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Make My Cake
Posted by Harlem tourist from NJ on 05/13/2008
I am an absolute cake lover... To that whenever I'm in the city I try and bring home some sweet treat. Well I was in Harlem and my goodness. I actually purchased butter cream and to my delight is was amazing. Here's what's funny. I don't actually love Red Velvet, well I will gladly retract taht statement. I had a small taste of my friends cake and was so so so angry I didn't purchase a slice of my own. Wow, the atmosphere was so pleasant, it gave yout he feel of an old icecream parlor. I can't wait to go back and I will not wait until I go on another tour. The very next time I'm in the city, even if it means taking the train.. I have to have MORE. It's a must try.
Posted by new in neighborhood on 04/15/2008
as follwoup ini to my last comment, I tried bakery again,this past week, and at this point, tried almost all cupcakes and YUM...! For some reason I hadn't tried the chocolate cupcake and what a mistake...it was very good, but the frosting was especailly fine I bught a cake with cream cheese frosting again, deliciouis....strawberry frosting had bits of strawberry, YUM! No issues with too much of any ingredient, and nicely baked.....as stated before, will continue to go when in mood for such treat, which is most times...
Posted by new to harlem on 04/11/2008
Upon visiting the bakery on a Saturday afternoon and a purchase of a slice of the Red Velvet and numerous cupcakes, we were very upset..The slices at $5/piece were cold, and tasted too much of baking soda...the cupcakes were just okay, and the frosting nothing special...and I'd like to believe we are experts in that area. The girls behind the counter were rushed, since there was a line almost out the door...I will go back other times of week/day to try other goods since it's one of the only such bakeries in neighborhood and the cakes looked great.....
Posted by MsPam2u on 09/24/2007
Make My Cake the name speaks for itself.... I had the opportunity to meet this young lady and I did say young lady who is the mistress behind the madness... I would like to take my hat off to you and your staff I was dying to try a piece of cakes at Circle of Sisters and there were no more Red Velvet slices the young lady very well spoken said"more is on the way" I anticipated the wait and came back and to my surprise words could not express this tasty delight> I liked her Red Velvet so much I bought one to take home and tried the German Chocolate and the Chocolate DANG moist I didn't even need a glass of cold milk.... I tried Cakeman Raven and his Red Velvet is out of this world but there was something in her cakes that gives it a fresh right out the over flavor. Sista I take my hat off to you. I will definitely support a young African American sister and put the word out to hurry on down to Harlem and get a taste of the good life. Cake so nice you'll buy it twice
Posted by Harlemite Foodie on 01/29/2007
If you have a hankering for premium red velvet cake, a buttery southern delight that features just enough chocolate to make you taste buds take notice and more than enough red food coloring to, um, brighten your trips to the bathroom for days on end, I know of only two bakeries in New York City that can deliver the goods: CakeMan Raven in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Make My Cake in Harlem. Make My Cake gets points for actually having some for sale every time I've visited; CakeMan Raven is usually sold out and is notorious for its one oven, its long lines and its long waits. You can order whole cakes ahead of time at Make My Cake, too, and they usually have an assortment of mini cupcakes, regular-sized cupcakes (which are actually pretty large) and slices for sale - if not all varieties, at least one from the bunch. Make My Cake's recipe might be slightly more buttery, but it's quite hard to tell. (And isn't CakeMan Raven originally from Harlem? Hmmmm ...) Anyway, the mini cupcakes are a great value. Service is okay, but I've been sold the regular-sized cupcakes when I specifically asked for the mini ones. There are some small tables for seating, but they're too close to the counter - and they sometimes double as workspace for bakers boxing whole cakes. However, the neighborhood crowd doesn't seem to mind, particularly around closing time. The carrot cake was excellent, too, but trust me: the red velvet cake is the star of the show. ... and there's another location now on the corner of 116th and Adam Clayton Powell that just opened up around the holidays ...