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Who knows where to get the best ice box cake in NYC?

dancogan1 Mar 2, 2010 11:36 AM

My wife LOVES ice box cake. Her 40th B'day is coming up. Want to get her a great ice box cake. Any recommendations?

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    kathryn RE: dancogan1 Mar 2, 2010 12:14 PM

    Magnolia bakery does some nice ones. Never been disappointed in their ice box cake (dislike their cupcakes).

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      firni RE: kathryn Mar 2, 2010 12:44 PM

      I've seen them at Billy's Bakery as well, though I can't attest to the quality (I've actually been waiting to try one for a while, but am saving it as a celebration treat...). Perhaps also Sugar Sweet Sunshine (lower east side).

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        dancogan1 RE: kathryn Mar 4, 2010 07:25 AM

        Thanks. Sadly, she's had it and was not impressed? I think she has an ideal from childhood in mind that will be hard to match...

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          khoffdenver RE: dancogan1 Mar 4, 2010 09:02 PM

          If she wants the ice box cake from her childhood, buy a box of Nabisco famous Chocolate Wafers and some whipping cream and follow the recipe on the box! It's really easy!

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            uwsister RE: khoffdenver Mar 4, 2010 09:58 PM

            It is super easy, but I haven't seen those cookies/wafers around in a long time. Anybody know where to get them in NYC?

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          uwsister RE: kathryn Mar 4, 2010 04:50 PM

          Another vote for their ice box cakes.

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          khoffdenver RE: dancogan1 Mar 2, 2010 02:03 PM

          What is an ice box cake? Do you mean an ice cream cake, or is "ice box cake" a NY thing I haven't heard of??

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            kathryn RE: khoffdenver Mar 2, 2010 02:27 PM

            Google is your friend:


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              khoffdenver RE: kathryn Mar 2, 2010 03:02 PM

              You know, if I had read a question asking how to make an ice box cake, I probably would have thought of the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer Roll of my childhood. It just never occurred to me that restaurants or bakeries made them to sell!!

              Hmmm -- I was wondering what to take to my sister's Oscar Party -- maybe that's the answer. Thanks!

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                dancogan1 RE: kathryn Mar 4, 2010 07:26 AM

                Very helpful. Thanks!

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