118 W. 22nd St.
between 6th/7th Avenues
The name of this store -- NY Cake -- doesn't begin to do justice for what they sell. This is a headquarters for all things baking and everything you'd want to decorate cakes, wedding cakes, cookies, and other sweets.
Every size and shape cake, pie and tart pan imaginable. Pedestals and doilies for presentation. Chocolates -- Valrhona, Callebaut, and others. Discs of colored chocolates for making candies and icings. Chocolate and cocoa powders, flavorings, extracts, colored sugars, gold dragees, and seasonal decorations and sugared flowers. A huge selection of brides and grooms, or brides and brides, or grooms and grooms to put on top of wedding cakes. And all the tools you need - spatulas, knives, and scores of cookie cutters.
What to know:
The prices are excellent. They sell Ateco tools and every possible size of pastry tip. The place is utilitarian and choc-a-block with items so you may need to ask for help to find what you're looking for, although the degree and warmth of the assistance you get will vary depending upon who you ask. If you're not certain what you want, the selection is sure to inspire you.
Formerly known as New York Cake & Baking Distributors, the company streamlined its name to be NY Cake. And since moving into this larger location in 2018, the store also offers classes in cake decorating and other baking topics.