Eileen Kotak Photography

My name is Valerie and I was born and raised on Long Island. I've always enjoyed cooking and baking, but leaned more toward baking because I love the discipline  and science of the process, yet find the creative freedom in experimenting with new flavors amazing, inspiring and downright fun.


Sweet Epiphany LI was born because I was listening to  a radio DJ and he started talking about passion, and how to make a living doing what you love, thus, the epiphany. The next steps were to make it official and successful.



Being a proud Long Islander, I appreciate all the offerings we have access to - from the wineries and farmstands to the pristine beaches and incredible restaurants. My goal is to have my cupcakes become part of the landscape and magic that is Long Island.


I use locally sourced ingredients when possible and craft each cake with love and care.  I even make my own extracts from local organic fruits and LIV Vodka.


I currently live in Islip with my two pugs, Samson and Delilah, and they approve this message.

This is my story and
I'm sticking to it



hello there. . .

Sweet since 2012