with all the crucial "accessories"!“This was the most amazing cake I have ever received! Every detail on the cake was perfect and everything I asked for!! It truly looked real!  We brought it into a restaurant and they ALL could also not believe how real it looked.  It tasted amazing as well!  We cannot thank Melanie for the cake she made and how amazing it was.  She will be getting ALL my cake orders from here on out :)”  -Kim

 

A chic cake for a hip little girl turning 1!

“Thank you so much I loved the cake!!! So did everyone else. It tasted great and looked so beautiful. I will be using you again for my next occasion.” -Cristina

 

 

Hand-carved upright angel wings covered with fondant "feathers" and topped with a golden halo

“My Mom LOVED the cake, it was the talk of the party! Every bit and more of the “WOW factor” I was looking for. You did such an amazing job! I couldn’t have been any happier! It honestly couldn’t have been more PERFECT!” -Brittany

 

 

Hand-carved, fondant-covered cake decorated like a Louis Vuitton purse with accompanying key chains, credit cards, and cell phones.“My husband decided to surprise me with one of her cakes for my birthday and I could not have asked for more.  My husband explained to her my love of purses and she took that idea and ran away with it.  A total home run!  The purse cake was so beautiful that I didn’t want to cut into it!  The purse actually looked better then the Louis Vuitton it was modeled after!  Not only was the design great but the cake tasted AMAZING!” -Shelby

Chocolate fondant-covered cake with brightly colored quilling fondant flowers“Let me just say… Oh my gosh! The cake was BEAUTIFUL!! I absolutely loved it! Thank you so very much… you are quite the genius! Everyone loved it so much… I was a little sad when we cut it up! Ha ha… but it was mighty tasty! Thanks again for such a work of art!”  -Jordan

 

Fondant-covered wedding cake with edible hydrangea and anemones.“Melanie Judge made my daughter’s wedding cake and groom cake and it was the most gorgeous cake we have ever seen.  Everyone commented on the intricate work she did and the attention to the detail.  The cake was delicious and we would highly recommend Melanie for anyone’s special occasion.  Not only was it perfect, she was courteous, prompt, and sensitive to our choice.” -Geri

Fondant-covered wedding cake with edible hydrangea and anemones.“Melanie made our wedding cake and I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful cake!  There was so much attention to detail and the handmade flowers were amazing! One of my favorite things about working with Melanie was how she incorporated our wedding theme and colors on the cake but also put her own special touches on the cake. The wedding cake had a variety of flavors for each layer and each one tasted sensational!  It was pretty and yummy, who could ask for more?! Melanie is definitely as professional as she is talented!” -Shelby

A groom's cake decorated to look like an University of Oregon Hawaiian shirt with matching flip flops.“Melanie made the grooms cake for our wedding.  My husband loves the Oregon Ducks as much as he loves Hawaiian shirts.  Melanie was able to incorporate both those ideas into one cake!  She also surprised us by making cute matching sandals in Oregon colors!  It was just perfect for our wedding!” -Shelby

 

Fondant-covered cake with an handmade, edible mask topper.“As a professional cake decorator myself, I was very picky about who I wanted to do my 50th birthday cake.  I had told my husband, only one person would do if he (secretly) was going to have birthday cake for me done.  It had to be Melanie! My theme was Masquerade ball.  Needless to say, the cake was fabulous, moist & delicious!  The cake was really beautiful & truely done with alot of care in making it very special.  I can only say that Melanie’s cakes are some of the best in the business.  Thank you, Melanie, I will treasure that memory for many years to come.” -Lisa

Mickey & Minnie Mouse cookies created as goodies to welcome out of town guests to a wedding at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

“We loved Melanie’s work so much for our first daughter’s wedding we had her create my second daughter’s wedding welcome bags as our wedding destination did not allow cakes to be brought in. The welcome bags were filled with themed cookies, chocolate covered pretzels and small cakes.  We gave her themed pictures and she created our cookies/cakes better than the pictures.  She was awesome.  The attention to detail was unbelievable and our guests talked for days how delicious the treats were.  Again, Melanie is highly recommended for her work and attention to detail and customer needs.” -Geri

Cookie decorating kit, sugar cookies, icing, sprinkles“The cookie decorating kit is a great idea! I loved how all the materials were included and there were no cookies to bake. My 3 year old had such a good time decorating and licking the icing! We had sprinkles everywhere! I’ll definitely be ordering more for birthdays and Christmas.” – April

 

Awards

Melanie's entry at the Let's Eat Cake Fundraiser on February 17, 2009.On February 17, 2009, after decorating cakes for only 5 months, Melanie won Crowd’s Favorite and Best of Show in the Amateur Division at the Let’s Eat Cake Fundraiser in Gainesville, FL.  See more pictures and the full story here, here, and here.

 

Melanie's entry into the 2009 Central Florida Fair with the theme "It's Showtime" won Best of Show.In April 2009, Melanie entered her second cake decorating competition and won Best of Show for her “It’s Showtime” themed cake at the Central Florida Fair.  It even rotated 360 degrees!  Read more about it here and here.

 

 

Melanie's entry into a fairytale-themed cake decorating competition was Shrek & Fiona's wedding cake.In February 2010, Melanie traveled to Pensacola and entered the Panhandle Cake C.R.U.M.B.S. Competition.  The theme was fairytales so Melanie created a cake that was half Shrek’s wedding cake (with worms, snails, etc.) and half Fiona’s wedding cake (with pearls, lacework, etc.).  She won 1st Place Professional Division, People’s Choice, and Best of Show! Read more about it here and here.

One of Melanie's entries at the 2011 Central Florida Fair where she took home 6 prizes.At the 2010 Central Florida Fair, Melanie entered 6 competition pieces and won 6 prizes!  See all her entries and read about the trip here.

 

 

At the 2011 Panhandle Cake C.R.U.M.B.S Competition, the theme was "the 1960s" and Melanie took home 3 prizes with her cake entitled "Sweet 16 in the 1960s." In February 2011, Melanie returned to the Panhandle Cake C.R.U.M.B.S Competition and entered the 1960s-themed competition with her cake entitled “Sweet 16 in the 1960s.”  She took home 1st Place Professional Division, Decorator’s Favorite, and Best of Show! See more cake details here.

 

Melanie participated in and won a live 1-tip cake decorating competition at the 2011 Panhandle Cake C.R.U.M.B.S. Competition.While at the 2011 Panhandle Cake C.R.U.M.B.S Competition, Melanie competed in the LIVE 1-tip decorating contest and won 1st place.  Learn more about the competition here.

 

 

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