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Desserts By Dana

Newark , DE
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1212 Capitol Trail
Newark, DE 19711 US (map)

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302-721-5798

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

What types of desserts do you provide?
Cake Pops, Cakes, Cheese, Cookies, Croquembouche, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Setup, Tastings - Open House, Tastings - Private
What cake items do you provide?
Cake Stands
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Bekki
Wedding:
8/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding care turned out beautiful!! It was exactly what I asked for and more. And it tasted more amazing than what we remembered at the tasting. All of our guests loved it. Highly recommended!
Our wedding care turned out beautiful!! It was exactly what I asked for and more. And it tasted more amazing than what we Read more...
Our wedding care turned out beautiful!! It was exactly what I asked for and more. And it tasted more amazing than what we remembered at the tasting. All of our guests loved it. Highly recommended! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/17/2016
5.0/5.0
From the get to go, the team at Desserts by Dana were very flexible and excited about making our cake for our wedding! They worked with us and came up with an amazing cake design! Very simple yet classy! We got so many compliments from our guests on the beautiful cake and how amazing all of the flavors tasted! I literally have never had better italian buttercream in my life!!!!
From the get to go, the team at Desserts by Dana were very flexible and excited about making our cake for our wedding! Read more...
From the get to go, the team at Desserts by Dana were very flexible and excited about making our cake for our wedding! They worked with us and came up with an amazing cake design! Very simple yet classy! We got so many compliments from our guests on the beautiful cake and how amazing all of the flavors tasted! I literally have never had better italian buttercream in my life!!!! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
5/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Dana and his staff made the process for choosing a cake so simple. One less thing we had to stress about for our wedding. The tasting/meeting was perfect, and painted a good picture of what we would be receiving. The cake was so much better than we ever expected!!! Comments from guests were that it was the best tasting cake they ever had. Great work Dana, and please thank your staff for us!!! Top notch vendor!!!
Dana and his staff made the process for choosing a cake so simple. One less thing we had to stress about for our wedding. Read more...
Dana and his staff made the process for choosing a cake so simple. One less thing we had to stress about for our wedding. The tasting/meeting was perfect, and painted a good picture of what we would be receiving. The cake was so much better than we ever expected!!! Comments from guests were that it was the best tasting cake they ever had. Great work Dana, and please thank your staff for us!!! Top notch vendor!!! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Desserts by Dana was wonderful! They were part of my wedding package so I did not shop around much for a baker. But I am so glad! The cake tasting was so enjoyable and meeting with the designer was so much fun! They were able to take pictures that I found on pinterest and create a design from multiple images that I liked. They had many different flavors available between cakes and fillings that the combinations were endless! We chose the pink champagne cake with buttercream filling and red velvet cake with caramel chocolate mousse. It was delicious and beautiful! Exactly what I wanted! I also rented a cake stand from them that I saw when I went in for the cake tasting and it just added that extra touch of elegance. I would highly recommend desserts by Dana!!
Desserts by Dana was wonderful! They were part of my wedding package so I did not shop around much for a baker. But I am Read more...
Desserts by Dana was wonderful! They were part of my wedding package so I did not shop around much for a baker. But I am so glad! The cake tasting was so enjoyable and meeting with the designer was so much fun! They were able to take pictures that I found on pinterest and create a design from multiple images that I liked. They had many different flavors available between cakes and fillings that the combinations were endless! We chose the pink champagne cake with buttercream filling and red velvet cake with caramel chocolate mousse. It was delicious and beautiful! Exactly what I wanted! I also rented a cake stand from them that I saw when I went in for the cake tasting and it just added that extra touch of elegance. I would highly recommend desserts by Dana!! Read less
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Janice
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
From the minute that we sat down to order a wedding cake, to the moment when we got to taste this delicious creation, it was nothing but sheer delight!!! The cookies n cream batter with butter cream icing was AMAZING!!! We were sad when the cake ran out and almost tempted to eat the top layer that's saved til the first year anniversary. We will tell everyone about our experience at this wonderful bakery. Beautifully decorated and they totally captured the theme of the wedding!!
Mrs. J. Glass
From the minute that we sat down to order a wedding cake, to the moment when we got to taste this delicious creation, it Read more...
From the minute that we sat down to order a wedding cake, to the moment when we got to taste this delicious creation, it was nothing but sheer delight!!! The cookies n cream batter with butter cream icing was AMAZING!!! We were sad when the cake ran out and almost tempted to eat the top layer that's saved til the first year anniversary. We will tell everyone about our experience at this wonderful bakery. Beautifully decorated and they totally captured the theme of the wedding!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved our wedding cake! We had a themed wedding and when I met with my florist to discuss my theme, she said that I had to go see Dana right away! As soon as I walked into the store it was very warm, friendly and welcoming. I loved the wedding cakes displayed in the store and we were impressed that Dana took the time out of his busy schedule to meet with us himself. I actually brought my daughter to the tasting with us and Dana did not miss a beat and went and made a cake sampler up for her to and she was able to have input and have fun with us picking out the flavors of our cake. When my now husband and I could not agree on flavors, Dana said no worries, we can make the layers different flavors so that way you can compromise! It worked out wonderful and my husbands first cut of the cake was what he wanted and then later I added on a mini gluten free cake for me so I got the flavor that I wanted as my first cut of cake as husband and wife too. They were very accommodating in creating some gluten free options for us. When we had our tasting, Dana drew our vision for the wedding cake and I gave him my cake topper a year before my wedding. I was very nervous that they would lose it after all that time but when I confirmed the details before the wedding they reaffirmed that I had nothing to worry about. The moment I saw my wedding cake I could not believe it! It was so perfect!!! It really was the centerpiece of the wedding and many people inquired about who made the cake. They never saw a cake like that, it was so spectacular and different. And to add, that the cake was also delicious. The buttercream icing is very rich and different from anything I've ever tasted. I also had the lemon curd filling and that was really the best ever! We couldn't have been anymore satisfied with our wedding cake and we will enjoy looking at the photographs taken of our cake for years to come! We are also looking forward to our first year anniversary to eat the cake!
We loved our wedding cake! We had a themed wedding and when I met with my florist to discuss my theme, she said that I had Read more...
We loved our wedding cake! We had a themed wedding and when I met with my florist to discuss my theme, she said that I had to go see Dana right away! As soon as I walked into the store it was very warm, friendly and welcoming. I loved the wedding cakes displayed in the store and we were impressed that Dana took the time out of his busy schedule to meet with us himself. I actually brought my daughter to the tasting with us and Dana did not miss a beat and went and made a cake sampler up for her to and she was able to have input and have fun with us picking out the flavors of our cake. When my now husband and I could not agree on flavors, Dana said no worries, we can make the layers different flavors so that way you can compromise! It worked out wonderful and my husbands first cut of the cake was what he wanted and then later I added on a mini gluten free cake for me so I got the flavor that I wanted as my first cut of cake as husband and wife too. They were very accommodating in creating some gluten free options for us. When we had our tasting, Dana drew our vision for the wedding cake and I gave him my cake topper a year before my wedding. I was very nervous that they would lose it after all that time but when I confirmed the details before the wedding they reaffirmed that I had nothing to worry about. The moment I saw my wedding cake I could not believe it! It was so perfect!!! It really was the centerpiece of the wedding and many people inquired about who made the cake. They never saw a cake like that, it was so spectacular and different. And to add, that the cake was also delicious. The buttercream icing is very rich and different from anything I've ever tasted. I also had the lemon curd filling and that was really the best ever! We couldn't have been anymore satisfied with our wedding cake and we will enjoy looking at the photographs taken of our cake for years to come! We are also looking forward to our first year anniversary to eat the cake! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding cake made by desserts by Dana! I showed them a photo of what I wanted the made just that to the tee! The even recommended adding flowers to it it was stunning! And delish
We had our wedding cake made by desserts by Dana! I showed them a photo of what I wanted the made just that to the tee! Read more...
We had our wedding cake made by desserts by Dana! I showed them a photo of what I wanted the made just that to the tee! The even recommended adding flowers to it it was stunning! And delish Read less
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Sacrenty-Forte
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Dana - you are your crew did an AMAZING job with our wedding cake yesterday!!! everyone couldn't stop raving about it being "the best wedding cake they EVER had" - we had choc banana, marble, and double chocolate! Thank you thank you thank yoU!
Dana - you are your crew did an AMAZING job with our wedding cake yesterday!!! everyone couldn't stop raving about it Read more...
Dana - you are your crew did an AMAZING job with our wedding cake yesterday!!! everyone couldn't stop raving about it being "the best wedding cake they EVER had" - we had choc banana, marble, and double chocolate! Thank you thank you thank yoU! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our Wedding at The Farmhouse Delaware, Desserts by Dana was one of 2 vendors that we could choose from for our wedding cake. Well we went for our taste testing and after we left we didn't even schedule a tasting with the other vendor! we were blown away by how delicious everything was! we knew right at first bite that we were going with them! for the tasting we were able to choose 3 different cake flavors and 2 different fillings along with buttercream. We have never had cakes that were so good and moist at the same time! We would recommend Desserts by Dana to anyone getting married or just want a awesome cake for any event. Our tasting was with Dana himself. When It came down to how to design the cake I showed him some ideas I had. He took those ideas and drew something up for us on the spot! Our Cake was delicious and beautiful it was exactly what we wanted! Dana and your team are amazing!
We had our Wedding at The Farmhouse Delaware, Desserts by Dana was one of 2 vendors that we could choose from for our Read more...
We had our Wedding at The Farmhouse Delaware, Desserts by Dana was one of 2 vendors that we could choose from for our wedding cake. Well we went for our taste testing and after we left we didn't even schedule a tasting with the other vendor! we were blown away by how delicious everything was! we knew right at first bite that we were going with them! for the tasting we were able to choose 3 different cake flavors and 2 different fillings along with buttercream. We have never had cakes that were so good and moist at the same time! We would recommend Desserts by Dana to anyone getting married or just want a awesome cake for any event. Our tasting was with Dana himself. When It came down to how to design the cake I showed him some ideas I had. He took those ideas and drew something up for us on the spot! Our Cake was delicious and beautiful it was exactly what we wanted! Dana and your team are amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dana's talent, creativity and professional skills added up to the most magnificent wedding cake we have ever seen. He transformed a rough sketch from pencil and paper into a delicious work of art that our guests raved about all evening. Dana was so easy to work with and always responsive to our questions. We highly recommend Desserts by Dana.
Dana's talent, creativity and professional skills added up to the most magnificent wedding cake we have ever seen. He Read more...
Dana's talent, creativity and professional skills added up to the most magnificent wedding cake we have ever seen. He transformed a rough sketch from pencil and paper into a delicious work of art that our guests raved about all evening. Dana was so easy to work with and always responsive to our questions. We highly recommend Desserts by Dana. Read less
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