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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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    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.

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    Veniero's
    342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

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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.

      Tina
      http://thewanderingeater.com/

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      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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        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.

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

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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
          Financier

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

          Sundaes and Cones
          95 E 10th St, 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!

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            Veniero's
            342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

            ChikaLicious
            203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

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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.

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

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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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