Founded in 2017, byPensa is a New York City cake studio with a focus on flavor and quality ingredients. Our studio is located in the East Village of Manhattan and is accessible by appointment only. We specialize in custom and contemporary, made to order cakes for modern celebrations. Taking inspiration from nature, architecture, textiles, and fashion, each design is personal, unique, and memorable.
Nikki Pensabene is the chef, founder, and owner of byPensa. With over fifteen years in the culinary industry, it was to no surprise when Nikki began making birthday cakes for friends and family in need. She quickly fell in love with the creative process of cake design and the realization that she could enhance celebrations through a culinary journey. It was as if she had accidentally and organically arrived at the perfect niche to combine her passion, creativity, and expertise into one delicious product.
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