Rispoli Pastry Shop In Ridgefield
In my quest to find my husband THE Italian creme cake of his youth (see http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/865073), I came across Rispoli Pastry Shop in Ridgefield. Has anyone tried their cake? I've come across several mentions of their lobster tail but not much about cakes...
I don't know if they make the style of Italian Cream Cake you looking for.....but I can tell you there is not a more well regarded Italian Bakery in the area and their cakes are excellent. ....I used to work a Country Club in the area an Rispoli was the bakery we often recommended for their Wedding Cakes. Even without the recommendation, Rispoli was often used by the parties as well.
I suggest you give them a call and describe in detail what cake you are seeking. On the other thread a mention of Canolli cream was used, but curiosity and research suggests it's made with cream cheese frosting and walnuts. Either recipe, I'm sure they are very capable of making you a delicious cake.
Some other bakeries you may want to look into are Palermo in Ridgefield Park and D'Anna in Garfield,
Two years ago Rispoli made the cake for my wedding and it was fabulous....couldn't find a better cake.....the cake was so good that every once in awhile I drive to Rispoli to indulge in their pastries and cakes. Their lobster claw is giant size and great; their cannoli's are fresh, and cakes are delish. I highly recommend it.
Speaking of Rispoli, aren't they opening a location in Emerson? I've made it a goal to get to the Ridgefield location in the near future (I've never been there) but Emerson would be a way more convenient location for me. If it's true, I just hope they don't yuppie the location up and sell goods that aren't as good as the original stuff for double the price because of the location.