BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — If you’re craving some sweets this season, look no further than Throop Avenue.
CakeBoi, a new bakery from Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Khayri Ayers, is setting up shop at 627 Throop Ave. near Decatur and Fulton streets.
Ayers, also known as ‘CakeBoi,’ is looking to open his first brick-and-mortar by the end of January after more than a decade serving the neighborhood, baking for PTA meetings and supplying treats to local events like bachelorette parties.
The 27-year-old specializes in customized designs, creating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles birthday cakes, crown creations, sneaker sweets and more.
“My grandmother always baked, and I always worked in the kitchen around the family,” Ayers said.
After learning tricks of the trade from his father and local bakers, he started to create and sell his own goods when he was in high school.
When he didn’t make the cut at tryouts for his school’s basketball team, Ayers picked up the moniker ‘CakeBoi,’ he said.
“Instead of going to basketball practice I would go home and start baking, bringing cakes to PTA meetings and different activities,” he said, adding that the basketball coach and his friends would tease him.
“But after a while the whole school started calling me ‘CakeBoi’ and I got popular for it.”
Customers at the CakeBoi shop will be able to place orders for personalized cakes, pick up cupcakes, donuts, brownies, breakfast muffins, cakes in a jar and more.
Throughout his baking career, his craziest creations have included a variety of adult toys for a bachelorette party, as well as a battery-operated, driving Range Rover cake.
“We’ll have a variety of flavors and surprises,” Ayers said.
Selections include variations of velvet cake, including chocolate, red velvet, strawberry, pineapple and carrot.
“I want people to get a homey feel from the place, and I just want to have personal relationships with all of my clients,” the owner said.
“I’m very excited to bring something back to the community.”