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Official Baker of Ryan Henley

In the great debate between Pie vs. Cake, I side with cake probably 9 out of 10 times; Cake is amazing. You know what's the best kind of cake, though?: Creative custom cakes.

Friend and AMAZING cake-maker, Melissa Newcombe, has -- reportedly -- been producing custom cakes for friends and family for almost a decade, but her bio suggests that she's had cake decorating interests since before she could pronounce "decorator." Her passion for the craft shines through with her custom cakes, and her creativity and skill take over from there.

If you scroll her gallery, you'll see a variety of cakes she has made for just about every conceivable occasion, and you'll come away from the experience knowing that there is nothing that she cannot do. Some wizards have wands, while she wields a whisk.

And, what sets her apart from other creative cake decorators that I've experienced, her cakes are delicious!! I can assure you that there is a sign of regret when they are cut. If you are in the market for a custom cake (and reside in the Portland metro area), reach out to her! She is one of the nicest people you're likely to ever meet, and, I reckon, would thoroughly enjoy being part of your big day. I highly recommend her work.