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Give me your best desserts for a surprise party

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My siblings and I are throwing a surprise afternoon birthday party for our mother, who loves desserts. Instead of using one caterer, we are looking for the best desserts from various places in NYC. Suggestions?

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  1. check-out Two Little Red Hens for cupcakes, Levain for cookies

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    1. re: pbjluver

      I'll second the Hens for their incredible coconut cream cake, and their carrot cake, which is also wonderful.

    2. How about some artisanal ice cream or sorbets, am sure NYC has some great places for this?

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      1. re: Ruthie789

        Otto, Grom, L'arte de Gelato, Victory Garden, La Maison du Chocolat...

        1. re: kathryn

          Thanks very much. French and American would be preferred.

          1. Sadly, in New York there are no artisanal French pastries found in Paris or Tokyo.

            I recommend Lady M's millecrepe cake.

            1. La Maison du Chocolat had a chestnut chocolate cake that was ethereal. The flavor completely mesmerized me. I have not been there in a while. I don't know if it is still as good or if they even make it at all.