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NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Chelsea, New York, New York
(241 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

(241 Reviews)
Cake Decorating 102

9/29/2019
Mark S.

Attended: Cake Decorating 102


Class was great...Instructor was amazing and very helpful !!! The end results a beautiful basket weave flower cake : ) looking forward to the next class.

Cake Decorating 101

9/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


I would love to have discussed putting icing on the cake and if you use the turntable to ice the cake how do you get the cake off the turntable on to my cake platter ..

Cake Popsicles

9/20/2019
Janette W.

Attended: Cake Popsicles


The class was great! Very informative Joan did amazing job on answering all our questions. I learn some great tips on cake popsicles.

Cake Decorating 101

9/17/2019
Rebecca Z.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The class was a lot of fun! The setup allows you to have your own work station in a professional baking kitchen, so you feel like a pro from the start. The instructor, John, demonstrated each step clearly and carefully, and came around to check individual work and offer feedback and assistance. The best part was getting to decorate your own mini cake during the later part of the class and then take it home. The only part that I didn't love was that some of the other students were a bit competitive and made it a point to watch what everyone else was doing and to critique it. Overall, it was very enjoyable and I'd definitely take another class again!

Cake Decorating 101

9/8/2019
mark s.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Great class !!! Great instructor !!! I am looking forward to taking more classes at NyCake !!!

Cake Decorating 102

9/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 102


The instructor John is so patient and makes sure you understand every step. NY Cake is a great place to take a class. Would highly recommend it!

Cake Decorating 101

8/25/2019
Janette W.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


I enjoyed the class very much . The instructor John was amazing very hospitable and he was attentive and very patient and professional throughout the entire class . I will definitely come back for another class. Highly recommended!

Cake Decorating 101

8/20/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Loved it but parents should not put their young children in it. It is a three hour intensive class and they have the attention span of adhd mice. The class was really good though and you get 10% off store purchases!

Cake Decorating 101

8/19/2019
elissa c.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The class itself was enjoyable at a very basic level. to give you an idea of how beginner it was: we spent about 15 minutes going over how to properly put the icing coupler into the icing bag. this is not an exaggeration. I understand everyone is at a different level, however that aside, I didn't feel it was worth the high price based on the skills that were outlined in the course description.. The course description specifically stated that we would "cover tools and piping skills including; shells, stars, zig-zags, rosettes, writing, drop flowers and leaves. Each student will get 2 layers of cake to work with, buttercream and a choice of delicious fillings." Unfortunately of the (9) skills advertised in the course description, we only covered frosting, shells, and stars.. the course did not include learning how to fill a cake, pipe zig zags, rosettes, writing, drop flowers or choice of filling. I specifically chose this class because it said we would be covering flowers and rosettes. we did not cover this at all. I contacted Course Horse and they offered me a 20% coupon for a future class. I don't really think that makes up for learning less than half of what was promised on the website. I would recommend skipping this course unless you are only looking for a 'just for fun' beginner type class to learn very, very basic skills.

Fondant 101: Bow Cake

8/10/2019
Sandy P.

Attended: Fondant 101: Bow Cake


I loved the instructor! He was so knowledgeable and fun! I am planning on signing up for another class with him.

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118 W 22nd St, New York, New York 10011
NY Cake Academy
Chelsea, Manhattan
118 W 22nd St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

Upcoming Classes at NY Cake Academy

Fondant 101: Bow Cake
Fondant 101: Bow Cake
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 1pm

Trending Buttercream Cake
Trending Buttercream Cake
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Saturday Oct 26th, 4pm - 6pm

Family Fun
Family Fun
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Sunday Oct 27th, 3:30pm - 5pm

Cake Decorating 102
Cake Decorating 102
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Wednesday Oct 23rd, 5pm - 8pm

Cake Popsicles
Cake Popsicles
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Tuesday Oct 29th, 11am - 1pm

Cupcake Decorating
Cupcake Decorating
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Wednesday Oct 30th, 5pm - 7pm

Sip and Frost
Sip and Frost
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Friday Nov 1st, 5pm - 7pm

Gucci Sneaker Cake
Gucci Sneaker Cake
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Saturday Nov 2nd, 9am - 5pm

Champagne Bottle
Champagne Bottle
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Sunday Nov 3rd, 9am - 5pm

Buttercream Cupcakes
Buttercream Cupcakes
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Monday Nov 4th, 11am - 1pm

Drip Cake
Drip Cake
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Thursday Oct 24th, 5pm - 7pm

Cake Decorating 101
Cake Decorating 101
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Monday Oct 21st, 3pm - 6pm

All New Chocolate Desserts & Cake
All New Chocolate Desserts & Cake
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Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 3pm

Kids Camp: Decorating and Baking Crash Course
Kids Camp: Decorating and Baking Crash Course
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Tuesday Nov 5th, 9am - 12pm

Chocolate Tempering
Chocolate Tempering
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Tuesday Oct 22nd, 5pm - 7pm

Macarons
Macarons
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Tuesday Oct 22nd, 11am - 1:30pm

Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake
Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake
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Friday Nov 15th, 5pm - 7pm

Royal Icing Cookies
Royal Icing Cookies
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Sunday Nov 17th, 11am - 1pm

Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Icing
Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Icing
Next start date:

Monday Nov 18th, 1pm - 3:30pm

Baking Cupcakes
Baking Cupcakes
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 20th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Teachers at NY Cake Academy

Angela Morrison Bryson Perkins Chef Daniella Tagino Chef Jorg Amsler Chef Mazor Chef Nicholas Lodge Chef Roro Cheresa Fewell Christine Flinn Colette Peters Cristina, Aurora Bonafede & Massimiliano D'Orso Delphi Basilicato Ellen Easton Kaysie Lackey Laura Saporiti Lisa Mansour Lisa Mullins Mayen Orido Melodie Asseraf Natalie Sideserf Nick Malgieri Nina McVeigh Rhu Strand Sachiko Windbiel Sam Lavigne Vanessa Greeley
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