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birthday cake for discerning adults

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4seasons Jun 20, 2009 02:50 PM

Now that Payard is out of the picture, I search for a patisserie that bakes refined, delicious cakes that would be center stage for a 65th birthday!

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    simetrias Jun 20, 2009 06:33 PM

    I love Financier's sophisticated, wonderful cakes. Don't know if they make "big" ones.

    1. goodhealthgourmet Jun 20, 2009 07:19 PM

      you might also want to ask around for feedback about Bouchon (not sure if they do cakes) and Balthazar (my mom loves their flourless chocolate torte).

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        notsochubbychubette Jun 22, 2009 08:02 AM

        Bouchon made a killer cinnamon coffee cake for us. They delivered it warm and right out of the over. Absolutely fantastic

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          mahler5 Jun 22, 2009 09:10 AM

          Why is Payard now out of the question? Has something happened to it?

          1. MMRuth Jun 22, 2009 09:39 AM

            Why is Payard out of the picture? I was there for coffee a week ago.

            1. MMRuth Jun 22, 2009 09:40 AM

              I haven't had cake at Lady Mendl - but they look very sophisticated.

              1. JungMann Jun 22, 2009 10:43 AM

                I have a soft spot for Viennese pastries so I would opt for a beautiful torte at Café Sabarsky or Demel.

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                  pups224 Jun 22, 2009 11:19 AM

                  Almondine in Dumbo.
                  Excellent French pastry.

                2. chompchomp Jun 22, 2009 02:02 PM

                  The Mille Crepe at Lady M always gets lots of wows...

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                    mahler5 Jun 22, 2009 02:36 PM

                    Yes. It's amazing.

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