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Amy's v. Billy's for Cake

ChowDiva Oct 3, 2007 11:06 AM

I have been assigned the duty of picking up a cake for an office going away party. From my research, Amy's Bread and Billy's Bakery have both received high praise for their cakes. Of the two, which is better...and what in particular is noteworthy? I'm thinking maybe a simple vanilla cake and chocolate icing. Although, the black and white cake at Amy's is tempting. Suggestions appreciated!

  1. scarlet starlet Oct 3, 2007 11:15 AM

    I refer you to this topic http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44540...

    1. LeahBaila Oct 3, 2007 11:17 AM

      Billy's, for sure! I've found Amy's to be on the drier side.

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        Lucia Oct 3, 2007 11:24 AM

        Billy's, but you can't go wrong w/either.

        1. holland_oats Oct 3, 2007 12:02 PM

          amy's red velvet is yum

          1. Nosher Oct 4, 2007 11:15 PM

            I'd go with Amy's every time, with one exception: Billy's makes the best banana cake in town.


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              ChowDiva Oct 5, 2007 12:11 PM

              FYI...the cake was FANTASTIC and a hit with everyone at the office (which is difficult). We had the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. The cake was nice and moist and the buttercream light, creamy, and not too sweet. Thanks for the advice!

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              1. re: ChowDiva
                LeahBaila Oct 5, 2007 12:19 PM

                ...but where was it from??? You didn't say.

                1. re: LeahBaila
                  ChowDiva Oct 8, 2007 06:35 AM

                  Sorry...it was from Billy's.

                  1. re: ChowDiva
                    LeahBaila Oct 8, 2007 06:39 AM


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