This Pelham Cake-Pop Sensation Made the Switch From CPA to Full-Time Baker

Photo courtesy of Patty Pops

Make your next party poppin’ with a decorative creation from Pelham’s Patty Pops (321 5th Ave, Pelham; 347.409.3084). Petroula Lambrou, who left her career as a CPA at Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young to follow her confectionary dream, opened the shop in December. She shares: “I just really wanted to do what would make me happy. Even though I had a good experience in my career, I just knew I was meant for something different.”

After baking professionally at home for years, the 28-year-old Bronx native opened her Pelham brick-and-mortar shop to offer her specialty: decorative cake pops, along with cakes, chocolate-dipped pretzels, Oreos, cookies, and Rice Krispies Treats. She also fulfills custom orders for bespoke treats. Her creations include cake pops in the shape of ice cream cones, pizza, unicorns, watermelon, and babies (for gender reveal parties).

Her focus is on traditional flavors (chocolate, vanilla, funfetti), with an emphasis on the design aesthetics. She recently expanded her menu to include specialty flavors, like baklava cake pops (an ode to her Greek background).

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“Everything is exclusively designed by me. I’m super-careful that all of my pieces maintain my style and integrity…. Any product I make is its own little canvas [on which] I can do something completely unique and expressive,” she says, having opened Patty Pops to “create somewhere that made people feel as special as I feel when I’m baking for them.”


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