Custom Cakes & Bespoke Bakery

Celebrate and commemorate your most treasured moments with unique cakes & confections

Welcome to Dessert First

Dessert First specializes in crafting elegant and fun custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, confections & desserts that are tailor-made to your individual requirements

The Bespoke Bakery
Genuinely Gourmet
Handpicked & Honest

As a confection is only as good as the ingredients it contains I use only the freshest, handpicked ingredients for every single creation

Hi & Welcome!


Hey there! Thanks for checking out my sweet creations. My name is Leah, and my baking started with very humble beginnings. I'll never forget watching my mother in the kitchen as she whipped up moist, fluffy cakes, perfecting recipes from breads to ice cream. I really do have her to thank for encouraging me to try new things and find creative outlets.


In my teenage years I took Wilton decorating classes and, I was hooked. Not long after, I enrolled in a Hospitality Management and Culinary program. The knowledge, skill and passion that was imparted to me has carried me since. The world of cakes and pastries is ever growing. I'm constantly amazed at what designs can come to life with a little ingenuity. 


My childhood (and life after) has been filled with warm memories of family and food. Through my sweets, I hope to do the same for you. Please enjoy!



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Dessert First

Serving the DC, Maryland and Virginia area


Monday - Friday    9am-5pm

Saturday           by appointment

Sunday                     closed