Dana's Cake Shoppe opens in Leesburg

Dana Alfahham, center, is the owner of Dana’s Cake Shoppe in the Village at Leesburg. The bakery held a grand opening event Aug. 14 attended by Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg), left, and Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk, right.

Leesburg’s newest destination for sweet treats opened for business last week.

Dana’s Cake Shoppe, locally owned by South Riding resident Dana Alfahham, is located in the Village at Leesburg next to Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard.

“We welcome you to Leesburg. You are an amazingly strong woman who has a vision and follows through with that vision, even during a pandemic,” Mayor Kelly Burk said at an Aug. 14 ribbon-cutting.

Alfahham is a long-time bakery chef who has worked and taught baking classes in Dubai and London. After moving to Loudoun County, she developed her business making custom wedding and other special occasion cakes.

She decided to open initially in Chefscape in the Village at Leesburg to test the opportunity and obtain feedback from customers before opening a storefront.

She says her products were so well-received at Chefscape she decided to open down the street. “I love Leesburg. We have had a great response and a lot of requests to expand our products,” she said.

Alfahham and her team of eight bakers make fresh cookies, cupcakes, French pastries, croissants, cake pops, muffins, pies and macarons daily. In addition to custom orders, there are ready-to-go cakes and cakes slices.

Customers can also enjoy freshly brewed coffee drinks such as lattes or cappuccinos served either iced or hot.

“I always loved baking as a kid. This was a goal for me, and I’m very excited,” she said.

More information can be found at Danascakeshoppe.com.

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