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Where to find supplies for cake decorating?

chowbeth Jan 30, 2008 07:30 AM

Hi, I have a friend coming in from London who wants to start a cake-decorating business. She is looking for somewhere (in NYC or w/in easy driving reach) that would sell baking supplies but specialised for fancy cake making - fondant, colours, lustres, cutters, etc. Anyone got any ideas?? Thanks.

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  1. JoanN RE: chowbeth Jan 30, 2008 07:37 AM

    This is the place. Anything your friend might want.


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      biondanonima RE: JoanN Jan 30, 2008 07:56 AM

      There is a tiny shop in Sunnyside, Queens called Sugarroom that has EVERYTHING you could ever need. Take the 7 train to 40th St. and it's about 1/3 block north of the subway stop, on 40th. http://www.sugarroom.com/

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        Stuffed Monkey RE: biondanonima Jan 30, 2008 08:02 AM

        New York Cake (linked above) while in Manhattan can be pricey and rude.
        Outbourghs might be worth a trip, so also consider:Pfeil & Holding Inc
        5815 Northern Blvd
        Woodside NY 11377-2297

        and a friend took a Wilton class at Micheal's Craft in Woodside which she said was more helpful than Toba's at ICE so that might be worth it for economical if not exotic options.

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          tashistation RE: Stuffed Monkey Sep 6, 2008 12:12 PM

          I just came across this thread because I'm looking for alternatives to NY Cake & Baking. The guys who help you find stuff are nice but everyone else who works there is so rude. Plus their prices are way higher than anywhere else. Paste food colors are more than $1 more each than at Michael's.

          Sure they have everything you need but in this day in age of being able to order stuff online, I think they should treat their customers better. Plus, what's up with no strollers? I know the place is small but to ban strollers with a sign out front seems like an unnecessary precaution.

          Isn't JB Prince switching to online sales only soon?

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            kookiecutter RE: tashistation Mar 8, 2009 09:32 PM

            Ditto on that about NY Cake. There is one guy there in particular who is a real A-hole! Besides the ridiculous prices, I hate how everything is so disorganized and what a horrible setup with the foldout tables. They couldn't come up with a more professional setup? The place feels so dingy. The only reason they are in business is that they are one of the few places of its kind in the Manhattan.

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      chowbeth RE: chowbeth Jan 31, 2008 01:20 PM

      Thanks you guys, my friend is very grateful.

      1. DarthEater RE: chowbeth Feb 1, 2008 07:45 AM

        J.B. Prince Company
        36 East 31st Street
        New York, NY 10016-6821

        Showroom to the public and you can purchase everything.

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          tashistation RE: DarthEater Sep 6, 2008 12:13 PM

          Isn't JB Prince switching to online sales only soon? Or maybe that already happened? i've never been there but heard it was good. How are the prices compared to NY Cake?

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            jonexl RE: tashistation Sep 7, 2008 07:27 AM

            JB Prince is not switching exclusively to online sales. Their showroom is still on the 11th floor at 36 E. 31st Street, New York, NY 10016

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              tashistation RE: jonexl Sep 7, 2008 10:50 AM

              thanks jonexl!

              By the way, I just went to Sugar Room in Sunnyside, Queens and they had tons of cake decorating supplies and decent prices. Also the guy who runs it and teaches the classes there is really patient and helpful and didn't make me feel like an idiot even though I'm totally amateur hour when it comes to this stuff. http://www.sugarroom.com/

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          ernie0716 RE: chowbeth Oct 11, 2008 08:26 PM

          In Jackson Heights, on Junction Blvd between 34th and 35th avenue is Pattycakes. They have lots of equipment and ingredients. they also have classes.


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            pbjluver RE: chowbeth Mar 9, 2009 08:43 PM

            Broadway Panhandler

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