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robinschlachman Sep 1, 2006 09:08 PM

Will be in New York City next weekend celebrating my mom's 70th birthday. We will be a party of 14,staying at The Trump International. I am looking for a place that makes great B Day cakes, and will deliver to the hotel. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!

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    susiek11 Sep 1, 2006 09:21 PM

    Has anyone tried Black Hound (blackhoundny.com)? Everything on the website looks absolutely amazing & I figure you can't go wrong when the majority of the cakes' first ingredient is butter. And they deliver.

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      yumpetal Sep 1, 2006 09:39 PM

      Blackhound Bakery makes delicious cakes. I have tasted several of theirs (I love right around the corner) and they are all good!

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        jenhen2 Sep 2, 2006 12:37 AM

        This is a truly amazing place. I love the Bee Cake, and the Ebony & Ivory is delish too. I definitely recommend it!!!!

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        yumpetal Sep 1, 2006 09:40 PM

        Also - Payard in the 70's on Lexington makes beautiful, delicious cakes.

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          designerboy01 Sep 3, 2006 05:19 AM

          Had my b'day cake from Payard. If you like chocolate go for the Louvre. They should throw in the sparklers for free. I got this cake for several years in a row for my birthday, that is how much I liked it. If you don't like chocolate they got a really nice bannana cake.

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          gj978 Sep 1, 2006 09:53 PM

          I think the best ever is Cupcake Café, which is at 545 9th Ave/40th St, as well as apparently having a new location at 18 West 18th St. You can also go to their website at http://www.cupcakecafe.com/

          Their cakes are to die for, and fabulously beautiful, and their cupcakes are small bit of pleasure.

          1. jenniebnyc Sep 1, 2006 09:59 PM

            Is Trump Internation near the UN or Columbus Circle?

            I would say Buttercup Bake Shop on 52nd and 2nd if the hotel is near the UN. If you like coconut...their cake is delicious.

            If the hotel is near Columbus Circle...does Bouchon in Time Warner have cakes? I am sorry to say I haven't been to the one in NYC yet, but if they do have cakes, I would think this would be the place.

            Both places do not deliver, but are in walking distance.

            Don't forget to order ahead.
            Happy Birthday!

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              shortstop Sep 1, 2006 11:32 PM

              Soutine Bakery, on the Upper West Side near the hotel, delivers.

              http://www.soutine.com/

              Bouchon does not have birthday cakes but is worth a visit for their scrumptious baked goods. (it is around the corner from your hotel on the 3rd floor of the Time Warner Center)

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                cgazak Sep 1, 2006 11:41 PM

                I would second the Soutine recommendation. Their cakes are delicious; creamy rather than sugary. It's the only cake my 5 year old daughter will eat. She says any other kind hurts her teeth.

                1. csw Sep 1, 2006 11:59 PM

                  I love cakes in chinatown bakeries. Its extremely light and fluffy with chestnut inbetween. Any other kind hurts my jaws and teeth as most cakes are dry and overly sweet.
                  I've tried all of the cakes from blackhound. Its ok. Looks prettier than it actually tastes. My fave is triple chocolate mousse. A small portion goes a long way.
                  Two little red hens makes a great chocolate cake called the Blackout.
                  Cupcake cafes' is so dense, i could hurt someone with it.

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                    verysleepy Sep 2, 2006 12:13 AM

                    It is very difficult to get pretty cakes that tast good at the same time. Cupcake cafe turns out the best- so beautiful. I would only go to the 9th Ave. outlet though.

                    1. Nosher Sep 2, 2006 12:30 AM

                      While I'd agree that Cupcake Café's cakes are pretty, they're not as tasty as Amy's Bread's cakes. If taste were my primary concern (as it usually is), I'd get a cake at Amy's in preference to a cake from just about any other place in town.

                      Nosher

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                        bostonfoodie111 Sep 2, 2006 12:38 AM

                        Two Little Red Hens UES. Their cakes are works of art!! And delish too!

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