Lovin Sullivan Cakes
32 West 20th St., near Fifth Ave.
By appointment only
Kate Sullivan says she rarely does the same cake twice, and
encourages clients to challenge her with original ideas. For
a baby shower, try the “Nest”–a moss-green buttercream
crowned with snuggling marzipan birds ($9 per serving). For
a birthday, there’s 3D Kitty, a 15-inch Hello Kitty
in a pink buttercream snowsuit ($12 per serving).
|Lovin Sullivan's Happy Flower Cake. (Photo
Credit: Kristine Larsen)
401 Bleecker St., at 11th St.
This beloved downtown bakery specializes in old-fashioned
cakes and cupcakes. Choose from an assortment of flavors;
they’ll decorate the top with classic decorations (like
sugar flowers and sprinkles) or inscriptions. Cakes for four
to six people start at $18; cupcakes are $1.75 each.
Make My Cake
103 W. 110th St., at Lenox Ave.
2380 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., at 139th St.
Request one of JoAnn Baylor’s custom cakes in the shape of
a Disney or Sesame Street character, or ask her to scan a
photo onto the top; flavors range from red velvet to sour-cream
pound. A cake for ten starts at $25; scanning a photo, $20
1032 Lexington Ave., near 73rd St.
This revered confections shop produces sumptuous customized
children’s cakes in a range of flavors, topped with
exquisite, hand-crafted marzipan figures (like Winnie-the-Pooh).
Cakes are from $5.25 per slice.
The Perfect Cake, Inc.
Diana Alerhand takes pride in creating playful and childlike
cakes. Whether you request dinosaurs, rocking horses, or cartoon
characters, she obliges with a vibrant creation. Flavors and
fillings are traditional: chocolate, vanilla, or fresh strawberries.
Cakes from $4 to $10 per serving.
Polka Dot Cake Studio
312 Bleecker St., near Grove St.
The darling cakes at this two-year-old West Villager range
from plain vanilla to the truly sinful (and newly relevant)
Bleecker Street Blackout. Design touches are whimsical, like
starbursts and polka dots ($6 to $12 per slice).
Ruthy’s Baked Goods
75 Ninth Ave., near 15th St.
501 W. 57th St., near Tenth Ave.
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, 23rd St. at West Side Hwy.
This Chelsea Market mainstay produces impeccably designed
photo-cakes, plus everything from strawberry shortcakes to
delicious cheesecakes, decorated to your specs. Starting at
$24.95 for eight to ten people.