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Desserts by Dana is a multi award winning bakery located in Newark, DE. Known for their ability to go above and beyond with their cake creations, these bakers and artists live and breathe in the sweet world of pastry arts, where flavor and color come to life. Led by Celebrity Chef Dana Herbert, known as “The Sugar Daddy” or “The Cake Doctor”, because of his amazing work with pulled and blown sugar. They are also known as Delaware’s “King of Cakes.” Desserts By Dana prides itself on our wonderful wedding cakes, sugar sculptures, custom cakes, and tasty miniature desserts for all occasions. Our mission is to make every event timeless. Desserts By Dana also does amazing dessert catering including their Cold Slab Ice Cream Station, Delicious Fruit Towers and Fountains, and more.

Chef Dana has garnered a lot of attention for his big win on Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker, a hit show on TLC, which premiered in December 2010. After watching him excel in both design and taste in each episode, he took home the gold (and a new car!) in the finale. He also was invited to work in Hoboken with Buddy Valastro and can be seen on some of the awesome episodes of Cake Boss.

Desserts By Dana has received numerous awards including Best of Delaware, People Choice Award, Brides Magazines Top 100 Bakeries in the United States, and numerous other awards. Chef Dana was also named one of the Top Ten Cake Designers in the United States by Dessert Professional Magazine. After Chef Dana’s historic win on Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, the nation has seen Chef in a number of other media outlets nationally and internationally including shows on the Food Network, ABC, WeTV, NBC, FOX, and more. Chef Dana’s features and recipes have been seen in numerous magazines including Essence, The Huffington Post, Grace Ormonde, Dessert Professional, American Cake Decorating, Chef Magazine, Delaware Today and many more. Chef has also been on the prestigious James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour. Desserts By Dana has done work for a number of celebrity clients including Oprah, Ice Cube, Jill Biden, Najee, Christopher Williams, Michael Vick, Bart Scott, and more!

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Paige M. Sent on 08/13/2022
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Best Cake Ever!

This cake was AMAZING! We instantly fell in love with Desserts by Dana on our first trip to do our cake tasting and have not been able to get enough since. We stop into the bakery every chance we get to pick up a sweet treat! Dana was polite and really helped us realize our vision of what we wanted from our wedding cake. While so many wedding cakes can feel bland, our guests raved about the flavors of this cake. Cannot recommend Dana highly enough!
Karly B. Sent on 12/13/2021
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After the recommendation from our wedding planner to reach out to Desserts by Dana for our wedding in October, we set up a tasting to get everything started. It was a shock from the beginning to meet directly with Dana himself. We told Dana early on that we didn’t want a huge cake for our wedding. We wanted a variety of different flavor cupcakes and cookies for our guests to enjoy with a small cake for us to cut. He customized everything around our wishes and gave great advice. He was easy to communicate with throughout the process and the cupcakes… they are a slice from heaven. The variety of flavors he offered was phenomenal. We highly recommend using Desserts by Dana!!
Alexis Sent on 03/08/2020
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Beautiful and delicious

We had our wedding at Deerfield and we needed to select from 1 of 3 bakeries. We chose Dana's. Our cake tasting was so much fun. Dana is a great guy and a great baker. We chose to have a 4 tier cake. Cookies and cream with white chocolate mousse and then red velvet with cannoli cream. Let me tell you, this was delicious and gorgeous. We cannot wait until our 1 year anniversary to eat our top tier!
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Desserts by Dana is my first choice for all types of desserts. I have used them for my and my wife's 40th Birthday cakes. We also stop in for cupcakes and other treats on a regular basis. Dana was able to produce a Justin Timberlake themed cake for my wife's 40th Birthday that was outstanding. I still am getting compliments on how great the cake looked and how much better it tasted. Amaretto Cake with Lemon curd filling is unbelievable. Don't forget to tell Dana that DJ Ted Rock recommended Desserts by Dana.

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Breath taking creations which taste amazing! Highly recommend Dana for your wedding or event! Word to the wise, don't bring your diet.

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