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Best bakery for birthday cake in Bergen County, NJ

freshfigs Sep 1, 2009 11:50 AM

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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    BartenderMT41 RE: freshfigs Sep 1, 2009 11:54 AM

    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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      Metsgo RE: BartenderMT41 Sep 2, 2009 05:22 PM

      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

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        thinfoodie RE: Metsgo Nov 7, 2009 04:36 AM

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

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      doxy216 RE: freshfigs Sep 1, 2009 12:05 PM

      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.

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        tortms RE: freshfigs Sep 1, 2009 12:41 PM

        for the money - a&p in tenafly

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          doxy216 RE: tortms Sep 1, 2009 01:41 PM

          where is there an a&p in Tenaflly?

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          NJfoodLover RE: freshfigs Sep 2, 2009 07:41 AM

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

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            bergencountymom RE: freshfigs Dec 6, 2009 10:10 AM

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

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              menton1 RE: bergencountymom Dec 7, 2009 07:43 AM

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

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              njguy201 RE: freshfigs Jan 3, 2010 02:14 PM

              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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                thinfoodie RE: njguy201 Jan 4, 2010 01:28 PM

                Thanks. Do you have any recommendations?

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                  NJfoodLover RE: njguy201 Mar 30, 2010 08:30 AM

                  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.

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                    tommy RE: NJfoodLover Mar 16, 2011 05:49 PM

                    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

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                      karenrmj RE: tommy Mar 16, 2011 07:29 PM

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

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                  LindaB RE: freshfigs Mar 25, 2010 07:50 PM

                  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. Bosmer RE: freshfigs Mar 26, 2010 06:01 AM

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

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

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                      karenrmj RE: freshfigs Mar 16, 2011 02:17 PM

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

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                        shush14 RE: freshfigs Mar 20, 2011 07:07 AM

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

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                          karinaa RE: freshfigs Mar 30, 2011 10:07 AM

                          Whole Foods actually makes really great birthday cakes.

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                            rc23neen RE: freshfigs Apr 27, 2011 03:00 PM

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

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                              billybauer17 RE: freshfigs Apr 28, 2011 01:55 PM

                              rispoli's is excellent

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