Bear resident is "Next Great Baker"

By Frank Gerace 1:35am, January 25, 2011 - Updated 2:28pm, January 25, 2011
Dana Herbert
A Bear resident is the big winner on The Learning Channel's baking reality show, "Cake Boss:Next Great Baker"

WDEL's Frank Gerace reports.

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Dana Herbert, head chef at the DRBA and owner of the New Castle pastry shop Desserts By Dana, beat out 9 other contestants over 8 weeks to win $50,000, a new Chevy Cruze and a year-long apprenticeship to Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey and host of the show.

Herbert is a graduate of Dickinson High School and the University of Delaware, and says he learned to bake from his grandmother.

Herbert and his wife are expecting their first child, a daughter, next month.


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