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Birthdaycake near Port Authority

Monica May 20, 2011 11:33 AM

I need a b'day cake today before I hop on the bus.
Any good bakery near?
Thanks!

  1. h
    H Manning May 20, 2011 11:50 AM

    Financier has a branch on 6th and 48th.

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    Financier Patisserie
    1211 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    8 Replies
    1. re: H Manning
      Monica May 20, 2011 11:53 AM

      do they have a birthday cake?

      1. re: Monica
        h
        H Manning May 20, 2011 11:56 AM

        I've bought several cakes there for birthdays, all of which were very good, though if you want an inscription you might want to call them first.
        http://www.financierpastries.com/menu...

        1. re: H Manning
          Monica May 20, 2011 11:59 AM

          Great, never knew they sold cakes. great tip!

          any recommendation?

          1. re: Monica
            h
            H Manning May 20, 2011 12:08 PM

            If the celebrant likes chocolate, then the Chocolate Mousse Cake would be fabulous choice. The Tiramisu cake is also wonderful. I've also had fruit-based cakes there which were great. A friend of mine raves about the Marjolaine (coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache layered with almond meringue and covered in toasted almonds) but I have not tried it.

            Financier usually sells individual slices of these cakes, in case you want to sample them beforehand.

            1. re: H Manning
              Monica May 20, 2011 12:18 PM

              that's tough!!!

              1. re: Monica
                h
                H Manning May 20, 2011 12:24 PM

                Last Christmas I brought their Mont Blanc (Chestnut Cream Cake) to a party, and everyone was rendered speechless by the deliciousness. I don't think it's being offered right now but try that one for the holidays.

                1. re: H Manning
                  Monica May 20, 2011 12:57 PM

                  I just called them and the guy recommended some kind of banana caramel cake so I ordered that. Hopefully it's good.
                  I love Mont Blanc cake but it's so hard to find a good one..will definitely give it a try.
                  Thanks.

                  1. re: Monica
                    h
                    H Manning May 20, 2011 01:06 PM

                    That's great. I hope you like the banana caramel cake. It sounds amazing!

    2. Miss Needle May 20, 2011 11:41 AM

      Closest place is Cupcake Cafe. I find their stuff gorgeous but not very palatable as the cake is way too dry. But Amy's Bread isn't too far away on 9th Ave and 46th Street.

      http://www.amysbread.com/hellsp.htm

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      Amy's Bread
      672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      Cupcake Cafe
      545 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

      3 Replies
      1. re: Miss Needle
        LeahBaila May 20, 2011 11:44 AM

        Blech, I totally agree re: Cupcake Cafe. Second Amy's.

        1. re: LeahBaila
          Monica May 20, 2011 11:55 AM

          Thanks, Miss needle and leahbaila..
          This may sound cheap but do you have the price info as well?
          I don't want to pay more than $30.....

          1. re: Monica
            k
            kathryn May 20, 2011 12:06 PM

            This is what Menupages has (prices may have gone up):

            6-Inch Double Layer Cakes (5-7 Servings) $30
            9-Inch Double Layer Cakes (10-15 Servings) $45
            Quarter Sheet Double Layer Cakes 25-30 Servings $80
            Half Sheet Double Layer Cakes 50-55 Servings $150

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