Just over a month ago, sisters Maryann Santoro and Deborah Burfeind opened Kiss My Cake dessert shop in Huntington Village. A first business for both, the family pitched in with her father and mother helping on behind the scenes.
Maryann came up with the idea for Kiss My Cake when she was baking as a hobby. People exclaimed how much they loved her baked goods. She started to receive more and more catering requests and realized she could do this for a living. Leaving her job as an ultrasound technician, she took a leap of faith and has thankfully graced Huntington with her delicious treats.
Kiss My Cake specializes in these desserts:
French Macarons – These are not regular macaroons (which are typically coconut-based). Maryann’s French Macarons are made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites. All are wheat and gluten-free. They are a meringue-based confectionaries filled with decadent buttercream, chocolate ganache, or jam sandwiched between two shells. Unique flavors include those such as Maple Chipotle, Rose, and Milk Chocolate Anise.
Swiss Meringue Cupcakes – Available in both regular size and mini, these cupcakes are all filled with yummy goodness. Each is topped with Swiss Meringue buttercream which is light and creamy frosting made with egg whites, sugar, and butter. Creative flavors include Lemon Basil, Salted Caramel, and Peanut Butter and Jelly to name a few.
Artisanal Gelato & Sorbets – Kiss My Cake hand makes all of its gelato. The gelato is milk-based, eggless, and has half as much air as ice cream which makes it much creamier. Their sorbets are made with fresh fruit, water, and sugar which provide a denser and deeper flavor than gelato.
The shop also makes melt-in-your-mouth cookies and truffles. Customers can enjoy also serves hot beverages such as espressos, lattes, and flavored cappuccinos.
The quaint seating area is perfect for small groups and its open concept makes it easy to chat with the friendly staff. For those who are looking for desserts for showers and weddings, Kiss My Cake offers catering services. Maryann will customize flavors upon request.
Kiss My Cake – 387 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
www.KissMyCake.com (will launch soon)
Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday 11 am – 7 pm
Friday 11 am – 10 pm
Saturday 10 am – 11 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
By Maria Wen Adcock