Heather Barranco

About Heather

Designer, illustrator, renowned party giver, and big-time dreamer, Heather Barranco, created Heather Barranco Dreamcakes as a delicious way to collaborate with clients on their dreams and interpret them into sensational cake experiences. A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1996, Heather enjoyed a successful career as an innovative product designer before launching her business. She has apprenticed under renowned author and cake designer, Colette Peters of Colette’s Cakes, where she finessed her cake designing skills, and attended the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York City with an emphasis on decorating specialty cakes.

About Our Cakes

Who doesn’t love an amazing cake? With that thought in mind, Heather Barranco Dreamcakes was launched to provide the delicious and dreamy end to every momentous event. Experienced designer and Parsons School of Design graduate, Heather Barranco, personally designs each client’s Dreamcake. Dreamcakes specializes in customized, cake-as-art centerpieces, wedding and specialty cake artistry, and the dessert sculptures of your dreams. Heather’s wish is to make your every cake dream a resounding reality.

Not to worry, no dream is too far-fetched! One client’s vision for a milestone birthday involved a beloved vintage- style handbag, which was made even more appealing by its thinly sliced 12-layer vanilla bean cake, drizzled in French liqueur framboise, brushed with raspberry preserves and abundantly filled with fresh raspberries. Another’s dream: to make the ultimate sweet sixteen novelty cake— a whimsical, cake-filled Cirque du Soleil theme, complete with colorful hand-painted acrobats.


Your Dreamcake might be Dreamcupcakes. We are delighted to create an elegant tiered cupcake display with a uniquely designed 6” cake topper or platters of decorative cupcakes to accompany your cake order.


Feel like you’re floating on air with our light and dreamy French macaron tiers. Pick melt-in-your-mouth cookie perfection. Bring some style to your event with our French macaron tower; hand-painted with a unique illustration on top of a layer of French macarons.

What about party favors? We also offer our clients personalized cookies to be given to your guests along with your dreamcake. Our cookie creations are great party favors to match the theme of your event. Create corporate logos, written announcements, custom art, photographs and more. Specialty cookies come individually wrapped in a clear cellophane satchel, tied with a decorative ribbon.


We were wondering how we could possibly bottle up our dreams into a small and precious piece of art to share with our clients. There in, Dreamboxes™ were invented; little treasures of hand-illustrated cookie dreams. Each box of cookies create a story. Just as art lithographs are numbered and have a limited production, so do our Dreamboxes™, before each design is retired. Collect and display as beautiful art or savor our devine creations. Original designs can be custom created just for your special event. Cookie Dreamboxes™ come in our signature Heather Barranco Dreamcakes luxury case. Coming Soon.

Sweet Dream Buffet

For those of you who dream in dessert, we offer a special Sweet Dream Buffet. Imagine a table sprawling with beautiful desserts; fresh fruit trifle, mini apple tartlets, piles of colorful French macarons, Italian pastries, homemade candies and, of course, a Dreamcake. We would specially design your table to color coordinate with the theme and colors of your Dreamcake.

What’s On The Inside

Dreamcakes taste as good as they look! We are committed to using only the finest quality ingredients including farm-fresh eggs, first-rate sweet butter, Scharffen Berger chocolate, top-notch liqueurs and hand-selected, fresh, ripe fruit. People say even our crumbs taste better than most bakeries’ cakes. Our pastry chefs were trained at the top culinary schools in New York City, The French Culinary Institute and Institute of Culinary Education, and spent years perfecting their art. With a mastery of the classics, think light-and-tasty vanilla bean cake, delectable chocolate ganache and sweet fondant icing, Dreamcakes goes further with inventive specialties such as the chai latte cake (spicy cardamom cake with vanilla icing and fine ginger shavings), the creamy tiramisu cake and much more.