About Us

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Hello and welcome! My name is Denise Smith, and I am the cake designer 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 wedding cake designer and 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.

Our Team 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. Our Pastry Chef, Susan, pours her heart and soul into the best tasting wedding cake ever, and our Kitchen Assistant, Erin, completes our team with her incredible artistic talent and well-rounded kitchen skills.

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, NY