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Your love, your day, your cake. Made the way it should be. Exquisitely detailed, unbelievably delicious.

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Our Couples Really Love Us

Rozi and Sal
New Leaf Restaurant, NYC

OMG Denise!!!! The cake was amazing!! I mean to die for. I have no words to describe it, I felt bad to actually cut it when the time came. It looked so beautiful, so perfect, just like I had envisioned it. It tasted even better, if that is possible. I tried all three layers. I'm so happy you decided to quit your job as a lawyer to do this. I will forever order every single cake from you for all our events. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful and so special.

Michelle & Arthur
The Skylands Manor, Ringwood NJ

Denise was an absolute pleasure to work with! She has hands of gold that turned my dreams into reality. She not only executed my dream wedding cake according to images that we sketched, but created the most decadent cake I have ever sunk my teeth into. Our guests could not stop raving about how beautiful and tasty our cake was. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in the market for a dessert master! We cannot thank you enough for everything Denise!!

Mairin & Tim
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Briarcliff Manor, New York

I've been meaning to write you and thank you for the most beautiful wedding cake! Tim and I were so surprised when we saw it displayed in the ballroom, and it was absolutely stunning in person. Everyone raved about how gorgeous and delicious the cake was. And thank you for making the gluten free cake for my sister and cousin. It was a last minute request, and I really appreciate it. You are so talented and I'm so happy I got to work with you on designing our wedding cake! :)

Kate & Bill
The Kimberly Hotel, NYC

I want to thank you for the gorgeous (and insanely delicious) cakes! We had such a fantastic wedding. As soon as we get our photos, I will send some with the cake to you. Thank you so much for everything!

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About My Daughter's Cakes

Hello and welcome! My name is Denise Smith, and I am the baker and owner of My Daughter's Cakes. My love for baking began around age 4, when my mother (of Italian heritage) sat me at the kitchen counter and taught me how to make raviolis from simple ingredients. As the years went on, my love for baking and fascination of the workings of dough and batter grew even stronger. After enhancing my pastry skills at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, I began a mission of self-taught sugar work. My goal was to create beautiful cakes just the way I loved them as a child: moist, fresh, flavorful, and delicious. After a very rewarding 28-year legal career, I made My Daughter's Cakes a reality.  

When My Daughter’s Cakes was in its embryonic stage, I decided that helping couples like you with their wedding cake would be at the core of its foundation. Choosing the right baker is very important to the success of your special day and you need to feel excited and confident with your decision. As the centerpiece of your reception, your cake should be truly delectable and something that you feel proud to show off and to serve to your guests. Your cake must transcend beauty and taste. With the focus on you, it is my pleasure to work closely with you to make your vision a sweet reality.

So why My Daughter’s Cakes? I am honored that you are considering My Daughter’s Cakes for such a special occasion!    My Daughter’s Cakes is known for its personal service, fantastically delicious cakes, and high quality of the beautiful and artistic wedding cakes that we create.  We are not a high-volume bakery, or even a local cake shop that churns out 15 or so cakes on a weekend.    We are a small, artisanal cake parlor that focuses on you, your cake, and maintaining the highest quality in taste, design and standards our clients have enjoyed and trusted for many years.

The Cake Parlor

My Daughter’s Cakes is a fully-licensed private bakery and cake parlor located in Bergen County, New Jersey, convenient to all major highways in the New Jersey-New York City metropolitan area. Hours are by appointment only. 

Exclusively For You

From consultation to delivery, you and your wedding cake receive my personal attention. You know exactly who's handling the precious details of your cake. Because of this and the time and care taken for our cakes, we accept a very limited number of cakes per weekend and only one very large or detailed cake per date. Inquire about availability and schedule your consultation today.

My Husband Takes the Cake!

A seamless production of any kind requires a strong support team and the making of a wedding cake or other custom cake is no different. Affectionately referred to as the "Director of Structural Engineering and Transportation," my husband, Tim, literally "takes the cake!" as my delivery partner.

I am looking forward to working with you to make your day special!

Denise - Owner

"The talent, professionalism and dedication she showed the entire time we were planning and right down to the day of, was truly one of kind."Ashley & Max, Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt Manor, New York

How We Bake Your Cake

You know that coveted homemade, fresh delicious cake-goodness that you crave? The kind of cake that you just have to have a second piece of? The kind your guests talk about long after your wedding? The kind that you can still taste when you look back at your wedding pictures?  Well, it’s waiting right here for you to try.  It is my pleasure to present to you cakes and fillings that contain real fruits, high-quality chocolates, aromatic vanillas and pure flavors.


Simply put, we don't take short cuts. It all starts with high quality, authentic ingredients.  Add in measurable amounts of knowledge and skill in the science of baking, blend a whole lotta love and a goodly amount of obsession into the mix, and you’ll end up with a baker that does right by your cake.

Our Fillings

European based buttercreams for a light taste, rich custards, ganaches, compotes or “crunches” for added flavor and texture. Honest-to-goodness scratch baking that incorporates time-honored baking techniques to achieve unbelievably delicious results. I invite you to taste the difference.


What’s your vision? Rich, dark chocolate cake? Or light vanilla? Apple Spice? Or maybe Pineapple Coconut? Feeling adventurous? Go for ancho chili chocolate or chocolate cabernet or chardonnay lemon! From the traditional to the unique, together we’ll explore extraordinary flavors for a taste beyond compare.

"You could tell by meeting Denise that her passion is baking and making sure you get EXACTLY what you want in terms of flavor and design."Hilary & Claudio, Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, New Jersey

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Real Weddings

Just as no two couples are alike, I believe that no two cake designs should be alike. Handmade sugar flowers, intricate lace piping, stenciling, or hand painting, this is just the beginning of the types of decorations that can adorn your custom wedding cake. Specifically designed and created for you, your cake will be the ultimate expression of your individuality or of the new life created when you say "I do." Meet a few of our couples and find out the inspiration behind their wedding cakes.

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"Not only was our cake delicious, it was so stunning in person-every detail was so intricate and beautiful!" Mairin & Tim, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Briarcliff Manor, New York

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"When I first saw the cake, I was absolutely stunned. I had never seen anything like it before but it was everything that I could ever have dreamed of in a cake." Kelly & Tom, Hackensack Golf Club, Emerson, New Jersey

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General Information

Our Address: 120B W Shore Ave Dumont, NJ 07628

Call Anytime: (201) 927-4293

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Our Hours: Available by appointment only, seven days a week. Appointments may be limited during wedding season.

Interested In A Cake Tasting?

I’m happy to answer any question or confirm my availability for your event. I provide private consultations and cake tastings in my Bergen County cake parlor by appointment only. Tastings are prepared especially for you, in the flavors and textures that you’re looking to savor at your wedding or event.

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"Our experience with Denise and My Daughter's Cakes was beyond expectation from our first consultation to the days after the wedding."Kristine & Alfredo, The Brick House, Wyckoff, New Jersey