cake/pastry advice please!
- poptart Aug 5, 2008 12:45 PM
I need to get a small cake, cupcake or nice pastry for someone special on Friday night to celebrate a b'day.
It would need to be something that can survive no refrigeration for several (6 +) hours. I'll be coming in to Port Authority mid-afternoon and ending up in the low 30s, east side, but am willing to travel a little out of my way.
I have searched and perused the boards for the best places for cupcakes and people seem to like Crumbs for the most part. 2 Red Hens seems to get raves as well. But I am open to any suggestions.
Doesn't have to be a cake or cupcake. The recipient loves tarts & other goodies, so anything I can stick a candle in should work.
I don't like Crumbs at all.
I would recommend 2 Little Red Hens--it even has some mini cakes that would be pretty. I've gotten cupcakes from there for past birthdays. I also like Billy's for cupcakes and other treats. That said, I'm guessing that the icing on either a Billy's or an Amy's cupcake will melt after 6+ hours w/o refrigeration (esp if that's w/o air conditioning as well).
Whatever you do, do NOT get a Crumbs cupcake (unless you have tried them before and are sure they are what you want).
My preference between 2 Hens and Billy's is for 2 Hens. It sounds like you don't have a car and will be relying on buses/subways/cabs. If taking subways, from Port Authority, I would just take the Shuttle train to Grand Central, change for the 4 or 5 train and take it one stop to 86th Street to go to 2 Hens. Then you can take the 6 train downtown to 33rd Street to be at your destination.
re: Miss Needle
86th st is actually 2 stops from Grand Central (59th, then 86th) on the 4 or 5 train.
On the subject of Grand Central, has anyone tried the pastries or cakes at the Corrado Bread & Pastry shop in the Grand Central Market?
There is a picture of the treats at their 70th st & Lexington branch here (click on "Desserts" on the lower left, then on ".Cakes" or ".Individual Deserts"):