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Ph.D-serts & Cakes will cater to your every cake wish to make your show-stopping sweets for all of your life’s celebrations! We work with each client to match flavors and cake designs to each individual. Are you a traditionalist and want a round white cake with white Swiss dots? Or are you fun and funky, wanting a pink and lime green topsy turvy cake? Either way, we can help you create the cake of your dreams!

Melanie Judge, the Cake Doctor, has been decorating cakes since 2008. She discovered her passion during her graduate studies at the University of Florida. Ironically, she was pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical research, studying obesity. As a stress reliever, she began by taking Wilton Method courses at Michael’s Craft Stores and was offered a teaching position the month after she finished the courses. Because her thirst for knowledge is not easily quenched, she scoured the public library shelves for cake decorating books and learned more advanced techniques, like extension work and gum paste flowers, on her own. Melanie thrives in competition, and in her short career she has won four Best of Shows, eight 1st Places, one 2nd Place, two 3rd Place, one Decorators’ Choice, and two Crowd’s Favorite prizes. She has been featured in many publications, including the American Cake Decorating Magazine, Mailbox News, the International Cake Exploration Society (ICES) newsletter, and the Land O' Lakes Lutz Area (LOLA) News from your Neighborhood. Her beautiful Gender Reveal Cakes have even been featured on the Fox 13 news (!

We look forward to hearing from you today! Give us a call at (813) 344-6974 or email us at

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User1611071 Sent on 05/07/2014
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Ph deserts/Melanie is the best at what she does. She never disappoints and always see my vision through and even makes it even better. I have bought cakes from her for several years now for other events and have always been happy and heard nothing but great things from my guest. Cake not only looks stunning but taste as great too!!! You will not be disappointed if you went with this company I promise.
User2167215 Sent on 06/07/2015
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I fell in love with her cakes when I saw the pictures. When we met with her she had MANY samples to taste and ALL were delicious. The was amazing! It was EXACTLY what I wanted. Not only did it look beautiful but it was also delicious! Thank you!
Halie Sent on 05/12/2015
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Ph.D.-serts & Cakes provided a fun cookie cake for our rehearsal dinner and a beautiful wedding cake for our reception. The design and taste of both cakes were fantastic! Melanie is super sweet and was so great to work with throughout the planning process. I would definitely love to use Ph.D.-serts again for future special events.
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