HARLEM: the quest for my bridal shower cake.

My maid of honor/bestfriend and I came up with the bright idea of me having a bridal shower while I'm here in New York. Although we talked about it a few weeks ago nothing had been planned and we figured that we'd throw it together once I got here. However, since I've stepped foot in Long Island all I've been doing is hanging out with friends and eating, lol. Yesterday we finally realized we were one day away and needed to plan, lol. So the past 24 hours have been a plan-o-thon...I'm so tired.

We booked a place, confirmed all the guests and have been trying to make this an eventful as possible. As you know - I love food - desserts in particular - so I was very excited about being able to have cake. We were sitting around the house and playing on the computer when my MOH's sister suggested this place where she heard they made the most amazing cake - however, it was located in Harlem. We decided to take the trip - you can never go too far for good cake!

Let me just say, I HEART HARLEM! I love the energy in Harlem - there's so much culture there, so much history and not to mention - GOOD FOOD! It's no secret that Harlem has amazing food, so we didn't think twice to go out there for an adventure...
Of course the Apollo Theatre on 125th ... everytime I pass by there I think of all the great artists throughout history who walked through those doors..
The Michael Jackson memorial area in front of The Apollo...$5 t-shirts w/ MJ's images, lol - gotta love it.
So back to the reason we went to Harlem in the first place - cake. We headed over to MAKE MY CAKE which was a dream. From the ambiance of the store to the food on display, we knew we'd be in good hands...


I ended up getting a cake that was buttercream and red velvet! While we waited for the cake to be decorated, I stuffed my face with a red velvet cupcake that is pictured above - yes it was that perfect. It was soooo good... Once the cake was done, we dropped it off in the car and took a quick stroll around Harlem...

I loved my shoes but I had to change them after a while, lol...
Here's MAKE MY CAKE!

Here's the church where one of the girls were baptized...

Another piece of red velvet that I stopped at Sylvia's - someone bought it a few minutes later.

Sylvia's is a world famous soul food spot that is often frequented by celebrities - even Bill Clinton who has his office near by has stopped in for a bite to eat. I don't usually eat soul food but the girls assured me that it would be great, and it was!



FUN DAY!

MAKE MY CAKE
121 St. Nicholas Ave. (116th St.)
T. 212 932.0833


or

2380 Adam C. Powell Blvd (139th St.)
T 212 234.2344


SYLVIA'S RESTAURANT
328 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027-3702
(212) 996-0660
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3 comments :

Hailey {HRH} said...

red velvet is my favorite! thats what i am having for my wedding cake :) you look great in your pics btw!

Teems said...

::newbie::

Aww those are some key places...I heard I'm getting make my cake's red velvet for my bachelorette party! :-)

congrats on your engagement fellow bride!

TheDreamingBride said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that red velvet is calling my name!!!!

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