- Flour Girl
102 West 87th Street, Studio 1N, 347-526-0300; flourgirlbakery.com
Working in a bakery after studying at the French Culinary Institute, Jeri Gottlieb latched on to the idea of decorating buttercream birthday cakes with cookies rather than icing. And not just a couple of cookies, but a veritable excess of them, if such a thing is possible: Every slice gets the added treat. Looking for a dinosaur theme? Gottlieb can accommodate with a tall volcano cake with the prehistoric giants walking, or flying, the perimeter. The soccer cake has lots of players and balls. One favorite is a tower of striped and polka-dot cookie candles with floating cookie balloons.
Best Birthday Cake
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.