We are dedicated to providing the best possible experience
From planning and tastings to wanting to lick the plate clean. All of our products are made from scratch. We think it’s important to use organic and local product whenever possible. We aim to tease your palate and leave it wanting seconds with our unique and delicious offerings.
Wedding cakes are a delicious and unique piece or art that should reflect the couple. We will work closely with each couple to ensure that your cake is exactly as you envision it.
Just a Dash is about more than just wedding cakes. We also create unique and fun dessert tables filled with all sorts of goodies from our menus. Our menu offers products for corporate events, tea parties, birthdays, as well as any other special occasion. Don’t forget about our fun cakes! These are great for baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and anything else your imagination can come up with.
Just a Dash is an insured and registered business ran out of a private licensed kitchen by special order and appointment only.
From a young age Stephanie has showed a great passion for the culinary arts. Her mother and grandmother both lived for bringing joy to others through filling their stomachs with delicious food. Her mother walking into the kitchen to see a mess of ingredients and equipment spread out in the kitchen started at the age of 5. Stephanie decorated her first cake with a Halloween theme for a cake walk in first grade. After that she was always trying to be in the kitchen to learn everything she could from her mother. At the age of 13 she ran her first wedding reception and fell in love with weddings.
After high school, attending the country’s premier culinary school seemed like the best course of action. Stephanie packed he bags and left for The Culinary Institute of America in New York. The school proved to be everything she had hoped and provided the skills and knowledge necessary to embark out into the world. In the middle of the first and second year of school she completed her externship at The Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia. The externship provided a great amount of experience in dessert service and catered events as well as the opportunity to work under Chef Travis Brust who is now the Executive Chef and making a great impact on the food scene. She graduated with a degree in the baking and pastry arts.
Stephanie returned to Portland right as the food scene started explode. Sweets by Stephanie was started in the fall of 2007 as a way for her to create beautiful cakes and delicious catering on the side. She has worked in multiple restaurants and bakeries throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley gaining experience and learning skills from lots of talented people. Stephanie landed at Reedville Catering in May of 2013 and created a fast growing and successful dessert and cake program. Her cakes were featured in Portland Bride and Groom and on Oregon Bride Magazine Blog. Stephanie saw an opportunity to branch out on her own and rebrand Sweets by Stephanie. And so the journey begins with Just a Dash.