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Nov 29, 2006 05:09 AM

Red Velvet Cake in Philadelphia

I am craving red velvet cake. When I was in NYC I would go to a few good bakeries which made it but here in Philadelphia no luck so far. Anyone know of a good place to get yummy red velvet cake??? I dont even mind mail ordering from NY but I dont know any bakeries that do. Thanks!

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  1. I know that Bleiler's Bakery in the Reading Terminal Market has it sometimes by the slice, quarter, or cake. A few weeks ago DiBruno's (on Chestnut St.) had it by the slice and it was pretty good but obviously farmed out from somewhere else.

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    1. re: bluehensfan

      I've seen them by the slice at Bleiler's, as well. You can put in an order for any item that's not on hand and pick it up later. I've not tried their red velvet cake, but everything else is wonderful.

    2. I would imagine that any of the good bakeries in Philly would make you a red velvet cake if you call up and order it. Try Petit 4 in Old City and Pink Rose at 4th and Bainbridge for starters.

      Pink Rose
      630 S. Fourth St.
      (Bainbridge St.)
      Philadelphia, PA 19147

      Petit 4 Pastry Studio
      • 160 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
      • Neighborhood: Old City/Penn's Landing
      • Phone: 215.627.8440
      • Fax: 215.627.8443

      1. Petit 4 has been closed since the summer and is going to be a cheese shop in it's next incarnation so I'd pass that one (unless you want cheese...)

        1. Oops. Sorry. Thanks for the update. I guess it's been a while since I darkened their doorstep. Heck, I'll make the red velvet cake for you if you want.

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          1. re: Suefoo

            I think Brown Betty Desserts in Northern Liberties has Red Velvet cupcakes sometimes but I would call first since it isn't part of the regular menu. They didn't have them when I was there the last time. However, some columnist really liked them. Suefoo, if you have a good recipe that doesn't use a load of red food coloring, I would love to have.

            1. re: FayeD

              i worry about those liberties walk businesses. i walk by here all the time and there are so few people i see doing the same. (the sushi place, zen, already closed?!!!)

              they make very pretty things:

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