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Help NYC foodies. I will be in the city the first week of April. For the second seder we are going to a friends house in Fairlawn NJ. One of my Kid's turns 5 that day (Tue, April 3). Do you know where I can find a way kewl Kosher for Passover Birthday Cake? If you have a number or web site that would be great, I will call and advance order it.
Details, I am staying near 48th and Lexington. I will have a car that Tuesday. I am driving from the City to Paterson NJ in the Morning and then to my friends house in Fairlawn that afternoon. So any bakery in the City or around the area's in NJ would work. However, I may have to pick the cake up on Monday, so the city would be easier, but, I could probably get someone in NJ to pick the cake up on Monday if need be.
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  1. I don't know of a bakery that would be able to provide such a cake. However, you might consider also posting this (1) on the Tri-State board, where queries about Northern NJ go and (2) even better, perhaps, on the kosher board, indicating in the subject line that this is for NYC/Northern NJ.

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    1. re: RGR

      I posted to all 4 relevant board, NYC, Tristate, Kosher and Bouroughs. Thx.

      1. re: robertpasadena

        Glad to see that you're way ahead of me. :-) It is a problem when someone, especially a child, has a birthday during Passover. I, for one, find most Passover cakes very unappealing. It's not only that the cakes have to be made without leavening, but there's the problem related to icing since strictly kosher people cannot use confectioner's sugar. And if you make the icing with whipped cream, then you can't serve it at a meat meal. All in all, I think it may be tough coming up with something a kid would like. :-(

        1. re: RGR

          Ya, I know my BD is around Pesach too, I still have nightmares about Manschweitz Honey Cake with candles in it. I was just hoping with all the new ingredients, maybe, just maybe I could find something. For example I have found organic confectioners sugar without the corn starch. But is it not K for P certified. I figure if there is going to be anything anywhere in the US it is going to be in your area.

          1. re: robertpasadena

            My birthday is often on Passover (about once every 4 years - not this year, though!!) My mother has perfected more than a few KforP recipes. If you are interested in baking, let me know and I can send them along.

            As for places in the city that might have KforP cakes, I would call Zabar's and ask them. Even if they do not have anything, they may know where to send you. And most bakeries do have flourless chocolate cakes that may or may not be certified KforP but do not contain anything that is forbidden.

            Good luck! I know how much it sucks not to have a real birthday cake on your birthday...sigh...

            1. re: selizara

              You may want to try Carousel Cakes in Rockland County (just a few blocks over the border from New Jersey) They have flourless Kosher cakes but they are not strictly K for P.

    2. We made a fantastic KP cake with lemon and pine nuts last year that we've made a few times since. If you're up to make your own, send us an e-mail and I'll give you the recipe.

      Nosher

      NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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      1. re: Nosher

        I would love the recipe, but, I am from LA. Staying in a hotel that week. No baking for me.

      2. If you access to a kitchen try making a flourless chocolate cake,they're great. For powdered sugar for pesach, try putting sugar in a blender with a little potatoe starch and pulverize. This should give the textured of powdered sugar, then you can make frosting.

        1. One of my guests at the first seder this year will turn 1! I'm baking, among other things, a citrus sponge cake, served with strawberries. I'm going to take some batter and make a single cupcake for her. As far as buying a passover b-day cake, I know that Whole foods has a variety of things although I don't know if they're k for p. There are two whole foods in manhattan, on 7th ave at 25th st or in the time warner center @ columbus circle. There is also a whole foods in Ridgewood nj which is not too far from Fairlawn.

          1. I just read that Crumbs Bakeshop will have Passover Cupcakes. They are not, however, actually certified kosher for Passover. They are really just flourless cupcakes made with potato starch. That would work with my family, but not sure if it will work for you. They have a few locations around Manhattan, including one on 42nd between 5th & 6th.

            http://www.crumbsbakeshop.com/

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            1. re: valerie

              Hmm, it might be worth calling typical bakeries like Billy's and Amy's to see if they have it.

              Otherwise, I know that Black Hound in the EV has flourless Passover cakes. I love all their cakes, I can't imagine these would be bad.

              1. re: janethepain

                I'm coming from L.A. where is EV?

                1. re: robertpasadena

                  That's the East Village. I'm not familiar with Black Hound, but I'd be surprised if their Passover cakes are K for P certified, but you never know. Here's their website: http://www.blackhoundny.com/

                  I'm guessing your best bet for a bakery with cakes that are K for P certified would be a bakery that's kosher all year round. They would be more likely to do a proper chometz cleaning before doing Passover baking. Other bakeries usually just leave out the forbidden ingredients from the Passover cakes they offer.

            2. Payard has two packaged cakes certified for Passover: flourless chocolate and lemon. Neither is exactly a birthday cake, but both are pretty yummy.

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              1. re: floretbroccoli

                There's a good place in Millburn, NJ called Cait & Abby's - I just ordered my birthday cake for 5 different birthdays from there.

              2. Try Eli Zabar

                1. Fairlawn is a pretty Jewish area - there have to be lots of places -- just make sure that they're open for the 2nd sedar and not closed. I did a simple google search and this is what i found for you - - you might want to call them and see what they can make for you, (if you haven't already done so).

                  Butterflake Bake Shop
                  448 Cedar Lane
                  Teaneck, NJ 07666
                  (201) 836-3516

                  Gruenbaum Bakeries
                  477B Cedar Lane
                  Teaneck, NJ 07666
                  (201) 836-3128

                  Fair Lawn Kosher Bakery
                  19-09 Fairlawn Ave
                  Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
                  (201) 796-6565

                  Korn's Bakery
                  1378 Queen Anne Road
                  Teaneck, NJ 07666
                  (201) 833-0114

                  There's even one in Fairlawn. The first one has a web site too!

                  Good luck and happy Passover!

                  1. My most favorite food bakery on 45th has kosher for passover birthday cakes.

                    1. They have some pretty good looking K for P cakes at Fairway. Not strictly B-Day cakes but put candles on a something good with chocolate and you're good.

                      1. I was looking for something similar as my MOm's bday falls on the first night...although I got out of bringing the cake, several friends had suggested "Sweet Melissa" in Brooklyn (there are a few locations). I can't comment on how "kosher" the cake is, but they do have a Passover menu, which includes a great sounding flourless chocolate cake -- from the reviews I've heard, it's worth giving them a call to check on appropriateness: 718-855-3410 or check out their website(http://www.sweetmelissapatisserie.com...).

                        1. There's a bakery on 55th street just off 1st ave toward 2nd. I'll look for the name tomorrow, but they've got a flyer outside which is all about their pesach cakes, and I'm sure I saw the magic word chocolate. . . .Found it! Desert Delivery 360 E. 55th - (212) 838-5411. Give them a call. I bet they can help. You can actually walk over and check it out.