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Give me your best desserts for a surprise party

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William68 May 3, 2013 02:28 PM

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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    pbjluver May 3, 2013 02:46 PM

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

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      GaryUES May 3, 2013 04:39 PM

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

    2. Ruthie789 May 3, 2013 02:56 PM

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

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        kathryn May 3, 2013 03:08 PM

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

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        kathryn May 3, 2013 03:07 PM

        French style, Italian style, Anerican style, or Asian? Cakes, pies, cookies, macarons, tarts, croissants, cupcakes?

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/897618

        This should help:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/862772
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/835994
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/sugar_rush/
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/05/best-pie-in-nyc-new-york-manhattan-brooklyn-bakeries.html
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/05/best-bakeries-in-nyc-new-york-manhattan-brooklyn-nyc.html
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...

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          William68 May 7, 2013 07:10 AM

          Thanks very much. French and American would be preferred.

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          pbjluver May 3, 2013 03:26 PM

          Beard Papa

          1. kosmose7 May 3, 2013 07:00 PM

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

            I recommend Lady M's millecrepe cake.

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              mimolette May 3, 2013 08:18 PM

              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.

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