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Bakery rec in Bensonhurst for good old fashioned birthday cake

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vvv03 Aug 6, 2012 10:27 AM

I'm in Park Slope and will be making a run into Bensonhurst on the morning of my daughter's birthday for some food supplies. It occurred to me that I can probably find a bakery in the neighborhood that does a good, fresh birthday cake for much cheaper there versus my neighborhood. Nothing fancy, just a pretty, tasty birthday cake. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Sluggo1407 RE: vvv03 Aug 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    Villabate

    http://www.villabate.net/

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      vvv03 RE: Sluggo1407 Aug 6, 2012 10:39 AM

      Thanks, Sluggo. We got to Villabate for their bread sometimes, so I am familiar with them. I thought their baked goods seemed a bit too over the top (just visually, I've never eaten any of it.) So they do a good, straightforward cake, too?

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        Sluggo1407 RE: vvv03 Aug 7, 2012 12:18 PM

        They are very accommodating. Just tell them what you want. They'll make it.

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      WallyMao RE: vvv03 Aug 6, 2012 12:17 PM

      Audrey's Concerto (2379 86th Street 1 (718) 266-2829) opened and we just had one of their pastries. Well made and not too sweet.

      1. jen kalb RE: vvv03 Aug 7, 2012 02:40 PM

        I dont see american style cakes as an Italian strength. the frostings in particular look suspect and I imagine butter is not present in any form. I hate to say it but based on cakes that I have been served by others, Cousin Johns in Park Slope is not bad for simple cakes. I think they will even do a whipped cream topping with fruit if you dont want to OD on sugar.

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