A brand new dessert has made its home in Detroit for all those with sweet tooths. Toya’s Cheesecakes specializes in homemade deep-dish cheesecakes that you just have to try. These creamy, delectable cheesecakes come in a variety of flavors and once you taste one, you’ll want to experience them all.
“Desserts are the fairy-tales of the kitchen - a happily-ever-after to supper.” - Terri Guillemets
After taking some photographs of Toya’s beautifully done cheesecakes for her UberEats profile, I sat down to chat with her and learn more about Toya’s Cheesecakes.
How did you get started baking cheesecakes? I wasn’t always a Baker, I used to be an Engineer. I was laid off and I couldn’t find a job to save my life, lol. So, I picked up baking as a hobby, and it took off. Once I perfected my recipe, I kept challenging myself. I do things with Cheesecakes, which people have never seen before. People wanted to buy and begged me to ship my experiments. So, that's how Toya’s Cheesecakes was started.
While I sat there and talked with Toya, I learned that it takes a whopping two days to make the cheesecakes. Can you imagine taking all that time to get one perfect cheesecake? Her top-selling Cheesecake size is the 9 inch, which takes about two hours in the oven, and then baked Cheesecakes must be refrigerated overnight. She gets her ingredients from local suppliers. It is important to her to support small businesses just like hers.
Toya’s cheesecake combinations are unique like the Caramel Peach Cobbler or Lemon Crunch. Her motivation to come up with new flavor combinations is to shock and amaze people with her creations by pushing the envelope. She also gets her fans involved in my creative process by asking them for ideas and flavor combinations, and then creating them! You have to check out her Cheesecakes in a jar!
I asked her what inspired her to open the business in Detroit? She answered - “Home is where the heart is, that's where the heart returns...I wanted to have a place where my customers can easily pick up and order from delivery apps like DoorDash, UberEats, and GrubHub! And they are so happy I did! I’m so happy Toya's Cheesecakes is located at 220 W Congress, Downtown Detroit!”
As Toya told me, “Extreme product focus if the product is good (which it is lol), the customers will come!” She would love to expand in the future, but for now, Detroit is her focus. Toya’s Cheesecakes can be found on Facebook and Instagram. Cheesecakes are also available for pick up, deliveries, and shipping is also available. What are you waiting for? It's time for cheesecake!
Life tastes better after a slice of cheesecake! - Jason Shaw