NY Cake Academy

Flatiron, New York, New York
(54 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

(54 Reviews)

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.


Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

Great class. Awesome instructor.

Angela I.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

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

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.

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.

Maria jose B.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

Great course! I'm very satisfied. I'm thinking about second level soon . Thank you!!


Attended: Fondant Course 1

Great class! Had so much fun and learned a lot. Thanks Danny!

Danielle G.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

The class was really informative and fun. It felt a little long but I understand why we took the break when we did instead of taking it earlier.

Stephanie L.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

Had a really great time, and learned some excellent tips.

Stacy K.

Attended: Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive

This class was awesome! I highly recommend it!

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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

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