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eharwell Aug 2, 2006 06:57 AM

Hi-My mother is turning 60, and we're visiting the city. I'd love to order a fabulous birthday cake for her. Any recommendations?

  1. wleatherette Aug 2, 2006 01:47 PM

    my friend recently got a birthday cake from billy's bakery in chelsea, and it was delicious. sugar sweet sunshine, on rivington st, is also great as is masterbakers (in the old devil moon restaurant on 12th st). all of these places have a southern/home-style bent.

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      LJW Aug 2, 2006 03:10 PM

      I love Amy's Bread cakes, especially the yellow cake w/pink frosting.

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        virtualfrolic Aug 2, 2006 04:10 PM

        Two Little Red Hens in the Upper East Side and in Brooklyn. They make the best cakes! Call ahead and they'll hold the cake for you, as many of their best cakes, such as cheesecake and strawberry shortcake, sell out quickly.

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          CornflakeGirl Aug 2, 2006 09:11 PM

          Second Amy's! For me it's the double chocolate. Rich without being overly sweet or sugary.

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            Crepe Suzette Aug 2, 2006 09:20 PM

            I agree, the yellow cake with pink frosting is DELICIOUS--just bought a slice last week!

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            jenhen2 Aug 2, 2006 09:12 PM

            Black Hound on 2nd avenue makes the best bee cake -- it's my all time favorite!

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              chocokitty Aug 2, 2006 10:31 PM

              If you want a sophisticated cake you could go to Financier Patisserie on 62 Stone St. It's fabulous as well as their pastries.

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                theannerska Aug 2, 2006 10:34 PM

                I haven't had the cakes at Financier but they do make amazingly tasty (and beautiful) pastries...

                I would also second Two Little Red Hens for great cheesecake, a beautifully layered strawberry shortcake, their Brooklyn Blackout cake, or their Brooklyn Cream. These are beautifully decorated too, so that may be a plus for the special occasion.

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                billyeats Aug 3, 2006 01:53 AM

                The chocolate cake w. buttercream icing at Billy's is a winner. We served it at our wedding and everyone (including ourselves) loved it. If your Mom happens to like strawberry shortcake, try Citarella, their version is delicious.

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