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Colette's Cakes

681 Washington St., New York, NY 10014 40.733968 -74.008464
nr. Charles St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-366-6530 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Gourmet Shops/Produce
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Hours

Daily, by appointment only

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Profile

The title of "cake designer" hardly does Colette Peters justice. More accurately, this former Tiffany designer is a sculptor who just happens to work in flour and sugar. Peters, who has published five books about cake decorating, can custom-create a cake that looks like anything you could possibly imagine. The sugar flowers that grace her elegant wedding cakes—curving calla lilies, full-blown peonies, tiger lilies dusted with tiny spots—could fool a florist. Her building cakes—she's done one in the shape of the Flatiron building, another that recreates Oz's Emerald City, and yet another resembling a White Castle restaurant—look like architects' scale models covered in icing. Her asymmetrically tiered crooked cakes—which can be made in a dozen different flavors—have been famous ever since she baked her first one for a Tiffany fete in 1985. Celebrities who need special party desserts know that Peters is the one to call; when Hillary Clinton's book, Living History sold a million copies last year, she called Peters for a very special favor. Tucker Carlson had told Hillary that if her book sold a million, he'd eat his shoe; so the night before Hillary's celebratory party, Peters worked all night to create a cake in the shape of a burnished brown wingtip. "I made it a right wingtip," Peters remembers. "That was my own idea."

Delivery

They deliver anywhere in the 50 states or beyond—where there is a direct flight from a New York airport.

Wedding Cakes
Acclaimed baker Colette Peters will create a couple’s ideal wedding cake—even if that means something shaped like a skyscraper or gussied up with Swarovski crystals. Fillings include chocolate truffle and passion-fruit buttercream. From $10 per serving.

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