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Help - Need child's birthday cake that will please adults

oops - it was Buttercup I thought was dy, not Soutine.

Apr 24, 2008
bearwithmoi in Manhattan

Help - Need child's birthday cake that will please adults

Having a party for my daughter this weekend and in need of a cake. I'm pretty picky about cakes and kids don't care so I want it delicious for the adults.

Here are my preferences - Don't like over-buttery frosting (such as Cupcake Cafe or 2 Little Red Hens) and don't like cream cheese frosting (like Kitchenette). Thought a cake from Crumbs was mediocre and a cake from Soutine was dry. Liked Sugar Sweet Sunshine, but don't like almond-flavored chocolate.

What would I like? Amy's? Billy's? Ruthy's? Make My Cake?

It doesn't have to be too decorated, just nice and tasty.

Thanks for any ideas!

Apr 24, 2008
bearwithmoi in Manhattan

UWS kosher prepaid friday night dinner?

Try Darna at 89th and Columbus. I see lots of groups there on Shabbos

Nov 16, 2007
bearwithmoi in Manhattan

Child Friendly Upper West Side?

Depends how many kids, how old, etc. I like Gabriela's and it's very kid-friendly. Gennaro is kid-friendly, but you may have to wait because they don't take reservations. The city should be pretty empty this weekend so you might have more luck.

May 24, 2007
bearwithmoi in Manhattan

Crumbs cupcakes?

So where are the good cupcakes? Any favorites? I found 2 Little Red Hens too buttery.

Mar 03, 2007
bearwithmoi in Manhattan

Best Birthday cake, both pretty and delicious

Thank you - this is really helpful. I didn't realize that the difference was the American vs. European style.

Mar 02, 2007
bearwithmoi in Manhattan

Best Birthday cake, both pretty and delicious

I've read all the posts on birthday cakes and wanted to try to get more recent posts. I'm looking for a birthday cake for a party for my 2-year-old. Of course the kids won't care what kind of cake, but we do! We'd like something pretty and delicious, the kind of cake where you want seconds. I don't want the standard Costco or Food Emporium sheet cake with the fake decorations. Something a little prettier would be great.

Ideally I'd like a chocolate cake with fudge filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. I've found a lot of the frosting TOO buttery. For example, I liked 2 Little Red Hens' chocolate cake and fudge, but thought their vanilla was way too buttery. I didn't like Cupcake Cafe or Polka Dot Cafe either. Homemade by Kitchenette had good cake, but their frosting was cream cheese based (don't like that either).

Okay, I know I'm being very picky, but I thought that I'd try the board and see if you have any suggestions I hadn't thought of. Any opinions on Amy's Bread or Ruthy's? What about Buttercup? Anyone know Make My Cake?

Thanks a lot!

Mar 01, 2007
bearwithmoi in Manhattan