Visit us on the web to see our basic and custom cakes – find City Cakes on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Email all cake requests to us so we can get the quoting process started.

Famous Half Pound Cookies:
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter – 4.50
Rich Chocolate Chip – 4.50
Hearty Oatmeal Raisin – 4.50
Triple Chocolate Spice – 4.50
Killer Red Velvet stuffed – 4.50
Signature Sugardoodle – 4.50
Ginger Spice – 4.50
Macamochip Nutella-filled Milk Choc Chip (gluten free!) – 5.50

HEY – any cookie we can #frostandsprink with frosting and sprinkles on top!
AND we can stack any three cookies with layers of frosting to create an amazing cookie cake!
BUT when the weather is nicer (or if you’re feeling adventurous), we can divide any of our cookies and put fior de latte gelato in the middle for an ice cream sandwich like no other…

Our amazing daily cupcake flavors include:
Red Velvet Exgravavance – 3.50
Double Chocolate Decadence – 2.50
Original Chocolate Decadence – 2.50
Precious Yellow Birthday Cake – 2.50
Original Precious Yellow – 2.50
Salted Caramel Fantasy – 3.50
Flourless Chocolate Raspberry (gluten free!) – 3.50
Seasonal Flavor #1 (check our Facebook, Instagram or Social feeds)
Seasonal Flavor #2 (same as above!)

Come in and see us in our cute little basement shop. Small businesses are the life blood of this city – help us survive by visiting, supporting and reviewing us 🙂


Established in 2007.

Chef Benny Rivera and Marc Coolrecht started City Cakes as a private custom cake business in 2007 (also under the name Diverse Desserts). The response to the hidden business was huge, and they have since appeared on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes, Food Network Cake Challenges and Halloween Wars, Telemundo, Univision and even E! Network’s The Soup.

In Summer 2010 they crammed a little counter into their W 18th Street basement studios and started selling gourmet cupcakes and Original Half Pound Cookies to the public on a walk-in basis. All cakes are made by custom request to-order and require an email inquiry to get the process started.

City Cakes started shipping their Original Half Pound Cookies via citycakes.com in Fall 2015 across the US and Puerto Rico and is looking for an opportunity to expand within Manhattan in 2017. City Cakes has a steady, loyal following and continues to grow as a leading cake design company in NYC.

Meet the Business Owner

Benny R.

Benny R.

Business Owner

Chef Marc started City Cakes with cake expert Chef Benny Rivera back in 2007. They moved into this small Chelsea basement in 2009 and opened their doors to the public as City Cakes in 2010. Chef Marc is executive manager of City Cakes and is a business professional with a spectacular sweet tooth and love for people and hospitality. Chef Benny Rivera is an esteemed professional in cake decorating, teaching courses around the world, and also taking extreme pride in each and every cake we push out of our basement doors.

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