National Cake Day is November 26! Just in time for the holidays, now is the time to celebrate this special time with a few sweet treats. Here are five of our favorite bakeries that are serving up some seriously delicious cakes. By Carly Petrone.
630 Flushing Ave.
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The folks from Mini Melanie know a thing or two about creating delicious sweets. Celebrate National Cake Day with one of their freshly baked seasonal creations. You know they’re tasty because they are made using fragrant vanilla, ripe fruits, premium chocolates, sweet butter, fresh cream, organic nuts, and exceptional liqueurs. Holiday favorites include Apple Pie Salted Caramel, Pumpkin Spice, and Gingerbread Pear, but who can pass up equally as awesome flavors like Lemon Berry, Carrot Cake, and Funfetti? Each one is five layers high, but rectangular sheet and mini cakes are also available. Cakes are available for pick up or delivery. Learn more here.
Make My Cake
121 st. Nicholas
If you’re a fan of red velvet then make your way to Make My Cake. This Harlem-based bake shop is serving up a variety of cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cookies — but their red velvet (available with or without nuts) is definitely their most popular item. Grab a slice to go, leave with an entire cake or grab a pint of homemade red velvet ice cream for the road. Make sure to check out their entire cake menu here.
Okay, this isn’t technically a cake, but the Chocolate Pizza from famous chocolatier Max Brenner is a pretty sweet way to celebrate National Cake Day — plus it has all of the elements of a delicious cake. Create your own “pizza” using milk and white chocolate chunks and your choice of “toppings,” from crunch hazelnut bits, melted peanut butter, marshmallows, and more. One bite of this gooey concoction and you’ll be hooked! Can’t make it to a Max Brenner shop? Head over to the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park and test out a slice at their stand. A nice cup of their hot chocolate will also warm you up while you wait.
112 Eighth Ave.
Empire Cake is serving up other enticing creations like Pistachio Praline, Chocolate Malt and Mott Street Cannoli – because who can say no to cannoli cream filling made with ricotta and mascarpone cheeses with a touch of orange zest and rum? If you’re in the mood for a cake snack, stop by for one of their classic treats. Nosh on a homemade “twinkie” that comes in fun flavors like seasonal egg nog and pumpkin, chocolatey Brooklyn Blackout, or classic red velvet. You can also bite into homemade Swiss Rolls (also known as Yodels or Ho-Ho’s.) Finally, a classic chocolate coconut or vanilla coconut Snowball will also satisfy any sweet tooth you may be having. Place your order here or stop by their bake shop in Chelsea.
Bake The Book Classes at Milk Bar
55 Hope St.
Milk Bar recently unveiled their spectacular baking classroom in Williamsburg, and now you can take part in creating classics from the Momfuku Milk Bar cookbook. Learn how to make everything from their Birthday and Chocolate Malt Cake to Pumpkin Pie and Grasshopper Cake at one of their “Bake The Book” classes. Of course, you’ll also be able to learn the tricks to making those adorable cake truffles, too. Milk Bar will provide you with all of the necessary kitchen tools and ingredients. After this 2-hour class, you’ll go home with a beautiful cake just in time to celebrate National Cake Day. Classes are $95/participant and private classes for up to 20 people are also available. Click here for more details.