Chai vanilla, ice cream sundae and chocolate salted caramel are just a few of the new creative flavors Westchester's first cupcake bakery is introducing this week as it celebrates its third birthday.
, located Washington Avenue in Pleasantville, was opened by Denise Treco in February 2009.
"I've always loved to bake and have been baking for years for friends and family and colleagues at work," Treco said. "I always knew I wanted to start my own business."
After studying business, baking and management practices for about a decade, the Washington Avenue space opened up—just steps away from her daytime job at .
"I love Pleasantville," said Treco. "I love the community and I thought this would be a great spot to open up a cupcake shop."
At the time, Flour and Sun Bakery had "about 25" cupcake flavors, she recalled, but now the menu has grown to more than 150.
Each day, chocolate, vanilla and red velvet cupcakes are sold; along with five to seven other unique flavors, such as pink champagne, banana nutella or Guinness & Baileys.
The bakery also creates special order cakes, cake pops, cookies and decorated cookies.
Despite its variety of offerings, Treco's favorite cupcake has remained the same over the years.
"My favorite cupcake flavor is a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting," she revealed. "It's a classic, but it reminds me a lot of growing up when my grandmother used to make our birthday cakes for us and I think it's just such a great flavor."
Tuesday's cupcake offerings include, vanilla salted caramel, red velvet, strawberry champagne, coffee mocha, chocolate raspberry dream, vanilla and chocolate.
See the attached video for more on Flour and Sun Bakery's third birthday.