Before cupcake pans, personalized dessert portions were made by baking full-sized cakes and shrinking them in the dryer. Skip extra steps with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a cupcake package from Wah-Wah’s Cakes (an $83.50 value). The package includes the following:
- An assortment of 12 specialty and 15 mini cupcakes (a $58.50 value)
- Delivery (a $25 value)<p>
With a moniker inspired by founder Khadijah Frederick’s name for her mother, Wah-Wah’s Cakes bakes rich, custom-decorated goodies in a diverse array of sizes and flavors. Their specialty cupcakes replicate the flavor combinations of beloved classic desserts, such as the banana pudding topped with a Chessmen cookie or the peanut-butter cup with a gooey, peanutty core. Seasonal varieties such as eggnog and gingerbread cupcakes liven up dark winter nights, holiday soirees, and hungry New Year’s trees. The 15 miniature cupcakes, each easily munched up in a single hearty bite, entice tongues to try a host of different flavors on a single plate. Customers can create their own flavor assortments with 48 hours’ notice, or surprise their taste buds by putting the package’s composition in Wah-Wah’s capable hands.
For Khadijah Frederick, choosing a name for her confectionary business was a no-brainer. Wah-Wah's Cakes—pronounced "whoa-whoa"—was named after her mother, Carolyn "Mommy Wah-Wah" Frederick, who taught her how to bake and decorate cakes.
Khadijah came back to baking later in her life, using it as a creative outlet from her 9-to-5 job. She eventually decided to go full time, making custom cakes, cupcakes, and cookies and using a variety of flavors, including yellow cake, bananas foster, chocolate lava, and gluten-free chocolate and vanilla options. Her past work includes an Elmo birthday cake and a Mother's Day bouquet of cupcakes made to look like roses. She also crafts cakes that look like other foods, such as hot dogs or pizza, to send taste buds into existential crises.
Wah-Wah's Cakes is not a retail bakery. It is a custom cake and cupcake studio operating out of a private kitchen. They do not have products for retail sales, each order is custom made.
1300 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, New York 10451Get Directions