Feb. 9, 2012 Staff Report
The long-awaited bakery on Queens Blvd, at the former location of Sonali Cuisine, will open during the first week of March.
The bakery, to be called Pink Icing, will be located at 44-12 Queens Blvd. It will be owned by Juan Arache, a Sunnyside resident, who already owns the Sugar Room, a baking supply store, on the same block.
The bakery will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will offer cakes, pies, cookies, muffins and apply turnover. Arache said that there will also be a focus on coffee.
The bakery was originally going to open last August. However, there were delays due to the New York City Buildings Department, after that agency discovered that the previous commercial tenants had made some illegal additions.
The Sugar Room, best known for selling baking supplies and offering classes, will continue. Arache said he is in the middle of renovating it.
Arache has designed cakes for celebrities and dignitaries, including the President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez, Latin singer José José, and Mariah Carey. He has worked for pastry shops in New York, including the Cup Cake Café and the Little Pie Company.