Make My Cake Has a New Shoppe on the Upper West Side

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Celebrity Baker Aliyyah Baylor has something to celebrate. She’s got a brand new shoppe that’s open for business on the Upper West Side at 775 Columbus Avenue. Aliyyah is a successful African American female entrepreneur who has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and Crain’s New York Business.

Her gorgeous creations have graced the covers of Bake and Country Living magazines. She has also showcased her skills on the TODAY Show, The Food Network with Bobby Flay and was featured in national commercials for Verizon and Wells Fargo.

Aliyyah Baylor is known for combining the southern baking traditions of Alabama and Mississippi with a touch of Harlem. Her mother Ms. Jo-Ann, who was inspired by her grandmother Josephine, founded Make My Cake from the kitchen of their family’s Harlem apartment nearly 40 years ago. Aliyyah had the vision to expand the family business from her personal kitchen, to a storefront in Harlem, which has thrived for over 20 years.

Make My Cake is home to sweets of all kinds from couture custom cakes, to homemade pies with a fan base of celebrities like Tina Fey, Jay Z, Vanessa Williams in addition to Fortune 500 Executives.

A passionate entrepreneur, Aliyyah, who refers to her customers as “Sweeties” treats every visitor as an extended member of her family. Recently Aliyyah launched a Sweets & Cream, handmade, ice cream line to compliment her decadent desserts.

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With Aliyyah Baylor at the helm as President and Chief Baking Officer, Make My Cake is continuing to expand with a new shoppe on the UWS to complement her Harlem flagship.

Aliyyah is a generous philanthropist and mother of two who is committed to improving the lives of New York City’s seniors and children. Aliyyah sits on the board of City Meals-on-Wheels and Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle.

She was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Harlem Star for Heart Service Award, and received a Distinguished Business Woman of the Year Award from The Harlem Arts Council, for her dedication to community service across New York City.

Make My Cake can be found online at, at her storefront at 2380 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and now on the Upper West Side at 775 Columbus Avenue.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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