Brooklyn-based Piece of Velvet, garnering acclaim for its velvet-textured cakes and cupcakes, is crossing the river with a 325-square-foot flagship at 101 MacDougal St., between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane.
5) Piece of Velvet: This bakery's specialty is Velvet Cake – a vintage American classic. With locations throughout the city, Piece of Velvet serves freshly made velvet cake in nontraditional flavors like blueberry, pineapple, carrot and lemon in whole cakes, slices or cupcakes. The colorful cakes and velvet obsession feel particularly retro right now.
First Fort Greene and Harlem, then Coney Island, and now Smorgasburg — Piece Of Velvet (POV) is on a cakey roll!
As of this Saturday, April 4, the local bakery (708 Fulton Street) known (even by Zagat!) for its red velvet cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and more will have a booth at Brooklyn’s hallmark food flea market in Williamsburg (on Saturdays at 90 Kent Avenue) and DUMBO (on Sundays at 320 Furman Street).
An outpost of Piece of Velvet, a cake and cupcake shop with locations in Fort Greene and Harlem, opened in Coney Island on Valentine’s Day. Owned by a “staff collective” of former Cake Man Raven employees, tThe store is located on the north side of Surf across the street from Nathan’s and Williams Candy. Red velvet cakes and cupcakes are their specialty and are delicious. Check for introductory specials on Groupon.
The walls are being painted and the floors measured as a Coney Island storefront one block from boardwalk is being transformed into a specialty cake shop called A Piece of Velvet.
"Every cake we do here is a velvet cake—so the texture and the moistness of the cake. It's always light, always moist," says owner Michael Morgan.
Cupcake store Piece of Velvet will be opening at the tiny storefront next to Rita’s Ice on the north side of 15th and Surf ave. The store has locations downtown in Fort Greene as well as in Manhattan. We stopped by the Fort Greene location last weekend to sample the delicious servings of red velvet cakes, ice cream, cupcakes, pancakes and waffles. Between Rita’s and now Piece of Velvet, West 15th and Surf can now be referred to as Carbohydrate Corner! Good luck!
Piece of Velvet opened in Fort Greene Brooklyn a couple of years back and now the red velvet cake purveyors have established a second branch at 17 West 125th Street. This shop is notable since the famous Cake Man Raven's staff started up the business after the baker closed his namesake business in 2012.
Red Velvet cake and cupcakes are delicious but have you ever tried a Blue Velvet cake? Now that is something you must try. Both cakes are delectable and taste like a piece of heaven. I kept hearing about this cake and finally made a stop in to Piece of Velvet in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I walked into a small cake heaven with an array of bright colors and flavors. There are coconut frosting cakes, yellow cakes, red velvet, blue velvet and more. For the sweet toothed individual like myself, this is a place you need to visit!
Oh, then there is velvet paradise! Piece of Velvet located in Cakeman’s old spot in Fort Greene, 708 Fulton Street between Fort Greene Pl & St Felix St. Some of the old staff of Cakeman Raven thought it would be a great idea to open a bakery that has every velvet flavor you could think of! And what a great idea that was! This bakery has concocted some of the best velvet flavors you will every taste from Blueberry Vanilla, Caramel, Vanilla, Pina Colada, Strawberry Vanilla, Oreo Velvet and your traditional Red Velvet! Cakeacoma is what you will leave this place with! Oh So Good!
When Cake Man Raven closed down his eponymous red velvet cake shop at 708 Fulton St. to pursue other ventures, it's fair to say he took a little slice of his neighbors' hearts with him.
But locals with a passion for the Southern specialty dessert will soon be rewarded for going without so long: A new bakery, Piece of Velvet, is opening in the very same space, offering a menu obsessed with the stuff.
The red-velvet-cake-shaped hole on Fulton Street that formed instantly after famous baker Cake Man Raven announced he was closing up his famed shop in Fort Greene last year has once again been filled. The original baker has since reopened at 2914 Atlantic Avenue, and meanwhile, a total of nine former Cake Man employees opened Piece of Velvet over the weekend, drawing hundreds of customers with slices of free cake.
FORT GREENE — Red velvet cake is returning to Fort Greene.
Cake Man Raven's former staff is opening a new red velvet shop in the legend's former storefront at 708 Fulton St.
"The team that once worked for the very foremost red velvet baker in America will open our very first store in this historic location, paying homage to the founder," new bakery Piece of Velvet staff announced on their Facebook page.