HELLO!!

We are DANEEN & TAI, mom+daughter and owners of 

5-12 Dessert, a custom cake and dessert business

in the Washington DC area.  We apparently can’t get enough of one another because we live and run a business together.  Are we crazy or what? Would you spend this much time 

with your mom?🤔😉


We actually love each other to pieces and have a lot in common....we’re both creatives, love ice cream, the color orange 🧡 and furry little pups (we see a Cavapoo in our future)🔮.  We’re both perfectionists....a curse and blessing😊😩, we believe in “KIC” Keeping It Classy at all times, we both take pride in being an individual (we definitely beat to our own drum), and we’re often told we look just alike...can you see the resemblance?😉 


With all that we have in common, what we love most of all is....CELEBRATIONS!! So it's only fitting that in 2014 we would found a business that provides a one-of kind celebration experience with artistically designed custom cakes, handcrafted cookies, and desserts that don’t just taste great....they’re a conversation piece!!  


MORE FUN FACTS

CHEF TAI

  • Is a trained Cake Artist, Cookie Decorator, & Pastry Chef
  • Johnson & Wales University Alum (Providence, 2015)
  • Became obsessed with baking and pastry arts at age 14
  • Was named "Junior Ace of Cakes" in a WUSA9 News feature on high school (HS) athletes with unique talents 
  • Is a HS Baking & Pastry Arts Teacher
  • Is a former HS, club, and college volleyball player...now HS volleyball coach 
  • Has a dog crush on “TUNA” the Chihuahua Dachshund
  • Studied abroad in Italy, where she ate gelato every day…best experience ever!!
  • Loves to travel

MOM

  • Is passionate about Event Planning and Design
  • Eats, sleeps, and drinks all things sports 
  • Is a former Washington Redskins Cheerleader
  • Could eat Chickfil-A all day/everyday
  • Enjoys romantic movies...latest favorite "Crazy Rich Asians" 
  • Collects "BARBIE" dolls...long overdue for a new one
  • Is crazy about character mascots...would stand in line with 3 year olds for a photo with ELMO...LOL!
  • Won't stop talking...according to Chef Tai LOL!
  • Is Janet Jackson's BIGGEST Fan

SO NOW THAT YOU'VE OFFICIALLY MET US....WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!!!

LET'S TALK