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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!

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  1. Miss Needle RE: Monica 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

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      LeahBaila RE: Miss Needle May 20, 2011 11:44 AM

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

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        Monica RE: LeahBaila 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.....

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          kathryn RE: Monica 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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      H Manning RE: Monica 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

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        Monica RE: H Manning May 20, 2011 11:53 AM

        do they have a birthday cake?

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          H Manning RE: Monica 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...

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            Monica RE: H Manning May 20, 2011 11:59 AM

            Great, never knew they sold cakes. great tip!

            any recommendation?

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              H Manning RE: Monica 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.

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                Monica RE: H Manning May 20, 2011 12:18 PM

                that's tough!!!

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                  H Manning RE: Monica 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.

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                    Monica RE: H Manning 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.

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                      H Manning RE: Monica May 20, 2011 01:06 PM

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

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