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Denise Apr 5, 2002 02:17 PM

I stopped by here today after hearing praises on this site. Actually my mother has a very sweet tooth and got a good cholesterol count at the doctor, so she wanted to indulge.
The cakes, tarts, pies do look very pretty, but the prices are outrageous. Nine dollars for a cake/tart that is maybe 4 inches in diameter! And $45.00 for a small (7") birthday cake! We split a apple crumb bar which was fresh and good and the only thing under $3.00. Maybe I find these prices ridiculous because I am a baker and so is my mom and we both baked professionally for both the deceased "Our Daily Bread" and later "Cranberry's on Henry" (my cousin's store). If you want pretty check out 18th Avenue "Alba's" and Villabate. Personally, I find Veneiro's raspberry mousse cake delicious and worth the $20.00. And my birthday cake of choice lately is Mother Mousse on Staten Island.Worth the trip for a cake that not only tastes homemade but is beautifully decorated with fresh flowers. Just my opinion.
BTW, there used to be another bakery at their location a few years back, with a different name. Is it the same?

Denise

  1. Woodside Al Jul 25, 2006 04:45 PM

    I like some things at the Little Red Hens, but their quality is quite uneven and they are really way way overpriced for baked goods in Brooklyn.

    1. spchang Jul 25, 2006 04:22 PM

      Count me in as a vote for this place being way way overpriced. The items we got wouldn't have been worth it for 1/2 the price.

      1. chompchomp Jul 25, 2006 04:08 PM

        I think Two Little Red Hens is pricey, but pretty spectacular. The Brooklyn Blackout Cake is wondrous, rich, fudgey, decadent and even better on the second day. I also found the carrot cake to be dense, delicious and full of character, unlike the blander carrot cake I've gotten at places like Buttercup Bakery.

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          Peter Cuce Apr 6, 2002 01:19 PM

          The bakery there before was called Faith's. Two Little Red Hens is run by different people. Personally I think the prices are in line with the quality, but to each her own.

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            JessicaSophia Apr 8, 2002 12:08 PM

            Some of their stuff seems pricey, and some seems reasonable. I had one of their homemade oreos and thought it was TERRIBLE. But then I had an oatmeal cookie, which was delicious.

            They recently opened a location on the Upper East Side. I wonder if their quality will suffer because of trying to run two operations.

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              annab Apr 9, 2002 02:30 PM

              I for one, personally preferred Faith's and find Two Little Red Hens a bit overrated as well as over sweet. I also really and truly miss Faith's coffee, which was excellent.

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                chef smartypants Apr 9, 2002 10:05 PM

                I work with Faith at the Institute of Culinary Education. I'll pass on the fond remembrances to her. She sold the biz years ago.

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                  annab Apr 11, 2002 04:49 PM

                  I am emailing you directly as well, but would you ask her what kind of coffee she served? It was just terrific.

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