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Buttercup Bake Shop

STA1985CH Aug 24, 2009 08:55 AM

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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    davisready Aug 24, 2009 08:58 AM

    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. LeahBaila Aug 24, 2009 10:05 AM

      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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        STA1985CH Aug 24, 2009 03:05 PM

        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.

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        chachalicious Aug 24, 2009 04:02 PM

        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!

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          mahler5 Aug 24, 2009 07:38 PM

          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.

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            uwsister Aug 25, 2009 12:00 PM

            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.

            1. erin07nyc Aug 26, 2009 12:09 PM

              Perry Street Cakes is kind of a free-lance (but dept of health inspected!) baker that did my wedding cake. It was delicious, beautiful and definitely affordable. I would definitely order a cake from her again. Her pictures show a lot of fondant but I'm sure a simple birthday cake would be fantastic.


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