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Cake or Cupcakes, midtown, hell's kitchen?

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  • vvv03 Mar 25, 2008 06:55 AM
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Today's my husband's birthday and I have done nothing for him. I'd like to bring home a delicious little cake or cupcakes. I work in midtown/Rock Center area. Any bakery suggestions that aren't too terribly far away? Thanks!

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  1. You mention HK in the subject - I'd go with Amy's

    1. Buttercup Bakeshop on 2nd Ave in the low 50's

      www.thelunchbelle.com

      1. I'd second Amy's.

        1. I'm not too sure if Amy's sell whole cakes if you just do a walk-in.
          The best cupcake sold in the neighborhood, imo, is the red velvet cupcake from 2 little red hens found in Dean & Deluca at Rockefeller Center. $5 for a cupcake's a little ridiculous but its his birthday!
          www.orderinny.com

          1. I also recommend Amy's, if you don't mind going further west. I've never been impressed by Cupcake Cafe.
            Edit: meant to say I've never been impressed by Buttercup Bake Shop (mentioned above). I've only tried Cupcake Cafe too long ago to remember, but it wasn't as bad as Crumbs.

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            1. re: Lucia

              Cupcake Cafe is the worst!

              www.thelunchbelle.com

              1. re: LeahBaila

                Agreed! They are pretty to look at but tastes like sawdust. I think Amy's is your best bet in the hood.

                1. re: Miss Needle

                  Amen! What a great comparison!

                  www.thelunchbelle.com