With all of the amazing bakeries in town there’s no shortage of options when it comes to finding a birthday cake. But which ones make ones that are a cut above? We’ve got suggestions, from great gluten-free to the best in buttercream, a delicious last-minute save, crazy custom creations and more. Click through for sweets that take the cake!

For Unusual Flavors and Modern Design: Baked NYC

There are many places to get your standard birthday cake, and then there’s Baked. With locations in Tribeca and Red Hook, you can order cakes as classic or unique as you can dream up.  For the somewhat adventurous there’s Aunt Sassy’s Pistachio which is three layers of pistachio white cake, frosted and filled with vanilla honey buttercream, and topped with toasted pistachios.  For traditionalists that know their kids love color, check out the Funfetti. A guaranteed hit.

Red Hook
359 Van Brunt St.
718-222-0345

Tribeca
279 Church St.
212-775-0345
Online: bakednyc.com

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—Kim Sunshine & Anna Knoebel