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birthday cake - west side

hana Jun 6, 2006 05:25 PM

does anyone know of a good bakery to get a birthday cake. thanks

  1. gumnaam Oct 10, 2006 01:07 AM

    Silver Moon Bakery (B'way at 105) does great Birthday cakes (and is one of the few places where you can get a real baguette!)

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      Lucia Jun 7, 2006 02:47 PM

      Amy's or Billy's.

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        kiki Jun 7, 2006 11:45 AM

        I got a fabulous cake from Crumb (Amsterdam and 75th, I think) for my mother's 60th birthday. I had searched all over the city for a bakery that would make a pineapple upside down cake to no avail. I wandered into Crumb and asked them. They went out of their way to make it special order and it was DELICOUS. Their cupcakes are out of this world.

        p.s. I am not a fan of the place up in Harlem. Tastes very sheet-cakey.

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          Ben Jun 7, 2006 11:03 AM

          Soutine - w70th just off Columbus

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            K Jun 6, 2006 11:02 PM

            I've heard Make My Cake on the Upper West Side (Harlem actually) is really good. Lots of designs, variations and good cake too. One on 139th St and another on 110th St.

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              Nosher Jun 6, 2006 06:09 PM

              I always say that Amy's Bread has the best birthday cakes for the money-- the quality is excellent and they last a good long time. There's an Amy's on 9th Avenue at 47th Street.


              Link: http://nycnosh.com

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              1. re: Nosher
                CornflakeGirl Jun 6, 2006 07:23 PM

                LOVE their double chocolate cake. Rich but not sickingly sweet.

                1. re: CornflakeGirl
                  Nosher Jun 7, 2006 01:22 AM

                  Yep, the double chocolate is great. One caveat though-- Amy's Bread's Monkey Cake isn't as good as Billy's Bakery's Banana Cake. But that's just about the only cake that isn't excellent.


                  Link: http://nycnosh.com

                2. re: Nosher
                  randi Jun 7, 2006 02:28 PM

                  Huge fan of Amy's. We get all of our office birthday cakes there. A cake runs about $40 and they'll deliver it. We've had milk chocolate, dark chocolate, yellow cake with pink frosting and I think a carrot cake. They've all been great - with both the texture and the taste of the cake as well as the not too sweet frosting.

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