Aloria Cakes & Gourmet Sweets (@aloriacakesnyc)

Aloria Cakes & Gourmet Sweets

Creating custom cakes and other treats in Astoria, Queens. I love making people's sweet dreams come true. See more at aloriacakesnyc.com

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Ivy is celebrating turning 30 as we speak (hopefully they've just yelled SURPRISE!) with this naked cake adorned with real succulents and greenery. The top is chocolate cake with peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream and the bottom is vanilla cookie with chocolate buttercream. Welcome to your 30s, Ivy!
#cake #customcake #nakedcake #birthdaycake #succulents #swissmeringuebuttercream #30thbirthdaycake #birthday #bakery #cakery #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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Gerard is celebrating his 30th birthday with this Mets inspired cake, proving that he's still a kid at heart. The top cake is lemon sponge with raspberry Swiss meringue buttercream, and the bottom is double chocolate (the birthday boy's favorite). Every single thing on the cake is edible (scroll through to see all the details). Happy happy birthday, Gerard!

#customcake #birthday #birthdaycake #cake #metscake #30thbirthdaycake #baseball #baseballcake #baseballfan #lgm #letsgomets #cakes #oneofakind #cakeart #edibleart #gumpaste #fondant #queens #queensissweet #astoria #astoriaqueens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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Right before I added tequila. JUST KIDDING. (Maybe.) Yesterday's cake was for a wedding and I didn't have the topper so I'm waiting for professional photos, and both of today's cakes are for surprise parties happening later this evening; so enjoy this beautifully done latte in the meantime.
Happy holiday weekend!

#coffee #latte #coffeeshop #coffeeart #supportlocal #60beanscoffee #sunday #tequila #imactuallyworking #neverends #emails #texts #entrepreneur #womanowned #astoria #astoriaqueens #astoriany #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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I try really hard not to play favorites. But meat + cocktails + my girl gang (with @singlegirlcookies and @alexandramatics missing) makes for a go to spot all the damn time. This is brisket, turkey, green beans, pickled veggies, baby kale salad, cole slaw, and pickles. AKA YUM. Get your sweet buns over here.
#saltyboner #saltandbone #supportlocal #girlgang #workhardplayharder #thirstyeveryday #thirstythursday #smokehouse #bbq #brisket #imhereforthemeat #pickles #yum #noms #getinmybelly #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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Elija Michael had quite the big day--he not only celebrated turning ONE, he also celebrated his baptism *and* finding out that he's getting a baby sister (courtesy of the pink candies I hid inside this cake). This resin topper served as inspiration for the box design. Scroll through to see Elija's birthday cake, inspired by his favorite tractor. Congratulations to the entire family!
#cake #customcake #baptismcake #genderreveal #christeningcake #birthdaycake #tecthetractor #birthdaycake #cakeart #edibleart #bakery #cakery #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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Arianne and Billy are celebrating the impending arrival of their baby boy this morning at @thepomeroynyc with this cake. Billy is a helicopter pilot, and the cake pays homage to that.
I diluted blue food coloring with lemon extract and dipped a small (food safe) sponge into it, then blotted it onto the cake to achieve the cloudy look on the fondant. The helicopter is edible except for the blades, which are craft popsicle sticks, and the legs, which are bamboo sticks covered in fondant. Congratulations Arianne and Billy!! #cake #customcake #babyshowercake #helicopter #helicoptercake #cakeart #edibleart #sugarart #babyshower #baby #babyboy #chocolatecake #supportlocal #bakery #cakery #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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When the sunset is so breathtaking you drive the scenic route back to work.
I have a very rich life. I have family and friends that love me and inspire me every single day (really). I get to run this business, bring immense happiness to people, and through it have experiences I would otherwise never get to have. My life is complicated, but beautifully so. I'll be up all night working but I'm filled with gratitude for the day I had, and those in it that made it wonderful.

And I've said it before, I'll say it forever. Astoria, you have my heart and soul.

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Every now and then I'll create a cake that I have a hard time parting with, because it's so enchanting. This was one of them and it's helping Audrey celebrate her 3rd birthday today. The inside is rainbow, and I think I might feel pain when the family cuts into it. πŸ˜‰ Scroll through to see all the details, including the edible wings. Happy happy birthday, Audrey!! .
#rainbowcake #unicorncake #ilovemyjob #cake #customcake #birthdaycake #unicorn #unicornhorn #ibelieveinunicorns #bakery #cakery #itsnotjustacake #cakeart #edibleart #sugarart #handmade #cakestagram #unicornwings #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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It looks like a tablecloth. Or a very, very levelheaded ghost. "Ghosting," that's a social media thing, isn't it? πŸ™„πŸ‘» #mycanvas #artiseverywhere #itsnotjustacake #cakeart #edibleart #fondant #ghosting #ghost #upallnight #nightowl #cakerslife #iworkwhileyousleep #fridaynight #astoria #astoriaqueens #astoriany #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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Forever baker baes ❀️ With shades, dresses, shoes and jewelry from the always incredible @thebrassowl (it's her summer stuff and I bought my whole outfit, whoops). 😳

#shoplocal #shopsmall #bossbitches #bakerbae #loveyourneighbor #girlswhobake #queensfam #supportsmall #womensupportwomen #whoruntheworld #womanowned #femaleentrepreneur #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #cookies #cake #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc #thebrassowl #singlegirlcookies

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Luxurious ganache is made by combining one part warmed heavy cream with two parts chocolate, and then mixing slowly. Just when you're ready to throw the bowl across the room, it comes together. It's worth every minute and all that stirring builds some amazing arm muscles.
#chocolate #ganache #semisweetchocolate #yum #heavycream #stirthepot #bakeitallbetter #bakery #cakery #smallbusiness #astoria #astoriaqueens #astoriany #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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I seriously cannot handle all the love these last few weeks. JUST KIDDING, give it to me! ❀️❀️❀️ #Repost @apacgram (@get_repost)
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Check out this fun @weheartastoria interview with Anastasia Cunningham of @aloriacakesnyc (whose cupcakes you can currently find at our concessions stand)! Read more about the native Astorian here: http://bit.ly/AloriaCakesWHA | πŸ“Έ: @fuelgrannie . . . .
#astoria #weheartastoria #APACheartsastoria #aloriacakes

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Beauty in simplicity. George celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday with this vanilla sponge cake filled with chocolate chip cookie dough Swiss meringue buttercream, finished with edible silver leaf. Happy birthday, George!
#cake #customcake #birthdaycake #simpleandsweet #nakedcake #40thbirthday #silverleaf #swissmeringuebuttercream #cookiedough #chocolatechips #haveyourcakeandeatittoo #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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What can I say about Ava's family? Her mom is one of my closest friends, our sons are besties, they are fellow (ass kicking) small business owners, and this is the seventh cake I've made for them.
Watercolor might be my favorite new method. This is fondant with gum paste roses, the edges of which I painted with edible gold. Congratulations Ava and family!
#cake #customcake #communion #communioncake #watercolorfondant #gumpasteflowers #ediblegold #cakeart #sugarart #edibleart #redvelvet #bakery #cakery #cakestagram #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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I have the best kids. But I won't be brunching out with them today, because I'm not insane.

Happy Mother's Day!

#mothersday #mother #mothersday2017 #happymothersday #handmade #crafty #bestkids #nobrunchforme #love #unconditionallove #myinspiration #mygreatestcreation #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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Gabriel is celebrating his science-themed bar mitsvah as we speak, and this cake is (naturally) front and center. His mom, Claire, is one of my oldest friends and first clients.
Thanks to the miracle of edible paper and ink, Gabriel's cake features a QR code which actually scans (I know 'cause I tried it, what what), and his event logo on the bottom.
I'm fully aware that my atom and molecule representations are not scientifically accurate, and I will thank the smarties in the audience in advance for not pointing it out. Scroll through to see all the details. Mazel tov, Gabriel and family!! #barmitzvah #barmitzvahcake #mazeltov #sciencecake #cakestagram #greengoo #molecules #atoms #qrcode #ediblepaper #edibleprint #cake #customcake #oneofakind #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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A little buttercream, a little fondant, cookies, cupcakes--this week I got to do it all. (I haven't slept in 32 hours but I'll get to that in a bit.) A return customer, Zehra celebrated her graduation from law school last night with this double chocolate cake finished with vanilla buttercream and fresh fruit and flowers. I felt a little bit like a painter creating this watercolor effect. Congratulations Zehra!
#cake #customcake #graduationcake #lawschoolgrad #buttercreamcake #watercolorbuttercream #freshflowers #freshfruit #daisies #swissmeringuebuttercream #bakery #cakery #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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One cake, two cakes. Big cakes, small cakes.
I've run out of paper towels and it's 1 am. HOW ABOUT THOSE SHARP EDGES THOUGH?

#upallnight #nightowl #sharpedges #ganache #ocd #perfectionist #iseealltheflaws #cake #customcake #iworkwhileyousleep #bakery #cakery #imgettingdelirious #astoria #astoriany #astoriaqueens #queens #lic #aloria #aloriacakesnyc

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