Our Story

Oriana's Oven was founded in 2016, and we're known for our delicious homemade cheesecakes crafted from an original recipe! Why cheesecake you ask? Well, it's a funny story and actually stems from a mistake. I was a teenage girl trying to impress a guy I had a crush on. He knew I loved to bake and asked if I could make him a cheesecake. I emphatically agreed without knowing what I was getting myself into. After doing my homework, I thought I had made a huge mistake by saying “yes!” If you don't already know, it is a labor of love to make not only a delicious cheesecake but an aesthetically pleasing one as well. The whole process can take about 9 to 10 hours depending on the flavor and requires a lot of steps you need to get right! So, I thought I was following a recipe I found online that seemed to have the best reviews, but I was in a rush and misread the measurements. After mixing the batter, I tasted a spoonful (let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to lick the spoon) and thought to myself let’s go with this. I let the cake bake and low and behold my “mistake” of a creation turned into the best cheesecake my family and I had ever tasted! It was love at first bite! My cheesecake was a staple at our holiday table, requested for birthdays, or any other special occasions. The irony of this whole story is that to this day, the cake has never made its way to the boy who requested it! 

Each dessert is made to order. Orders are personalized to fulfill each client's needs with the incentive to exceed all expectations. Oriana's Oven menu is not limited! We enjoy a challenge and will feed off a client's idea to create a mouthwatering masterpiece of a treat! We encourage your ideas and feedback to further the success of Oriana's Oven.

Meet the Baker

Oriana is a self taught home baker passionate about all things dessert! She has a Bachelor's of Engineering in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Aside from baking, Oriana enjoys playing softball, hiking, and she is a huge animal lover! Originally from Patterson, New York, she currently resides in New York, New York. 

Oriana DeFeo-Peterson