For those locals with a sweet tooth and a passion for gourmet treats you have a new business in Nesconset to frequent – Fanny Cakes.
The newest business in the area is owned by Kristyn Weiser, and along with local politicians, Nesconset Chamber of Commerce members, friends and family, she celebrated the opening of her new business venture with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.
Weiser, a Smithtown resident and professional chef and baker, named her business after her late grandmother Filomena, affectionately nicknamed "Fanny" by her friends and family.
"She used to teach me how to bake all the time, we'd be in the kitchen for hours," said Weiser. "It felt natural for me to pay homage to her.
Weiser is a product of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and after selling her goods through her website for roughly two years she decided a storefront was the proper next step in her career.
Attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony included Legis. John Kennedy Jr., R-Nesconset, Smithtown Councilman Edward Wehrheim, Town Clerk Vincent Puleo, Nesconset Chamber Secretary Frank Scagluso and more.
The young chef also had support from family and friends at Monday's opening, including her biggest fan and supporter – her mom Patricia.
"Everything that is here today is Kristyn's vision and she just brought it to fruition," she said. "I'm so very proud of her that she followed her own passion."
Fanny Cakes is located at 127 Smithtown Boulevard and will sell cupcakes, custom cakes, different kinds of pastries and more, with a daily changing menu.