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Hanoli Cakes serves up sweet desserts in Glendale
BY MADDISON FARRIS
Hanoli Cakes fi rst opened its doors on
81st Road in Glendale two months ago,
bringing innovative fl avors and designs
into their workspace, all the while maintaining
a comforting homemade charm.
Since then the new shop has off ered
stunning desserts that can be served at all
sorts of events, including custom cakes,
cake jars, cake pops, cookies, cupcakes
and shooters. Despite being new to the
area, Hanoli Cakes has already made a
lasting impact, having designed cakes for
weddings, baby showers and birthdays.
Owner and entrepreneur Monica Mena,
a Richmond Hill resident, built the business
from the ground up. Her love for
baking was originally a hobby that came
in handy for her daughters’ birthdays or
events that friends were attending.
However, as more and more people
took interest in her work and wanted a
savory slice of her delectable cakes, Mena
decided to go back to school to become a
master cake decorator and promptly started
her own business.
Th e building that serves as the Hanoli
Cakes headquarters once housed a local
bar, but business is booming for the new
“We are fi rst generation here. My
daughters are my second generation, so
I can say I’ve already succeeded just by
being here for them,” Mena said, adding
that she is thrilled to have seen such great
support from the community. It has been
shocking how excited they are about the
whole thing! I love it, it warms my heart.”
According to Mena, Hanoli Cakes is
not only set on creating a relaxing space
where customers can come in to taste
cake samples and meet the bakers and artists,
but also providing a space where the
community can come together and learn
Hanoli Cakes, located at 87-03 81st
Road, is open Tuesday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. For more information, visit hanolicakesinc.
com or call 917-909-0909.
Photo: Getty Images
IHOP will open at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center
IHOP set to open at the Bay
Terrace Shopping Center
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Breakfast lovers rejoice. IHOP will soon
come to the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.
According to a spokesperson for the
Cord Meyer Development Company,
which owns the open-air mall, the eatery
will replace the former Lasia restaurant
at 211-33 26th Ave. Word of the pancake
joint’s arrival fi rst emerged on Facebook at
the end of February.
Cord Meyer could not confi rm when
IHOP plans to open but said that it will
operate in the space next to the Express
clothing store. Th e news comes on the
heels of store closures and management
changes at the shopping center.
Th e IHOP will join two other Queens
locations, one in Flushing and the other
IHOP, which is an acronym for
“International House of Pancakes” opened
its fi rst location in Los Angeles in 1958.
Since 1958, the breakfast food purveyors
have opened over 1,800 locations across
the United States and worldwide.
Photos courtesy of Hanoli Cakes
Hanoli Cakes’ talented artists bring glamour and beauty to any event with their decorative skills.