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Feb 11, 2009 07:54 PM

Cupcakes in Westchester

Does anyone know of a great place to get cupcakes for a party in Westchester. Lulu's is out b/c they require minimum of 50 and I only need about 25. Where else is there? I can't travel to the city. Thanks.

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  1. Rivera Bakehouse in Ardsley.

    1. A new cupcake bakery is opening in Pleasantville tomorrow! They bill themselves as Westchester's first and only cupcake bakery.
      Flour & Sun, 19 Washington Ave.

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      1. re: spa

        Please let me know if the cupcakes are worth it. I would like to have a good review before I order them. Thanks!

        1. re: jennygirl24

          I've had a few sneak previews that have been very good. They're beautiful, too. I should add that I know the owner.

          Where are you located? Can you stop by and see/taste for yourself?

          1. re: spa

            spa - I stopped by there yesterday and tried their chocolate mint cupcake. Absolutely delicious - and such a neat idea for a cupcake. They're very creative at Flour & Sun. :o) Hope they do well - I'm crossing my fingers for them. I'm looking forward to trying their hummingbird cupcake too. Thanks for the heads up on this great litle place!

            1. re: Sra. Swanky

              I'm glad that you and the others have liked it (mostly). I hope everyone keeps going back as the kinks get worked out and the place continues to improve. After all, this is just the soft opening. I bet they address people's concerns in time for the grand opening (not sure when that is).

              My fingers are crossed, too!

          2. re: jennygirl24

            Galloways is only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I like both theirs and Rivieras cupcakes. However, it all depends on the type of frosting you want. Riviera has that classic "childhood, mom-made, birthday cupcake" frosting. Galloways's vanilla is a whipped cream type topping and their chocolate frosting is more fudgey. In terms of the texture of the cupcake, galloways is more bouncy and lighter, and Rivieras is tender and crumby (not dry though)... It all depends on what you like! Personally I love Lulu's cupcakes and its a shame you can't get them there!

            1. re: jennygirl24

              Anticipating a great experience, I picked up a whole bunch of cupcakes this morning from Flour and Sun Bakery for a Valentine’s Day lunch party. While the banana cupcake with cream cheese has some potential, for the most part we were very disappointed. The red velvet cupcakes were dry and while the yellow cake was somewhat more moist, the buttercream was way to sweet! If you are into Magnolia-ish cupcakes, then you will love this place, but not for me. In fact nobody finished their cupcakes =(

              1. re: Chuckaroo1991

                To each his own and all that--you're certainly entitled to your opinion. But your facts? They were not selling banana cupcakes yesterday. If they had been, I would have gotten one!

                1. re: spa

                  Maybe it was the hummingbird(?) cake cupcake? I think we got something with banana or pineapple in it yesterday. My wife had it and I think she liked it. not sure.

                  1. re: spa

                    Maybe they weren't called banana cupcakes, but there definitely were bananas in them, and a little coconut. And like I said, they were the only ones we could eat out of the bunch since the bananas made them moist. Sorry for not checking my "facts" and calling them a "banana" cupcake if, indeed they were not. The other cupcakes were dry.... and like you said, all ten of us were entitled to our own opinions!

              2. Galloways in Scarsdale but there only open on weekends!

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                1. re: MikiLovesSugar

                  I thought Galloways was open on Thursdays and Fridays too. Have they cut hours?

                  1. re: laylag

                    I do not recall them ever having hours other than Friday-Sunday.
                    Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday
                    And IIRC CASH ONLY.

                2. Was at Mitchells Country Deli in Yorktown this morning and they had adorable cupcakes there for valentines day. I asked the guy behind the counter if they always make cupcakes and told him about your post. They didn't have a business card but he gave me a menu. They can make you however many you would like. I even bought a few myself this morning. I'll let you know how they are!

                  1. Is the Pleasantville place going to have anything else, like coffee? Is it a cafe with tables? The cupcake menu looks amazing.

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                    1. re: mary30

                      Coffee, yes. But it's pretty tiny. I don't know if there'll be room to sit.

                      I just looked in the window. Today's menu features the 4 standard daily flavors (chocolate chocolate, chocolate vanilla, vanillla chocolate, vanilla vanilla) and several specials (red velvet, choc mint, orange poppyseed,...)

                      1. re: spa

                        Is Flour & Sun on the same side of the Chase Bank? I did a little drive through Washington Ave and had trouble finding it. (Also, there was someone behind me so I couldn't slow down as much as I wanted to!)

                          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                            Yes, they're open. I was just there! Yes, it's next to the Chase bank--there's a sign in the window but their official sign isn't up yet. Mmmm, red velvet cupcakes!