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Trey Songz 30th Birthday Cake!


Posted by on December 11, 2014

Palermo's Bakery, based out of New Jersey with locations in Ridgefield Park, Union City and Little Ferry, NJ, provided Trey Songz with an elaborate, custom designed birthday cake. ...

Grand Opening – November 29th!


Posted by on November 14, 2014

You are invited to the GRAND OPENING of Palermo's Cafe and Bakery! Come join us on our all-day event on November 29, 2014. ...

Palermo’s Open Cafe & Bakery in Little Ferry!


Posted by on November 7, 2014

Palermo's is proud to announce the opening of it's third facility Palermo Cafe and Bakery at 389 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ. ...

Create-a-Cupcake Costume


Posted by on October 15, 2014

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Palermo’s Presents Cake To Jerry Lewis


Posted by on September 17, 2014

Jerry Lewis Cake The historic Friars Club building, a five-story house constructed in 1909 in midtown Manhattan that became the clubhouse and “Friars Club Monastery” in 1957 with Abbot Joe E. Lewis, was renamed the “Jerry Lewis Monastery” in a … Continue reading ...

Summer Blast-Off Wedding Cake Tournament


Posted by on June 9, 2014

In the spirit of wedding season, Palermo's Bakery has decided to let their clients show off their wedding cakes. ...

Palermo’s Hiring Cake Decorator


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Palermo's Bakery is now hiring for an experienced cake decorator. As the leading wedding cake and custom cake bakery in New Jersey...

The Everlasting Trend in Wedding Cakes


Posted by on May 29, 2014

The Perfect Gesture Among the most everlasting trends of wedding cakes is turning your wedding cake into a cupcake tower! Especially convenient for brides whom are planning an outdoor wedding, cupcake towers take the hassle out of slicing, as they … Continue reading ...

Make It Dessert For Mother’s Day


Posted by on May 7, 2014

With the days counting down until Mother’s Day, you might be wondering what to get for your mother. Flowers and treating her to a brunch are always a great idea, but what about after that… Dessert!...

The Cake Pop Craze


Posted by on May 6, 2014

Cake Pops They’re cute, they’re fun and they’re light and tasty, but some bakeries say the best thing about cake pops is their versatility. The possibilities are endless and we dare you to challenge us! Recently, cake pops have become … Continue reading ...

Still in Style : Retro Style Wedding Cakes


Posted by on April 29, 2014

Still In Style : Retro Style Wedding Cakes Without a doubt, lace filled vintage themed weddings are all the rage. While the lace still remains a bride favorite, a new cake trend is emerging: the retro wedding cake. A theme … Continue reading ...

Spring Wedding Cakes


Posted by on April 21, 2014

Popular Spring Wedding Cake Trends As the dreadful winter is now over…we think, we welcome the spring wedding season with open arms. The blooming season brings an abundance of color and flowers; both popular trends in spring wedding cakes. With … Continue reading ...

Wanted! Your Google Review


Posted by on March 28, 2014

Wanted! Your Google Review How was your cake? How about your cake pops or dessert table? Did you enjoy our customer service? We want to know and are now offering a dozen pastries in return for you Google review. It’s … Continue reading ...

Bling is in!


Posted by on February 18, 2014

The New Trend For Winter Weddings If you’re going to a wedding in the winter months, you may be noticing a sparkling new trend…Bling. Winter wonderland themed weddings have given brides the chance to get creative with a wide spectrum … Continue reading ...

Valentine’s Day Specials


Posted by on February 11, 2014

What a sweet way to say “I Love You!” Palermo’s Bakery is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu full of sweets and delicious cakes for your family, friends and loved ones! The famous bakery, now with two locations in Ridgefield … Continue reading ...

Palermo’s Bakery Makes Custom Cake For Boomer Esiason Roast


Posted by on February 3, 2014

Last Thursday, January 30th, celebrities, athletes and comedians gathered at the Waldorf Astoria to publicly humiliate the most reviled man in football, Boomer Esiason and we made the cake! Boomer’s three layer cake was made in orange, black and white … Continue reading ...

Destination Wedding: Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil


Posted by on December 18, 2013

Not everyone is a fan of a snow-blanketed backdrop for their wedding, and the dropping temperatures have some brides planning for a sun-soaked destination instead. So if you’d prefer sunbathing to sledding, we’re heating things up here just for you. … Continue reading ...

Winter Wedding Cakes


Posted by on November 10, 2013

Winter Wedding Cakes Masterpieces Collection Palermo’s Bakery presents winter wedding cakes in their finest and classiest of forms. There are many ways to bring the fun and festive winter and holiday spirit to your wedding (including winter wedding cake themes … Continue reading ...

Palermo Bakery Visits The View for Jenny McCarthy’s Birthday!


Posted by on October 29, 2013

On Monday October 28th, Palermo Bakery paid a  visit to the backstage of The View, to help celebrate Jenny McCarthy turning 41! And what better way than with a specially made cake? Palermo’s staff received a last minute call from … Continue reading ...

Halloween Wedding Cakes


Posted by on October 21, 2013

Halloween Wedding Cakes Online Collection Nothing says ’til death do us part’ better than a death-laced wedding cake. Halloween weddings by their very definition require Halloween cakes to be legit. So in the spirit of Halloween and the more theatric … Continue reading ...

Hauntingly Horrific Halloween Cakes


Posted by on October 19, 2013

Halloween cakes can be funsy and cute. The can make children laugh and smile. This is boring. Sure, we’ve made plenty of fun and cute Halloween cakes over the years, but I have been on a mission to try something … Continue reading ...

Fall Cakes: A New Look


Posted by on October 7, 2013

Fall Cakes- A Wide Sample Fall cakes come in all forms. From Fall wedding cakes to simply custom cakes made for a festive autumn themed party, all fall cakes have a few common themes to them. Firstly, there are the … Continue reading ...

Halloween Cakes


Posted by on October 6, 2013

Halloween Cakes: Freakishly Fun! Halloween is a time for scaring, tricking and best of treating. So why not treat yourself and all the guests to your Halloween or Fall birthday party to some ghoulishly fun Halloween cake? To put you … Continue reading ...

Fall Wedding Cakes Reloaded


Posted by on September 10, 2013

Fall wedding cakes help impart the essence of Fall upon your autumn wedding ceremony. In particular, the fall colors and themes represented in the fall wedding cakes below elicit variations of dark red, orange hues, browns, golds and even black … Continue reading ...

Custom Birthday Cakes FTW!


Posted by on August 6, 2013

Custom birthday cakes are actually an economically way to both feed a large crowd of birthday party goers and wow the birthday boy, girl, man or woman. In line with the growing demand for custom birthday cakes lately at Palermo’s … Continue reading ...

Sweet 16 Cakes


Posted by on August 1, 2013

A common tradition in North America marking the coming of age of a young lady turning 16 years old, sweet 16 birthdays have only grown in popularity over time. Sweet 16 cakes have become more and more in demand, and … Continue reading ...

Traditional Wedding Cakes Done Right


Posted by on July 29, 2013

Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes. Many go for the more creative and bold wedding cake theme. But for most, the traditional style wedding cake is the best option. Simple, elegant yet sophisticated can be the most endearing … Continue reading ...

Grooms Cakes Gone Wild


Posted by on July 15, 2013

Grooms cakes come in many forms. Some are more respectful and considerate of the existing wedding theme. Some grooms cakes get a bit creative. But many grooms cakes are just ridiculous. This is both a testament and a salute to … Continue reading ...

Destination Summer Weddings: Belize


Posted by on June 28, 2013

With the recent passing of the summer solstice, wedding season is officially in full swing. However, summer isn’t just the season of weddings, it’s also the season of vacations. An in all honesty, is there any better way to celebrate … Continue reading ...

5 Wedding Cake Disasters


Posted by on June 27, 2013

Nothing that begins with a groom holding a samurai sword ends well. At least they commit to their wedding cake failure. Trying to move a fully assembled tiered cake with pillars is probably not a great idea in the first … Continue reading ...

7 Amazing Floral Wedding Cakes


Posted by on June 18, 2013

Nothing is more timeless and elegant than a wedding cake embellished with fondant flowers. Floral wedding cakes are timeless but shine especially at summer weddings. Check out some of our favorite floral wedding cakes for inspiration! This gorgeous wedding cake … Continue reading ...

Destination Summer Weddings: Las Vegas Weddings


Posted by on June 12, 2013

For your summer wedding, you may actually want to forget what you think you know about Las Vegas. Before you close the window and pass out from laughter, we are not suggesting you get wed by an Elvis-impersonator in a … Continue reading ...

The 10 Most Expensive Weddings and Their Cakes


Posted by on June 11, 2013

10. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman This opulent wedding between pop star and producer cost 2 million dollars in 2005. However, if adjusted for inflation, the wedding cost 2.2 million dollars by our current standards.  Hosted at the Napa Valley’s … Continue reading ...

A White House Cake Fit For The President’s Wife


Posted by on June 10, 2013

On May 29th, 2013 the LGBT Gala Reception with Michelle Obama and Jason Collins for the Democratic National Convention was held at 583 Park Avenue. Unbeknownst to us at Palermo Bakery, we would become a part of this exciting event. … Continue reading ...

Cake Elements Explained


Posted by on June 3, 2013

How to Build the Cake of Your Dreams Without Devastating Your Wallet.   Go into your cake making process with defined but grounded expectations. With the help of this guide, figure out what your expense priorities are and how to … Continue reading ...

5 Weddings We Wish We Were Invited To


Posted by on May 30, 2013

  1. Audrey Hepburn & Mel Ferrer After connecting, working together and falling for each other, Hollywood sweethearts Audrey and Mel Ferrer celebrated their wedding lavishly in Switzerland in the fall of 1954. 2.Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley Despite Priscilla … Continue reading ...

Destination Summer Weddings: Cape Cod Weddings


Posted by on May 21, 2013

It’s summer and as the temperature (and humidity) rises, wedding season is going into full swing. In addition to being the season of weddings, it’s the season to get away. How better to celebrate the beginning of your marriage than … Continue reading ...

A Gatsby Themed Wedding


Posted by on May 17, 2013

With Baz Luhrmann’s intense vision of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby finally hitting the big screen let the movie themed wedding cakes, or better yet the Gatsby themed weddings commence. A Gatsby themed wedding starts where excess meets opulence, and with … Continue reading ...

Make your Grad’s Day Extra Special


Posted by on May 9, 2013

May is here, and as the semester comes to an end and finals wrap up, one thing is on everyone’s mind! Graduation! And with graduation, comes graduation celebrations! Throwing a memorable grad party doesn’t have to break the bank however, … Continue reading ...

Destination Summer Weddings : Disney Weddings


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Everyone loves to get away and have a temporary escape from the stresses of their current reality, so what better way to start the rest of your life with the person you adore than an unforgettable destination wedding. So, you … Continue reading ...

5 Ideas for Mother’s Day


Posted by on May 7, 2013

5 Ideas for Mother’s Day Botanical Gardens The phrase give them roses while they can smell them has never rang more true than taking your mother to a botanical garden. Whether or not flowers are your thing [with the exception … Continue reading ...

Destination Summer Weddings : Vineyard Weddings


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Everyone loves to get away and have a temporary escape from the stresses of their current reality, so what better way to start the rest of your life with the person you adore than an unforgettable destination wedding. Destination weddings … Continue reading ...

10 Awkward Weddings You Wish You Could Forget


Posted by on April 26, 2013

There’s nothing worse than feeling embarrassed on your wedding day, unless of course your embarrassment is then captured for posterity on the internet. Avoid any potential heartbreak and plan as early as possible. Also, avoiding the following situations may help … Continue reading ...

10 Ways to Destroy Your Wedding


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At Palermo’s we know that planning your big day can be stressful and taxing, but sometimes there’s a fine line between an unforgettable day and an unforgivable one. Here are 10 things you should avoid doing during your post-nuptial party. … Continue reading ...

Five More Radiant Celebity Wedding Cakes


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There is nothing we appreciate here at Palermo’s more than a finely crafted cake! Well maybe one thing. Fine crafted celebrity cakes. Because of that, we wanted to highlight five more of the most amazing celebrity wedding cakes in recent … Continue reading ...

The Lucky 7


Posted by on April 25, 2013

Though only 2 of the amazing custom wedding cakes/custom specialty cakes will be made. In our eyes all of these entries are winners. Two of these 7 cakes will come to life in the form of a custom Palermo Bakery … Continue reading ...

10 Amazing and Very Literal Celebrity Cakes


Posted by on April 23, 2013

At Palermo’s we have had the opportunity to make confectionery dreams come true for a handful of celebrity clientele. And while working on celebrity cakes is trilling, there is something mesmerizing (for better or worse) about transforming a celebrity likeness … Continue reading ...

Destination Summer Weddings : Turks & Caicos


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Everyone loves to get away and have a temporary escape from the stresses of their current reality, so what better way to start the rest of your life with the person you adore than an unforgettable destination wedding. Destination weddings … Continue reading ...

Top 5 Board Game Cakes


Posted by on April 18, 2013

Nothing brings a family together like a good board game, or a cake for that matter! So why not combine the two for best results? The Chocolate House baked up this breathtaking Chess themed cake made entirely of chocolate! This … Continue reading ...

The Friars Club Roasts Jack Black


Posted by on April 9, 2013

The Friars Club chose to honor Jack Black with a roast last April 5, 2013 in New York City and it was an awesome affair! Jack Black is known for his wit and humor as a comedian and his talent … Continue reading ...

Top 6 Movie Cake Recreations


Posted by on March 29, 2013

Nothing brings us together like a good film, so here at Palermo’s we take special pleasure in creating fantastic sugary re-creations of our favorite movies. Because of this we wanted to take a look at some the of coolest movie … Continue reading ...

Designing The Cake of Your Dreams


Posted by on March 25, 2013

So, your special day is looming on the horizon and despite checking every catalogue and wedding blog, you can’t seem to find a cake design that appeals to your unique sensibilities. At Palermo’s we jump at the chance to bake … Continue reading ...

What our customers have to say about our cakes


Posted by on March 22, 2013

We decided to share a few, recent customer quotes from our wedding cake collection. We feel these quotes say it all. Enjoy....

Palermo’s Create-A-Cake Contest


Posted by on March 12, 2013

At Palermo's Bakery, we are constantly inspired by our clients creativity and love nothing more than baking up a unique custom cake for clever client. Now you can bring the cake from your wildest dreams to life and enter Palermo's Build-A-Cake Contest!...

Wizard of Oz cakes, the Great and Tasty


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A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one… This is the premise of latest twist on the Wizard of Oz the landmark 1939 film, based … Continue reading ...

Best birthday cakes for 1 year olds


Posted by on March 6, 2013

Recommendations for one year old birthday cakes Face it… a one year old birthday is for the grown ups, but still make it special. We have a number of great birthday cakes for one year olds, including Elmo, Sesame Street, … Continue reading ...

Three great custom birthday cake recommendations that bring great cheer


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We create custom cakes for people who are concerned with both flavor and appearance.  When it comes to a special holiday both flavor and appearance are key. Palermo helps to create remarkable experiences without compromising the flavor or design of our cakes. … Continue reading ...

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake


Posted by on February 20, 2013

  Things to Keep in Mind When consulting with your baker, use a smaller guest count since not all of your guests will eat cake. If you ask for a cake smaller than your guest count, use a back-up cake … Continue reading ...

Even More Ways to Feed your Broken Heart


Posted by on February 13, 2013

As Valentine’s Day saunters over on the horizon, it is once again time to turn our hearts — and our stomachs — to love. Why should romance get the spotlight when we all know that Valentine’s Day is all about sweets? … Continue reading ...

The History of Cakes


Posted by on January 25, 2013

  The History of the Wedding Cake is as strange as it is long! The wedding cake tradition can be traced back to ancient Rome where the groom smashed a loaf of bread over a bride’s head. For fertility. The … Continue reading ...

Valentine’s Day, Never Too sweet


Posted by on January 24, 2013

Some people think Valentine’s Day is about love and greeting cards. They couldn’t be more wrong. Valentine’s Day has always and will always be an excuse to indulge in sweets.  SO, forget about romance for a second and bask in … Continue reading ...

Don’t Let the Season Spring Up on You!


Posted by on January 21, 2013

Make your Spring Wedding a tent wedding! Spring can be a tricky time to have a wedding, let alone an outdoor wedding thanks to the indecisive weather. While mostly gorgeous, the weather can quickly take a turn for the worst. … Continue reading ...

Gorgeous Celebrity Wedding Cakes


Posted by on January 18, 2013

There is nothing we appreciate here at Palermo’s more than a finely crafted cake! Because of that, we wanted to highlight five of the most amazing celebrity wedding cakes in recent memory. Keeping with their black-and-white wedding theme, Kim Kardashian … Continue reading ...

Welcome to Palermo’s New Online Home!


Posted by on January 4, 2013

Palermo’s is kicking off 2013 in style with our gorgeous new streamlined site! Browsing our extensive collection of cakes has never been easier or more fun. Simply chose tags relevant to your desired cakes and get inspiration for your own … Continue reading ...

This New Years Eve, Have Your Cake and Drink it too!


Posted by on December 20, 2012

New Years Eve parties are some of the best chances we get to let our hair down with our friends and loved ones to celebrate all of our achievements. Eating too much (cake) and drinking a bit more than we … Continue reading ...

15 Unique Cakes You Won’t Likely Forget


Posted by on December 19, 2012

Birthdays, weddings, graduations and various other parties all need a fantastic cake to be a real success. What happens when the people throwing these parties match their unique personalities with their cakes i nothing short of magic! This tauntaun cake, … Continue reading ...

Winter Wedding Guide


Posted by on December 17, 2012

The madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has passed and winter is finally here. And while this means holidays and New Years are inevitable, the winter is an extra special time of year – if you are a planning … Continue reading ...

Union City Location NOW OPEN!


Posted by on December 15, 2012

While you’ve been getting ready for your big day we’ve been getting ready for a big change. Palermo’s Bakery is excited to announce a brand new location in Union City dedicated specifically to fulfilling your Wedding Cakes NYC and Specialty … Continue reading ...

Elegant Winter Wedding Cake Wonderland


Posted by on November 13, 2012

While many other seasonal wedding cakes are accented with gorgeous bursts of color, there is something both incredibly magical and sophisticated about a snowy white winter  wedding cake. Nothing says that winter cakes have to be all white.  Your cake … Continue reading ...

Palermo’s joins Shaq and Capone at the All Star Comedy Jam!


Posted by on October 24, 2012

On Friday, October 19th Palermo owners Joanne and Jerry presented a cake to Shaquille O’Neal to commemorate Shaq’s All Star Comedy Event at the Best Buy theater in NYC. Featured in the photo are Jerry Bruno, Shaquille O’Neal, comedian headliner … Continue reading ...

Halloween and Fall Cakes


Posted by on October 19, 2012

This fall Palermo’s Bakery invites you to fall into something sweet! From now until November 1st Palermo’s Bakery is offering 15% off it’s line of award-winning Fall wedding cakes. Additionally, Palermo is also extending the same offer to for their … Continue reading ...

Halloween Cake Tricks and Treats


Posted by on October 2, 2012

Halloween means three things; dressing up, indulging in too many sweets, and horror.  Sometimes people try to combine all three, to varying degrees of success. Here are some of the sweetest and most horrifying Halloween cakes we could scare up. … Continue reading ...

Palermo’s Supports Local New Jersey Film Camp with Joey Travolta


Posted by on September 7, 2012

  Palermo Bakery was very happy to donate two cakes for the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp for individuals with autism held in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on the campus of Saint Peter’s College.  This is the third year Joey … Continue reading ...

Celebrity Cakes by Palermo's Bakery


Posted by on August 22, 2012

When only the most gorgeous and delicious cake will do, Palermo Bakery’s is an easy answer, which explains our growing list of celebrity clientele. ...

Elegance in Ivory


Posted by on July 23, 2012

As summer wedding season peaks, a lot of the wedding cakes that have been chosen are in the ivory color. Highlighted by some pearl shimmer and sparkly rhinestone crystals or intricate pipe-work details, these gorgeous ivory wedding cakes are a … Continue reading ...

Tom Cruise Sends Flowers to Joanne!


Posted by on June 25, 2012

Joanne and the Palermo’s Bakery team got a special surprise today — a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from TOM CRUISE! We created a beautiful birthday cake for Tom Cruise when he received the Friar’s Club Entertainment Icon award last June … Continue reading ...

The Newlywed Game is Casting NOW!


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The Newlywed Game is casting right now for its 6th season and if you are a couple who are fun, outgoing and bubbly, send a quick email to castingnewlyweds@gmail.com with your full names, location and contact numbers, the wedding date … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery Creates a Cake for Tom Cruise!


Posted by on June 14, 2012

Waldorf-Astoria, NYC – Tom Cruise received an Entertainment Icon Award from the Friars Club on Tuesday night. His daughter, Suri and son, Connor were present during the toast. Alec Baldwin, emcee for the event, along with other friends from the … Continue reading ...

An Experience Worth Blogging About!


Posted by on April 27, 2012

Rosemarie Fosolo is in the process of planning her June 16th Wedding at the Venetian and after her cake tasting consultation with Palermo’s Bakery, she posted a blog about her experience in bergen.com. She had an amazing time designing her … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery is NOW HIRING!


Posted by on April 20, 2012

Palermo’s Bakery is getting busier every week as the wedding season approaches! We are now looking for experienced Cake Decorators, Cake Fillers and Icers with familiarity with Buttercream and Fondant. Interns are also welcome so send us your information via … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Facebook Scavenger Hunt


Posted by on April 19, 2012

Palermo’s Bakery is excited to announce our weekly scavenger hunt contest! This contest will ask 1-2 questions each week, requiring you to search our website and blog for the correct answers. All you need to do is reply first to … Continue reading ...

The Elan features Palermo's Bakery in their Newsletter!


Posted by on April 4, 2012

Spotlight on… Palermo’s Bakery Here at The Elan, we are honored to be working with some of the best vendors in Bergen County.   That is why we have decided to do a“Spotlight” section on each of our Preferred Vendors every month to allow you to … Continue reading ...

The Wedding Galleria by Plush Engagements


Posted by on April 2, 2012

Plush Engagements is featuring a bridal show at the Bridgewater Manor on May 8, 2012, Tuesday, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The Wedding Galleria will feature a lot of different vendors that will showcase their products and services to help brides … Continue reading ...

Service, Quick as a Jet!


Posted by on March 26, 2012

          Here is a message from one of our clients: Dear Ms. Bruno, It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to tell you how delighted I am in having discovered Palermo Bakery last … Continue reading ...

Lil' Kim at Palermo's Bakery!


Posted by on March 16, 2012

Guess who popped by Palermo’s Bakery today?! The famous Lil’ Kim was here to order a baby shower cake for her bestfriend! Joanne had a blast designing the cake with Lil’ Kim and her friends — lots of stories, lots … Continue reading ...

Bergen Mama's Cake Competition Winner!


Posted by on March 13, 2012

  Palermo’s Bakery was the winner in this year’s Bergen Mama Cake Competition! The theme was of course, woman’s fashion and this is the creation that we submitted: Based on cake design and flavor, Palermo’s Bakery was crowned the winner … Continue reading ...

Groom's Cakes: Because It's His Special Day Too!


Posted by on February 24, 2012

Weddings are mostly about the bride… the flowers, the dress, the music… and even the cake! But the wedding is the groom’s special day too and the best way to make him feel special on your wedding day is by … Continue reading ...

Plug In to Ambit Energy!


Posted by on January 28, 2012

To start the year right, Ambit Energy hosted it’s simulcast on January 28, 2012 at the Sheraton Meadowlands with AmbitCast 2012. Hundreds of professionals attended the event to listen to the top leaders of Ambit Energy speak about their successes. … Continue reading ...

Hurray it's the last day to win cake!


Posted by on January 10, 2012

One more day to win free cake! Tomorrow is the last day to win! You have until tomorrow, Wednesday February 22nd,  at midnight to enter our ‘Spread the love of Cake’ contest where you simply spread the word of Palermo’s … Continue reading ...

Winter Wonderland Cakes


Posted by on December 28, 2011

Celebrate your most special occasions with unique and themed cakes! From birthdays to weddings, we can make beautiful cakes that go with a winter theme. Fondant snowflakes, crystal sugar icing, snowmen and sparkles all tied in together for a gorgeous … Continue reading ...

Christmas at Palermo's 2011!


Posted by on December 23, 2011

  It’s that time of year again, and holiday cakes and treats fill the showcases of Palermo’s Bakery! Frosty the Snowman gets a pearlized fondant scarf this year, among other new custom cakes that we created for this season. Stop … Continue reading ...

A Doctor's Bag and All That Goes With It Specialty Cake: SC-30166


Posted by on December 22, 2011

This beautiful brown doctor’s bag was specially made to honor three great individuals, Robert C. Garrett, Nicholas Laganella II and Carol Tyler. The Community Resource Council honored them during the 17th Annual Dr. Harry Brandeis Memorial Community Service Award for … Continue reading ...

Tracy DiMarco Celebrates her 24th!: SC-30154


Posted by on December 10, 2011

Tracy DiMarco celebrated her 24th birthday last November 13 at the Loft in the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange and Palermo’s Bakery made a special and gorgeous birthday cake for her! This two-tier, fondant hot pink cake was the … Continue reading ...

'tis the time for giving: Happy Holidays!


Posted by on December 9, 2011

Happy Holidays to all! ‘Tis the time for giving and what sweeter way to share your love this season by giving them delicious pastries from Palermo’s Bakery. From Gingerbread houses to Holiday cupcakes, Palermo’s will be your one-stop-shop for your … Continue reading ...

Give the Gift of Cake for Christmas


Posted by on December 6, 2011

  Usually people put their Christmas presents on the ground under the tree… Instead you can store them on the dining room table.. then eat them!   Palermo’s Christmas present cake   You give Santa cookies, Santa gives you cake! … Continue reading ...

Automaton (Hugo) Specialty Cake: SC-30151


Posted by on November 23, 2011

We made this amazing cake for Martin Scorsese’s Birthday last November 17, 2011 and we had a blast making it! This cake was a surprise gift for their celebration and it is a replica of the Automaton in his new … Continue reading ...

Miles for Miracles: A Unique Way of Celebrating Thanksgiving


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Zoey Penny, a little girl from Verona, is one of 78 children in the world suffering from Progeria.  This degenerative condition causes rapid aging in small children, leaving them with a life expectancy of about 13 years of age.  Research … Continue reading ...

Cake fit for a 'King'


Posted by on November 15, 2011

Last night (Monday, November 14th) Larry King received a ‘testimonial dinner’ at the Friar’s Club honoring his nearly 55 years in journalism. They provided the celebrities and press, Palermo’s provided the cake. Celebrities attending the dinner included Jon Bon Jovi, … Continue reading ...

Rob and Vinnie's Civil Union Cake: WC-10084


Posted by on November 14, 2011

One fine day… a long journey continues after a beautiful civil union between Rob and Vinnie. Vinnie and Rob walked in at Palermo’s Bakery one day to pick out a beautiful cake for their civil union back in May and … Continue reading ...

Propeller Hat Specialty Birthday Cake for Tracy Morgan: SC-30144


Posted by on November 11, 2011

This cute propeller hat cake was made for Tracy Morgan’s 43rd birthday this November 2011. The bottom hexagon cake is decorated with a blue fondant base and accented with different photos of Tracy all around. The top tier is a … Continue reading ...

Fashion Accessories You Can EAT


Posted by on November 2, 2011

Fashion accessories you eat, but you could just as well wear they look so real… Louis Vuitton Travel Set At first glance they’s never know its insides are not leather….but cake! Louis Vuitton Bag All the fashion families represented here…… … Continue reading ...

Halloween Treats!


Posted by on October 28, 2011

Make your Halloween Party Spooky and Special with these awesome cakes! Get crazier, scarier, weird-er! This is the best way to spice up your celebration. 3D Pumpkin Cake Coffin Cake Haunted House Cake...

Wedding Cake WIN and Wedding Cake FAIL


Posted by on October 26, 2011

Our very own cake veteran Joanne Bruno recently gave some of her most useful tips on how to choose the best wedding cake for She Knows online magazine. We want to recap some of her best advice for choosing a … Continue reading ...

The Best Halloween Haunted House Cake


Posted by on October 17, 2011

and the scariest… What elements define a truly scary haunted house? Is it the the old creepy gate out front, the eery glow coming from the windows, or perhaps the lifeless, withered trees surrounding the dark ominous form of the … Continue reading ...

Halloween Party Haunts


Posted by on October 14, 2011

Halloween Party Ideas The spirit of Halloween is in the air, and as everyone busies themselves with getting ready for the festivities and Halloween parties we thought we would give you a hand by providing some Halloween Party food and … Continue reading ...

Motorcycle Thrive to Ride for Kids Specialty Cake: SC-30139


Posted by on October 11, 2011

We made this beautiful Motorcycle cake for a the Thrive to Ride for Kids charity event. A sheet cake covered in black fondant is decorated to look like a road and the fondant 3D motorcycle is set on top of … Continue reading ...

Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas’ Specialty Engagement Cake: SC-50138


Posted by on October 7, 2011

The founder of Facebook and co-founder of Napster, Sean Parker, recently got engaged to Alexandra Lenas and they had this gorgeous 3-tier cake to celebrate the big event. The fondant green bottom tier has a quilted pattern while the tier … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Boxing Cake a 'Knockout'


Posted by on September 30, 2011

Palermo’s custom cakes were quite a ‘hit’ last Wednesday afternoon with our own (cake) boxing gloves on display and ready to be put to use! We were delighted to present one of our new cake masterpieces, a boxing glove cake, … Continue reading ...

Win a $500 custom specialty cake! Palermo's First-Cut Photo Contest


Posted by on September 19, 2011

Win a $500 custom specialty cake! We are happy to announce our first photo contest involving three excellent prizes! We call it our ‘First-Cut Photo Contest’ and all you need to do is to submit your favorite first-cut photo of … Continue reading ...

The Orange County Choppers — Choppin' Up a Motorcycle Cake!


Posted by on September 15, 2011

Palermo’s Bakery created a motorcycle cake for The Orange County Choppers! They were ecstatic! The cake came out beautiful and it was a lot of fun for the whole crew. This cake was sculpted and covered in full fondant and … Continue reading ...

Wedding Cakes are now Bigger and Better!


Posted by on September 14, 2011

Wedding cakes are becoming the wedding reception’s show stopper! Size DOES matter and these cakes are huge! No one will miss the beauty of these gorgeous cakes as they walk into your reception hall. 6 tiers, extra high and with … Continue reading ...

Wedding Cupcakes!


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Looking for a less traditional and hip alternative to the conventional style wedding cake? What’s more appealing than everyone getting their own personal mini ‘wedding cupcakes’ (aka mini cakes) at the reception? It’s like each guest having their own wedding … Continue reading ...

'Cribs' Cakes


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We all both love and secretly loathe the extravagance of the celebrity mansions and lifestyles presented in MTV’s show ‘Cribs.’ Who doesn’t fantasize having one of these luxurious mansions complete with the matching Bentley and Ferraris in the garage? Well, … Continue reading ...

New York City Fashion Week Inspired Cakes


Posted by on September 13, 2011

With fashion week under way this month in New York City, the city is buzzing with talk of the incoming Spring/Summer fashion collections.  We decided to showcase our own fashion cake collections so you can bring your special someone’s fashion … Continue reading ...

‘The Smurfs’ Movie Party Cakes


Posted by on September 8, 2011

There’s been a lot of hype recently about The Smurfs film that was just released. With an excellent cast, including Hank Azaria as the Smurf villain Gargamel, and Neil Patrick Harris (most know him for Doogie Howser back in the … Continue reading ...

Halloween Party Ideas


Posted by on September 7, 2011

Looking for some ideas on how to make a halloween party truly spook-tacular? As food (especially sweets on Halloween) is usually the most important part of the party, why not go ALL OUT with one of Palermo’s custom Halloween or … Continue reading ...

Cakes That Will Blow Your Mind: From Bling to Kitten Cakes


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We would like to take you on a journey with some of the more mind-blowing custom cakes we have created in the past. These cakes are some of the most creative themes or more extravagant and life-like designs. We hope you … Continue reading ...

Palermo's a Favorite for Comedian Tracy Morgan


Posted by on August 25, 2011

Not only were we thrilled to have Tracy Morgan stop by to shop for his son’s 20th birthday cake, but US Weekly featured us and Tracy’s cameo in their Celebrity News! Palermo’s has served up some pretty interesting cakes to … Continue reading ...

One-of-a-Kind Housewarming Gift


Posted by on August 15, 2011

You think it and we make it! As a housewarming gift, this amazing replica of a home, made out of cake was truly one-of-a-kind. Our client was very specific about the design and she wanted all of the details of … Continue reading ...

Joanne and Jerry Celebrates their 25th!


Posted by on July 28, 2011

April 1986 was a memorable month for Joanne and Jerry… 25 years ago, Joanne and Jerry exchanged their “I do’s” and to celebrate their wedding anniversary, their children, Paul, Jerry, Peter and Giovanna, and Maria, Joanne’s mother, planned a surprise … Continue reading ...

Video – NJ Bride Magazine at Exquisite Bride New Jersey


Posted by on July 18, 2011

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/26312261[/vimeo] This video was shot for NJ Bride Magazine at Exquisite Bride, wedding dress shop in New Jersey. Dina Manzo from Real Housewives of NJ was there signing autographs. Palermo Bakery was there serving up their amazing cake and it … Continue reading ...

Destination Weddings


Posted by on May 20, 2011

On May 11th, Palermo Bakery was invited to an exclusive Destinations Wedding Magazine event at the Plaza Hotel. Owner Joanne Bruno, was personally asked to present this stunning five-tier fondant wedding cake to the editor and chief and publisher of … Continue reading ...

Infinity Events' Successful Grand Opening


Posted by on May 18, 2011

Infinity Soundz is an all-around event and wedding services company with more more than 2 decades in the entertainment business. They celebrated their Grand Opening earlier this month and it was definitely one big successful event. Palermo’s Bakery provided the … Continue reading ...

The Royal Wedding Cake


Posted by on April 28, 2011

Okay, so it’s not THE Royal Wedding Cake… but this is Palermo’s Bakery Royal Wedding Cake. Originally made for a wedding at the Westmount Country Club in Little Falls, NJ, this cake pulls out all of the stops! At a … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery Wishes Sherri Shepherd of The View a Happy Birthday!


Posted by on April 22, 2011

Today is Sherri Shepherd's birthday and Palermo's Bakery popped by the set of The View to deliver a custom birthday cake to help Sherri celebrate! Happy birthday Sherri!...

Tune into The View on April 22 and See Something Big


Posted by on April 21, 2011

Psst… Palermo’s Bakery is up to something and it’s BIG! Here’s a hint… one of the lovely ladies from The View has a special day coming up and she’s getting some love, Palermo’s Bakery style! Be sure to tune into … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery Celebrates Foursquare Day with a Foursquare Promotion!


Posted by on April 19, 2011

Palermo’s Bakery celebrated Foursquare Day on April 16 by making a giant smart phone specialty cake with Foursquare prominently displayed on the screen! The Foursquare Day party was a blast and we were truly honored to participate. We were so … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery Meets John Travolta at the "Gotti: Three Generations" Press Conference


Posted by on April 15, 2011

  Palermo’s Bakery was on hand to celebrate Frank Gotti Agnello’s 21st birthday at the press conference for the upcoming “Gotti: Three Generations” biopic. Palermo’s made an amazing 3D Escalade cake for Frankie. Three generations of the Gotti family and … Continue reading ...

The Sweet Soiree is a Sweet Success!


Posted by on April 11, 2011

Palermo’s Bakery wants to send a big thank you out to everyone who attended the Sweet Soiree and made it such a great event! For one night, Palermo’s Bakery transformed Club 4sxity6 into a cake gallery and shared some our … Continue reading ...

March Madness and Tasty Cake!


Posted by on March 25, 2011

We’re all in the throes of March Madness but it’s coming down to the wire! Next week we get the Elite Eight on the way to meeting the Final Four. We’re sure you’re busy looking at the tattered remains of … Continue reading ...

Register to use the Palermo's Bakery LookBook!


Posted by on March 18, 2011

Introducing our newest feature… the Palermo’s Bakery LookBook! At Palermo’s Bakery, our goal is to create the perfect cake for you and your event. Our cakes are by-design, tailored to the needs and loves of each customer. As we like … Continue reading ...

Featured Cakes: Our Louis Vuitton Collection


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At Palermo’s Bakery, we make a lot of fashion and shopping inspired pieces. We’ve made handbags, shoes, shopping bags… you name it. By far and away, Louis Vuitton inspired fashion cakes are our most requested theme. A cake  inspired by … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery NOT a Cake Wreck!


Posted by on March 1, 2011

Whew… Every baker lives in dread of that dark, dark day when www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com turns its razor wit on one of your cake babies. Imagine our relief (and delight!) when Palermo’s got a mention in the “Sunday Sweets” category. Thanks for … Continue reading ...

Palermo's Bakery Introduces My Cake Stylebook!


Posted by on February 25, 2011

Hey, we know we have a lot of cakes and we hope you love them as much as we do. But we also know you want to see many cakes while you think about the perfect cake for your upcoming … Continue reading ...

Palermo’s Bakery Hard at Work on Cakes for Jersey Shore’s JWoWW and The Situation


Posted by on February 22, 2011

This weekend Palermo’s Bakery will be delivering celebrity cakes made especially for popular Jersey Shore cast members Jenni “JWoWW” Farley and Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino for events hosted by the 4Sixty6 in West Orange, NJ. JWoww will be at the … Continue reading ...

Happy Valentine's Day!


Posted by on February 13, 2011

Did you forget to order that fabulous heart cake for you special Valentine? Never fear, Palermo’s Bakery has you covered. So all you last minute romantics stop by on Monday and pick up one of our Valentine’s themed cakes. If … Continue reading ...

Wedding Trends: Tiffany Blue and Accents


Posted by on February 10, 2011

  One of the hottest wedding color trends for Spring 2011 is “Tiffany blue” plus a subtle accent color. What better way to compliment this color scheme for your wedding than a custom Tiffany gift box wedding cake. This cake … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Spring in Your Step


Posted by on February 9, 2011

Here in the doldrums of winter, we bring you a cheerful pink and yellow cake topped with an adorable pair of pink strappy sandals. This cake is a great idea for a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a fashionista’s birthday… … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Hot Tea on a Cold Day


Posted by on February 2, 2011

It’s snowy and slushy and cold out there. What’s better than a cup of hot tea on a winter day? Tea and cake! Read all about this gorgeous teapot cake here http://palermobakery.com/specialty-cakes/tea-time-tea-pot-specialty-cake-sc-30010....

Featured Cake: Wrapped Up With a Bow


Posted by on February 1, 2011

For your enjoyment today, a beautiful white and silver celebration cake that looks like an exquisitely wrapped gift. Originally made for a wedding anniversary celebration, this cake is perfect for any occasion that calls for a lovely (and delicious!) gift. … Continue reading ...

A New Year's Eve Dream at the Florentine


Posted by on January 31, 2011

Tom Daidone, the owner of the Florentine Gardens at Rivervale, NJ, tied the knot with Anne Marie Cataldo. It was an amazing and unique New Year’s eve for the Daidone-Bruno family and everybody at the wedding had an excellent time. … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Fruity Heart Cake


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Listen up all of you hopeless romantics… Valentine’s Day is a short 14 days away! Nothing says “I love you” quite like a beautiful and delicious heart-shaped cake. Take a look at Palermo’s buttercream and fruit cake, the perfect sweet … Continue reading ...

And the nominees are…


Posted by on January 26, 2011

Forget the Governor’s Ball and Vanity Fair… your Oscar party will be the hottest spot in town with a Hollywood themed cake from Palermo’s Bakery. Celebrate your favorite movies and award winners of the year with a sweet and spectacular … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: A Cake for a Princess


Posted by on January 25, 2011

Every little girl dreams of being a princess and builds castles in the air. Now, on her birthday, you can bring her castle down to earth with this gorgeous princess castle cake. Come by Palermo’s today and let us help … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Fashionable Momma!


Posted by on January 21, 2011

Schlepping a diaper bag isn’t a drag these days with all of trendy, fashionable choices out there. If you need a special occasion cake for the fashionista mommy or mommy-to-be in your life, try a super sweet and on-trend diaper … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Let's toast to this!


Posted by on January 19, 2011

We’re showing you this cake… well, just because. It’s a stunningly realistic barrell of wine and worth any toast worthy occasion. What pairs with cake? Read all about it here http://palermobakery.com/specialty-cakes/sc-0404...

Featured Cake: Booklover's Delight


Posted by on January 18, 2011

What’s better than curling up with a good book? Curling up with a good book that’s a cake! This cake is perfect for a birthday, a groom’s cake, a retirement party cake for your favorite librarian, or any occasion where … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Super Sweet Sports Car


Posted by on January 17, 2011

You can’t get him the sports car of his dreams this year, but you can get him a sweet one! Drive right into his heart with a sports car cake from Palermo’s, perfect for a bachelor party, groom’s cake, birthday, … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Sweet Flower Pot


Posted by on January 14, 2011

In the darkest doldrums of winter, what could be a sweeter treat than this lovely (and edible) burst of blossoms? Perfect for a birthday, a bridal shower, a garden party… or oh, just because. And remember, Palermo’s Bakery can make … Continue reading ...

It's his special day too!


Posted by on January 13, 2011

The groom’s cake originally featured in genteel Old South weddings, and was related to an odd bit of wedding lore. As the myth goes, all the single ladies were to take a slice of the groom’s cake and place it … Continue reading ...

A little girl's dream birthday


Posted by on January 12, 2011

Your little girl is a princess and she deserves a very special cake on her birthday, right? The dreamy pink confection is a perfect replica of a every little girls fantasy carousel and perfect for a first birthday party or … Continue reading ...

Sweet Treats for Your Super Bowl Party


Posted by on January 11, 2011

With Super Bowl Sunday just a few weeks away (February 6 to be exact), we’re sure you’re already busy planning your super awesome Super Bowl party. Stock up on chips and dip, peanuts and, oh maybe, the odd adult beverage… … Continue reading ...

A slice of history


Posted by on January 10, 2011

Wedding cakes are an important centerpiece to most wedding ceremonies and receptions. The wedding cake has been around in some form as long as there have been weddings. Roman weddings featured a flat loaf of bread which was broken over … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: Babycakes Birthday


Posted by on January 6, 2011

Remember those embarrassing bare bum baby photos hidden away in your closet? Happy birthday Baby Cakes! Read all about it here http://palermobakery.com/specialty-cakes/special-occassion-cakes/sc-0415...

Featured Cake: 3D Froggy


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Quick! Catch him before he hops away. Oh wait… that’s not a real frog. It’s an awesome cake! Read all about it here http://palermobakery.com/specialty-cakes/themed-cakes/sc-0151...

Featured Cake: Apple Basket


Posted by on January 5, 2011

Take a look at a very special retirement party cake. These apples look good enough to eat… but you’ll need a cake knife! Read all about it here http://palermobakery.com/specialty-cakes/a-basket-of-apples-specialty-cake-sc-30012...

Engaging cakes for engagement parties


Posted by on January 4, 2011

Engagement parties aren’t a requirement, and many couples may not have one at all. But for those who are planning a long engagement, looking forward to an elaborate wedding with a lengthy planning period, or those who just can’t wait … Continue reading ...

Featured Cake: 3D Eiffel Tower


Posted by on January 3, 2011

Can’t make it to Paris next week? Palermo’s Bakery can bring Paris to you!  You too can taste a bit of the Champ de Mars at your next party. Not a fan of Paris? Palermo’s Bakery can take you wherever … Continue reading ...

A Christening to Remember: Daniella's Christening Specialty Cake: SC-30022


Posted by on December 10, 2010

Christie’s baby girl, Danielle celebrated her Christening a couple of weeks back and Palermo’s Bakery made an adorable cake for her! Most of Christie’s Jerseylicious family were there to spend the special day with Danielle and the cake was definitely … Continue reading ...

Wedding cake gallery


Posted by on December 3, 2010

Come and see our wedding cake gallery and wedding cake testing...

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University


Posted by on October 26, 2010

October 27, 2010 is the groundbreaking of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University at Camden, NJ and everyone is excited to see this unfold! New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has accepted the invitation of CMSRU to spearhead the unveiling … Continue reading ...

Our New Website Went Live Today….


Posted by on July 21, 2010

After many months of hard work, Palermo’s Bakery announces that our new website went live today. We hope you enjoy using our new website and we would appreciate any feedback you might have to offer. Thank you, Palermo’s Bakery...

The Sweetest Energy Drink


Posted by on January 29, 2010

Christian celebrated his 40th Birthday with the Sweetest Energy Drink – a Red Bull designed Birthday Cake! This is a full fondant cake that was carefully designed by our decorators. They paid close attention to details and replicated the Red … Continue reading ...

Eco-Friendly Gingerbread House


Posted by on December 17, 2009

Our last blog entry was all about the holidays and we just got a lot of raves about our Holiday Gingerbread Houses. But who knew that we would win the first place on an Eco-Friendly Gingerbread House making contest?! Yep, … Continue reading ...

Happy Holidays!


Posted by on December 10, 2009

It’s December and it’s the Holiday Season! Despite the traffic, the long lines in the store, and the chill in the air during this season, the holidays is still something that everyone looks forward to. Holidays always mean gifts, food, … Continue reading ...

His Turn to Shine


Posted by on December 3, 2009

Weddings are usually considered to be the bride’s special day and the groom always takes the backseat. However, in our modern times, grooms are finally getting their chance to shine. As a follow up to our first entry about grooms’ … Continue reading ...

A Girl’s Best Friend


Posted by on November 28, 2009

Aside from Diamonds, Pocketbooks or Purses are considered a Girl’s Best Friend. Nowadays, girls not only want the real pocketbooks but they want it as a design for their cakes as well! From Sweet Sixteens to Engagements, girls from all … Continue reading ...

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