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best grocery store sheet cake?

jenniferl Nov 12, 2007 02:40 PM

I can't believe I'm asking about this on Chowhound of all places but.... does anyone have any recommendations on where to get the best possible suburban-grocery-store-style sheet cake (you know, the kind with the too sugary frosting and pictures of cartoon characters...) in Manhattan? Thanks!

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    pbjluver Nov 14, 2007 07:36 PM

    I work birthday parties at a children's learning center and we get custom theme sheet cakes from the Food Emporium. The cakes are made to order, beautifully decorated and are delicious. The price is right. Huge variety to choose from...look thru their book.

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      jenniferl Nov 13, 2007 12:09 PM

      Thanks for the advice! I think I'll try Food Emporium since it's closer to my apartment than a Fairway would be.

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        ssf36 Nov 13, 2007 12:21 PM

        The Food Emporium on 8th & 49th is especially good I have found.

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          RussianGirl Nov 13, 2007 01:04 PM

          The Food Emporium on 59th and 1st also might work. It's so fancy that you can't get a bag of Oreos there, but the cakes are good :)

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            Cheese Boy Nov 13, 2007 10:42 PM

            The FE-Bridge Market on 1st and 59th is in a really nice space, and I think the overall vibe there reflects that. Quality there is a cut above most other FE's and you can expect to pay a tad bit more too.

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          valerie Nov 12, 2007 05:39 PM

          Food Emporium has them.

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            samiam123 Nov 12, 2007 05:44 PM

            Food Emporium's are good and so are Fairway's. Food Emporium is cheaper. Is it for a kid's party?

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            Tay Nov 12, 2007 02:53 PM

            If there is a Costo ior BJ's n Manh, those would be the places...Their cakes cannot be beaten for price and they make very acceptable sheet cakes

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              Blumie Nov 13, 2007 10:13 AM

              No Costco in Manhattan, but you can get them in Brooklyn or Queens.

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                atraxia Nov 14, 2007 06:42 AM

                There is a Costco in Queens - Long Island City - so not far at all from Manhattan. Pretty good sheet cake.

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