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

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  1. 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.

    Nosher

    Link: http://nycnosh.com

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      CornflakeGirl

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

      1. re: CornflakeGirl

        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.

        Nosher

        Link: http://nycnosh.com

      2. re: Nosher

        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.

      3. 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.

        1. Soutine - w70th just off Columbus

          1. 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.

            1. Amy's or Billy's.

              1. 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!)