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.
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.
Have a question or news tip for Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.