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ELLEN L

AOL

#1 Apr 15, 2008
My family and I have been living in Houston since 1980. Before that we lived on Illona Lane. One of our favorite treats was a blueberry crumb pie from Custom Bakers in Island Park. Is it stil there? I would love to surprise him with one on our planned weekend return to New York
sorry

Dover, NJ

#2 Apr 16, 2008
ELLEN L wrote:
My family and I have been living in Houston since 1980. Before that we lived on Illona Lane. One of our favorite treats was a blueberry crumb pie from Custom Bakers in Island Park. Is it stil there? I would love to surprise him with one on our planned weekend return to New York
Nope. Custom Bakers has been gone from Island Park since early 1990's. I too loved their cakes, pies and especially their cheesecakes! I grew up in Island Park and grew up on Custom Bakers delicacies! Since their pies, and cakes marked every special occasion from my childhood, Custom Bakers brings back such wonderful memories to me.
Custom Bakers

Sarasota, FL

#3 Mar 12, 2009
I really miss Custom Bakers yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I have never tasted another cake like that. I would get Custom Bakers cakes for ALL of my birthdays (beating out Carvel cakes) and when we would come home from Atlantic Beach in the summer time ,we would always stop off at Customer Bakers. Does anybody, anywhere know where I can get a recipe copy of Custom Bakers yellow cake with chocolate frosting? They had something special also on the sides, like crumbs or something.
Please send it to Sales@skyecrafts.com I don't know what I can give you in return, except a big thank you and maybe a garden gnome. Yes, I'll trade a little garden gnome for the Custom Bakers Recipe for yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I do know that the kids of the owners took over and then had trouble so they closed it. God, I missed that hulking red albatross of a building on Long Beach RD. What's there now, Dunkin Donuts, right? I am in Florida, so I don't get back to old NY much.
Thanks
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old times

Westbury, NY

#4 Mar 13, 2009
the building is on austin blvd. I believe that many years ago it started on LB rd. as you come into IP by the barrett plant entrance. That had burned down and moved to austin blvd. near the school. That had closed down in early 90's. now has a laundry mat and did have a DD but close. As how to contact anyone? I think that Has become the past as well like the Texas Ranger.
One of the Kids

Fairfield, NJ

#5 May 26, 2009
Hi, so nice to see that people still remember my family's bakery. However, the 'kids' did not take over the business. My grandfather felt that it was time to move on.....I still miss it everyday......
Custom Bakers wrote:
I really miss Custom Bakers yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I have never tasted another cake like that. I would get Custom Bakers cakes for ALL of my birthdays (beating out Carvel cakes) and when we would come home from Atlantic Beach in the summer time ,we would always stop off at Customer Bakers. Does anybody, anywhere know where I can get a recipe copy of Custom Bakers yellow cake with chocolate frosting? They had something special also on the sides, like crumbs or something.
Please send it to Sales@skyecrafts.com I don't know what I can give you in return, except a big thank you and maybe a garden gnome. Yes, I'll trade a little garden gnome for the Custom Bakers Recipe for yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I do know that the kids of the owners took over and then had trouble so they closed it. God, I missed that hulking red albatross of a building on Long Beach RD. What's there now, Dunkin Donuts, right? I am in Florida, so I don't get back to old NY much.
Thanks
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Skyecrafts.com
Baldwin NY

Hicksville, NY

#6 Jun 3, 2009
Grew up in Oceanside and Custom bakers was simply the BEST!!! Just wish I could have continued the tradition of a customer bakers cake for my children birthdays. I agree the best Yellow cake with chocolate icing. I've tried so many and none come near as good as customer bakers, along with teh blueberry crumb...out of this world.
mgraza Estero florida

Estero, FL

#7 Jun 5, 2009
Grown up in Oceanside with family in Island Park
Never was without a Custom Bakers Cake in our house.
My favorite was yellow cake with Choc. Icing.
Single layer or double. Yummy.
Texas Rangers and Custom Bakers those were the days.
cbr

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Jun 12, 2009
i was also looking to find out if custom bakers was still there it is amazing to see that so many people have the same memory of the great cakes ! it is too bad that the recipes arent out there somewhere
Southwest Florida

Estero, FL

#9 Jun 12, 2009
I believe there is a Dunken Donuts, a Laundry
and a few other stores. Austin Blvd has changed
Does anyone remember the "starving artist" on
or the Action House.
like it is

New York, NY

#10 Jun 12, 2009
Southwest Florida wrote:
I believe there is a Dunken Donuts, a Laundry
and a few other stores. Austin Blvd has changed
Does anyone remember the "starving artist" on
or the Action House.
also the Texas ranger, foodtown and shanes
justsayin

Jim Thorpe, PA

#11 Jun 22, 2009
Southwest Florida wrote:
I believe there is a Dunken Donuts, a Laundry
and a few other stores. Austin Blvd has changed
Does anyone remember the "starving artist" on
or the Action House.
wow the starving artist... Saw the vanilla Fudge
at the action house..Remember Mustache...I still miss the Texas Ranger the Ranger burgers and senior steak were the best....I used to hitch from Oceanside (W/ a surf board to long beach) Island Park was a cool place in the 60's 70's
A Cusom Bakers Fan

AOL

#12 Jul 15, 2009
One of the Kids wrote:
Hi, so nice to see that people still remember my family's bakery. However, the 'kids' did not take over the business. My grandfather felt that it was time to move on.....I still miss it everyday......
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I not only remember your family's bakery, I am going back to school for a baking certificate because of it. The childhood memories I have of getting a birthday cake from your family's bakery are what our birthdays were all about. My husband would stop on his way to my home when we were dating a bring a pie for my dad. 25 years later we are still together. It's crazy how certain things become part of our lives. We really miss the cakes. If there is anyone left in the family who still makes those cakes please email me...Happyep@aol.com
Cheesecake freak

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Sep 9, 2009
Nothing could beat their cheesecakes. They were to die for. I couldn't remember the name of the place so I wrote an e-mail to Whistle Stop which is a bakery in Oceanside and they told me Custom Bakers had closed. That must have been a very sad day.

“Just a Long Island lobsta ”

Since: Oct 07

Point Lookout

#14 Sep 13, 2009
Southwest Florida wrote:
I believe there is a Dunken Donuts, a Laundry
and a few other stores. Austin Blvd has changed
Does anyone remember the "starving artist" on
or the Action House.
The Starving Artist !! Bamby and Judy, what a pair. Ever get swepted out by broom at 5am? by a drunk Bamby?------
and bring back the Action House for the new generation.

“Just a Long Island lobsta ”

Since: Oct 07

Point Lookout

#15 Sep 13, 2009
And bring back Custom Bakers as well !!!
Lori Simon

Trenton, NJ

#16 Nov 14, 2009
One of the Kids wrote:
Hi, so nice to see that people still remember my family's bakery. However, the 'kids' did not take over the business. My grandfather felt that it was time to move on.....I still miss it everyday......
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I too so miss the yellow cake with chocolate frosting. It was always the birthday cake that I requested each year while growing up. Of course, all of the other cakes were equally delicious!! Are any of the recipes still around,and if so, is there any way you could post any of them?
Lanie

Sea Cliff, NY

#17 Nov 17, 2009
One of the Kids wrote:
Hi, so nice to see that people still remember my family's bakery. However, the 'kids' did not take over the business. My grandfather felt that it was time to move on.....I still miss it everyday......
<quoted text>
My mother's cousin Diane was one of the owners. Id love to be in touch with you.
bergwitt@sprynet.com
delores

Tampa, FL

#18 May 28, 2010
custom bakers was a prize of a bakery...when I was 17 years old I worked for the owners,,,Harvey and his dad... they were great people...the nesserole pie was my favorite... as far as the texas ranger goes,the hamburger with its coleslaw dressing... i think it was made with buttermilk....do not forget this disco place the mousetrap..fab..the bands and dancing...late 60's was just so great in Island Park..A great place to grow up...Please do not forget the bar POPS on the casino beach..The lifeguards were hunky.....
Meryl

Overland Park, KS

#19 Jul 21, 2010
I grew up in Oceanside and my husband grew up in Merrick. We have been living in Overland Park Ks for the last 35 years. At least once a week my husband asks me to bake a Custom Bakers yellow cake with chocolate icing. Everyone who knows about your bakery, would love that recipe. My fathers favorite was the nesselrode pie. Anyway to find your recipe? We miss it so. I was glad to see that Wander Inn is still open. Email rhysbanks@yahoo.com
Thanks
Past Decorator

Glen Cove, NY

#20 Jul 28, 2010
One of the Kids wrote:
Hi, so nice to see that people still remember my family's bakery. However, the 'kids' did not take over the business. My grandfather felt that it was time to move on.....I still miss it everyday......
<quoted text>
Well since I used to decorate the cakes there, I have to ask...might this be Rory???

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