Carousel Cakes
Nanuet, NY
Luxury Cakes & Cupcakes for 50+ Years

Red, White and Oooh – Red Velvet Cake is rich, gorgeous and fun—everything you’d want in a dessert (or a man for that matter)


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Founded in 1965, Nanuet, New York’s famous family-owned bakery makes such superb, luxurious desserts, they have received star status on Oprah’s “O List” and “The View” and are featured in some of Manhattan’s most renowned food meccas. While best known for their layer cakes (like Oprahs’ faves, red velvet and blue velvet), they’ve redefined carrot cake with layers, spices, and irresistible additions of raisins and coconut. Even cupcakes take on legendary status here, thanks to five decades of expert baking skills, the use of nothing but first-class ingredients, and the extra effort of mixing everything by hand and with love.

About The Cakes

Carousel Cake’s recipe for success may be straightforward, but it’s also nearly impossible to duplicate: First-class ingredients, five decades of expert baking skills, and the extra effort of mixing everything by hand and with love goes into every cake and cupcake. The results are everything great cakes should be—fluffy, moist, abounding with honest, pure flavor, and iced to perfection. From their chocolate mousse cake, red and blue velvet cakes (Oprah’s faves), lusciously layered carrot cake, and decadent chocolate cakes and cupcakes, every dessert coming out of Carousel’s kitchen is a tasty example of why they’re repeatedly celebrated in magazines and on TV shows and deserving of a prime place on your dessert table.

Carousel Cakes is a Kosher-certified bakery and is under strict National Rabbinical supervision. All cakes, pies and cupcakes from Carousel Cakes are Kosher.

Meet The Owners

A family-owned bakery with over 50 years of experience, Carousel Cakes was founded by Martin Lefkowitz, who was raised in a foster home. Inspired by his insatiable sweet tooth, Martin began immersing himself in the baking world by the age of 16, working in New York hotel bakeries until he became an expert at baking cakes, cookies, and pies. When Martin founded his business, he focused on giving back—both by creating the best baked goods with the highest standards and ingredients and by supporting local organizations. Today Carousel is owned and operated by the next generation, including Martin’s son Howard and daughter Nancy and their families. They donate to a portion of sales to the American Heart Association and Breast Cancer Research Foundation and also contribute to the local community through bake sales, sponsorships, donations, and fundraisers.


Red, White and Oooh – Red Velvet Cake is rich, gorgeous and fun—everything you’d want in a dessert (or a man for that matter)


O Magazine

We can’t keep our mitts off the creamy tiramisu cake. — Every Day with Rachael Ray

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Carousel Cakes via FedEx Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 39.95 for FedEx Standard Overnight upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. All products from Carousel Cakes require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska is now available from Carousel Cakes (+$20). Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 12 Noon (ET) Monday through Thursday can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all items is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of one day:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via FedEx Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

FedEx Standard Overnight - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Standard Overnight is $39.95.

FedEx Priority Overnight - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 10:30 AM to most addresses. The flat rate for Priority Overnight is $44.95.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All treats from Carousel Cakes are professionally packed and shipped to assure they arrive in excellent condition via overnight delivery.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means FedEx will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

All products from Carousel Cakes should be refrigerated upon arrival. Enjoy within one week after arrival, or store in your freezer for up 3 months. For maximum enjoyment, remove from your refrigerator a few hours before serving (a little longer if frozen).