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Wyckoff Has Its Own Bakery Again

Sugarflake Bakery offers delicious treats at its newly-opened Franklin Avenue location.

Wipe away your tears, Wyckoff, there’s a new bakery in town.

Sugarflake Bakery is new to Wyckoff, but definitely not new to the dessert business.

The family-owned bakery has been operating locations in both Westwood and Fair Lawn for many years, and recently opened up its third location on Franklin Avenue in the township.

The bakery’s owner, Aimee Leyva, told the Patch it was her husband who first got into the business.

“My husband owned bakeries with his parents and they’ve owned bakeries since the 60s," she said. "He was in business with them and they sold [Butterflake Bakery in Teaneck] — he wasn’t going to get back into the business but then they found the Westwood [Sugarflake] location.

"Within a year he tripled business — now it's tenfold, ” Leyva said.

Sugarflake’s baked goods are both tasty and affordable, having won several awards for its cookies, cakes and cheesecakes from 201 Magazine and Bergen Health and Life Magazine.

All of the products are baked daily at the Westwood location and delivered to the other two locations, ensuring quality control and consistency.

Wyckoff residents are particularly fond of Sugarflake’s meltaways, a delicious Danish offered in both chocolate and vanilla.

The bakery also offers gluten-free cheesecakes, cookies, quiches, cakes, cupcakes and brownies, although not all are always available at all times.

With forthcoming competition in Ridgewood from the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, scheduled to open in late January, Sugarflake is confident this will in fact actually bring business to Wyckoff.

“We do a lot of fancier cakes now," Leyva said. "We’re a little less expensive and our cake is delicious... We’re actually happy about it because once they see the prices there, and after they get though with the whole 'celebrity' [thing,] they’ll come here.”

Cakes like that are prepared on a special order basis, as they take time and a close eye for detail to create the finished product.

Among those who have ordered cakes from Sugarflake is Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, who had an ornate turkey cake prepared for Thanksgiving (pictured above.)

Giudice also recently placed an order for her daughter’s birthday cake, which might be featured on the upcoming season of the Housewives.

Another Housewife, Jacqueline Laurita, also stopped by the bakery's grand opening along with Wyckoff Mayor Chris DePhillips.

The Sugarflake Bakery has also gotten involved in charity work with the Rose Brucia Educational Foundation. The foundation was created by Matthew J. Barbis after Carlie Brucia, his 11-year-old cousin, was abducted and murdered in Sarasota, Fla., in 2004.

When the bakery isn’t overrun by the Housewives or taking part in charity work, it can be found at its Facebook page or on its website.

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Wisdom January 15, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Desert business?
LC January 22, 2013 at 03:35 PM
We tried Sugarflake for the first time this past weekend for some danish and donuts! Great to have a good bakery conveniently located here in Wyckoff again. Best of luck to the owners.
NLTITAN April 10, 2013 at 08:18 PM
VERY EXPENSIVE - doesn't show hours of operation and no parking!!

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