PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN — Janice Pullicino has endemic Naidre’s Bistro & Bakery on Seventh Avenue back 2007 but has afresh apparent a billow of orders for custom cakes, busy accolade and cupcakes.
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So Pullicino is aperture up “BKLYN Block Studio” two blocks away, which will account her custom broiled appurtenances orders after best of the trimmings and appearance of a full-fledged cafe.
“BKLYN Block Flat is activity to be absolutely aloof cake-, cupcake- and decorated-cookie-focused,” Pullicino told Patch. “If you appetite a altogether block that looks like Pikachu, or a Batman block — and we do weddings and showers and added sorts of occasions too. There will be some retail but it won’t be like a cafe.”
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Pullicino says what makes her block angle out is the detail and affliction she puts into anniversary custom order. She considers herself and artisan and says it shows in her work.
You can see a arcade of some of her cakes aloft and added on her Facebook page.
“Even with cake, there are issues of design, color, things like that,” she told Patch. “Like back I acrylic flowers on a cupcake, they’re not aloof ablaze blooming or beeline out of the tube aliment coloring. I absolutely booty the time to accomplish accustomed colors, accomplish abiding the colors antithesis on the cake. Design-wise I accept a acceptable sense. I’m actual accurate about my work, so if I accomplish figurines, they’re appealing abuse good.”
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While the flat won’t be a abode to sit bottomward and accept a cup of coffee like Naidre’s is, there will still be offerings for the accidental chump who doesn’t necessarily appetite a custom adjustment or who needs article on-the-fly, Pullicino said.
The abundance will accept “mini cakes, aloof in case you charge a baby block last-minute, or article to accompany to an appointment party. Things that you can aloof affectionate of grab and go,” she said. She additionally wants to action a bulk of “retro snacks” such as black-and-white accolade that were accepted at Naidre’s.
And no, Nadire’s — which bills itself as “the oldest accustomed bistro in the South Slope” — isn’t activity anywhere.
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“It’s been absolutely something, I adulation that little cafe,” she said. “The bistro is staying. People accumulate allurement me if I’m accepting rid of the cafe, and the acknowledgment is ‘no.’”
Pullicino is cat-and-mouse on a few added permits and licenses to bright afore she opens the boutique for acceptable and said she is planning on a bendable aperture this weekend.
For added information, analysis out BKLYN Block Studio’s website actuality and Naidre’s website here.
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