Finally! New Bed-Stuy bakery making Biggie and Tupac cookies

Sweet: Khayri Ayers, better known as “Cakeboi,” shows off his rappers delights.
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Some rappers love getting baked — this guy loves baking rappers!

A Bedford-Stuyvesant baker is selling cookies shaped like late hip-hop legends Biggie Smalls, Tupac, and Eazy–E — just his way of honoring some childhood heroes, he says.

“I grew up on their music and Biggie is from Bedford-Stuyvesant so it’s just keeping it alive,” said Khayri Ayers, better known as “CakeBoi,” “They’re very influential to my generation and we felt like we had to honor their name and keep them going.”

Ayers, also a Bedford-Stuyvesant native, just opened his new bakery CakeBoi on Throop Avenue between Decatur and Fulton streets on Saturday, and has been imprinting the visages of rap royalty on sugary dough with custom cookie stamps every day.

The Notorious B.I.G. treats — $2 per two — are handily winning the East Coast–West Coast cookie rivalry, Ayers says.

“Biggie is the first to go,” he said.

Ayers is planning to promote them further ahead of the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s death on March 9, and may even whip up a special cake to commemorate the day.

He also expects to add another rapper to the range soon, but refused to say who (we’d suggest Brooklyn-born Ol’ Dirty Bastard to even out the coastal divide).

Cookies aside, Cakeboi is best known for creating fantastical custom cakes and cupcakes, and has amassed a sizeable following on Instagram with his creations shaped like sneakers, grilling meats, butts, and bottles of tequila.

But his craziest cake ever was a drivable range rover, he recalled.

“We went and purchased huge remote control car took it apart and built a cake on the frame so we were able to drive it around,” Ayers said.

Try the cookies for yourself — we did, they’re delicious — at CakeBoi [627 Throop Ave. between Decatur and Fulton streets in Bedford-Stuyvesant, (347) 770–CAKE,].

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: As helpfully pointed out by a reader, Biggie died 20 years ago, not 10.
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Reasonable discourse

Rufus Leaking from BH says:
What? No holes?
Feb. 17, 2017, 10:06 am
Morris from Mill Basin says:
They were great musicians. It is a pity someone felt they had to be killed and so they lost their lives to senseless violence. Sad!

But the cookies look good enough to eat.
Feb. 17, 2017, 6:19 pm
Sam from Brooklyn says:
It's the 20th anniversary of his death, not 10th.
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:42 pm
Lydia Doodle says:
Dang-ass funky cookies from da hood! Yo!
Feb. 18, 2017, 2:07 am
Wentrose Fillmoore says:
I'm uncomfortable with these two men of color being represented by such light skinned cookies. It's as if the baker hates African American culture, or maybe just dislikes black people. Surely others are outraged as well?
Feb. 18, 2017, 11:21 am
Tony from E.N.Y. Sutter Ave. says:
It's always a Blessing to see young positive brothers doing good.
Feb. 18, 2017, 12:01 pm
Cardinal Smith from Bronx says:
Keep up the good wotks.I wish you the very best in your endeavors.
Feb. 18, 2017, 5:25 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Too pale. Needs more brown sugar.
Feb. 18, 2017, 6:51 pm
Lydia from Bed Stuy says:

Success comes to the determined and driven. You're open. You therefore ate both adjectives.
Ill keep spreading the news.
Feb. 18, 2017, 7:59 pm
Angey from Bedford Stuy says:
So apparently Lydia from Bed Stuy thinks these cookies are "bad" and should be "put down with themselves". I'' not surprised that a hipster would say this because they are kissed with fat and gluten (which is basically poison). Of course she could also just learn to keep her bitter old mouth shut too. That would also work.
Feb. 19, 2017, 9:29 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
@ Angey, people have opinions, So maybe you should keep your mouth shut. That would also work as well. To have cookies glorify criminals. Ok I'm gonna go out by my kids some gangsta cookies today.
Feb. 20, 2017, 8:52 pm
Naomi Watts says:
Ha Cynthia! What you said sounds just like a typical Pootie Tooter! Toot your own Pooter why don't you??
Feb. 21, 2017, 9:22 pm
Marie from Park Slope says:
Best vanilla cake I ever tasted! The cookies were unbelievable too. I need a cake for my son's Bar Mitzvah, I'll be requesting one from Khayri for sure!
Feb. 23, 2017, 11:54 am
Wayne from Bed stuy says:
Opinion is like a ——. Everyone has one. But u have to give credit when it's due. Good for a young man to follow his dream and doing something positive then negative. Can't please everyone. Keep up the good work cousin
Feb. 28, 2017, 9:27 pm
Chris from BedStuy says:
From a bakers point of view, the faces probably show up better with the lighter dough.
Relax folks and enjoy good baking
March 11, 2017, 4:10 pm

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