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Anna Cajamarca prepares red velvet cupcakes at Carousel (Credit: Susan Stava)

Anna Cajamarca prepares red velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Carousel Cakes an Oprah favorite

Carousel Cakes in Nanuet is a family-owned bakery that has been open for more than 30 years. The bakery's blue velvet cake was included on Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013.

Employees prepare the cake holing plates at Carousel
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Employees prepare the cake holing plates at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Anna Cajamarca prepares red velvet cupcakes at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Anna Cajamarca prepares red velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Anna Cajamarca frosts red velvet cupcakes at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Anna Cajamarca frosts red velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Anna Cajamarca, left, and Emilio Mazariego frost red
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Anna Cajamarca, left, and Emilio Mazariego frost red velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Blue velvet cupcake batter is poured into molds
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Blue velvet cupcake batter is poured into molds at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Cupcake batter is poured into molds at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Cupcake batter is poured into molds at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Cupcakes at Carousel Cakes cool at the bakery
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Cupcakes at Carousel Cakes cool at the bakery in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Cupcakes come out of the oven at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Cupcakes come out of the oven at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Cupcakes at Carousel Cakes cool at the bakery
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Cupcakes at Carousel Cakes cool at the bakery in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

The blue velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in
(Credit: Susan Stava)

The blue velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Baker Julia Chadwick prepares cakes at Carousel Cakes
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Baker Julia Chadwick prepares cakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Mousse filling is spread onto the chocolate cake
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Mousse filling is spread onto the chocolate cake at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Holiday yuletide chocolate cakes are carried at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Holiday yuletide chocolate cakes are carried at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. Oprah Winfrey announced that her favorite and best-tasting cake of the year is the company's blue velvet cake. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Holiday yuletide chocolate cake at Carousel Cakes in
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Holiday yuletide chocolate cake at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Cupcakes cool at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec.
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Cupcakes cool at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Cupcakes are loaded into the refrigerators at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Cupcakes are loaded into the refrigerators at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Employees prepare the cake holding plates at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Employees prepare the cake holding plates at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Napoleon cake with crushed pastry crumbs is prepared
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Napoleon cake with crushed pastry crumbs is prepared at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

A mountain of holiday frosting is ready for
(Credit: Susan Stava)

A mountain of holiday frosting is ready for cakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Emilio Mazariego frosts red velvet cupcakes at Carousel
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Emilio Mazariego frosts red velvet cupcakes at Carousel Cakes in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

The front retail section of Carousel Cakes bakery
(Credit: Susan Stava)

The front retail section of Carousel Cakes bakery in Nanuet. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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