Member Profile: LonaCakes

July 2016

LonaCakes is pleased to be the newest addition to Community Corners in Ithaca, New York! The little bakery and cafe, located at 903 Hanshaw Road, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting held by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 8th after a soft opening on June 17th.  LonaCakes has been operating since 2009 as a wedding and specialty cakes business, but the new storefront allows sisters Lona Isenberg-Gutchess and Anna Isenberg to serve their delicious treats to a wider audience.

Lona and Anna share the same unique, multicultural background. Born in Germany, they were raised by a South American mother and German father. Anna moved to Ithaca this winter to help her sister and longtime Ithaca resident Lona open the new boutique storefront. Their bakery is inspired by the German Kaffee & Kuchen – “coffee and cake” tradition, serving delectable LonaCakes treats alongside local Gimme! coffee. LonaCakes’s treats are also available to go.

Said Owner / Manager Anna Isenberg, “At LonaCakes, we don’t think you should only celebrate life’s big events. Let’s also celebrate the small milestones that make us who we are and all those special days (and people) in between.”

Currently, LonaCakes is open for sweet treats from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday at 903 Hanshaw Road in Community Corners. Cake Artist Lona will happily work with clients on custom order cakes for birthdays, weddings and other occasions by request.

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