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Fabulous birthday cakes for $25 or under?

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Searching for a bakery that sells good-to-great $25 birthday cakes that can feed 7. Any suggestions?

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  1. Unfortunately, your budget would yield you a tiny cake, I'm thinking 6", but that small size should give you enough servings if quite small.

    If I were in your shoes, I would probably head down to Umanoff&Parsons (http://www.umanoffparsons.com ) and get one of their ready-made cakes. (Their custom birthday cakes are beyond your budget.) They mostly wholesale, including to Fairway and FreshDirect, but they have a retail store at their factory in Tribeca. Quality is good but not mind-blowing -- sorry, I don't know anywhere that will get you mind-blowing for under $25.

    Your other alternative is a half sheetcake at Costco. It was named in the Saveur100 as a fantastic cake and a good bargain. Also, you can get an assortment of cupcakes from the various cupcake emporiums in the city (I like Buttercup). Good luck.

    1. Billy's Bakery in chelsea makes a fantastic cake. Their two layer, 8 inch would feed 7 people comfertably. It's a little over your price point @ $28, but it's also a REALLY great cake w/ buttercream frosting that's perfect for birthday's.

      1. sugar sweet sunshine is one of my favorite bakeries, and they have a 7 inch two layer cake for $22.

        the almond buttercream frosting is delish! they're on rivington near essex.

        http://www.sugarsweetsunshine.com/ind...

        1. Little Pie Company sells a Mississipi Mud Pie that is unreal. 10" for $21.

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          1. re: beuk13

            Hey! That might be a Umanoff&Parsons cake!

          2. You could probably find something at Billy's, Amy's, or Little Pie Company that would fit within your budget and be delicious.

            1. we just had a fantastic birthday cake from billy's. i highly recommend it. sugar sweet sunshine is also good, but i like billy's frosting much better.

              1. I also just got a great cake from Billy's at Easter time. We got pink buttercream frosting on top with pastel polka dots. Very springlike- it was awesome!

                1. I'll throw in Black Hound. Their cakes are around $26, I believe, though prices may have gone up one or two dollars. But very rich stuff, not really like a conventional spongy cake.