It is difficult to find good sweets near Albany area but I have one. Here is a good cafe in Schenectady. "Villa Italian Bakery(http://www.villaitaliabakery.com/)" has always many customer. Their cakes are not put much cream but they sell better cookies and breads. We can eat them in the cafe and take them out. Also, they were selected "Best Espresso in 2007" in Metroland(http://metroland.net/). Today, I bought some cakes and cookies, and took them out to my house. Eating them with coffee is so nice and I was so happy!