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Aug 24, 2009 08:55 AM

Buttercup Bake Shop

Hello! I need to buy some moderately priced, but still very tasty, birthday cakes. Having done some research it looks as if Buttercup Bake Shop fits the bill. Has anyone had the cake from their? Recommendations? I need to get two three layer 9 inche cakes. I am leaning towards a golden cake and eithier the chocolate cake or lady baltimore. Has anyone had any experiences wth the cakes there?

Or any other suggestions on afforadable birthday cakes in NYC?

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  1. I've never tried the cake there, but I can say the strawberry-rhubarb pie is excellent. I also strongly suggest you consider picking up some banana pudding while you're there.

    1. Yes, I've had multiple experiences with cakes there. How many people are you trying to feed? Portion size is ALWAYS over-estimated.
      I love the lemon cake w/ lemon buttercream. I've always had the best experiences with cakes from Buttercup.

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      1. re: LeahBaila

        around 50 probably a bit under. I was thinking of 2 of the 3 layer 9 inches-- I think it says it feeds 12-20 per one of those cakes. For about 40-50 people what would you think would work. I am set on round cakes instead of a sheet cake.

      2. I've had both the chocolate w/chocolate icing & the golden cake w/chocolate. I preferred the golden cake. I think 2 of the 9inch layer cakes should do the trick for 50- but make sure you have a bread knife so you can make neat slices to suit your crowd. Enjoy!

        1. As I have written before, I would order a couple cakes from Good Enough to Eat, on Amsterdam and 84th. Their coconut cake and their chocolate cake are as good as it gets anywhere.

          1. Not a fan of Buttercup -- granted I've only tried their cupcakes, but they were so dry and the frosting was crumbly. I'd recommend Two Little Red Hens in UES. They have a price chart for special orders on their website.