NY Cake Academy

NY Cake Academy

Cooking
Chelsea, New York, New York
(306 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

(306 Reviews)
Cake Decorating 102

3/22/2020
Shannon H.

Attended: Cake Decorating 102


I was his only student and learned so much. I will continue going to these classes

Cake Decorating 101

3/2/2020
Shannon H.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Very good class Good teacher and fun people to be around

Cake Decorating 101

2/26/2020
Elizabeth R.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Hey, he was such a great guy. Would recommend him to anyone I know. He’s patient. Pays attention to everyone in class, answered any questions and was a great demonstrator. Wish the class had lasted a bit longer. Any who, great instructor. Thank you!!

Cake Decorating 101

2/25/2020
Shirly C.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


The teacher was super, he explained the proper techniques was patient with us did not rush us.

Trending Fondant Cake

2/21/2020
Bisma M.

Attended: Trending Fondant Cake


John is such a helpful instructor and he answered any and all questions I had. I had a lot of fun learning how to make this cake and I’ll definitely be back!

Fondant 101

2/20/2020
Monet L.

Attended: Fondant 101


I truly enjoyed myself in this class. John was an amazing instructor. I learned much more than was taught.

Cake Decorating 101

2/18/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


Instructor was fantastic and I love the cake we made

Cake Decorating 101

2/17/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


What a great class, thoroughly enjoyed feeling like a pro, albeit a messy one! Looking forward to taking 102 at some point.

Geode Cake

2/16/2020
Camille G.

Attended: Geode Cake


It was very informative, the instructor John, takes his time and give very detailed instructions and one on one help if needed.

Cake Decorating 101

2/7/2020
Talitha T.

Attended: Cake Decorating 101


JR was amazing and made class so fun!!

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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

Macarons
Macarons
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 2nd, 4pm - 6:30pm

Fondant Cookies
Fondant Cookies
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 4th, 2pm - 4pm

Cake Decorating 101
Cake Decorating 101
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 5th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Cake Decorating 102
Cake Decorating 102
Next start date:

Monday Apr 6th, 4pm - 7pm

Gluten Free Baking
Gluten Free Baking
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 7th, 11am - 1:30pm

Royal Icing Cookies
Royal Icing Cookies
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 9th, 4pm - 6pm

Kids Camp: Decorating and Baking Crash Course
Kids Camp: Decorating and Baking Crash Course
Next start date:

Monday Apr 13th, 9am - 12pm

Family Baking
Family Baking
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Sunday Apr 19th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Sugar Flowers
Sugar Flowers
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Tuesday Apr 21st, 12pm - 3pm

Buttercream Cupcakes
Buttercream Cupcakes
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Friday Apr 3rd, 5pm - 7pm

Cake Popsicles
Cake Popsicles
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Saturday Apr 25th, 4pm - 6pm

Fondant 101
Fondant 101
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Sunday Apr 26th, 11am - 2pm

Healthy Baking
Healthy Baking
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Tuesday Apr 28th, 4pm - 6pm

Buttercream Writing
Buttercream Writing
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Thursday Apr 30th, 4pm - 6pm

Raspberry Tart
Raspberry Tart
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Sunday May 3rd, 3pm - 5:30pm

Pie Baking
Pie Baking
Next start date:

Thursday May 14th, 4pm - 6:30pm

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
Next start date:

Thursday May 21st, 4pm - 6pm

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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