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Trendy Treatz NY owner Denise Garcia never dreamed that a simple cake-decorating class would someday lead her to pursue baking as a full-time passion–-in fact, she thought it would just be a fun summer hobby. But soon, her harmless flirtation with frosting-based artwork quickly led to an experimentation with fresh-flavor combinations, and before long she found herself staying up all night to bake treats for friends and office coworkers. Inspired by the joy her sweet treats brought to those around her, Denise decided to don her chef's coat permanently, and today everyone from aspiring musical artists to the cast of Mob Wives have been caught red-handed with her conspicuous confections.
Fresh, customized cupcakes are just one of Denise's culinary specialties, which also include cake pops, Italian ricotta cheese cakes, and rich and creamy flan. Full-sized cakes can be decorated to suit any special occasion, with popular designs including cartoon characters, basket-weave frosting techniques, and printed icing made from a favorite photo or sweetly worded court summons.