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NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Chelsea, New York, New York
(354 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

(354 Reviews)
Fondant 101

8/7/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Fondant 101


I liked the class, but I do have some experience with fondant and wanted to take the class to clarify doubts that I have about working with it, and my doubts were not resolved.

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes

8/4/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Buttercream Flower Cupcakes


I really enjoyed this buttercream flower class. The instruction was very good and I am amazed at how creative making buttercream flowers can be. Just one thing that took away a bit from the experience was that it was a very hot day so the buttercream was hard to work with because it was so soft and wouldn't hold shape very well.

Cake Decorating 101

7/24/2022
Katie T.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


I learned so much and had fun even going by myself

Intro to Macarons

7/21/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Macarons


It was a great experience . The instructor is very helpful and answered all your questions

Ice Cream Drip Cake

7/8/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Ice Cream Drip Cake


Course was a lot of fun, and the instructor was very kind and patient! She helped out and was very informative!! I loved this class, will definitely take more classes in the future.

Cake Decorating 101

6/18/2022
Gayle S.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Great class. Lots of fun. Learned a lot.

Intro to Cake Pops

6/9/2022
Samantha T.

Attended: Intro to Cake Pops


Great instructions and instructor. Would recommend highly. Delia was awesome

Cake Decorating 101

3/20/2022
Peter A.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


As the only guy in the class, I had a great time learning from our instructor Lisa. She was encouraging and very interactive with each student making sure everyone was on the same page. Only then would she move on to the next lesson until our final lesson of decorating our 5" cake to take home. The overall space was clean and organized. Each student got to work with 3 different piping tips and learned different techniques in terms of piping equipment, hand positions and frosting cake. Be prepared to get sticky hands.

Cake Decorating 101

3/6/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The class was great! The only thing that would make it better was to cover more piping techniques. The class was scheduled for 3 hours, but was just over 2 hours, so there would have been time to try more tips.

Cake Decorating 101

3/6/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


I enjoyed the class. However the cost was not equivalent to the experience. It was supposed to be 3 hours and we finished in about 1:45. They supply the cake and buttercream and only give 3 tips to decorate with so we learned about 5 different decorations. After that lots of time leftover. Would be totally worth it if it were half the price.

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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

Cake Decorating 101
Cake Decorating 101
Next start date:

Friday Aug 12th, 11am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes
Buttercream Flower Cupcakes
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 16th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Royal Icing Beach Cookies
Royal Icing Beach Cookies
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 17th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Beach Cupcake Decorating
Beach Cupcake Decorating
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 18th, 4pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Ice Cream Drip Cake
Ice Cream Drip Cake
Next start date:

Friday Aug 19th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Cupcake Deco 101
Cupcake Deco 101
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 25th, 4pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Sunflower Cupcakes
Sunflower Cupcakes
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 13th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Cake Stacking 101
Cake Stacking 101
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 15th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Fondant 101
Fondant 101
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 20th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Geode Cake
Geode Cake
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 28th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time

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 Kirstynn 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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