Tuesday's Top 10: Bakeries That Dish Out Sweet Treats to Make Your Mouth Water


Cake decorating shows have become quite popular on television. It is fascinating to see the artistry come to life. The cakes awaken your sense of sight, smell and taste!

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Whether it’s good old-fashioned angel food or trendy Southern red velvet, birthday cake is still the highlight of any party for kids or adults. These days, however, the definition of “birthday cake” is expanding to also include cupcakes. Cupcakes are a good party choice because they are easier to serve, and more customizable than regular party cakes—the perfect answer when half your guests want chocolate and the other half crave vanilla. 
Some of the trends in specialty cakes are topsy turvy, 3D, Fondant covered, edible photographs or whatever you can imagine.  Then of course there are all of the cake, filling and frosting options.  The possibilities are endless.  In tiered cakes, each one can be something different.  The size of the cakes can feed a few or hundreds of people.  The cakes are like blank palates that are decorated with icing to create absolute masterpieces.  Cakes can be designed to match a theme, color scheme or even the personality of the clients. All of this is taken into consideration because a special event deserves a special cake.
Whichever way you go, consider the following bakeries. They’ll make any party a sweet celebration.
  • Alpine Pastry Shop
    59 Route 111, Smithtown (631) 265-5610
    They have been baking cakes using the freshest and finest ingredients for over 25 years.
  • The Bakery
    Locations in Plainview, Commack and Albertson
    The name says it all.  These Kosher bakeries will bake up any special occasion cake.
  • La Bonne Boulangerie
    Locations in Port Jefferson and East Norwich
    Their cakes are as delicious as they are beautiful.
  • Benkert's
    2216 Middle Country Road, Centereach (631) 585-8618
    The Benkerts' cake wizards will bring your dream cake to life.
  • Top Tiers by Jason Ellis
    310 Main Street, Farmingdale (631) 484-3869
    Jason Ellis has competed on several shows on The Food Network.
  • The Cake Gallery
    548 Jersusalem Avenue, North Bellmore (516) 809-7133
    Chef Thomas Shipley has been baking and decorating cakes for over 30 years.
  • Park Bake Shop
    112 Route 25A, Kings Park (631) 269-3825
    Their cakes are amazing to look at and to eat.
  • Pearl's Bakery
    16 Manetto Hill Mall, Plainview (516) 935-5225
    This Kosher bakery will create the perfect cake for any occasion.

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