HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

Red Velvet Cake in the West Village

I need to order a red velvet cake for my brother's birthday and I'm wondering where the best place to do that in the West Village would be. There's always Magnolia, but I also heard Amy's Bread is good. Thanks for any suggestions!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I generally like Amy's bread and Billy's better than Magnolia, but I haven't had the red velvet cake at either.

    1. I can tell you that both Amy's Bread and Billy's are good, and that Amy's will be the more expensive of the two...Amy's is $42 (I think) and Billy's is about $32-35.

      1. Talk to Deborah at Perry Street Cakes. She works out of her home, everything is completely homemade, and her prices are very reasonable. She's doing my wedding cake. We did taste her red velvet... it was fantastic. There are pics up on her site of some recent birthday cakes she's done.

        http://perrystreetcakes.com/

        1. I'd go with Amy's (on Bleecker)--it is well worth the extra expense. The cake also freezes beautifully, so if you've got leftovers, you can hang on to them before the cake goes stale.

          Nosher

          NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

          1. Amy's has the best Red Velvet in Manhattan...in Brooklyn, I like Cake Man Raven...very rich though and I know quite a trek in this weather.