NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Chelsea, New York, New York
(345 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

(345 Reviews)
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.

Cake Decorating 101

11/12/2021
Kim S.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The instructor was EXCELLENT!! I would have liked to get a small "kit" of what we used to take home in addition to the template. For example the french scraper and maybe the tips we used. For the cost of the course that would have been nice. I do want to note again that the rating has nothing to do with the instructor. We also should have been able to use more than one color to decorate the cakes. meanong we shpuld have been supplied extra frosting, bags etc to do this instead of using one color.

Cake Decorating 101

11/12/2021
derek s.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Great teacher was a lot of fun too.

Cake Decorating 101

10/16/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Great class! Instructor was thourough and detailed, I feel like I could recreate from home without making common mistakes. Would just recommend if they provided some water and maybe something small to eat during the class, especially with the price!

Cake Decorating 101

9/13/2021
Lynn C.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


I had a wonderful time in this class and learned many different cake decorating techniques. The instructor was fun and very informative. I am already looking to schedule my next class!!!

Cake Decorating 101

8/22/2021
Joanne J.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The class was small but it was full of Attention from the instructor she was amazing Thank you so much

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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 Jul 8th, 11:30am - 2pm Eastern Time

Fondant 101
Fondant 101
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 6th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Intro to Macarons
Intro to Macarons
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 7th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Jul 7th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Buttercream Flowers Cupcakes
Buttercream Flowers Cupcakes
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 23rd, 10:30am - 12pm Eastern Time

Geode Cake
Geode Cake
Next start date:

Friday Aug 5th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Intro to Cake Pops
Intro to Cake Pops
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 10th, 4:30pm - 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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