Make My Cake: 121 Saint Nicholas Avenue New York, NY
Flavors: Strawberry, Strawberry Coconut and Red Velvet Walnut
|The Bounty: Large Strawberry Coconut & Red Velvet with walnuts|
I remember the first time I visited Make My Cake...it was heavenly. The perfectly pink shop located on 116th and Adam Clay Powell Blvd is about a 2-3 block walk from the 2 or 3 trains (although taking the 4 would be better). Walking into the shop you immediately feel at home. Their vast selection drew me in with their signature red velvet and strawberry cupcakes that are drool-worthy.
|My favorites: strawberry cupcakes|
|They serve pies, cobbler, cookies, donuts, danish, muffins, etc.|
|I love their packaging...a happy baker|
|The awning of Make My Cake in Harlem|
Before I could devour my goodies, I was knee-deep in cupcakes from my New York trip so I had to put these babies in the refrigerator for another day :-(. I was pleased to find that my strawberry coconut was as rich, smooth, and creamy as it was the day that I bought it. Fresh strawberries were bursting from the batter and the frosting wasn't too sweet but just right.
|Make My Cake's German Chocolate cake|
went up against Bobby Flay on 'Throwdown'
|Make My Cake is also a 30 seat bakery and cafe internet lounge|
Make My Cake in Harlem was by far my favorite experience while in New York (out of 5 shops visited with Dylan's Candy Bar running a close second). I see why New York's elite (Jay-Z, Beyonce, and others) flock to the Harlem-based hideaway.