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Elmo Birthday Cake

valerie Oct 2, 2006 03:40 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for where I can get some type of cake with Elmo on it for my daughter's birthday party? I can't believe that it has been so difficult to find. Ruthy's Bakery in Chelsea Market does one, but it's about $250. Not really looking to spend that much if I don't have to. They also do a photo cake, but I don't really like those.

I also called Two Little Red Hens and they do a flat cake with Elmo and it is more in line with what I'd like to spend (around $130 for a cake that feeds 35-40).

Any other suggestions would be welcome! Thanks!

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    dream_of_giusti Oct 2, 2006 03:46 PM

    If you have an Acme (Albertsons) market near you, try there. They usually have all types of character cakes. I a really cool Spongebob, made with a frisbee, for my daughter last year. The cakes taste good.

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      calypsogirl Oct 2, 2006 08:20 PM

      also check out:


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        Produce Addict Oct 3, 2006 02:32 AM

        How about Carvel? Haven't been in a while but I remember as a kid they had a book with lots of different characters that they would put on a cake.

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          valerie Oct 3, 2006 01:10 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions. Don't have an Acme/Albertson's in Manhattan, but I did check out Food Emporium. My guess is that the supermarkets (and Baskin Robbins too) don't have any Sesame Street cakes due to a licensing thing. Carvel will do a photo cake with Elmo, but I hate those photo cakes.

          I will most likely go with Tribeca Treats since they do great work (I've seen their cakes at other parties) and the prices are reasonable.


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            lisette Oct 3, 2006 02:46 PM

            I'm surprised you can't get one at your local grocery store. The Wilton website has a few pans -- I bought the Elmo face one and it was very easy to do. Rather than piping all of the red fur as stars, just spread the frosting on and then lift the spatula into small peaks all over. It looked great!

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            1. re: lisette
              Rosebud_1 Apr 3, 2007 06:38 PM

              I ordered my baby's birthday cake from Tribeca Treats based on these posts. I got the vanilla cake/vanilla frosting. It was delicious. But the best part was I messengered a copy of the invitation and they matched the color, pattern, and even they type face in icing. It was great and not a million dollars

              1. re: Rosebud_1
                valerie Apr 3, 2007 07:25 PM

                Glad you liked it. I recommend them somewhat often on this board. The owner, Rachel, is very nice.

            2. LFeinberg Apr 4, 2007 05:08 AM

              Cakes and Shapes!

              1. princeofpork Apr 4, 2007 05:43 AM

                Baskin Robbins does a great one!!

                1. Uptownflavor Apr 10, 2007 10:23 AM

                  If you don't mind traveling uptown Make my Cake makes wonderfully delicious moist cakes in any design you request. Their prices are standard. There is a location on 116th and another further uptown near 137th Street (Strivers Row). They have a website that you find my typing in Make My Cake.

                  1. ndl Apr 10, 2007 10:43 AM

                    i was just at a birthday party with a cupcake cafe cake with chewbaca on it. the design was great, and the cake is delicious, though maybe a little dense for kids. i'm not sure how big they do it, but it's worth a call...


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