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Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm; Sat, 9am-11am and by appointment; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 77th St.
Every cake produced by Creative Cakes proprietor Bill Schutz is loaded with the kind of personalized details that would make anyone feel great at their birthday, retirement, or bat mitzvah party. Shutz's cakes, ornate and dimensional, use frostings of chocolate fudge or buttercream to capture each client’s vision, be it a cartoonish rendering of Shea Stadium with personalized message written in frosting on the “scoreboard,” or a marzipan fisherman casting his line into a sugary lake surrounded by spun-sugar trees and edible bushes. Need a front-page newspaper with photo-quality transfer made of frosting, or a cake that looks like a glossy magazine cover shot? No problem. The small shop’s walls are lined with photos of celebrities who have patronized the shop since it opened in 1979, including Barbara Walters, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Muhammad Ali. Intimate dinner-party hosts, take note: Creative Cakes’ smallest cake serves approximately 25 people. Prices are determined by the number of people the cake will serve and by the amount of time the project will take. To assure the best service, orders should be placed two to three weeks in advance.