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Parul Mehra Apr 24, 2007 08:40 AM

Does anybody know of a nice bakery for kids birthday cake in Westchester?

  1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 27, 2007 01:31 PM

    Riviera in Ardsley makes these amazing crazy, crooked, colorful bday cakes that are perfect for kids or kids at heart. They call it their "whimsical cake" and it is pricey but adorable and yummy. I'm familiar with the small version but I think they have larger as well. Pic here top row left: http://www.geocities.com/rivbake2/fra...

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      tarrytown hound Apr 27, 2007 04:44 PM

      I love Riviera. I usually make cupcakes from a mix with canned frosting and sprinkles for the toddlers and then get a cake from Riviera for the adults (the chocolate cake with oreo whipped cream filling and chocolate fudge frosting is our favorite!) Everyone is happy. The kids like the cupcakes and the parents talk about the delicious cake for weeks.... I don't waste the money on decorations either, I buy one of those character candles.

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        Parul Mehra Apr 30, 2007 10:06 AM

        I checked the website. The cakes look good. Will check out.Thanks!

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        lisette Apr 26, 2007 10:26 AM

        Actually, the cakes at Stew Leonard's aren't bad and they can make them in any color or theme. They also make ice cream cakes.

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          valerie Apr 26, 2007 01:32 PM

          I was about to suggest Stew Leonard's as well.

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            marcia2 Apr 26, 2007 04:52 PM

            Another vote for Stew Leonard's. I've had those at birthday parties and they were fine. Also, they'll do the thing where you bring them a photograph and they'll reproduce it on the cake.

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              i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 27, 2007 01:31 PM

              Stew's carrot cake is delish.

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          Axel Heyst Apr 25, 2007 02:11 PM

          I second pastry corner in Mt Kisco. All of the cakes we have purchased for our kids' birthdays have been top notch.

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            marcia2 Apr 25, 2007 05:06 PM

            I know how horrifying this answer is, but Costco, especially if you're at the stage of having 25-30 small children for a toddler/preschooler party. The ingredient list is appalling, yet the cakes are surprisingly good and the price is right.

            For pricier, yummier and no scary ingredients, the Austrian bakery on Purchase St. in Rye (sorry, the name is escaping me), makes delicious things. I also get perfectly fine birthday cakes at (aargh! proper nouns are fleeing!) the Italian bakery next to D'Ag in the Rye Ridge shopping plaza in Rye Brook.

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              Dim Sum Diva Apr 26, 2007 06:01 AM

              The Rye Ridge bakery is called Cerbone.
              There is a place we call the "cookie outlet", it's Neri's bakery (attached to the actual production factory) on Pearl St. in Port Chester.
              Harrison Bake Shop on Halstead Ave. in Harrison.
              White Plains Bake Shop on Mamaroneck Ave. in WP.

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                yeshana Apr 27, 2007 04:29 PM

                I HAVE CONSISTENTLY PICKED UP- NOT EVEN ORDERED, CAKES FROM SAMS CLUB. EACH TIME, GUESTS, USUALLY SNOBBISH TEENS, ASK"WHERE DID YOU BUY THE CAKE FROM". EXPECTING ME TO REPLY"RIVIERA", OR OTHER UPPER SCALE PLACES, I LOOK AT THEM AS THEY SNICKER, AND REPLY, "SAM'S CLUB". I'M PROUD TO SERVE, AND HAVE THEM LOVE EVERY BITE OF MY 14.98 DOLLAR SAM'S CLUB JUNKY INDULGENCE!

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                  Parul Mehra Apr 30, 2007 09:42 AM

                  Thanks for the suggestion. I will check out the Sam's Club.

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                  Parul Mehra Apr 30, 2007 09:37 AM

                  You are right! It is very difficult to find a descent cake in Westchester. We tried a few bakeries over the weekend but nothing met our expectations. I will definitely try the ones you are suggesting...thanks

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                jillinwestchester Apr 24, 2007 01:10 PM

                Not sure if you're in southern or northern westchester, but I love the Pastry Corner in Mt. Kisco. They can do all the kid's favorites including elmo, spider man, etc. They also make beautiful adult cakes.

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                  debraksolomon Apr 24, 2007 06:02 PM

                  Lexington Square Cafe makes beautiful cakes, more decorative than theme. Also like Pastry Corner for the themed cakes.

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