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
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.
The facility was a bit too tight but we were told they are moving so hopefully the new place is bigger.
they cancelled the class the day before with less than 24 hours notice
Good small group. Great class for those who want to learn how to pipe flowers and improve on some border work. Lisa was very patient and informative. She provides all you need for the class, you don’t need to bring any supplies from home at all.
Dani was a very kind and fun instructor with clear guidance. I learned helpful techniques from her. I only wished we would have worked with real Buttercream since the ready-mix cream was very sticky to work with to get a smooth surface on the cake. It had a consistency like melted Marshmallows. Even in the fridge, it wouldn't get hard like Buttercream. But overall I enjoyed the class very much! Thanks, Dani! ;-)
Lisa Monsour was incredible. She was very through and helpful.
The teacher, Danny, was amazing. She went over the techniques slowly, and walked us through, if we were having a bit of trouble, she took the time to help us understand, and showed us how to do it. The class was overbooked, but it still was a small class (12), so she was able to give individual attention to each student. I never felt rushed, during the practice sessions, for each technique. Actually, during the practice, Danny walked around -- which is how she was able to give us a lot of attention. I highly recommend it, and will definitely take another class.
Great class. Awesome instructor.
Great class!!! Learned a lot. Danny, the instructor was fantastic!!!! Definitely taking another class.
Had emergency foot surgery this week AND a son w a heart condition fall ill. No one would respond to my pleas for a refund or to reschedule.
My mom and I had a great time at this cake decorating class! Our instructor, Lisa, was very informative and helpful. We came home with beautiful cakes and new decorating skills and tools. The deduction of a star was due to the pacing of the class; the class felt rushed at times but we ended over an hour early.