Dana Herbert, owner of Desserts by Dana, resides in Bear, Delaware. Chef Herbert lives and breathes in the sweet and artistic world of pastry art, where flavor and color come to life in his wonderful wedding cakes, sugar sculptures, custom cakes, and tasty miniature desserts for all occasions.
Dana is an expert sugar artist with a number of nicknames. He’s best known as “The Sugar Daddy” because of his work with pulled and blown sugar, but is also known as Delaware’s “King of Cakes.”
Chef Herbert 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. He was invited to work in Hoboken with Buddy Valastro and can be seen on some of the awesome episodes of Cake Boss.
After 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 Food Network, Cooking Channel, Rachael Ray, and other networks. Chef Herbert’s features and recipes have been seen in numerous magazines including Essence, Fitness Magazine, the Huffington Post, Grace Ormonde, Munaluchi Bride, Chef Magazine, and many more. Dana also graced the cover of Dessert Professional in 2012 and was named Top Ten Cake Artists in America in 2013.
When it comes to burning in the kitchen Dana is an expert. Dana is trained in both Culinary and Pastry which makes him a double threat in any kitchen. He loves to blend his sweet and savory style together. This caught the eye of James Beard and they asked Dana to be a part of the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour which has been running for over 10 years. Organizers of the tour loved his work so much that they announced that Dana’s course was Top Ten All- Time Desserts on tour.