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Best bakery for birthday cake in Bergen County, NJ

I need to pick up a birthday cake for tonight; could be a basic yellow or chocolate cake, ice cream cake, or whatever, as long as it's high-quality and delicious.

Some bakeries I've heard about include:
-B&W Bakery in Hackensack (I know their crumb cake is supposed to be great, but do they sell regular cakes?)
-Palisades Park Bakery in Palisades Park
-Patisserie St. Michel in Teaneck (do they offer regular cakes, or only French pastries?)
-Rispoli Bakery in Ridgefield (do they have anything offer than Italian pastries?)

Any other suggestions? Anywhere in Bergen County is fine.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Belmont Bakery in Haledon is wonderful. Lots of places freeze the layers for sheet cakes, thus compromising them a bit. I know for fact that Belmont Bakery does not do this as my neighbor is the head baker there. I really don't enjoy sheet cake at all, but the sheet cake from Belmont is great as a rare treat for myself.

    Sidenote: B&W Crumb cake imo is grossly overrated. Try the crumb cake from packanack bakery on rt 23 in wayne.

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    1. re: BartenderMT41

      I could not agree more regarding B&W. The crumb cake was very dry. I think that Entenmann's is better. There is nothing better than Palisades Park Bakery although Miller's in Cliffside will certainly do if you do not feel like driving to Palisades Park

      1. re: Metsgo

        Do you know what bakery has great pecan and coconut custard pies for Thanksgiving?

    2. We get all our birthday cakes from Palisades Park Bakery, Rispoli has the traditional rum cakes or without rum if you request. Both places are great, just minutes apart from each other.

      1. for the money - a&p in tenafly

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        1. re: tortms

          where is there an a&p in Tenaflly?

        2. BJs and Costco have wonderful cakes and they are really cheap too.

          1. Balthazar's in Englewood makes gorgeous gourmet flourless chocolate cake that is really incomparable. All their stuff is amazing.

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            1. re: bergencountymom

              Miller's in Tenafly has excellent cakes, and a good value to boot.

            2. CAKE BOSSSSS, HOBOKEN!
              Maria's Saddle Brook
              all over Garfield and Lodi
              your local main ave bakery in south bergen county can't do you any wrong!

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              1. re: njguy201

                Thanks. Do you have any recommendations?

                1. re: njguy201

                  While Carlos is good, Cake Boss has gained celeb status and now the every day customers seems to suffer. I tried to stop in a few weeks back and had to wait on a huge line to place an order for a cake. When I got it, it was just ok. I mean far from bad but nothing out of this world.

                  1. re: NJfoodLover

                    Yup. From what I've seen, it's very difficult to get in there. But from what I understand, if you order in advance, you can pick it up on Court Street in the alley. Either way, I wouldn't bother. There have to be other options. In Hoboken alone.

                    Court Street Restaurant
                    61 6th St Ste A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

                    1. re: tommy

                      Carlo's is way overated. D'Anna's and Rispoli's have much better quality pastries.

                2. I ordered a cake from plisade park bakery and was not happy.the cake was not what i ordered.I have been calling for two weeks and was told management would call me back and no one does.I ordered two filling ,one being fresh strawberries ,and got strawberry gam and no other filling a paid for two fillings,cake tasted like a big ball of whip cream...

                  1. End of February we got a really good cake from...

                    Le Petit Gateau
                    186 Kinderkamack Road
                    Park Ridge, NJ 07656
                    (201) 391-6300

                    1. D'Anna's in Garfield or Rispoli's in Ridgefield Park.

                      1. The Wyckoff bakery which is now in Lotito' Deli in Ramsey:

                        1. Whole Foods actually makes really great birthday cakes.

                          1. Nadia's Pastry Shop Elmwood Park. New bakery just opened great cakes.