Carousel Cakes Celebrates 30 Years of Sweet Success

Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010

Carousel Cakes is pleased to celebrate its 30 year anniversary. What started as a single bakery- the Carousel Bake Shop, founded and run by Martin Lefkowitz for 50 years- has become a full scale wholesale operation servicing gourmet shops, caterers, and restaurants throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

In 1980, siblings Nancy Finkelstein and Howy Lefkowitz decided to take their dad's Rockland County store to the next level. Thirty Years and 1000 wholesale accounts later, and thanks to a full page editorial in Oprah Magazine featuring their scrumptious Red Velvet Cake, the company continues to honor their father's legacy by running a wholesale bakery and has even launched a flourishing internet business. The bakery uses many of the original recipes that Marty learned, created, and perfected. Carousel recently expanded again by opening "Cupcakes by Carousel" in 2009 in the tony, upscale community of Ridgewood, NJ.

Today, their desserts are sold at Zabar's, Helmsley Palace Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, The Liberty Science Center, The museum of Natural History, The Friar's Club, the NBC-TV corporate dining room, and many more. The bakery is also open to the public, where baked goods are sold at wholesale basement prices.

Carousel Cakes supports their local communities through bake sales, sponsorships, donations, and fundraisers. Each February, they pledge a portion of their proceeds to the American Heart Assocation, raising hundred of dollars. They also have a Pink Ribbon Cheesecake and Pink Velvet Cake, and donate $2 of each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. They also support many local charities.

All of their decadent desserts can be ordered online and shipped nationwide or purchased directly at the Nanuet location. The newest development: starting November 1, 2010- their cupcakes will also be available for shipping nationwide!

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About Carousel Cakes:
Carousel Cakes' family tradition of baking goes back 2 generations, and over 50 years. Founder Martin Lefkowitz could not have dreamed that his original recipes would one day be sold on America's first national home shopping network, HSN! Raised in a foster home, Martin's sweet tooth led him to his ultimate destiny. Starting at the age of 16, he learned everything he could about the art of baking. Today, Carousel Cakes is proud to keep that tradition alive in their delicious cakes, cheesecakes, mousses, pies, and many other fine desserts. Their cake line has expanded to over 50 varieties, and they have distribution in 6 states, as well as a select line of cakes available across the country direct to your door via their online store. Carousel also makes custom specialty/party cakes. They have a special holiday style Passover line, as well as specialty cakes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Many items are flourless and Kosher. Gluten-free varieties are available as well.