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Dairy birthday cake in Flatbush?

Queena75 May 21, 2010 12:41 PM

Is there anywhere in Flatbush to get a really fabulous dairy birthday cake?

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    MartyB RE: Queena75 May 22, 2010 06:31 PM

    I just made a birthday for my granddaughter we got a HUGE yummy cake from the Costco in Lawrence, I believe they call it a half sheet in size, feeds a ton of people. I believe my daughter spent all of $16 for the cake - I still have a chunk of it in my freezer - and we had like 30 people there.

    I believe that they have a Costco in Brooklyn which is kosher too.

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      queenscook RE: MartyB May 22, 2010 09:17 PM

      Costco cakes are cheap, even tasty, but hardly fabulous. They're fine for what they are, but I wonder how many would rank them among the best cakes they've ever eaten. And the OP didn't specify that cost was a key factor in what s/he is looking for. I don't have any suggestion, though, as to where to get a "fabulous" one. I'm not much of a cake buyer; I make my own.

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        MartyB RE: queenscook May 23, 2010 05:31 AM

        I don't really care for birthday cakes in general, especially the icing; however Costco cheese cakes are fabulous. It beats the crap out of the locals that I have tasted. Oh yes, they happen to be cheap too.

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          cheesecake17 RE: MartyB May 23, 2010 03:02 PM

          Costco in Brooklyn has dairy cakes- the cheesecackes are pretty good. Fairway also has excellent dairy cakes.

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      brooklynkoshereater RE: Queena75 May 22, 2010 08:11 PM

      Costco in Brooklyn is kosher and sells dairy cakes. Otherwise, most bakeries would only sell non-dairy cakes (other than cheesecakes) to limit the possibility that people would confuse a dairy cake with a non-dairy cake and eat it after a meat meal.

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        Queena75 RE: Queena75 May 23, 2010 05:51 PM

        Thanks everyone for your replies. Does anyone know if Costco will write on the cake for me?
        I have ordered from Chiffon before as well and I know their cakes are delicious so that is a possibility but it's just such a shame not to have a dairy cake when we having a dairy meal. Cost is not really a factor but it's just for a child's birthday party, though the cake is mostly for adults.

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          queenscook RE: Queena75 May 23, 2010 06:43 PM

          Well, if it's just for a kid's party, then I'd also go with the Costco suggestion. No one should get me wrong; I'm a big fan of Costco's cakes, but I assumed you wanted something dairy, impressive looking, and unusual. (There are such things at the new Aron's Kissena Farms, but I haven't tasted them, they are pricey, and only in Queens, so I couldn't recommend them.) However, for your purposes, I'd concur with the others.

          As for the writing--I'm pretty sure they will have cakes that already say "Happy Birthday," but I don't know about adding a name. I have a feeling they can, but a Costco member would probably know better than I.

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            bagelman01 RE: Queena75 May 24, 2010 04:29 AM

            Costco will custom decorate/write on cakes, BUT you must go in at least a day in advance and fill out an order sheet with the information. On pickup day/time the cake will be waiting for you in the pickup refrigerators (with your name on the end of the box).

            You can NOt just go in, pick out a cake and ask to have a name added, the decorators work limited hours and arfe not available to Costco memebers during open hours.

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              cheesecake17 RE: bagelman01 May 24, 2010 08:29 AM

              Stop and Shop in Brooklyn has dairy cakes also. You can go in advance and choose a theme, but I think they will write Happy Birthday while you wait. Personally, I thought the cakes were way too sweet, but they were decorated really nicely.

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              MartyB RE: Queena75 May 24, 2010 08:39 PM

              The cake is fully customizable - white/chocolate cake, Vanilla Cheesecake/Chocolate mousse/Strawberry mousse filling, White buttercream/Chocolate buttercream/Cream cheese icing - various themes and includes writing on the cake. However, it must be ordered in advance.



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                TAKEOUTISFORME RE: Queena75 Jun 7, 2010 12:37 PM

                I hope that you got a delicious, beautiful cake, whatever place you picked!

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                Prozack RE: Queena75 May 24, 2010 05:57 PM

                How about a dairy ice cream cake? You can get those at Sweet Choice or Baskin Robbins

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                  queenscook RE: Prozack May 24, 2010 06:42 PM

                  Or Carvel.

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                  MartyB RE: Queena75 May 28, 2010 06:14 AM

                  Nu? where did you finally get the cake from and if it was not Costco, I am curious what size and how much did it wind up costing.

                  Ever since I found out about Costco's excellent pricing on cakes I have not purchased one from the local bakeries - that makes it more than 10+ years and I am curious at what the prices are this day and age.

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