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The most perfect birthday cakes from Cannelle in Queens

janie May 24, 2008 09:11 PM

Had my son's birthday party yesterday, and just wanted to post the photo of the cakes from Cannelle, they were exceptional as usual. Beautiful and delicious, so light and elegant looking...I couldn't have been happier. No other bakery in Queens compares, and I've tried all the "good" ones.

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    ernie0716 May 27, 2008 07:15 PM

    Have you tried the gateau St. Honore? I've seen it on weekends, but you can order one anytime. It comes in two sizes. It's a pate a choux (eclair/cream puff dough) base, with custard and whipped cream layered over it. Then there are custard filled cream puffs with a hard caramel shell. This cake is amazing. Must be eaten the same day, not a problem for me. I used to eat this cake as a child and no one has made this as good.

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    1. re: ernie0716
      janie May 28, 2008 10:47 AM

      Have not tried that as of yet, but their chocolate eclairs are divine. Sounds like a good 4th of July Cake!

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      Angela Roberta May 27, 2008 12:59 PM

      Could we get the address for Cannelle?

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      1. re: Angela Roberta
        sharonj May 27, 2008 02:56 PM

        75-59 31st Ave.,
        Jackson Heights, N.Y.11370

        It's to the right of Waldbaum's.


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          ConOrama May 28, 2008 01:50 PM

          this is just a general curiosity question... I grew up in Jackson Heights, havent lived there in about 15 years. How old is this bakery? Is it where Jay Dee's was?

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            sharonj May 28, 2008 06:16 PM

            I don't live on this side of Northern Blvd., and I don't really pay attention to the little stores in this "minimall" so I can't tell you if it is where Jay Dee was, but Cannelle just opened this past December. It has a huge parking lot in the middle, and the other stores include Modell's and Radioshack. It also has a place called Dante's, which I think does catering etc.

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              ernie0716 May 29, 2008 07:32 PM

              Yes, this is the same spot as Jay Dee's. The new bakery is about 6 months old.

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          squinchy May 27, 2008 10:42 AM

          I agree wholeheartedly. We got the chocolate mouse cake and the strawberry shortcake for my son's 2nd bday, and they were magical.
          I also like their sandwichs for lunch--take them over to the nearby LaGuardia Landing Lights park for a picnic, which is a nice place to be IF the planes aren't flying overhead!
          I'd even go out on a limb and say I've never experienced such consistently excellent baked goods in all of NYC.

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            sharonj May 26, 2008 09:02 AM

            Excellent choices Janie. One of these days I plan to ask them to make me a custom made cake which I'm sure will be delish.

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