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Zillycakes Cake Studio and Cupcake Bar

There’s a new custom cake studio and cupcake bar on Elmwood. Sounds deadly? Or heavenly? Everything in moderation, right? At one point Zilly Rosen was going to open her dream business at the Lafayette Corner (see post). Then, just as she had secured all of the appropriate permits to convert the garage to commercial, she realized that she needed to be in business a bit quicker (due to the process time). Thankfully, another commercial spot freed up down towards Bidwell Parkway, so she jumped at the opportunity to ramp up her opening date.

The switch-up has already paid off too. Her new location already had many of the baking amenities that she needed. The layout of the place was perfect as well. She had room towards the back for her cake decoration, some space for a custom cupcake bar, and just enough room left over to fit a small cozy booth – possibly the most exclusive two seats on the entire street. When I popped my head in last week, the operation was in full swing. The displays were stocked with eye-catching treats, there were customers at the cupcake bar, Zilly was putting the final touches on a cake, a customer was waiting for a friend at at the booth, and two cupcake lovers were people watching at the window bar – talk about utilizing an interior perfectly.


This is no ordinary dessert stop. Zilly offers classes and parties… or builds cupcake towers… she’s even been known to construct gigantic cupcake installations like this one she did to support Obama. When it comes to sweets, it appears that there’s nothing that Zilly can’t do. Cute as a button cupcakes, or ones with gummy worms – Zillycakes is the frosting on the cake when it comes to sweet options in Buffalo.   

Zillycakes | 1008 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14222 | Phone: 716-903-3405.

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