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Cakes 'n Shapes

466 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019 40.76488 -73.990389
nr. Tenth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-629-5512 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
Photo by Lauren Klain Carton

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Mon-Fri, 10:30am-6pm by appointment only; Sat, 10:30am-3pm by appointment only; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle

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Product Guide


  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes


Ever wanted to bite your boss’s head off—or at the very least, to put his face on a cake, slice him up into little pieces and gobble him up with your coworkers? That universal desire is why this tiny Hell’s Kitchen bakery has become a popular sweets-supplying service for office parties, celebrity soirées (Oprah, Sting, and Denzel) and for anyone who likes to have a high-resolution image made edible. The by-appointment-only shop specializes in cakes and cookies sheathed with a thin sheet of soy-based paper, which has been run through a laser printer and saturated with a digital image. Shop owner and veteran baker Edie Connolly offers only two flavors of pound cake, vanilla and chocolate, and cookies are of the rectangular shortbread variety. However, she’ll customize shapes and accompanying pictures whether they ask for a pound cake sculpture of a La Mer face cream jar or a plate of cookies stamped with this year’s family Christmas photo.