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Cake Man Raven Confectionary - 40 Reviews - 708 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1625, Brooklyn, NY - Breakfast Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 694-2253

Cake Man Raven Confectionary

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708 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1625
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Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY
Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY
Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY
Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY
Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY
Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY
Cake Man Raven Confectionary - Brooklyn, NY

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Best

I have to say by far that Cake Man Raven has the best cakes in NYC. I have tried red velvet and other specialties at other well known bakeries like, Make My Cake, Crumbs, and Lor...

Worst

This place CAN make the best red velvet cake but......they never have any to sell. Your only allowed to buy two pieces if they have it.......they ask you to wait 45 minutes for th...

The Best Cake 10/6/2010

All really good the coconut, pinapple, german chocolate, carrot cake, and lets not forget the red velvet cake which is always great. Lets think for a sec my people at $6.00 a slice he must be making a fourtune? and he does! I work there watching cake come and watch them go all throught the day. I begin to look forward to my check which I've been waiting for for over 30 days now which is absurd. Cake Man Raven told me I would be getting paid $10.00 an hour and I'll recieve my check every two weeks but sadly I've been waiting for over 30 days now, so next time you step into the shop remember your surpporting a lier, thieft, and just a jerk. What am I suppose to tell my kids sorry son its cereal for dinner? more

Delicious cake 11/9/2009

At $6 a slice, it is pretty expensive. But it is very rich and creamy. I tried the red velvet (without nuts) and the coconut (oddly green color cake). Both were equally good. There was limited seating upstairs but as they don't serve coffee or tea, you're pretty much limited to the water provided by the water cooler upstairs. The staff wasn't rude, they just didn't seem enthusiastic or cheery. Pros: red velvet Cons: pricey, lack of space, distinterested staff more

Great Food...so expect Long Lines 10/27/2009

I have to say by far that Cake Man Raven has the best cakes in NYC. I have tried red velvet and other specialties at other well known bakeries like, Make My Cake, Crumbs, and Lord's Bakery among others but by far his cakes are spectacular. Pros: By Far... Best Cakes In NYC more

great baked good, HORRIBLE SERVICE 7/12/2009

I went in to order 4 slices of cake and I received the worst service ever! I guess cakeman raven is also serving attitude, eye rolls and people sucking their teeth o n the menu!! Im not sure what happened to the friendly young men who used to twork the counter, but the new females need to go!! they are giving him a bad name!! Pros: Red velvet cake Cons: the new girls at the counter!! more

good cake terrible service....too hollywood 5/19/2009

I have gone to cake man to get cake and the overall attitude of the staff is that they are doing you a favor by selling cake to you. I try to patronize african american establishments but this attitude makes you want to turn away. I will take my business to Lord's Bakery or Little Red Hens before I come back to this fiasco of a business! Pros: good cake....if they have any Cons: not fully stocked and unprofessional tacky staff more


Cake man raven 1/26/2009

As for us in london(across the pond) His red velvet cakes are the best in the world. I mean the stars can't be wrong. Let's celebrate black business across the globe. Pros: The best cakes Cons: more space needed. more

Worst Customer Service Ever - Don't Accept Mediocrity! 1/8/2009

My saga began on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at which time I went to the bakery's website to get information on ordering a cake. As per the instructions I called the phone number given within the 7 day advance notice they needed. After numerous calls throughout the day without anyone picking up the phone I left a message. By Sunday mid-day I still had not recieved a call back. I decided to go to the store for some help, at which point I was told I only can order by calling the number (which no one was picking up). I gave an employee my information and was told she would give my information to the order department and someone would call me back. On Monday, still no call back. I called again and left messages. On Tuesday same story. I went to the store again and another employee gave me his information and told me to call back on Wednesday. Wednesday same story. I called spoke with employee and gave my information. Never heard from him or anybody from the order department. Finally on Thursday, after I repeatedly called and left messages I get a call back and was told no more orders being accepted. The other employee never gave my information and the they have 5 pages of people to call back. more

Hair in My Cake 10/29/2008

It's funny...because I had no idea that Cake Man Raven was not only known for red velvet cake, but for his poor customer service, lack of professionalism, and bad business practices until speaking with some colleagues today and reading the reviews of other patrons. This is probably because I've never really bought the cake on my own. I've just sampled cake from friends. But two weeks ago, I learned firsthand that Cake Man Raven is disgusting. As I ate the red velvet cake that my friend had at her birthday party...I felt some tension between the fork and the cake. When I stuck the fork back in the cake and attempted to reach towards my mouth, the fork got stuck once again. It was then that I realized that the fork was being hindered by several strands of hair that were baked into the cake and now wrapped around my fork. YUCK! I was disgusted to say the last. I immediately threw my slice of cake in the garbage. I didn't contact the Cake Man because I didn't buy the cake. But, I did let my friend know. From what I here, she probably won't get through to complain because they never answer the phone. more

DON'T BUY HIS CAKES!!!!! 8/4/2008

He doesnt pay his workers. Please take this into consideration before you give him service. Cakeman is indeed fakeman. This isnt just, I do pray for change in him. Cons: Doesnt pay his workers, which tells me he isnt a man of his word more

If you are not a Celebrity do not order a Cake 7/30/2008

If you are not a Celebrity do not order a cake. Pros: Great Cake once you get it Cons: Will you get it? more

maybe the best cake I've ever eaten 6/11/2008

It's no secret that the red velvet cake at Cake Man is delicious. Give the pineapple-cream cheese cake a try too. Dangerously addictive. On the downside, I've never seen people take so long to perform a simple transaction, like buying 2 slices of cake for $12. Maybe it's a southern thing, but the people both in the line and at the register seem to do everything really slow. It's maddening. Pros: delicious Cons: no place to sit more

A Good product soured by a consistently unpleasant buying experience 3/2/2008

The Good news is that the cake is tasty, most times. The bad news is that nothing else about the Cake Man experience is good. The store may or may not have cake when you visit. It may or may not taste the same as the last time you purchased it. The store most certainly will NOT have anything other than Red Velvet cake despite having an ample menu of other cakes, pies and cupcakes. If you are hoping to improve your chances by calling and ordering a cake, don't waste your time, as the concept of customer service has not reached the Cake Man yet. Don't expect a prompt return phone call if you attempt to place an order by phone. Don't order a cake for delivery on a Monday as they do not deliver cakes on Monday, but don' t expect to find that information anywhere on their website or brochures. Despite having store hours from 9:00am -10:00 pm, don't expect cake until 12:00 noon. The only way you will be happy with the experience at Cake Man is if you have no expectations whatsoever. Pros: Best tasting Red Velvet Cake in the area, sometimes Cons: Poor service in store and over the phone, consistent lack of product, poor distribution more

raven cakeman 2/25/2008

THE BEST RED VELVET CUP CAKE I have every eaten and i bumped to this lillte hole on the wall be mistake the BEST service was good prices pretty good 2 cup cake for 4 dollars its worth the trip. Pros: great cakes Cons: no seating area more

Best cake if you can get it.....or when it's fresh! 2/22/2008

This place CAN make the best red velvet cake but......they never have any to sell. Your only allowed to buy two pieces if they have it.......they ask you to wait 45 minutes for the next delivery.....I just can't imagine being in buisness all these years and constantly running out of cake.....That's all they sell too!! .....and the last two times I bought the cake ($6) each....it was stale...... Pros: can be good Cons: never have cake to sell more

Great Cake, horrible service in every way!! 1/9/2008

This bakery does make very good red velvet cake. And by my own admission, I frequent this place, but the service is HORRIBLE. I have tried to order a custom cake. I received a quote quickly, then every single email and call was ignored thereafter. I was told that Cakeman would be out of town, the kitchen would be slow, etc. This was an order I was trying to place 6 WEEKS in advance, so there shouldn't have been a problem. I was told by someone else that they had the same experience with a custom order cake. Also, they are not very good at meeting the demand for their cakes and baked goods. Aside from that, if you just so happen to be passing by, and they have cake ready, try it!!! Pros: Tasty Cake Cons: Service will make you want to hurt someone!! more

Avoid, Avoid, Avoid 12/4/2007

It is so hard for me to describe my level of frustration with this place. I've gone there several times to get cupcakes and it's pretty much a gamble. I live in New Jersey, so driving through Manhattan to get here can be irritating, but so is arriving somewhere, after calling numerous time to find out if there were even cake slices available, and there aren't any left. And then more foolishness happens. Cons: timely serive, customer service, promptness more

Delicious Red Velvet Cake, Horrible Service 11/23/2007

I live in Westchester, but come into Brooklyn often. I love the red velvet cake at the Cakeman bakery, but I must say the service is horrible. I love the red velvet because there is never anything else available. I was so disappointed last weekend when I went and there was nothing left. How can you run a business, with no inventory. I cannot see how much longer can they stay in business if they continue this process. I drive into Brooklyn so that means I have to find a parking space, which is not an easy task. The Cakeman is not worth my time. No one answers the phone, so you cannot call in advance to see if there is any cake available. I know that they are there because the doors are open and they clearly ignore the phone. My recommendation is not to go out of your way for this cake. It is not worth the trip. I am very disappointed. Pros: Tasty Red Velvet Cake Cons: No service, no cakes more

Wanted to FINALLY see for myself. 9/10/2007

I recently went to the bakery after hearing for so long of his desserts either on TV and/or through friends that live in the city. They all conveyed that this was ""the place"" to get a ""good"" piece of cake. Let me start by saying tastewise the cake was ""average"", the icing was ""great"" b/c I love butter icing, the moisture of the cake was ""good"". The portions were ""Very Good"", as I had gotten 2 pieces which I was able to share with 2 other people. But I expected more zing as far as taste for coming all the way from New Jersey, this would be somewhere I would stop in if I were visiting friends in Brooklyn, I will not make a ""special"" trip as I had done for my birthday. Pros: Desserts, it's easy to get too by train. Best to go when first opens. Cons: Limited selections of desserts. more

Not Good!!!??? 9/4/2007

I really don't see what everyone is raving about. I tried the cake because i kept hearing how good it was but it was not good! it was alright. I mean I guess If you like butter creme frosting then you would like this cake. It did not have the original creme cheese frosting it's supposed to have. Yuck! a waist of my 5 dollars.. I've had better. Pros: I don't see any Cons: The cake isn't good at all! more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Behind a storefront, with flower-filled window boxes, lies this modest bake shop. But proprietor Raven Dennis III, is known for creating elaborate personalized desserts for...

  • 10/6/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    noon-8 pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Discover, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Fort Greene
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