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Oct 22, 2008 06:35 PM

birthday cake?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: MartyB

      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)

      1. re: berel

        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.

        1. re: MartyB

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

          1. re: MartyB

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

            1. re: MartyB

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

      2. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: cappucino

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

            1. re: ferret

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