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chowdom Jun 29, 2008 06:46 AM

Where can I find a cake in Westchester ( other that Lulu) that has a decent cake to icing ratio. I find most bakery cakes are all icing and very little cake, yuck!

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    dolores Jun 29, 2008 10:24 AM

    Other than Lulu? I'm not sure why, but since Lulu is my first choice, I'd have to say Plaza Sweets in Mamaroneck.

    Until Lulu's, I hadn't found a bakery cake that I consider good. La Tulipe gets lots of press, but they are not good.

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      kaaaassss Jun 30, 2008 09:52 AM

      where is lulus locaed

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        dolores Jun 30, 2008 10:50 AM

        Scarsdale, off the Bronx River Parkway:

        http://www.sweetsbylulu.com/page.asp?...

    2. roxlet Jun 29, 2008 11:56 AM

      Try Rivera.

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        Bloombee Jun 30, 2008 08:02 AM

        I suspect that is a reference to the Riviera Bakehouse in Ardsley. Love their cake. Can recommend chocolate cake with raspberry mousse filling- mmmm.

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          chowdom Jun 30, 2008 10:05 AM

          We tried a cake from Rivera and it had a freezer burn taste to it, we tossed it. We should have brought it back but it is a little out of the way. I think we might try them again and mention the original problem so it doesn't happen again. We have gotten other items from them that were good.

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            roxlet Jun 30, 2008 12:56 PM

            I've heard that about some of the cakes in the refrigerator case, but since I never buy anything there but custom cakes, I've never had a problem.

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              Bloombee Jun 30, 2008 12:57 PM

              Yes - the cakes we have bought were custom as well

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                chowdom Jun 30, 2008 01:22 PM

                Thanks!

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          westchester_hilary Jun 30, 2008 08:35 AM

          There is Chester Heights Bakery in New Rochelle. Great chocolate ganache frosting!

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            dolores Jun 30, 2008 09:47 AM

            But I'm still curious, why reinvent the wheel?

            Lulu's has them all beat, why go anywhere else?

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              chowdom Jun 30, 2008 09:58 AM

              DH does not like the cake, I think it is a little too rich for him.

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                dolores Jun 30, 2008 10:51 AM

                Oh. Thanks, chowdom.

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              chowdom Jun 30, 2008 09:58 AM

              When was the last time you purchased a cake from Chester Heights Bakery?
              When Bruno and Bridget owned it, it was my favorite bakery. We tried a cake under the new ownership and we threw it in the garbage, it was really that bad. I don't think they use real ingredients (butter, sugar...) it tasted like chemicals. And it was all icing.

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                westchester_hilary Jun 30, 2008 01:55 PM

                I'm not sure when they changed owners. I've had their cake in the past 6 months and it tasted the same to me. We always get the custard and frosting layers with the chocolate ganache frosting.

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              busdrivermom Jul 6, 2008 06:31 PM

              The best cake in Westchester has to be Perfect Endings Bakery in Armonk. I would tell you my favorite but I love everything.

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                RawTunaFan Jul 7, 2008 06:56 AM

                We tried a few cakes at Perfect Endings recently, couldn't say we were terribly impressed. The chocolate cake was a little dry and the icing tasted waxy.

                The oatmeal cookies were fantastic, though! And also a great coconut cookie! But I think we'll pass on the cakes.

                I think we'll stick to Lulus for the cake. By far the best. And another great place for cakes is CIty Limits, they are also fantastic and you can tell they use real, fresh ingredients. Maybe you can order a cake and request your bakery to have them put less icing and more cake?

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                bonacbub Jul 21, 2008 11:34 AM

                Don't laugh but if you need a big sheet cake for a birthday, Costco makes a yummy cake.

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                  chowdom Jul 21, 2008 01:54 PM

                  IThanks for the recommendation,I'm not laughing, we have ordered sheet cakes there in the past, ( for large picnics) however we are looking for something on a smaller scale.

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                  dessertbar Nov 18, 2008 05:48 PM

                  I'm an experienced homebaker. Shoot me an email if you're interested in tasting my cakes. Thank you!

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                    chowdom Nov 20, 2008 01:27 PM

                    can't send an email without an address!

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                    intrepid Nov 20, 2008 01:35 PM

                    the bakery next to lias's in hartsdale..named??? enricos??

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                      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Nov 20, 2008 05:47 PM

                      I've had some stuff--cupcakes and St. Joseph's pastries-- from Enrico's, and haven't been terribly impressed. We did like their Irish Soda bread.

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                        intrepid Nov 21, 2008 06:41 AM

                        ive had various items from enricos/ always enjoyed them

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                          chowdom Nov 21, 2008 03:52 PM

                          Did not care for their cake.

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