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Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Patty and Barbara Corcoran, successful entrepreneur and investor on Shark Tank, discuss how the Patty Pops journey started, and where it is going. Barbara gives advice on how to blow up the business and take Patty Pops to the next level. 

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"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)."

"While the stunning bridal shower Kathy Wakile threw for her daughter Victoria Wakile was filled with breathtaking décor, the dessert table at the fete was absolutely jaw-dropping. 

In a series of Instagram Story photos, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum showed off the table (with its very own flower wall backdrop, of course) that was topped with a variety of sweets. "I've never really enjoyed cake pops until now," Kathy captioned one of the photos. "Game changer! As delicious as [they] are beautiful."

The cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies, all made by Patty Pops, featured incredibly detailed designs and all kept with the blue and white color scheme for the day. Some of the desserts also featured elegant touches of gold, including blue cookies topped with gold leaves as well as cupcakes featuring white icing, a black "V," and an eye-catching gold border. Later in the evening, a multi-tier white cake was added to the table for guests to enjoy. 

As she shared photos from the celebratory day, Kathy called the dessert table "incredible."

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"Petroula Lambrou, Patty Pops

Fordham University 2014

Petroula Lambrou is a business student with a creative flair. Where is her creativity best found? In her desserts. Petroula began baking and selling various cupcakes and cake pops in 2010, then took what she had learned in business class and put it to the test. Patty Pops offers various baked goods with an array of flavors like vanilla coconut, raspberry cream cheese, and whipped banana. With the help of her friends and family, she did a city-wide campaign to advertise her new business. Now, Petroula says she makes around 250 per week, sometimes more. “This number can go up to about 500 depending on if I am doing a large wedding or if it is a holiday weekend,” she says. She even sponsored a “Make Me a Cake-Pop” competition on Patty Pop’s Facebook page, inspiring her customers to get creative."

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