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shoekittykat Dec 30, 2009 09:19 AM

Any Updates on Baked Goods /Cupcakes in Westchester. Im looking for a new spot!

  1. MikiLovesSugar Dec 30, 2009 12:07 PM

    besides Lulu in Scarsdale?? ;-)

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    1. re: JMF
      anonymouse1935 Jan 6, 2010 06:24 AM

      Interesting, JMF. I'm not impressed with their 'oh sorry we've run out of the product you want the most' scam they are still pulling. They should KNOW by now to make a certain number of items that sell the most. It's a clever product boondoggle they are pulling on the customer, and it works. Some customers go out of their way to get there, salivating like the dogs of Pavlov to get the product ahead of other customers. Shameful.

      While I think their baked goods are very, very good, they are NOT worth the mind control they exert on their customer nor the exorbitant prices they charge to those 'lucky' enough to get there in time.

      Sadly, I cannot think of another bakery in Westchester whose products are as good as theirs and available at all times.

      For this reason, I bake my own when I want them.

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        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jan 7, 2010 11:46 AM

        Are you referring to Lulu, anonymouse?

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      anonymouse1935 Dec 30, 2009 12:57 PM

      Cerbones in Rye Ridge is good, as are Harrison bakery, White Plains bakery, and Enrico's in Hartsdale. These are all moderately priced, for Westchester.

      For outrageously priced baked goods, you can't beat Lulu's.

      A new spot? I don't know of any.

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      1. re: anonymouse1935
        cubanat Dec 30, 2009 04:44 PM

        White Plains bakery is borderline wretched. Cupcakes in general have seemed to have jumped the shark. Wau too much frosting imho. You can't beat Lulu's versions of ring dings, yodels & nutter butters though...seriously good tatsing bakery!

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          wincountrygirl Jun 10, 2010 04:31 AM

          I so agree. I was looking forward to their 7 layer that was recommended and it had no taste at all.

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        mrsdebdav Dec 30, 2009 01:32 PM

        Haven't tried this place. If you do, please report back:

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        1. re: mrsdebdav
          MikiLovesSugar Dec 30, 2009 05:14 PM

          Wow Ive never even heard of this place but its apparently right up the street from me! The menu looks awesome!! I cant wait to try it!

          1. re: MikiLovesSugar
            surman Mar 18, 2010 12:21 PM

            Is this a retail shop or just through third party stores and farmers markets?

            1. re: MikiLovesSugar
              anonymouse1935 Apr 1, 2010 07:17 AM

              MikiLovesSugar, Lulu's is closed today.

              Their website does not have prices for cakes -- I know you go there. Would you know the smallest size cake they make and an approximate price? I am looking to get a dulce de leche cake. Thanks!

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                jwg May 13, 2010 03:49 AM

                It's though the catering offices to the rear. I liked the breads. My DH did not. Very very nice people. They did sell to the public. They also have regular hours as well as a email newsletter.

              2. re: mrsdebdav
                Maryld Jan 6, 2010 05:48 AM

                Michael's Gourmet in Scarsdale was selling some bread from a new bakery
                in Scarsdale. I must admit, as a bread baker, I was not impressed with the product.

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                candykat Dec 30, 2009 02:15 PM

                Bedford Pastry Shop on route 22 have excellent cookies. Unfortunately, $22 a pound. I would also recomment their danish, but not refrigerated cakes, they look beautiful, but are not tasty. Good luck.

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                1. re: candykat
                  lucyis Dec 30, 2009 04:50 PM

                  Kneaded bread in Portchester?

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                  Avalondaughter Jan 6, 2010 05:52 AM

                  Are you looking for a walk-in bakery that you can just come into off the street? If not, and you are alooking for someone to custom bake for an occasion, I would recommend Nancy's Cakes http://www.nancyscakes.net/Home_Page....

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                  1. re: Avalondaughter
                    anonymouse1935 Jan 6, 2010 06:26 AM

                    Good to know, Avalondaughter.

                    Are their products very, very good, since their prices are very, very high?

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                      Avalondaughter Jan 7, 2010 07:29 AM

                      I haven't tried the cookies, but the cakes are to die for. They are made with high quality ingredients (butter, buttermilk, high-end chocolate). The cake I had made for my husband's birthday last year (and it was a large cake) was universally loved by all who ate it. Definitely worth the price.

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                        anonymouse1935 Jan 7, 2010 07:32 AM

                        Thanks, Avalondaughter. It appears whatever one orders can be picked up in Harrison, so that's good.

                        It's nice to have an alternative to Lulu's.

                        I'm curious, how did you find out about them, I've seen NO press on them.

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                          Maryld Jan 7, 2010 08:15 AM

                          I've never heard of them either and I work in Harrison. Anyone know where the pick up location is in Harrison?

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                    debmom Jan 6, 2010 06:24 AM

                    We had a cake from Sweet Lisa's in Cos Cob. It was one of the most delicious cakes I've ever tasted.

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                      intrepid Jan 7, 2010 11:39 AM

                      i like for certain items enricos of hartsdale next to frankie and fanuccis pizza

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                        bonacbub Jan 7, 2010 12:00 PM

                        Crumbs is opening soon in Greenwich....end thread

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                          marcia2 Mar 11, 2010 02:14 PM

                          All the sweets I have had from Patisserie Salzburgh in downtown Rye has been delicious.

                          Their bread is fine, too, but go across the street to June & Ho's for baguettes.

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                            dma1250 Mar 12, 2010 12:15 PM

                            Flour and Sun cupcakes in Pleasantville is good.

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                              sandralee Mar 12, 2010 01:52 PM

                              the golden glow cookie factory its in the bronx but they have great stuff

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                                Proud_2_Be_A_CH_Peep Dec 28, 2010 03:37 PM

                                They do indeed.

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                                apples Mar 14, 2010 01:52 PM

                                Tazza in Millwood has very good ones, also try Pastry Corner in Mt.Kisco

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                                1. re: apples
                                  yeshana Mar 14, 2010 06:55 PM

                                  anyone familiar with her? There's another baker in sleepy Hollow who was featured n foodtv a while ago re: her red velvet cake. I'll have to search out her location

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                                    Retrokitch Apr 21, 2010 02:53 PM

                                    It was Debbie's Soulful Sweets - which got great press. But I called today about placing an order and got a message that the kitchen has closed. But Nancy's looks like a good alternative!

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                                      yeshana Apr 22, 2010 08:56 AM


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                                    mamalinda Mar 22, 2010 07:26 PM

                                    Beautiful custom cakes and VERY TASTY! They made a custom cake for us, perfect but pricey. Well worth it if you have the$$!

                                  3. GIOny Mar 28, 2010 08:22 PM

                                    I went to a party where they got the cake from Dream Cakes, not sure if they consider the area Yorktown or Town of Cortlandt but it is on Route 202 and the phone # is (914) 734-2253. BTW the cake was beautiful and very good.

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                                    1. re: GIOny
                                      GIOny Apr 1, 2010 10:36 PM

                                      just thought of another place that's in Hastings (I think it's still opened) it's Antoinette's Patisserie...... http://antoinettespatisserie.com/

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                                      elkaro Apr 26, 2010 09:52 AM

                                      I see that nobody has mentioned La Renaissance Bakery in Scarsdale - http://lrbakery.com/home-flash.html

                                      We are relatively new to the area and have only tried it twice. Unimpressed with a couple of varieties of pastries tried a few months ago. Last week, got an almond croissant from La Renaissance - it was rich, flaky, and enjoyable but didn't really have the flavors and consistency of traditional almond croissants. At nearly $4, it's also far from a bargain.
                                      The service was not the friendliest, and the space itself looked like it could use some sprucing up.

                                      We might give La Renaissance a try again in the future just because there isn't anything like it in the immediate area, i.e. bakeries that produce things besides muffins and cupcakes.

                                      Why is the European experience of a bakery that looks, smells, feels, and tastes enchanting so hard to reproduce in the US?

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                                      1. re: elkaro
                                        anonymouse1935 Apr 26, 2010 11:05 AM

                                        If not here, elkaro, it was somewhere else where this place was noted for its rudeness and only ordinary, overpriced baked goods.

                                        For the best almond croissants, go to Kneaded Bread in Portchester. They only make them intermittently on weekends, when you can also get some of the best donuts around.

                                        It's a mystery to me also why outstanding baked goods that don't cost an arm and a leg aren't more readily available.

                                        1. re: anonymouse1935
                                          anonymouse1935 Apr 29, 2010 10:42 AM

                                          elkaro, for more very good pastries that don't cost an arm and a leg, try Dessert Oasis in Elmsford.

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                                          Striver Apr 29, 2010 10:38 AM

                                          I prefer the croissants at Lulu's (and prefer Lulu's in general); their "cheese danish" is one of my favorite breakfast items.

                                          That said, the signature (and eponymous) Renaissance dacquoise gets us back to them once or twice a year, and is definitely worth a try.

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                                          rkaene Apr 26, 2010 12:51 PM

                                          Very new Villa D'Oro Bakery and Delicitessen-
                                          in Montrose/croton
                                          Cookies are amazing, so are the danish, and the red velvet cupcakes- the best!!!! Call first, because everything has been selling out fast.

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                                            Nancy C Dec 27, 2010 03:00 PM

                                            Where is this located?

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                                            jwg May 13, 2010 03:55 AM

                                            We really like Enrico's in Hartsdale for everyday -- challahs, sliced fresh breads, cupcakes for children's parties. I really like Riviera Bakehouse in Ardsley, especially their cakes. The cake is especially good, and I love the buttercream frosting. They have lovely quiches and pastries. I have tried a scone while stopping to pick up my cake, and was very happy.

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                                            1. re: jwg
                                              anonymouse1935 May 13, 2010 04:02 AM

                                              Charlie B, is Meme on the same side as MELT?

                                              Enrico's makes outstanding meltaways, both chocolate and regular. Their apple horseshoes are very good.

                                              ETA: No, Meme's is just beyond Maple Ave., on the other side. Walkable from MELT, though. Looks like it's worth a visit.

                                              1. re: anonymouse1935
                                                anonymouse1935 May 13, 2010 07:39 AM

                                                Not bad, pastries are too small and too expensive though.

                                                Kneaded Bread has their almond croissants beat, and the late great La Renaissance in Larchmont had them both beat.

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                                              anonymouse1935 Jun 3, 2010 09:20 AM

                                              Morrone Bakery is now Bakery and Patisserie, on Halstead Ave. in Harrison.

                                              I didn't stop in, but it appeared to be nicely busy.

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                                              1. re: anonymouse1935
                                                laylag Jun 4, 2010 01:41 PM

                                                Wasn't Morrone the new place that was another location of a bakery from Arthur Ave ? Do you know why it changed hands so quickly?

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                                                  anonymouse1935 Jun 4, 2010 02:36 PM

                                                  It was. Not a clue, but I do know their prices were outlandishly high and the pastries were not extraordinary.

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                                                west29 Jun 15, 2010 09:43 AM

                                                Though a little bit of a drive. Homestyle bakery in Peeksill never disapoints. Fantastic cakes and cookies and great people to boot.. They are down by the peekskill train station and right down the street from the Peekskill Brewery.

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                                                  momcadogan Jul 1, 2010 05:25 AM

                                                  My family is devoted to Boyano's -- the Italian bakery on Mamaroneck Avenue, in Mamaroneck. The cookies are so good, although be warned: no credit cards. Cash only. For cakes, we really enjoy Bradley's, Chatsworth Avenue in Larchmont, which has a great chocolate mouse cake, a great everything, actually. And Bradley himself is often in the shop greeting customers, so the quality is consistent.

                                                  Lots of people like the new bakery up the road from Bradley's -- I forget the name -- but it's also a local Italian (very small) chain originating in the Bronx. I don't care for their baked goods which look better than they taste.

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                                                    Princess Pickie Bitch Oct 10, 2010 05:55 PM

                                                    Try Patisserie Salzberg in Rye. I've tried their danish & cookies, as well as a fruit strip. All are incredible! Places to sip coffee & have a light lunch as well. Never have been disappointed, ever. I am way too picky also. Its good.

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                                                      wincountrygirl Oct 10, 2010 05:58 PM

                                                      Great name, ppb!! so if you like it, I think I'll try it!

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                                                      Dingod Dec 27, 2010 06:13 AM

                                                      Me Me's in White Plains on Mamaroneck is our favorite for cakes, not bread. They offer little bites of all their made to order desserts for $1-2. Do not pass up the brownie if you like chocolate. The best and cheapest afternoon chocolate fix in Westchester.

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                                                        abratone Dec 27, 2010 07:01 AM

                                                        If you are in Southern Westchester you have to try Provisions in Pelham. Owner and Baker Nanette Conners makes some of the best cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies on the planet. Also a delightful place to pick up a freshly made sandwich or salad for lunch!

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                                                          AdamD Dec 27, 2010 10:01 AM

                                                          http://www.latulipedesserts.com/ in Mt. Kisco

                                                          A bit pricey, but so goooood!

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                                                            wincountrygirl Dec 27, 2010 12:02 PM

                                                            So do you order your desserts from La Tulipe ahead of time? They never seem to have anything on display when I go in there - when I get stuff it's good and I love their croissants but I get quite frustrated.

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                                                              AdamD Dec 27, 2010 01:26 PM

                                                              For special occasions-yes. The staff will be happy to sit with you and create whatever you want-mixed berry tart, chocolate mousse cake etc....

                                                              But they do seem to have a selection of "finger" desserts every time I go. We usually buy 4 or 5 and taste them all

                                                              It is a small place, but I always find something worth buying even if the case has been picked. And the do have canelles (sp?) on occasion-and ask if there is anything freshly made that hasnt made it to the case just yet.

                                                              They also make great brioche-but if you want a loaf/larger brioche, yes you need to ask ahead of time.

                                                              Basically, sometimes you can hit the jackpot on the run, but its a very popular place. A little planning-even just a day or two-and this place delivers.

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                                                                wincountrygirl Dec 27, 2010 02:18 PM

                                                                I am an early bird and usually hit early on Saturday. I can call ahead and order what I want, but sometimes I like to see a selection. I love brioche and their croissants are the best around.

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                                                                Nancy C Dec 27, 2010 03:03 PM

                                                                I went for the first time on 12/23 to buy two bouche de Noel - went very early in the AM, and I think I was lucky to get them! The baguette I got was very yummy, as were the macaroons (sp?)

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                                                                  i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 27, 2010 03:39 PM

                                                                  I was on a macaron craze for a while and sampled a lot in the city. La Tulipe's are on par with the absolute best I've tasted! Chocolate, pistachio, and cassis are my faves. We had a warm orange almond brioche the other day which was amazing.

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                                                                    wincountrygirl Dec 27, 2010 04:04 PM

                                                                    Warm orange almond brioche - I think I'll camp out in front till they open!

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                                                                      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 27, 2010 04:32 PM

                                                                      Believe it or not, it was late afternoon when we got it! It almost made up for the fact that they were totally out of croissants. The chocolate chip cookie we got was also warm out of the oven.

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                                                                        wincountrygirl Dec 28, 2010 02:38 AM

                                                                        I've gotten there at 9 AM and they are out of croissants - except for plain.

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                                                                          i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 28, 2010 03:06 AM

                                                                          Yes, croissants are definitely hit or miss unless you're there early. The only time I'm guaranteed croissants is for my sister's birthday when I make a run up there right when they open, get a box full of breakfast pastries and cookies, then have them waiting for my sister when she wakes up. Best birthday present ever!

                                                            2. lilgi Jan 2, 2011 06:25 PM

                                                              Does anyone have any ideas on where to get really good (superior?) cannoli in Westchester? I can get something decent in my area but would like to find something well beyond that, and will travel :) Maybe Arthur avenue might be an option as well , but not too familiar with the bakeries there.

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                                                                Sra. Swanky Jan 4, 2011 04:19 PM

                                                                This is the only place I think of when I want memorable cannolis or Italian cookies: Caffe Trento in Yonkers in the Highridge Shopping Center-- on Central Ave. It's a very unassuming place in a strip mall, but the cannolis and cookies are delicious. I just took a friend (a Bronx native) there to stock up on cookies and cannolis for her trip back home to Florida! She declared it just as delicious as Arthur Ave and Ferrara's in NYC! Important tip -- cash only.

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                                                                  chowdom Jan 4, 2011 04:52 PM

                                                                  I don't care for the food but Dom & Vinnies on Saw Mill River Rd in Yonkers has unbelievably fabulous cannolis ( they fill when you order) the cheesecake isn't too shabby either. (grandma makes both) they have all the other usual suspects as well.

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                                                                    lilgi Jan 4, 2011 06:19 PM

                                                                    Thanks Swanky and Chowdom! I'll have to go there soon and get satisfied before I start the New Year's diet (haven't even started yet, I'm still looking for excuses!)

                                                                    Anyway I happened to watch a throwdown just the other day and Ferrara's was "teaching" Bobby to make Cannoli in order to challenge Biaggio (don't have the last name), famous in Staten Island. I tell you his looked out of this world! Staten Island would be very far to travel for me :)

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                                                                  pelgirl Jan 4, 2011 02:54 PM

                                                                  Provisions on 5th Ave in Pelham in amazing. It is a small store front but she has a great selection and will make anything you want to order. GREAT cupcakes. Try the red velvet and homemade Hostess.

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                                                                    lilgi Jan 4, 2011 06:20 PM

                                                                    Pelgirl, I think we must be neighbors :)

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                                                                    PJGraham Jan 20, 2011 12:56 PM

                                                                    If you're in northern Westchester, Sweet Delights in Somers has delicious stuff. I've gotten a couple of cakes from there (yellow with lemon filling), as well as cupcakes. Lots of people seem to love it.

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                                                                      wincountrygirl Jan 21, 2011 02:46 AM

                                                                      Unfortunately, that is the only bakery in the area. I find them hit or miss depending on what I buy. Italian pastries are ok but I'm not a fan of their "american" items.

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                                                                        shoekittykat Feb 19, 2011 05:51 PM

                                                                        where in somers

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                                                                          wincountrygirl Feb 20, 2011 02:53 AM

                                                                          325 New York 100 Somers, NY 10589-3227 - (914) 276-6444
                                                                          In the shopping center next to the coffee shop and liquor store

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                                                                        kidslovecake Mar 24, 2011 07:43 AM

                                                                        I have always gotten my stuff from the Pastry Corner in Mt Kisco (thepastrycorner.com, I think). Their stuff has always been great! They are doing cupcakes now. Better than Flour & Sun definetly bigger and not as oily. Cakes have always been fantastic. You should go check them out - just not in the morning. Woman in the morning is a little nasty and short with you (owner I think). Best to visit later in day!

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                                                                          martyl9 Mar 26, 2011 10:12 AM

                                                                          Gallaway, the week end bakery in Scarsdale. great cakes.

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                                                                            cubanat Mar 26, 2011 02:41 PM

                                                                            2 Entries for best baked item in county: (for this week anyway...)

                                                                            the cannoli at La Scarbitta/Spadaro in Mamaroneck &
                                                                            the chocolate brioche bun at kneaded bread

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