NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Flatiron, New York, New York
(178 Reviews)

N.Y. Cake & Baking Distributor first opened its doors known as the Chocolate Gallery more than 25 years ago. It was founded by Joan Mansour renowned cake decorator and gold medal award winner by the Societe Culinaire Philantropique. She not only was awarded National teacher of the year, regional teacher of the year and award for most students taught. She was also inducted into the Wilton Hall of Fame. 

Since, customers asked repeatedly for a shop to purchase supplies to bake and decorate their cakes, she decided to emphasize more on baking products and we thereby became known as New York Cake and Baking Distributor. We have a 5,000 square foot store carrying everything you need. We became known as the “one stop shop” for all your baking needs as well as a baker’s paradise. 

Joan opened up a school of cake decorating where she taught some of the most renowned cake decorators today in Manhattan. We were published in numerous magazines including Family Circle, Womens Day, and Martha Stewart Living as a source for purchasing cookie cutters, cake pans, gum paste cutters and tools, sanding colored sugars, silver and gold dragees, Petal dusts, Silver and gold powder, chocolate molds as well as many other hard to find items.


We are a wholesaler as well as retailer to all those who are interested in baking & decorating. Our flagship store is located in the Chelsea Area of Manhattan. We carry the full line of tools from the most basic to the hardest to find items. We enjoy serving the occasional baker to the most professional.

We have been rated in ZAGAT where it honors the businesses featured in America’s most prestigious Dining & Shopping Guide of 2009/10. New York Cake & Baking Distributor was quoted as “This flatiron shop stocks “everything for the sweet kitchen” from cake decorating supplies like food coloring, gum paste and sprinkles to cookie cutters, pans “ in any shape”, doilies and “ beautiful dragees” and decorations that “ pique the imagination” of “amateurs” and “professionals “ alike.


The New York Press has awarded New York Cake & Baking Distributors as the “Best place to get huge blocks of Bittersweet Valhrona Chocolate” in its Best of Manhattan 2009. Joan's two daughters, Lisa Mansour and Jenny Kash, have taken managerial control over Nycake with much continued success. Lisa is also lead instructor for Nycake Academy and Jenny has extended NYCAKE to the internet with online and wholesale services.

Accessibility: This school is not wheelchair accessible.

Reviews of NY Cake Academy

(178 Reviews)
Cake Decorating 101

4/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The class was a comprehensive introduction to basic piping techniques. A somewhat smaller class size might have made it easier for all students to see the technique demonstrations.

Cake Decorating 102

3/26/2019
Bisma M.

Attended: Cake Decorating 102


I had a great time learning with Lisa. She patiently taught us how to pipe roses and pipe a basket weave. It was a great course and I look forward to taking more classes in the future!

Spring Galaxy Mirror Cake

3/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spring Galaxy Mirror Cake


Too many people to handle a temperature sensitive project

Spring Galaxy Mirror Cake

3/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spring Galaxy Mirror Cake


there was not enough time devoted to the actual mirror glazing. Although it was very itneresting to learn how to do the buttercream, i felt that we didn't have enough time to properly to do the glazing. Since it was such a temperature sensitive thing, there were also way too many people for one instructor. It was chaotic at the end. Everyone's glaze was hardening and we didnt know what to do. THe instructor was very nice, but i would have less students and give us more time to do the glazing.

Spring Galaxy Mirror Cake

3/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spring Galaxy Mirror Cake


I enjoyed the Mirror Glazed class. I liked learning the technique and the recipe for the glaze.Wish it was a little more hands on when making the glaze. At the end it was a little disorganized as the glaze got too cool to fast and everyone was trying to heat up the glaze in the microwave.

Spring Macarons

3/15/2019
Ana G.

Attended: Spring Macarons


I love this place. This is my second time taking class. Everyone is so knowledgable, Friendly and professional. From instructors to sales staff.

Spring Macarons

3/14/2019
Stephanie I.

Attended: Spring Macarons


Love it ! Learned a lot !

Spring Macarons

3/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spring Macarons


Class was great fun and she was a lovely instructor! :)

Cake Decorating 101

3/13/2019
Meg L.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Fun class and great instructor. :)

Cake Decorating 101

3/7/2019
Maggie W.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


This class was great! The instructor, John, was friendly and informative. The cake I decorated was the most beautiful I've ever made (and delicious too!) I highly recommend taking this class.

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56 W 22nd Street, New York, New York 10010
NY Cake Academy
Flatiron, Manhattan
56 W 22nd Street
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10010

Directions:
Enter the store and check in with the desk and proceed to the classroom in the back of the store.

Upcoming Classes at NY Cake Academy

Kids Spring Break Camp
Kids Spring Break Camp
Next start date:

Monday Apr 22nd, 9am - 1pm

Teens Spring Break Camp
Teens Spring Break Camp
Next start date:

Monday Apr 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

One Day Teen Camp -Ages 13-18
One Day Teen Camp -Ages 13-18
Next start date:

Monday Apr 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

One Day Kids Camp - Ages 6-12
One Day Kids Camp - Ages 6-12
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 23rd, 9am - 1pm

Floral Naked Cake Class
Floral Naked Cake Class
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 24th, 5pm - 7pm

Floral Spring Buttercream Cake
Floral Spring Buttercream Cake
Next start date:

Friday Apr 26th, 6pm - 8pm

Family Fun Hour
Family Fun Hour
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 9am - 10am

Cake Decorating 101
Cake Decorating 101
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 9am - 1pm

Kids Make & Take Spring Chocolate Pops
Kids Make & Take Spring Chocolate Pops
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 10am - 11:30am

Amethyst Geode Cake
Amethyst Geode Cake
Next start date:

Monday Apr 29th, 5pm - 7pm

Buttercream Rose Workshop
Buttercream Rose Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Apr 29th, 5pm - 7pm

Make & Take Cupcake Baking
Make & Take Cupcake Baking
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 30th, 4pm - 6pm

Kids After School Decorating Bar
Kids After School Decorating Bar
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 30th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Hand Painted Royal Icing Cookies
Hand Painted Royal Icing Cookies
Next start date:

Wednesday May 1st, 5pm - 7pm

Sip and Frost
Sip and Frost
Next start date:

Thursday May 2nd, 7pm - 9pm

Apple Shaped Cookies - National Teacher Day!
Apple Shaped Cookies - National Teacher Day!
Next start date:

Sunday May 5th, 1pm - 3pm

Cake Baking 101
Cake Baking 101
Next start date:

Monday May 6th, 12pm - 3pm

Spring Wreath Buttercream Cake
Spring Wreath Buttercream Cake
Next start date:

Tuesday May 7th, 12pm - 2pm

Kids DIY Decorate Bar
Kids DIY Decorate Bar
Next start date:

Tuesday May 7th, 4pm - 5pm

3 Day Wedding Cake Workshop
3 Day Wedding Cake Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday May 8th, 10am - 2pm

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