Hailed as the “Leonardo da Vinci of Cakes,” Sylvia Weinstock is one of the nation’s premier cake designers. Known for her realistic sugar flowers, fresh ingredients, and buttercream finishes; Sylvia transformed the cake industry by developing a delicious AND beautiful cake.
She started her career as an elementary school teacher in Long Island, but she soon found herself increasingly proficient in the kitchen. During a trip upstate with her family, Sylvia and her husband Ben met chef Andre Soltner. Soltner introduced Sylvia to a retired pastry chef George Keller who had worked at some of New York’s best restaurants. Sylvia trained under Keller and soon started supplying local Hunter Mountain restaurants with her desserts.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Sylvia and her husband moved into Manhattan permanently. She then met bakery proprietor William Greenberg Jr. Due to a high volume of Greenberg’s clients requesting intricate floral designs, he began referring customers to Sylvia. Sylvia soon learned how to make the sugar paste flowers that became her signature. Her moment of breakthrough came when a chef who worked for Donald Bruce White, one of New York City’s biggest caterers, saw Sylvia’s cake in a bakery window. White began ordering her cakes for many of his events.
All Sylvia Weinstock Cakes are custom designed and created according to the specifications of her clients. Not only do the cakes look beautiful, they taste delicious, because only the best available ingredients are used. Below are various options that you may select for your cake, and you may choose any combination as well. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. Any type of cake can be made by request.