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Palermo Bakery: The Best Custom Cake Bakery in Bergen Magazine

At Palermo Bakery, we take immense pride in being recognized as the Best Custom Cake Bakery in Bergen Magazine. This prestigious acknowledgment reflects our commitment to delivering the finest quality custom cakes, crafted with love and creativity to make every celebration truly special. With our unparalleled dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction, we aim to share the joy of delectable custom cakes that become the centerpiece of cherished moments. Look for us in the September special issue by Bergen Magazine!


Crafting Masterpieces – Our Custom Cakes

Our journey at Palermo Bakery began over 40 years ago with a passion for baking and a vision to create exceptional custom cakes that delight taste buds and capture hearts. Our skilled team of expert bakers and cake decorators pour their heart and soul into every creation, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. From elegant weddings to whimsical birthdays, our custom cakes are thoughtfully designed to match the theme and essence of each event.

The Palermo Bakery Difference

Quality Ingredients, Exquisite Flavors

At Palermo Bakery, we believe that the foundation of a great cake lies in the quality of its ingredients. We source only the finest, freshest, and locally-sourced ingredients to bake our cakes. From luscious chocolate to creamy vanilla buttercream, zesty lemon to delightful red velvet, each bite carries the essence of perfection. Our cakes are more than just desserts; they are a harmonious blend of flavors that leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Impeccable Designs, Artistic Creations

Creating a custom cake is an art, and our talented cake decorators are true artists. They transform your ideas and visions into reality, crafting exquisite designs that mesmerize and captivate. Whether it’s a whimsical fairytale castle or an elegant floral arrangement, each cake is a masterpiece that reflects your unique personality and style.

Dedicated Customer Service

At Palermo Bakery, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We understand that each celebration is significant, and our team goes the extra mile to ensure your cake journey is seamless and stress-free. From the initial consultation to the moment you cut the first slice, we are here to assist and guide you, making sure your cake exceeds all expectations.

Customization Beyond Cakes

While our custom cakes are the highlight of our bakery, we offer a wide array of delectable desserts and treats to complement your celebrations. From delectable cupcakes to mouthwatering cookies, our dessert options provide a delightful addition to any event. With our commitment to customization, you can mix and match various treats to create a dessert spread that will leave your guests in awe.

Palermo Bakery – Celebrating Every Moment

At Palermo Bakery, we don’t just bake cakes; we create moments of joy and celebration. Every cake that leaves our bakery is a symbol of happiness, togetherness, and love. We are honored to have been awarded the Best Custom Cake Bakery category in Bergen Magazine, and it motivates us to continually raise the bar of excellence.

Our success would not be possible without the unwavering support of our loyal customers, whose trust and appreciation drive us to be the best version of ourselves. We are grateful for every opportunity to be part of your special moments, and we look forward to crafting many more memories together.

Join the Palermo Bakery Experience

Are you ready to experience the magic of a Palermo Bakery custom cake? We welcome you to visit our online catalog and social media platforms and explore the endless possibilities of cake artistry. Our team is excited to listen to your ideas, discuss your preferences, and design a cake that will become the talk of the town. From elegant weddings to joyful birthdays, we are here to elevate your celebrations with our delicious creations.

So why wait? Let’s embark on a cake journey like no other. Connect with us today to schedule your personalized consultation and take the first step towards creating an unforgettable cake that will be etched in your memories forever.

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Teresa Giudice Wedding Cake

Teresa Giudice’s 7-Tier Wedding Cake By Palermo Bakery Had a Chandelier in the Middle — All the Details

Story featured in People Magazine

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ wedding cake was a showstopper.

The pair — who tied the knot on Saturday in front of 220 guests at the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey — enlisted the help of Leighann Watson, cake designer at Palermo Bakery, to design the luxe dessert.

The towering white confection was seven tiers, soared 45 inches high, and had a chandelier suspended in the middle. Real flowers lined the bottom, while the highest tier was also topped with white roses.

“It was almost all fake. The only thing that was real was the fourth tier from the top, which was right underneath the chandelier tier,” Watson reveals to PEOPLE.

It’s not uncommon for wedding cake designers to have only one tier be real cake, and the rest be dummy cakes, especially when the cake is going to be outside for an extended period of time. Watson says that and several other factors played into the decision.



The true cake was made of vanilla layers with cannoli cream, which Watson says is “Luis’s favorite.” The remaining tiers consisted of styrofoam elaborately decorated and covered in fondant.

Watson says she’s been working with The Real Housewives of New Jersey star for the last five years, so Giudice, 50, sent her a few pictures as a guide, but gave her creative liberty. “I do all of her kids’ cakes. I did her father’s last birthday cake,” says Watson.

The massive cake was all about the details — from working lights shining below the mini chandelier to carefully lined rhinestones and the Bravo couple’s initials “made out of gold.”



The cake matched the overall decor of the affair, which featured gold accents, white linens and lush floral arrangements, including two oversized hearts made of white flowers and tall, cascading centerpieces.

Giudice’s four daughters — Gia, 21; Gabriella, 17; Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12, whom she shares with her ex-husband Joe — were all by their mom’s side for her big day, as were Ruelas’ two sons, David and Nicholas, from his previous relationship.

For food, a multi-course menu included large cowboy steaks. Shake Shack, a pizza truck and a candy truck provided tasty treats for late-night snackers.

Giudice began dating Ruelas, 47, in 2020 after Ruelas asked for Giudice’s phone number when they met organically off camera.

Giudice’s makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio called their wedding “such a fairytale.”

“It was beautiful, it was really something that I’ve almost never experienced,” DiStasio told PEOPLE. “Theresa loves love as we all know. She’s got it all, she’s ready!”

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