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Momofuku Milk Bar whole cakes

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Anyone have experience with any of their whole cakes? I'm thinking of getting one for a party, but since you can't buy single slices, I'm looking for some feedback before taking the plunge.

If you like them, any particular flavor you'd recommend?

Haters need not respond, already know what you're going to say :)

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  1. Ive had one. It was a pretty good cake.

    the downsides were that it was ugly and expensive, but seeing as i didnt pay for it adn it was to be eaten, not framed and put on the wall, i let these slide.

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    1. re: tex.s.toast

      Heh, yeah, noticed the steep price tag. You're saying not worth it? Remember which cake it was?

      I don't care that much about how it looks. It's not the type of party where I want to impress anyone, so I'll take ugly delicious over pretty but boring pile of fondant any day.

    2. While I like the cookies, crack pie and soft serve at Momofuku Milk Bar, I find it hard to eat more than two bites of their cakes, which I think work better as cake truffles. They're certainly fun and unusual though.

      1. Their banana cake is to die for. We used to get it by the slice and now need an excuse to buy a whole cake and share it with friends.

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        1. re: ztarsh


          I love their banana bread cake! I haven't had it in a very long time. I do remember it being very filling and dense (in a good way!), once slice was more than enough to fill me up- which is probably why I never got a whole cake :)

          1. re: alkonost

            just ordered one for a party on friday. i'll let you know if it's still amazing.

            1. re: ztarsh

              I hope everyone at the party enjoyed the cake :) I'm craving a slice right now so I will live vicariously through you.

        2. I also remember their pistachio flavor being really good, and hating the malt one.

          1. I like their cakes. Small slices are key. Each one actually feeds twice as many people as they estimate, because they run on the sweet side. Love the dulce de leche one.

            If you really don't know which one to pick, get the wedding cake tasting sampler for $25?

            1. Agree that the small cakes are very sweet and just warning that the full cakes can be a diabetic's worst nightmare. The wedding cake single portion was friggin' sweet ... like eating candy.

              1. We've had several (all birthday cake) and found them to be fantastic. Better than the truffles (which I actually think are too sweet). I hardly think they're ugly either. Well worth the money, and if you don't eat it all at once, they stay moist for DAYS.

                1. Thanks, everyone. Kathryn (or anyone else who knows) - can you elaborate on what you get with the wedding cake sampler? Can't see to find any info on it on their website.

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                  1. re: crsin

                    "cake tastings are available as either one-on-one tasting appointments in our brooklyn kitchen (monday-friday, 10am-5pm), or as a tasting package that can be picked up from one of our 5 bakery locations. the package is $25 and includes a sample of our 9-10 cake flavors currently available as wedding cake options. we need at least 48 hours advance notice to prepare your tasting."

                    1. re: kathryn

                      Thanks, not sure how I missed that. This is for Sunday, so I'm probably past the cutoff for doing anything that requires advanced ordering...guess it's apple pie cake, bday cake, cookies n cream or bust.

                  2. i'm a big fan of their cakes - so much that my wife and i chose it as our wedding cake. i don't know how anyone could say they're expensive. you can get nearly ten slices per cake, putting the cost at just $4/slice. Apple Pie Cake is my favorite, along with Dulce de Leche, Carrot Cake and Strawberry Lemon.

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                    1. re: coasts

                      Well $40 for a 6-inch cake is pretty high. But from what I recall seeing them in the display case, they tend to be pretty tall, right? And it sounds like they're rich enough to feed way more than six, so the value is higher than it appears on paper. I don't exactly buy many cakes, so not sure what the going rate is at bakeries in MB's class.

                      Have you tried the mint cookies and cream cake?

                      1. re: crsin

                        I still miss getting a slice of cake in the early days of the Milk Bar, that was my favorite thing there (along with saying hello to Christina!) I liked dulce de leche cake best, but I liked all of the cakes, and the flavors have changed in the meantime. I used to buy one slice and it could easily become 4 small (but very enjoyable) servings.

                    2. This is only tangentially related, but Good Enough To Eat's coconut cake is so delicious (as are all their cakes) that I served one for my wedding, despite the fact that they do not decorate.