NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Flatiron, New York, New York
(73 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

(73 Reviews)
Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

6/8/2018
Margaret H.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


The facility was a bit too tight but we were told they are moving so hopefully the new place is bigger.

Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

5/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


they cancelled the class the day before with less than 24 hours notice

Wilton Course 2- All-Day Intensive

5/18/2018
Anita L.

Attended: Wilton Course 2- All-Day Intensive


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.

Wilton Course 2- All-Day Intensive

3/25/2018
Inci M.

Attended: Wilton Course 2- All-Day Intensive


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! ;-)

Fondant Course 1

2/25/2018
Maureen C.

Attended: Fondant Course 1


Lisa Monsour was incredible. She was very through and helpful.

Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

2/19/2018
Virginia F.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


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.

Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

2/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


Great class. Awesome instructor.

Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

2/18/2018
Angela I.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


Great class!!! Learned a lot. Danny, the instructor was fantastic!!!! Definitely taking another class.

Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

2/18/2018
Jennifer B.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


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.

Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

2/2/2018
Jillian E.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive


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.

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56 W 22nd Street, New York, New York 10010
NY Cake Academy
Flatiron, Manhattan
56 W 22nd Street
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10010

Directions:
Enter the store and check in with the desk and proceed to the classroom in the back of the store.

Upcoming Classes at NY Cake Academy

Buttercream Flowers
Buttercream Flowers
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 27th, 4pm

Cake Decorating 101
Cake Decorating 101
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 30th, 10am

Cake Decorating 102
Cake Decorating 102
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 30th, 3pm

Pastry 101 3 Day Workshop
Pastry 101 3 Day Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Oct 1st, 9am

Kids After School Pastry Workshop
Kids After School Pastry Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Oct 1st, 4pm

Witch Unicorn Cake
Witch Unicorn Cake
Next start date:

Friday Oct 5th, 10am

Caramel Apples and Treats
Caramel Apples and Treats
Next start date:

Friday Oct 5th, 4pm

Oktoberfest Pretzels
Oktoberfest Pretzels
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 6th, 1pm

Pink Strawberry
Pink Strawberry
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 7th, 10am

Pink Macaron
Pink Macaron
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 7th, 1pm

Scandinavian Treats
Scandinavian Treats
Next start date:

Monday Oct 8th, 10am

Fondant Basics
Fondant Basics
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 9th, 5pm

Kids Halloween Cupcakes
Kids Halloween Cupcakes
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 10th, 3:30pm

Halloween Cake Pops
Halloween Cake Pops
Next start date:

Friday Oct 12th, 3:30pm

Sugar Free Baking Basics
Sugar Free Baking Basics
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 13th, 5pm

Cookie Decorating 101
Cookie Decorating 101
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 14th, 10am

Popcorn Party
Popcorn Party
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 14th, 2pm

3 Day Wedding Cake Workshop
3 Day Wedding Cake Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Oct 15th, 10am

Art You Eat
Art You Eat
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 18th, 10am

Halloween Spider Cake
Halloween Spider Cake
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 20th, 6pm

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