Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri

Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri

About Us

Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets, Inc. is a wholesale and custom order bakery based in Queens, New York. We create delicious and beautiful cakes, mini cakes, and cupcakes, as well as Greek confections.

We use only natural and wholesome ingredients, many of them organic. Our products are hand made in small batches with impeccable attention to detail.

We are thrilled to offer the community confectionary works of art that taste as good as they look, but at prices that are accessible. Everyone should have something special and tasty at their celebration or holiday event, and we'd love to be the ones who provide it! Each item is made to order and we enjoy working with each individual to come up with a design that is totally personal, unique, and irresistible. We love making people’s cake dreams come true!

Our Greek culture and heritage adds something extra-special to our baking. We look forward to sharing with you the cookies, breads, and pastries we grew up eating and spent years perfecting in our own kitchens.

We are licensed by the New York State Department of Agriculture. Our manufacturing facility is located at 14-34A Astoria Blvd, in Long Island City, New York. We do not have a retail location at this time, but we do offer tastings by appointment. We service Queens and its surrounding areas. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

About the baker

One of my earliest memories is making Greek pastries with my grandmother in our big kitchen in Greece. I was seven years old and I don’t know if I messed up more pastries than I baked, but I was hooked on baking nonetheless. I bake, therefore I am.

The art of pastry is like a small series of miracles—simple things like flour, butter, eggs and sugar come together to create unforgettable smells, tastes and textures. Beaten egg whites make meringue; melted chocolate and warmed heavy cream make heavenly chocolate ganache.

My love of baking is no secret to anyone that knows me—to know me is to eat my goodies, which I share readily (in the Greek culture it’s almost a requirement to give away what you make).

I have three amazing children and they inspire me in so many ways. For my third child’s first birthday party a few years back I decided to make her Dr. Seuss themed cake myself; and, well, my new passion was born: cake artistry.

The entire process, from conception of the cake design, to the actual creation, and then being able to share in the joy my clients display when they see the final product fills me with infinite joy.

I’ve gladly devoted the better part of a decade to my children; but my passion for baking has always remained. I’m so excited to show my kids that it’s never too late to make their dreams a reality. I hope that eventually, they will want to be my apprentices!

When I’m home, I’m a chef, a chauffeur, a social events planner, a vacation planner, and a housekeeper, to name just a few. One of the best gifts I can give my three tiny bosses is the example of leading a fulfilled and happy life; inclusive of a family and a career that I love.
— Anastasia Cunningham, Founder and Owner of Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets, Inc.