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tomatoe Oct 3, 2013 08:54 PM

My 6 year old is having a birthday party at the JCC so we can only bring in kosher food. We need a cake. Does anyone have any recommendations of a kosher bakery in Long Island (Nassau) that makes delicious birthday cakes that are not too crazy expensive.

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    DanksGd Oct 10, 2013 06:51 AM

    Try Steinbergs in Oceanside, cakes are delicious and almost positive JCC approves them, but double check

    1. koshertaim Oct 9, 2013 10:31 AM

      I've purchased several kosher dairy birthday cakes from the Waldbaums in Oceanside. They make all sorts of pictures on them - you can bring one in. Price is very reasonable and the cake is decent.

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        ThePrettypoodle Oct 6, 2013 08:50 PM

        Call the JCC to be sure what their policy on food is. I would bet, from past experiences, that a cake from a local food store will be ok with them. I thik it is good you want to have a kosher cake and it may matter to some guests, but it may NOT really matter to the JCC.
        They may hold to a kosher style type policy, so a cake from Bob the Local Baker maybe fine as Bob using veggie shortening, not lard.

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          cheesecake17 Oct 6, 2013 06:37 AM

          Costco's birthday cakes are usually a hit with the kids. Yes, they're very sweet, but the icing designs are great

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            susiejane Oct 5, 2013 06:18 PM

            I just remembered that many of BJ's bakeries are now under Kof K supervision . most of the products are certified . I was disappointed when I was in Valley Stream that the cider donuts were not kosher, but they come from an outside provider. I believe all the BJ's in Nassau County now have kosher bakeries . They also plan on expanding their kosher items to fresh meats, cheeses , etc.

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              EmpireState Oct 4, 2013 08:18 AM

              Which JCC are you referring to?

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                tomatoe Oct 9, 2013 10:50 PM

                JCC in Oceanside.

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                susiejane Oct 4, 2013 06:36 AM

                I think it is better to ask the particular JCC for a better description of "kosher." I am sure the JCC in the Five Towns would not accept Stop and Shop, but others might. The other suggestions would most likely be acceptable. It has been a very long time since I bought nursery school birthday cakes. Back then, we went to Custom Bakers in Island Park. Too bad they no longer exist. And they had great pies and challah as well.

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                  craigcep Oct 4, 2013 09:04 AM

                  Most of the S&S bakeries which are certified, are certified by the KVH, which is a widely accepted hecksher.

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                    susiejane Oct 6, 2013 06:55 AM

                    I really have not looked lately, but the S &S bakeries near me on Long Island were not. kVH certified but from something in Monsey.

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                  craigcep Oct 4, 2013 06:14 AM

                  Pearl's in Plainview/Woodbury, which is right near the Mid-Island Y if that's JCC you're going to. Bagel Boss may make cakes, I don't know. Lots of Stop and Shops in the area have kosher bakeries too.

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                    susiejane Oct 4, 2013 05:52 AM

                    probably more expensive than the previous suggestions, but Sapienza in Elmont.

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                      GilaB Oct 4, 2013 06:17 AM

                      I second this. Sapienza is delicious. Their stuff is all dairy, which should be fine for a birthday party.

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                        shoelace Oct 4, 2013 09:47 AM

                        theres actually a groupon for sapienza, that you can use for a birthday cake

                        its not up now, but its been back and forth and i bet if you check in a day or two itll be back

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                        shoelace Oct 3, 2013 09:04 PM

                        fairway also has a kosher bakery and does birthday cakes- their strawberry shortcake is ridiculously good

                        1. queenscook Oct 3, 2013 08:57 PM

                          If you're a member, and if your local Costco has a kosher bakery, that would be my recommendation. Their cakes are dairy, but I assume that that would be OK for the JCC.

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