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January 25, 2012 / Food Follower

Taking a break from my busy day with Black Hound Busy Bee Cake

I will start off this post by apologizing for the paper bowl – disposable cutlery, plates, and bowls are just a part of college life. What I am most sorry for is presenting my favorite cake in the whole world in such a manner. After all, it is cut crudely, and the outer layer of chocolate is falling apart. I know that people eat with their eyes first, so I might be taking a risk when I tell you to buy this cake if you ever go to New York City.

Nevertheless, I will continue in hopes that you trust my taste. This cake is called the Busy Bee Cake (yes, I am capitalizing its name because it is just that good), the signature cake of Black Hound bakery. Comprised of three layers of chocolate cake, two layers of almond cake, two layers of bittersweet chocolate mousse, and one layer of marzipan, this cake is a sure winner. Oh, and how could I forget the fact that it is encased in another layer of marzipan and  has a hard bittersweet shell with small marzipan bees on top?

Luckily, if you are not yet convinced of the appeal of the Busy Bee Cake and Black Hound Bakery in general, I have a photo which will hopefully entice you.

(Spotted: two miniature Busy Bee cakes on the bottom shelf, fourth from the right, about to be purchased by this blogger).

Whenever I am busy at home, I like to take a break and go downtown to Black Hound to purchase a Busy Bee Cake.


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  1. tearoomdelights / Feb 3 2012 2:12 pm

    I would love try a Busy Bee Cake, they look and sound marvellous!

    • Food Follower / Feb 3 2012 3:26 pm

      The Busy Bee Cake is really delicious. All of the cakes I’ve tried from Black Hound are outstanding, and every time I go, they serve samples 🙂

  2. totalbonjour / Feb 7 2012 1:47 pm

    Thanks for liking my post on clementine cake! This looks awesome – I wish I lived in New York and could sample it!

    • Food Follower / Feb 7 2012 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much, and I really enjoyed your original post! 🙂

  3. sweetlab / Feb 12 2012 10:00 pm

    Having a slice of cake during break time is the best!

    • Food Follower / Feb 12 2012 11:10 pm

      Nothing better! Though I must say, your apple fritters seem like an awesome option as well!

  4. Cris / Feb 18 2012 3:25 pm

    Wow! I looked at that piece of cake, never mind the paper, never even noticed, and just about started drooling all over my keyboard. Then after you described it, I could hardly believe all that stuff was in it. I still like it anyway, since I don’t understand what some of the ingredients in it are anyway. Nothing like that out in the boonies of Missouri. Good luck with school.

    • Food Follower / Feb 18 2012 3:36 pm

      Haha thank you! Yeah, same with Amherst. I will just have to wait until I get back to NYC.

  5. blackhoundny / May 10 2012 2:15 pm

    We really like your picture of our Busy Bee Cake! If you “LIKE” us on Facebook you could submit a photo with a description for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

    • Food Follower / May 12 2012 9:34 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You are definitely my favorite bakery in NYC, and I can’t wait to eat some busy bee cake soon!

      • blackhoundny / May 18 2012 6:10 am

        So glad you enjoy our cakes so much. You should stop by and try our new Walnut Banana Cake. So tasty!

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