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birthday cake?

chu Oct 22, 2008 06:35 PM

Where is the best place in Manhattan to order a fabulous birthday cake? It can (and preferable should) be dairy. Thanks

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    MartyB RE: chu Oct 22, 2008 08:35 PM

    The best bang for the buck is Costco - hands down! Don't know where and if they have a Manhattan location though.

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      berel RE: MartyB Oct 23, 2008 06:20 AM

      I think I'm going to start a new birthday tradition, Costco birthday chocolate chip cookies.

      btw most Costco bakeries aren't kosher (lawrence one is, perhaps the one in Brooklyn too, Waterbury Costco isn't)

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        MartyB RE: berel Oct 23, 2008 09:48 AM

        You are right, I wasn’t thinking. I tend to think locally, I don't go to the local BJs because "BJ's" cakes are not kosher but "Costco's" is kosher. The vast price difference between the local (5 towns) bakery prices for a rather large birthday cake and Costco's (they only know how to make large cakes :) makes me jump whenever I see a request for birthday cakes. I find that most birthdays, anniversary, wedding etc cakes tend to be not spectacular and usually anti-climactic, taste wise. Usually the cake is brought out at the end of the event when everyone is full and it is more ceremonial than culinary - just my humble observation.

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          berel RE: MartyB Oct 23, 2008 10:05 AM

          usually we don't buy the Costco birthday cakes because we usually celebrate our family biirthdays on Friday nights at the flesishig meal

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            MartyB RE: MartyB Oct 23, 2008 01:06 PM

            I must make an exception to my above observation - ice cream cake - there is always room for ice cream! yum!

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              berel RE: MartyB Oct 23, 2008 01:12 PM

              especially carvel cakes with that special "you must eat more" ingrediant

      2. queenscook RE: chu Oct 22, 2008 11:01 PM

        If by "fabulous," you meant "cheap," then, by all means, go with MartyB's suggestion. If, however, you meant delicious, beautiful, classy, not slathered with heavy frosting, etc., then I'd look elsewhere.

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          cappucino RE: chu Oct 23, 2008 04:39 AM

          Wasn't there a post on this board recently about Magnolia bakery going kosher. I would assume that fabulous means upscale and impressive. I wouldn't go with Costco for that.

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            ferret RE: cappucino Oct 23, 2008 07:27 AM

            Buttercup (Magnolia offshoot) on 72nd has kosher supervision.

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              cheesecake17 RE: ferret Oct 23, 2008 09:57 AM

              My husband went to Magnolia recently and brought home a bunch of goodies. He brought home a carrot cake slice, which was delicious.

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