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Khalife had a large following in Queens
and she and her sister often spent their free
time in Astoria over the years because they
enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the neighborhood.
When it came time to pick a spot,
the choice of neighborhood was obvious.
The decision to make the business a family
venture was without question because of
their closeness and support for each other.
“We’re very close in general that it would
feel weird not to do it as a family,” Khalife
said. “I don’t think I would be able to do this
without their support.”
The bakery offers tiered cakes for special
occasions with any style or theme a customer
may ask for, as well as cupcakes, like the chocolate
chip cannoli cream, or ones with beautiful
designs atop, like roses. The shop offers
espresso, coffee, tea and fresh-made lemonade
that is ice-cold, delicious and refreshing.
Another popular and unique treat is the tres
leches jar. Khalife creates this tasty treat by taking
vanilla cake and soaking it in three different
types of milk with homemade whipped cream.
The pineapple tres leches is one of the most
popular flavors among customers. The result
is a sweet, fresh, creamy and airy dessert that is
refreshingly cool and would be a perfect treat
for summer parties and barbecues. Khalife is
often keen on taking customer requests and
Photos by Jessica Militello/BORO