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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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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

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

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Jesus
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
tasting was unscheduled and it went perfect, cake was beautiful and the taste was amazing. Everyone did an excellent job.
tasting was unscheduled and it went perfect, cake was beautiful and the taste was amazing. Everyone did an excellent job.
tasting was unscheduled and it went perfect, cake was beautiful and the taste was amazing. Everyone did an excellent job. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cake was provided by Desserts by Dana for our wedding last weekend. We had so many compliments not only on the taste but the way they decorated it as well! It was perfect! We met with Netesha for the tasting and she was fantastic. I had a picture of what I had in mind which she took and did nothing but improve upon it! She made it our cake not the cake in the picture. Then, the day of the wedding comes and we go to see the cake and it was even more beautiful than I pictured in my head! We opted for pumpkin and vanilla flavors which were both delicious and everyone loved them (especially the pumpkin but we are partial to anything pumpkin)! Anytime we need a cake or bakery item Desserts by Dana will be our first stop! Thank you all so much!!
Our cake was provided by Desserts by Dana for our wedding last weekend. We had so many compliments not only on the taste Read more...
Our cake was provided by Desserts by Dana for our wedding last weekend. We had so many compliments not only on the taste but the way they decorated it as well! It was perfect! We met with Netesha for the tasting and she was fantastic. I had a picture of what I had in mind which she took and did nothing but improve upon it! She made it our cake not the cake in the picture. Then, the day of the wedding comes and we go to see the cake and it was even more beautiful than I pictured in my head! We opted for pumpkin and vanilla flavors which were both delicious and everyone loved them (especially the pumpkin but we are partial to anything pumpkin)! Anytime we need a cake or bakery item Desserts by Dana will be our first stop! Thank you all so much!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Desserts by Dana for our wedding cake and Groom's Cake, and they did a wonderful job! All of the flavors were so delicious, and the designs of the cakes were perfect. Our Groom's Cake was a very intricate design, and they did a great job with such an attention to detail. We received so many compliments on how much people loved the cakes and the uniqueness of flavors. Overall they did a wonderful job and we will definitely be back for more desserts!
We used Desserts by Dana for our wedding cake and Groom's Cake, and they did a wonderful job! All of the flavors were so Read more...
We used Desserts by Dana for our wedding cake and Groom's Cake, and they did a wonderful job! All of the flavors were so delicious, and the designs of the cakes were perfect. Our Groom's Cake was a very intricate design, and they did a great job with such an attention to detail. We received so many compliments on how much people loved the cakes and the uniqueness of flavors. Overall they did a wonderful job and we will definitely be back for more desserts! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the option of selecting from 6 bakeries as part of our wedding package. My husband loves pumpkin and Desserts by Dana offered pumpkin cake making our selection pretty easy. We couldn't be happier with our choice! From our first meeting with Chef Dana I knew we had picked the right bakery. The cake was so moist and delicious! And let's not forget how beautiful it turned out! We received so many compliments from our guests on just how tasty our wedding cake was. Chef Dana went above and beyond helping us rent the perfect cake stand and even giving me tips on freezing the top layer when I stopped by the bakery after the wedding. I would highly recommend Desserts by Dana to all future brides! You will not be disappointed!
We had the option of selecting from 6 bakeries as part of our wedding package. My husband loves pumpkin and Desserts by Read more...
We had the option of selecting from 6 bakeries as part of our wedding package. My husband loves pumpkin and Desserts by Dana offered pumpkin cake making our selection pretty easy. We couldn't be happier with our choice! From our first meeting with Chef Dana I knew we had picked the right bakery. The cake was so moist and delicious! And let's not forget how beautiful it turned out! We received so many compliments from our guests on just how tasty our wedding cake was. Chef Dana went above and beyond helping us rent the perfect cake stand and even giving me tips on freezing the top layer when I stopped by the bakery after the wedding. I would highly recommend Desserts by Dana to all future brides! You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Dana , Thank u so much For All u Did For Brianne & Brian !!!!!!! Their Cake Was Just Beautiful !!!!!!! We Were So Pleased !!!!!!!!!! U Outdid Urself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Compliments We Recieved was Nonstop !!!!!!!!!! Dana is just Wonderful To Work With !!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is The Best and He ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again Thank u Very Much !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Colleen McCall Zimny
Dana , Thank u so much For All u Did For Brianne & Brian !!!!!!! Their Cake Was Just Beautiful !!!!!!! We Were So Pleased Read more...
Dana , Thank u so much For All u Did For Brianne & Brian !!!!!!! Their Cake Was Just Beautiful !!!!!!! We Were So Pleased !!!!!!!!!! U Outdid Urself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Compliments We Recieved was Nonstop !!!!!!!!!! Dana is just Wonderful To Work With !!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is The Best and He ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again Thank u Very Much !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Colleen McCall Zimny Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with the cake and the service we received from Dessert by Dana. We got to meet with Dana himself for our tasting and the plan the cake, which was a very enjoyable experience. Dana took a lot of time to go through all of our options and discuss what the perfect cake would look like for our day. The tasting experience was awesome. Most importantly our cake was really tasty on our big day! I have a big sweet tooth so I have high expectations for cake. The cake was moist and flavorful. The buttercream was sweet without being too heavy or sugary. When my groom and I cut into the cake for our first taste we couldn't help ourselves, we had to take a second taste because it was just that good!
We were very happy with the cake and the service we received from Dessert by Dana. We got to meet with Dana himself for Read more...
We were very happy with the cake and the service we received from Dessert by Dana. We got to meet with Dana himself for our tasting and the plan the cake, which was a very enjoyable experience. Dana took a lot of time to go through all of our options and discuss what the perfect cake would look like for our day. The tasting experience was awesome. Most importantly our cake was really tasty on our big day! I have a big sweet tooth so I have high expectations for cake. The cake was moist and flavorful. The buttercream was sweet without being too heavy or sugary. When my groom and I cut into the cake for our first taste we couldn't help ourselves, we had to take a second taste because it was just that good! Read less
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Lorin
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted an ice cream cake for our wedding. We didn't know if this was even possible, but Dana took the idea and ran with it. We wanted something simple and he gave us exactly what we wanted. We are both UD alum and he even used the UD Creamery ice cream. The cake was amazing. My husband was upset because he didn't get his flavor since the venue only cut his flavor and not mine. The one difficulty we had was cutting the cake since it hadn't been defrosted long enough, but it was delicious. We also asked that a new cake be made for our anniversary which he said he could do.
My husband and I wanted an ice cream cake for our wedding. We didn't know if this was even possible, but Dana took the Read more...
My husband and I wanted an ice cream cake for our wedding. We didn't know if this was even possible, but Dana took the idea and ran with it. We wanted something simple and he gave us exactly what we wanted. We are both UD alum and he even used the UD Creamery ice cream. The cake was amazing. My husband was upset because he didn't get his flavor since the venue only cut his flavor and not mine. The one difficulty we had was cutting the cake since it hadn't been defrosted long enough, but it was delicious. We also asked that a new cake be made for our anniversary which he said he could do. Read less
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Cyndi
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Desserts by Dana did a fabulous job at doing our wedding cake. It looked EXACTLY how we had talked about and reviewed with Dana himself. They even switched locations between our original appointment and our drop off for the wedding and everything had turned out PERFECT! They cake was the BEST wedding cake I have ever tasted and I can not wait until our 1 year anniversary when we get to eat it again!! =)
Desserts by Dana did a fabulous job at doing our wedding cake. It looked EXACTLY how we had talked about and reviewed with Read more...
Desserts by Dana did a fabulous job at doing our wedding cake. It looked EXACTLY how we had talked about and reviewed with Dana himself. They even switched locations between our original appointment and our drop off for the wedding and everything had turned out PERFECT! They cake was the BEST wedding cake I have ever tasted and I can not wait until our 1 year anniversary when we get to eat it again!! =) Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My cake was perfect, beautiful taste great many guest ate my cake but I'm happy I had some to eat
My cake was perfect, beautiful taste great many guest ate my cake but I'm happy I had some to eat
My cake was perfect, beautiful taste great many guest ate my cake but I'm happy I had some to eat Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Desserts by Dana did our wedding cake and an assortment of their sampler trays and cookies for our wedding reception. Our cake was exactly how we envisioned it would be. It was a 4 tier cake with buttercream frosting. We had two marble tiers and two amaretto. Everything about it was amazing and delicious. We got so many compliments on how good the cake and desserts were. Everyone at Desserts by Dana were professional and responsive. I wanted a minor last minute addition to the cake and they honored it perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Desserts by Dana did our wedding cake and an assortment of their sampler trays and cookies for our wedding reception. Our Read more...
Desserts by Dana did our wedding cake and an assortment of their sampler trays and cookies for our wedding reception. Our cake was exactly how we envisioned it would be. It was a 4 tier cake with buttercream frosting. We had two marble tiers and two amaretto. Everything about it was amazing and delicious. We got so many compliments on how good the cake and desserts were. Everyone at Desserts by Dana were professional and responsive. I wanted a minor last minute addition to the cake and they honored it perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Read less
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