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NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Chelsea, New York, New York
(287 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

(287 Reviews)
Royal Icing Cookies

1/26/2020
Alison S.

Attended: Royal Icing Cookies


I’ve taken a couple classes with these instructors and they are great!

Cake Decorating 101

1/19/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Wonderful and fun. Would definitely recommend for beginners looking to enjoy a fun few hours of decorating.

Cake Decorating 102

1/15/2020
Samantha T.

Attended: Cake Decorating 102


Awesome. Second time being taught by John and he is excellent. Patient and thorough. He makes it fun and doesnt make you feel intimidated. I highly recommend this class. He's an excellent teacher

Cake Decorating 101

1/5/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


I really liked the class. The instructors were dynamic and very practical. The class was supposed to be 12 people but we had 17-18 in my class. I would have liked a little more 1 on 1 time to better learn.

Cake Decorating 101

12/29/2019
Alison S.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The instructors were amazing! Knowledgeable and funny.

Royal Icing Cookies

12/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Royal Icing Cookies


Great instructor and class. I left having good skills for just a few hours and people were super impressed with my holiday cookies at the family party :)

Royal Icing Cookies

12/23/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Royal Icing Cookies


Learned a lot and had a great time! Definitely recommend!

Fondant Cookies

12/23/2019
Janette W.

Attended: Fondant Cookies


Learn a lot and it was a fun class I truly enjoyed it

Royal Icing Cookies

12/23/2019
Stephanie G.

Attended: Royal Icing Cookies


This class is quite expensive for what it is, you are better off watching YouTube videos at home for free! The class was quite large at 12 adults and 5 children. The instructors did a great job spliting up having one dedicated to the children. You decorate 5 cookies with very limited direction from the instructors. Hopefully, you are a natural because they will not tell you what you are doing wrong or what the proper technique is. After flagging down an instructors attention, I asked why my frosting had odd lines and height (thinking I was flooding incorrectly). The instructor responded that they hadn't make that color frosting correctly so the lumpy look was normal. I can do incorrect at home for a lot less than $95. If you are looking for a try something new, just for the hell of it, however it goes it goes, then this is a great class.

Royal Icing Cookies

12/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Royal Icing Cookies


The area was very tight and if was difficult to see the person giving the directions. I was disappointed.

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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

Trending Buttercream Cake
Trending Buttercream Cake
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Thursday Jan 30th, 5pm - 7pm

Cake Decorating 102
Cake Decorating 102
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Friday Jan 31st, 11am - 2pm

Cake Popsicles
Cake Popsicles
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Wednesday Jan 29th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Fondant Cupcakes
Fondant Cupcakes
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Tuesday Feb 4th, 11am - 1pm

Carved Cake
Carved Cake
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Saturday Feb 8th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Macarons
Macarons
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Tuesday Feb 11th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Royal Icing Cookies
Royal Icing Cookies
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Sunday Feb 9th, 11am - 1pm

Candy Making
Candy Making
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Wednesday Feb 12th, 4pm - 6pm

Cake Pops
Cake Pops
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Thursday Feb 13th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Kids DIY Bar
Kids DIY Bar
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Thursday Feb 6th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Gluten Free Baking
Gluten Free Baking
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Thursday Feb 13th, 4pm - 6:30pm

Buttercream Cupcakes
Buttercream Cupcakes
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Friday Feb 14th, 11am - 1pm

Trending Fondant Cake
Trending Fondant Cake
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Wednesday Feb 5th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Geode Cake
Geode Cake
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Wednesday Feb 5th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Cake Decorating 101
Cake Decorating 101
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Thursday Feb 6th, 3pm - 6pm

Fondant 101
Fondant 101
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Wednesday Feb 19th, 3pm - 6pm

Sprinkle Surprise Cake
Sprinkle Surprise Cake
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Thursday Feb 20th, 3pm - 5pm

Groovy Cake
Groovy Cake
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Gerber Daisy Cake
Gerber Daisy Cake
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Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Specialty Greenery Cake
Specialty Greenery Cake
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Saturday Mar 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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 Leigh Poulos 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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