Desserts by Desi


My desire is that with each bite of my desserts, your heart, taste buds, and stomach will sing with joy.

What's in a name?

In French, my first name Shaunta (chanter) means to sing..and my middle name Desiree (le dèsir) means desire. The name DBD Desserts encompasses me as a whole, pays homage to my mother, and plays on my bilingual abilities.

My desire is that with each bite of my desserts, your heart, taste buds, and stomach will sing with joy.

About Me

My name is Shaunta Desiree Davis and my passion for cooking and baking stems from my childhood dislike for doing dishes. In my household, the person who cooked, did not have to wash the dishes. I quickly learned that if I made a meal my family enjoyed, I did not have to clean up and could concentrate on improving my cooking skills instead. At age 11, I began cooking, and I honed my craft through a host of televised cooking shows, countless “experiments”, some trial and error, plenty of YouTube videos, and few helpful courses.

Traveling is second to cooking on my list of favorite things to do. My travels have helped develop my culinary skills and fuel my recipes as I learn new dishes, explore new flavors, and incorporate varied spices.  My desserts are influenced by my travels abroad and include a Mexican “choco-flan” cake, my Latin American tres leches cake, and my Spanish churros and torrijas.

After seven years as a Spanish teacher, I discovered my talent and passion for baking.  Wilton cake decorating courses quickly became my weekly two-hour escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It was then that I fell in love with baking.  My students were the main beneficiaries of my treats, and their demands for my homemade delicacies soon skyrocketed! Close friends began to request specialty cakes for birthdays, and I knew it was the perfect time to launch “DBD Desserts”.

My desserts are influenced by my travels abroad and include a Mexican "choco-flan" cake, my Latin American tres leches cake, and my Spanish churros and torrijas.


“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
— Julia Child