NY Cake, the much-loved cake supply shop on 22nd Street near 6th Avenue is closing its doors.
“We’re Moving,” reads a sign in the window. They’re not sure where they’re going yet, but you can put your name on the mailing list to be notified.
A multi-generation family business, NY Cake was started by Joan Mansour in 1991– it was previously known as the Chocolate Gallery in 1989.
The shop is a wonderland of cake supplies–shelves of sprinkles and sugars, racks of molds for making chocolate lollipops.
And lots of those plastic novelties for decorating cakes for every occasion.
They also have this amazing door, for reasons that remain a mystery:
I haven’t been able to get through to NY Cake to find out why they’re closing and hoping to relocate nearby. Back in 2011, they inked a 10-year lease extension, according to the Commercial Observer. “They’d been wonderful tenants,” said the landlord at the time. “The neighborhood is conducive to their business.”
The building has also been filling up with tech companies as the neighborhood changes.