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About 5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge

Our custom cakes and desserts don't just taste great...they're a conversation piece!!

5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge (founded in 2014) is the brainchild of mother-daughter duo Daneen & Tai Heath, who have set out to make their mark in the highly competitive dessert industry creating artistically designed custom cake and dessert creations that don’t just taste great, they’re a conversation piece.

Tai, a talented pastry chef and cake artist with a bachelor degree in Baking & Pastry Arts/Beverage Management from Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI has teamed up with mom (Daneen) who has a degree in Business Administration (Hospitality/Event Management) to make one sweet combination.

Obsessed with recreating the cake creations of culinary chefs on "The Food Network", at the young age of 14, Tai knew a career as a Cake Artist/Pastry Chef was in her future.  By the age of 16, Tai's obsession would lead to her being sought after by teachers, family, and friends to make specialty cakes for special occasions.  Shortly thereafter, through a connection with her high school volleyball coach, Tai would be highlighted in a WUSA9 News "Junior Ace of Cakes" feature story on high school athletes with unique talent. That same talent led to Tai being accepted to JWU with honors, led to an internship with Fluffy Thoughts Cakes in McLean, VA and eventually led to Tai experiencing an amazing opportunity to study abroad in Italy.

Proudly creating their edible works of art at the Mess Hall Culinary Incubator in Northeast Washington DC, the owners share commercial kitchen space with other aspiring entrepreneurs, 5-12 Dessert owners hope to use this as a stepping stone for opening a Art Deco/1920'-30s inspired dessert boutique & lounge much different than your typical bake shop in the near future. 

Categories: Wedding Cake

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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Tai & Daneen were absolutely fantastic to work with for our wedding cake. They were super professional, prompt, and exceeded our expectations despite us constantly making changes to the cake. The entire process was seamless from the initial contact to tasting and delivery. I knew immediately after the wedding cake tasting that 5-12 desserts would be our wedding cake vendor. The cake was more beautiful than I expected and our guests fought for cake to take home! We had a 3 tier with almond and red velvet which were unbelievably delicuous. With so many competing priorities while planning a wedding Tai & Daneen made the impossible effortless and simple. I would recommend them time and time again!

Profile Picture Makesha, 6/1/17, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Cake

5-12 Desserts were awesome!!! Not only did they design my cake exactly how I asked, it tasted unbelievably good. Everyone at the wedding raved about their Almond and Chocolate flavors. I loved their cake so much from the tasting, I ordered my Parisian themed mini desserts from them for my Bridal Shower. They are professional, flexible and affordable!!!

Profile Picture Paulette, 1/17/17, 1 Review
Category: Unique Services (Other)

5-12 lounge was very response to all of my questions and thoughts and produced a picture perfect cake.

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Profile Picture Erika, 9/18/16, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Cake

5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge Pricing

Wedding Cakes Pricing
Buttercream Frosting (Per Slice, Without Tax)
Starting from $6.00
Fondant Starting Price (Per Slice, Without Tax)
Starting from $7.00
Cupcakes (Each, Without Tax)
Starting from $3.00

5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge FAQ

Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake
Cake Pops
Custom Design
Private Tastings
Fresh Fruit
Health License


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Really excited to recommend 5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge. I have the utmost respect and confidence in Daneen and her team. If you want quality and commitment, check out 5-12 Dessert Boutique. They will work hard to meet your highest standards!!


703 Edgewood Street NE, Washington, DC 20017   See On Map
202-841-4127 (phone)