Thanksgiving bday cake: Silver Moon or Georgia's?
Hey Chowhounders: I need to buy a birthday cake for Thanksgiving day. We're on the UWS and typically frequent Georgia's for cakes, but Silver Moon isn't that far away. Any strong feelings about either one? (We tend to go chocolate ganache, but that's not a hard and fast rule, so other options are ok. No carrot or T-giving day themed, though). Planning to order in advance and probably pick up on Wednesday or Thursday.
Silver Moon is great. Haven't tried Georgia's, but if you're not too far from Soutine on 70th and Columbus you might also try their Concord cake, which is chocolate meringue and with chocolate mousse. It's my fave birthday cake.
Silver Moon Bakery is the best bakery west of Paris. However, for a chocolate ganache cake, the gold-leaf chocolate cake from Georgia's is out of this world. So if the Pure Decadence chocolate ganache cake at Silver Moon is anything like the one at Georgia's you surely won't be disappointed.
Silver Moon seems to me better for breads and pastries, but Georgia's Bake Shop better for cakes. My absolutely lovely next door neighbor when I lived on the UWS gave me a chocolate mousse cake the size and shape of a baseball one year, which might've been the nicest chocolate cake I've had in NYC. It was delicious and beautiful (despite my schlocky comparison to a baseball :).