Deelite Bakery, Yonkers
- roxlet Mar 31, 2014 12:38 PM
On Saturday night I was at a birthday party, and the birthday cake came from the Deelite Bakery in Yonkers.
Although I live in Southern Westchester, I had never heard of it. The cake was something I've never encountered before: an enormous Napolean. Since Napoleans are one of my favorite things ever, needless to say, I really enjoyed this cake. Since I saw no mention of it her on CH, I was wondering if anyone is familiar with this bake shop, and if there are any other recommended things to try.
While I don't know Deelight Bakery, I do know that several Italian bakeries in the Lower Westchester (Bronxville, Eastchester, Yonkers) area make Napoleon cakes as far back as the 70's. My mom always used to get them up to just recently when she stopped having parties due to age. Personally, I found them soggy most of the time unless you had one made to be picked up at a set time, just shortly before serving. Then they can be great.
I don't live in Yonkers anymore, but I know that Deelite has been making that cake for over 20 years. I can't remember anything from that shop that I didn't like.
deletie is under new ownership. the old owners moved to Somers and open Sweet Delites Bakery up there. Location may have changed, but the amazing sweets they make Haven't!
Another place that makes a great half-sheet or full-sheet Napoleon is Home Style Bakery in Peekskill.
I know they have a great rainbow cookie cake. It is like one enormous rainbow cookie. I loved it when I had it. It's been a while though.