Momofuku Milk Bar’s Secret to Amazing Birthday Cake | Sweet Spots | Bon Appetit

  • Published on Mar 3, 2015
  • Momofuku Milk Bar is a popular NYC sweet spot known for its inventive desserts like crack pie, cereal milk soft serve, and the compost cookie. Today, Bon Appétit’s Alison Roman visits founder and chef Christina Tosi (her old boss!) to learn how to make Milk Bar’s take on birthday cake.
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  • Esteban Vasquez
    Esteban Vasquez 2 days ago

    Wow chill guys wtf haha
    So much hate

  • Michiru Sato
    Michiru Sato 3 days ago

    3:49 you got that right.

  • Lil Braphog
    Lil Braphog 3 days ago

    Literally nothing is more gangster than this.

  • Poo Poo
    Poo Poo 5 days ago

    Omg..... I live in New York

  • Gboi7
    Gboi7 12 days ago

    A BA series I'll never watch again. Or any video featuring Milk. Gross behavior.

  • SP
    SP 16 days ago

    Im so glad i wasn't the only one who thought they were artificial. Thanks 1724 comments!

  • Antonio Sciorra
    Antonio Sciorra 16 days ago

    Narcissistic wannabees

  • Antonio Sciorra
    Antonio Sciorra 16 days ago

    One of the main reasons I moved out of New York City. Bimbos gentrifying the City.

  • R. F.
    R. F. 22 days ago


  • Tusita Dewi
    Tusita Dewi 28 days ago

    I don't get all the negativity in the comments about 'gangster' and 'fat girl moment" thing? What's so cringe-y? We're here for the cake-making process not for the side comments, because that'll be missing the point, right? What do I know, though *shrugs*

  • alphabrenna
    alphabrenna 29 days ago

    Did she actually say “fat girl moment”?

  • candace in jersey
    candace in jersey 29 days ago

    Shortening in frosting???.I thought only supermarkets did that.

  • B Kay
    B Kay Month ago

    We need more women in the world like Christina - shes such a babe and so smart too.. such a good role model for the youngins

  • Cristina Cano
    Cristina Cano Month ago

    Has anyone tried this cake? mmm doesn't look like my type of cake. I'm curious though.

  • PhoebePhiloPhiliac
    PhoebePhiloPhiliac Month ago

    Chef tosi's imagination and creativity is amazing. This cake is a work of art. If you can make this cake you will become a master of the universe!

  • hawatkins13
    hawatkins13 Month ago +1

    Love you Bon Appetit but you ABSOLUTELY need to take down this video. Fat shaming is unacceptable, it’s not cute or funny

  • Jeanette Joanes
    Jeanette Joanes Month ago

    Or you can just buy & bake a box cake and frost it with that canned fake "cream cheese" frosting and eat that. Dollar store total = $2.00. Just get the real thing for your sentimental fun, since that's the actual thing some people had as a kid.

  • Tiffany G
    Tiffany G Month ago +1

    The cake looks delicious but I think it’s pointless to charge $50 for a professional cake that is deliberately made to taste like it came from a box

  • Oscar Jaym Astorga
    Oscar Jaym Astorga Month ago +1

    Suddenly it didn’t look as yummy when she be like “fat girl moment”

  • Sweet and Sour Pickleball

    Read posts first, stopped
    there. Thanks

  • Gabriela Martinez
    Gabriela Martinez Month ago

    Ugly cake. Ugly jokes

  • rachel l
    rachel l Month ago

    This looks like it tastes like box cake. Can someone prove my theory wrong.

  • Parker Sanderson
    Parker Sanderson Month ago

    She’s on Netflix!

  • J Carver
    J Carver Month ago

    Sugar is so bad for you. Very toxic just like crack. Ha! Please step into my little shop of horrors.

  • Nicolás Alvarado Cariat

    so glad the content has changed

  • Getting Slim
    Getting Slim Month ago

    Why are folks all caught up in the "gangsta, white, fat" comments instead of is this recipe is any good???

  • Dee Dee
    Dee Dee Month ago

    These two women look like they put the cake in their mouth, but don't swallow. They spit it out while chanting 'A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!'

  • pinksugarfluff
    pinksugarfluff Month ago +1

    Gentrification in Brooklyn done with soulless cakes.

  • taylor views
    taylor views Month ago

    Every moment is a fat girl moment for me 😂👌🏾

  • London_Doll
    London_Doll Month ago

    So some unlucky sod will ultimately get that slice of cake that just falls apart on the plate because it’s secretly made from uneven pieces pushed together! 😂😂😂

  • Nocturne22
    Nocturne22 Month ago +1

    I'm glad this chick left BA before their USclip channel took off, because YIKES.

  • jennifer ashley
    jennifer ashley Month ago +1

    I always come back to this video. 😍
    Cake devouerer here! haha

  • Ellie Joanna
    Ellie Joanna Month ago +1

    Momofuku? That’s the winter spirit in harvest moon DS who comes by every winter lol

  • Twooping
    Twooping Month ago +2

    This video is so cringey ....... Claire would never ....

  • Elizabeth Culp
    Elizabeth Culp Month ago

    I make cake for Thursday, because I like cake and sometimes there will be leftovers for the weekend.

  • Shanan Pictou
    Shanan Pictou Month ago

    Fat girl moment? Ugh...

  • TheKeksek
    TheKeksek Month ago

    I've made it at home, it looks good, but it's overly sweet. Won't make it again

  • Manahil Shaikh
    Manahil Shaikh 2 months ago

    Well it’s not a secret anymore😉🙃

  • Maxine George
    Maxine George 2 months ago

    i loled at the comment section but also the fact that they showed those hanging shoes in the montage in the beginning. like. what are u dumb?

  • viceb7
    viceb7 2 months ago

    Jeeze is everyone losing their minds in the comments? She didn't seem that bad at all...

  • Dee
    Dee 2 months ago

    Fat girls in the comments are mad AF!! I mean, put a cape on so you can be SUPER MAD!! 🤣🤣 They are talking about delicious cakes for gawds sake! take your tail to the gym and off youtube if you are this sensitive. my fat azz always talk about my fat girl moments...BECAUSE I'M FAT!! humans are annoying.

  • Jose Malave
    Jose Malave 2 months ago

    yea theres no brownies ha

  • Lea Seidman
    Lea Seidman 2 months ago

    Gross. Everything about this video was gross.

  • sharnz87
    sharnz87 2 months ago

    "Fat girl moment & Gangster" Girrl Pleease 😒

  • justsayin stuff
    justsayin stuff 2 months ago +1

    The "hiyeeeeeeeee" at 1:15 should have been the warning that the "fat girl" comment would be happening.

  • Fer •
    Fer • 2 months ago

    Wow ppl in these comments take life so seriously. Who cares about their side comments 😂 the cake looks killer tho🥰👌🏼

  • Sam Lutfi
    Sam Lutfi 2 months ago +1

    I make this even better by throwing 20 colored balloons into a food processor and chopping them up and adding them to the frosting. you can't taste the rubber but the chewy texture is a great addition not to mention the extra color

  • Iced Patisserie
    Iced Patisserie 2 months ago +1

    If you think eating cake is a 'fat girl' thing - then why own or work in a bakery? Stupid comment to make. And as for clear vanilla extract? That is not a REAL vanilla extract. Vanilla is a brown pod derived from the orchid flower Vanilla of Mexican is brown in colour naturally. Making vanilla clear is modification of a natural food item......

  • radical adequacy
    radical adequacy 2 months ago +1

    skinny ppl in the comments: IM not hurt by something that literally isnt about me so im mad that anyone else is??????? eyeroll emoji

  • radical adequacy
    radical adequacy 2 months ago +1

    thank god everyone in the comments thought the fat girl moment comment was ugly too. not very "gangster" of you :/
    i almost liked the video too even tho their personalities are more canned than funfetti icing

  • lyinsroar
    lyinsroar 2 months ago

    is there any recipe measurements for this? or i guess this is just to show how it's made?

  • Jade N.
    Jade N. 2 months ago +1

    I went to milk bar and it was really underwhelming the cake was not complex in flavor at all and cost 7 dollars for a smalllll SMALL slice and i usually don’t understand when people say things are too sweet but now I get it it literally only tasted like sugar and became super unejoyable

    • Tracy
      Tracy 2 months ago


  • Atalanta
    Atalanta 2 months ago

    what's the crumb made out of?

  • Ndi EKWERE
    Ndi EKWERE 2 months ago +1

    My neighbours are great humans and they really helped me out last year when my flat mate lost her mind and attacked me. It's their birthday, they are married and ate doing a joint birthday so I am going to bake this for them.

  • Anna Azarov
    Anna Azarov 2 months ago +1

    How she makes everyone to eat those junks get fat but she doesn’t eat it that’s why she is very fit

  • Ichigo Senpai
    Ichigo Senpai 2 months ago

    that looks so good i wish i could try it (completely ignoring the "fat girl moment" like everyone else in the comments bc im not a delicate flower)

  • next level
    next level 2 months ago +2

    white people talk/interact to each other in such a fake enthusiastic polite way. Just an observation I made while watching this video

  • musicgirl2000
    musicgirl2000 2 months ago +2

    I came across this video sometime last year and ever since made it a mission to pay a visit to the Milk Bar in the city. The cake looks absolutely delicious in this video. I recently took the time to do so and boy, was it the most disappointing experience I've had with desserts. I tried their infamous cereal soft serve and it was absolutely disgusting. I also unfortunately tried the hot cocoa soft serve and to my surprise, it was even worse than the cereal soft serve. Hoping for a better experience, I tried out the compost cookie, crack pie and birthday truffles and to no one's surprise, they were incredibly mediocre. I really don't understand the hype around Milk Bar nor do I understand how they are able to justify their steep prices for incredibly mediocre, if not disgusting "treats". 0/10 would recommend. You are better off going to your local dessert store for a much more enjoyable and satisfying experience.

  • jimmyj003
    jimmyj003 2 months ago +2

    Stop saying clear vanilla extract

  • jimmyj003
    jimmyj003 2 months ago

    Vegetable shortening wtf

  • Scott P
    Scott P 2 months ago +2

    I like Claire's videos better

  • Travis Moore
    Travis Moore 3 months ago

    That place is too expensive for the garbage they sell to tourists

  • Cinnamonand spice
    Cinnamonand spice 3 months ago

    I have her cookbook Milk. She like clear stuff. GLUCOSE is a huge ingredient so giving you a heads up. Clear vanilla extract too. Great book . Im glad I bought it. The last recipe in the book is the CRACK PIE 😍

  • Marilyn Garcia
    Marilyn Garcia 3 months ago

    So tres leches ?

  • Tom L
    Tom L 3 months ago


  • A Tye
    A Tye 3 months ago +2

    Fat girl moment? Wow classy

  • Chuck B
    Chuck B 3 months ago

    Wow these comments are absolute cancer. Cake looks amazing, and the hosts were fine, I dont understand all the hate.

  • Megan Mellor
    Megan Mellor 3 months ago +2

    I was 100% down for this and excited to make it until, “fat girl moment”. Because fat girls just stuff their faces with cake, that’s all they do. And girls who aren’t fat, they NEVER do that. Not unless they’re having a “fat girl moment” of course. Just. Wow. From a baker no less. That’s cool. I’m done with this video and I’m done with both these women on ALL levels.

  • Sharon Chute
    Sharon Chute 3 months ago +2

    Ok... that was painful... wth...

  • Sophia Hart
    Sophia Hart 3 months ago

    no gloves ???

  • david tanguma
    david tanguma 3 months ago

    Do you think those little candy hearts would work instead of sprinkles for Valentine's day. Married almost 41 yrs. to an amazing woman and she still kind of likes me!

  • Patriche Will
    Patriche Will 3 months ago

    These girls are so extra lol

  • St 789
    St 789 3 months ago

    That cake just looks like a tower of diabetes and to be honest, I don't think I would be able to proudly announce that a boxed cake is delicious. Boxed cakes are not something I would want my birthday cake to taste like.

  • Manon Lichtenberg
    Manon Lichtenberg 3 months ago +2

    Why fat shame. 🤔😖

  • Llama Butts
    Llama Butts 3 months ago

    this video was so gangster, such a yolo moment like o m g

  • awill48
    awill48 3 months ago +1

    wow this is all kinds of awful

  • Ayla Carter
    Ayla Carter 3 months ago

    Anyone else wanna fix that apron?! 😯

  • kaitlyn xo
    kaitlyn xo 3 months ago

    Lol the fat girl moment comment was funny. :)

  • Alison Sherlock
    Alison Sherlock 3 months ago +1

    As a slim white blonde girl, I feel like I have to apologise on behalf of them for this video. It's so cringy 😂

  • sebeckley
    sebeckley 3 months ago

    I don't know why they go on and on about how you can make this cake because they don't give the recipe in the video (just flash a list of ingredients for a nano second) and no link in the description box like BA usually does. I paused the video on the icing list: corn syrup, glucose, and confectioners sugar, cream cheese and about six other things. Yeah, I can totally figure that one out by myself. Not to mention that you have to make 5 recipes to have all the cake elements. Insane.

  • Adeline Charish
    Adeline Charish 3 months ago

    OMG CHRISTINA TOSI..??? I love her so much

  • Sydney W
    Sydney W 3 months ago +1

    It’s way way wayyyyyy too sweet. I’ve had it. It was almost inedible to me.

    • Tracy
      Tracy 2 months ago

      Sydney W Someone else mentions that in the comments. They went there.

  • Iam Amc
    Iam Amc 3 months ago +2

    "fat girl moment" from two skinny B!tche$ Really??

  • You're Welcome!
    You're Welcome! 3 months ago +2

    5:48 "fat girl moment" . Its true. I'm fat and thats EXACTLY how I eat ALL THE TIME 😒🖕🏾

  • Let Them Eat Cake
    Let Them Eat Cake 3 months ago +2

    I disliked this video so BA never makes something like this again. The energy these two ladies had was down right uncomfortable. "Gangster" ? Really? The whole "Fat Girl Moment!" thing? Are you tone deaf????? The fact this happened makes me physically uncomfortable, thats some dumb 2000s problematic highschool behavior you'd see in Mean Girls.

  • Sherri Wilson
    Sherri Wilson 3 months ago


  • Tube Watcher
    Tube Watcher 3 months ago

    It doesn’t even look good

  • wanderlust_feline
    wanderlust_feline 3 months ago

    She said "fat girl moment" I'm done 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Katie L
    Katie L 3 months ago

    "I used to work at Milk Bar" and "Christina Tosi used to be my boss" AKA: "I'm desperate to feel important."

  • zeena bayoud
    zeena bayoud 3 months ago

    0:24 lmaooo

  • LAs Qtst
    LAs Qtst 3 months ago

    I would seriously eat this for breakfast!!😍

  • Jarin Tasnim
    Jarin Tasnim 3 months ago +2

    Lol I thought I was the only one that got put off when she said "fat girl moment" but then I'm happy that most of the comment section is about that because it shouldn't be ignored

  • McK USA
    McK USA 3 months ago

    "I mean..." isn't a sentence. If people could stop saying this, I would be so happy.

  • HulisCool1
    HulisCool1 3 months ago +1

    has she been called out yet for saying "Fat Girl Moment"

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    jordan v 3 months ago


  • Erica MacCallum
    Erica MacCallum 3 months ago

    This cake is honestly not that good, just tasted like pure sugar and there was nothing special about it. I recommend getting a grocery store cake instead, might even taste better for half the price.

  • cliffornia _
    cliffornia _ 3 months ago +2

    The cake looked ugly at the end ngl

  • Matt
    Matt 3 months ago

    These cost like 90$ there

  • TheGaming Goat
    TheGaming Goat 3 months ago

    No gloves? I hope they are not licking their fingers and don’t wash them while making cakes

  • holypicklesmofo
    holypicklesmofo 3 months ago +2

    Christina Tosi reminds me of the girl who wrote "disgusting pig" on my locker in middle school.