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.
I was his only student and learned so much. I will continue going to these classes
Very good class Good teacher and fun people to be around
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!!
The teacher was super, he explained the proper techniques was patient with us did not rush us.
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!
I truly enjoyed myself in this class. John was an amazing instructor. I learned much more than was taught.
Instructor was fantastic and I love the cake we made
What a great class, thoroughly enjoyed feeling like a pro, albeit a messy one! Looking forward to taking 102 at some point.
It was very informative, the instructor John, takes his time and give very detailed instructions and one on one help if needed.
JR was amazing and made class so fun!!
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