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habsfan110 Nov 20, 2010 08:45 AM

Where can I find the best cake place in New Yor City?

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    geeksaregoodfun Apr 1, 2011 06:23 PM

    I second Blackhound by sugartoof. Momofuku does some interesting flavors ($38).

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      sugartoof Apr 1, 2011 04:03 PM

      Do you know what style you're looking for? It would really help in differentiating. Some bakeries do certain things well.

      I was letdown by Two Little RedHens which a lot of people seem to like.
      Blackhound has interesting flavor combos that are still classical somehow, and they would be my general all purpose suggestion currently.

      Black Hound
      170 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. MonaNomura Nov 21, 2010 08:00 AM

        I prefer more delicate sweetness than rich (cake, icing, etc.) as a barometer, the only thing I like at Magnolias is their banana pudding and biscotti at Veniero's.

        With that in mind, Chikalicious is one of my favorites!

        342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

        203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

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          steakrules85 Nov 21, 2010 07:09 AM

          My favorite places for cakes that I have gotten for the holidays are:

          Sundaes and Cones- ice cream cake is phenomenal but pricy
          Two Little Red Hens- always do something special for the holiday in season currently

          Two Little Red Hens
          1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

          Sundaes and Cones
          95 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

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            gutsofsteel Nov 21, 2010 04:09 AM

            What kind of cake are you looking for?

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              habsfan110 Apr 1, 2011 12:49 PM

              plain chocolate

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                H Manning Apr 1, 2011 01:05 PM

                Soutine Bakery has a great cake made of chocolate mousse and chocolate meringue.

                Soutine Bakery
                104 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023

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              chocokitty Nov 20, 2010 09:23 AM

              There are a lot of cake places in NYC. Is there something specific you want (e.g. Red velvet, Brooklyn Blackout, a plain ol' yellow with chocolate frosting, etc.)?

              If not, here are my three places I like:

              - Two Little Red Hens in the UES on 2nd Ave between East 85th & 86th Streets. (Their Brooklyn Blackout cake is ridiculously chocolatey and rich.)
              - Amy's Bread (there's 3 places) is very good.
              - Momofuku Milk Bar's cakes are expensive but are unusually flavored and the cake is very big.


              Two Little Red Hens
              1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

              Amy's Bread
              250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

              Momofuku Milk Bar
              251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

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                thrsahouse Nov 20, 2010 08:49 AM

                Can't go wrong with Veniero's in the East Village. It's a bit hyped, but it's been in business forever and they have a nice variety. For something smaller, there's a great bakery on the corner of 27th and 3rd that has some really great cakes. Family owned.

                342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

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