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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?

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    H Manning May 20, 2011 11:50 AM

    Financier has a branch on 6th and 48th.

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

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

      do they have a birthday cake?

      1. re: Monica
        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.

        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 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 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.

                  1. re: Monica
                    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.


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

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

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      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
            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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