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Amy’s Bread is a popular bake shop with breads, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and muffins and scones with locations on Bleecker Street and in Chelsea Market and Hell’s Kitchen. As soon as I walked into the bustling bakery, I saw the yellow cake with pink frosting and knew I had to have it. I also love red velvet cake, so I ordered a slice of that too.
I love the pink and red together. So pretty!
Verdict: The cake layers are fresh, and the red velvet cake actually had a cocoa flavor, a nice surprise since so many red velvet cakes don’t have a cocoa taste. The pink frosting on the yellow cake was a sweet buttercream. For red velvet cake, I have to have cream cheese frosting. When I tasted this red velvet cake, I knew it was a shortening-buttercream frosting, which is not a favorite of mine. I later found out that it’s a Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.