Black Hound Closing
It's such a shame, they were reliable and open very late. I can't understand how places like Dallas BBQ, or more relevantly those awful Crumbs, Baked by Melissas, etc.etc. can stay in business but Black Hound, a bakery that actually produces good quality baked goods, cannot.
obviously its a matter of preference but black hound was known for using alternatives to sugar to sweeten their baked goods...honey, etc...
ive been going there for years now...their lemon bars, their orange cheesecake...their cookies...all excellent.
ive noticed the place looked sparse over the last few months but never wouldve guessed they wouldve left that spot. it wasnt big.
The most memorable & beautiful birthday cake I ever received was made by Black Hound.
The top was decorated with fresh flowers. That was back when the shop was located on First Ave. & sadly they stopped offering those years ago.
I always enjoyed the variety of small cakes, especially their carrot, which was spicier than the typically bland offerings of other bakeries. BH also offers a tasty selection of savories
I do hope they reopen elsewhere. While I don't eat desserts much these days, I appreciate the niche they fill.
SOS: BLACK HOUND's BUSY BEE Cake is my friend's favorite.
It's her birthday in two days (Tuesday, August 26, 2014). Now that BLACK HOUND is CLOSED, I don't know what to do.
As I'm really not in the mood to bake a chocolate marzipan cake, ARE THERE ANY CHOWHOUNDS OUT THERE THAT CAN GIVE ME IMMEDIATE ADVICE AS TO WHERE A SIMILAR CAKE CAN BE PURCHASED?
First i would suggest you cool it with the CAPS (please). It comes across as yelling....
Cafe sabarsky has a chocolate marzipan cake with orange confit by the slice, its worth a call to see if they make small cakes. Described as "Rehrücken * chocolate marzipan cake with orange confiture"
Payard's opera cake includes almond (like marzipan) as well as espresso
I think smorgas chef at scandanavia house in midtown still makes princess cakes- a vanilla cake with layers of creme and raspberry inside covered with pastel marzipan
Thank you for your immediate response. Please pardon the CAPS. I had no idea it comes across as yelling. If it is offensive to capitalize the names of patisseries, please let me know.
CAFE SABARSKY is an excellent choice. It will also give me a chance to visit the Neue Gallerie. (I'm really impressed you could type in an umlaut).
"Rehrücken chocolate marzipan cake with orange confiture".
A "cut & paste" (to enable an umlaut to be typed in) reveals effort on your behalf, for which I am grateful.
Have already checked PAYARD. My preference is Opera Cake, but she really enjoys marzipan. (They already had Opera Cake in their home this last week; something new, something splendid is idylic).
I'll probably buy some macaroons at PAYARD on Houston Street, a slice of Dacquoise from TARTINE, along with Rehrücken chocolate marzipan cake with orange confiture from CAFE SABARSKY.
She will be delighted!
Since my post, I was going to have a look at:
MAISON KAYSOR (on 22nd St. & B'way) and
LA BERGAMOTE (on 9th Ave.)
That might not be necessary anymore.
Again, many thanks.
Just had a look at the website.
Final Decision: Chocolate Decadence from FRANCOIS PAYARD. Will also buy a few exta macaroons for an additional treat.
I'll walk over to Houston Street first thing tomorrow.
CAFE SABARSKY will be her surprise when we visit the Neue Gallerie on another date.
Again, with much gratitude, I thank you.