Mother's Day Essay Contest Winner From Carousel Cakes

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013

Carousel Cakes is a family owned business, located in Nanuet, NY,  founded in 1965 by Martin Lefkowitz, selling over 40 different varieties of cakes. Their Red Velvet Cupcake was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in “O” Magazine. This family bakery did it again when Oprah chose their new Blue Velvet Cake to be on her December 2012 "O" List.

Mother’s Day is here again and it is always a very exciting time of the year for Carousel Cakes. "We do love it, as moms and grandmas can get that sweet gift for their day, and our experience shows that a cake is an important part of many family’s celebrations," says co-owner, Nancy Finkelstein. "As this is officially the second busiest holiday (according to the National Retail Federation), we are already operating at full capacity getting everything ready for Sunday. Carousel has been doing this now for 38 years, so we are well-prepared for these seasonal peaks in our business as people are increasingly using our online store to send cakes all over the country, and surprising their loved ones."

This year. Carousel Cakes ran an essay contest called the "Cake for my Wonderful Mother Contest". They asked entrants to write an essay about how their mother inspired them.

Nancy Finkelstein explained how "the submissions we received were so moving. There is nothing more beautiful than the selfless giving of a mother. This was a theme that we saw running through all of these essays. It was very difficult to choose a winner. Some of us were in tears as we read through them. We ended up giving a little something to everyone who entered."

You can read the winning essay at