As soon as Mr. P. told me we were going to New York, I located NY Cake. There is no way, I said to Mr. P. that I am leaving New York without visiting NY Cake!
With a fantastic reputation as a cake decorators heaven, I had long since heard of NY Cake, ironically just before I left for NY I discovered they now ship worldwide!
Upon actually visiting the shabby looking store, I think I may have gone into shock, I can honestly say I have never seen so many cake decorating goodies all in one place.
The sanding sugars and sprinkles went on forever, somehow I managed to leave with just two boxes of sprinkles, promising myself I'd place an order the second I got home.
I found an amazing miniature playing card chocolate mold in the store, so sticking to a theme grabbed some playing card symbol sprinkles and then some micro hearts for good measure. The chocolate mold is amazing, I can't wait to have a play with it.
I grabbed a few colouring pastes, Teal was one of my favourites and I chose some lustre dust in peacock, a beautiful shade of blue/green I haven't seen before.
The sugar flowers in store were beautiful...
I loved the roses but definitely prefer to make my own.
There were cake tins galore, millions of molds, veiners, cutters, sugar diamonds, fondant, gumpaste, stencils, boxes, boards, toppers, separators, I even spotted some strange looking cake mix, (cake mixes scare me, I've never used one and this one looked like cornflour).
There were so many cookie cutters my eyes went funny! Again I was very good and only nabbed two miniature cutters, a love heart with an arrow through it and a miniature wedding cake cutter.
I'm not big on iced cookies but if you are then this is the place for you!
The best part for me was the flavourings and extracts.
Again I was very well behaved and only left with a small selection. I opted for natural blueberry, cherry and mango extracts as well as a partially natural baking emulsion in Buttery Sweet Dough flavour!
The emulsion is really potent, I've used it twice in the last couple of days, once in a batch of chocolate chip cookies and once in the apple pie macarons I made earlier today. All I will say for now is oh dear god yum!
I've also tried the cherry, making some glorious cherry macarons (all of my post NY bakes will be posted asap).
They also stock lots of flavouring oils, I'm not overly familiar with these but will certainly be investigating, they have some amazing flavours. I do know flavouring oils are not suitable for making macarons, anything oil based will effect the texture.
Looking on their site, there are a million and one things I'm dying to order, I really wanted this cake tin...
..but with all the shoes I brought I was worried about the weight of my suitcase, so that's definitely first on my list.
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