The cake was amazing, truly captured my theme Stepping Into Sixty! Thanks for the special cake it made the party complete!

Vicky, Event Date: 02/27/2016


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.


Cake & Bakery - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Setup
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

34 Reviews

Veronica, Event Date: 06/12/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

5-12 Dessert Boutique is incredible!!! The design for my husband's graduation/birthday celebration was incredible and delicious!

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User6062347, Event Date: 1+ year ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 4.5

I ordered super hero themed cookies for an event at my church it was Super Hero Sunday. The cookies were perfect for the event. Everybody loved them, especially the kids they couldn't decide which one they wanted! It was great!

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Marcy, Event Date: 05/26/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We use 5-12 for our corporate events & love the variety they're able to provide! Their desserts are always professional looking (and super cute too!). The duo is quite responsive and easy to deal with - via email or phone. I also love that we can provide a general idea of what we want and the end result is better than we ever expected.

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Al, Event Date: 04/05/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We used 5-12 Dessert Boutique for a 300-person office opening event in Washington DC that had some very high profile guests. We have a strong brand and wanted logos and colors custom-featured. The desserts were as tasty as they were beautiful... a real conversation piece. The ladies at 5-12 provided a really great custom touch that was much more affordable than paying for other event-related customizations.

5-12 made hand-decorated Cookies with the Twitter logo, and also French Macaron in Twitter Blue.

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