¿Qué la vaina?
Dominican slang: What's the deal?
Here is la vaina: Huascar & Company Bakeshop opened as H Bake Shop in 2013, the same year we won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. We are located at 453 West 54th St, New York, NY 10019, in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Our team works hard every day to bring you small batches of delicious cupcakes, brownies, cookies, cheesecakes, flans, French macarons, and custom cakes that are ingredient-driven and flavor-focused, using only the best ingredients. Click above to order for delivery or pick-up, directly from our secure online shop! (You may also order on Grubhub, UberEats, Postmates, and Delivery; however, those companies take a very large percentage of every sale.)
¡Qué lo qué!
Dominican idiom: What's up!
¡Qué lo qué! I was born in the Dominican Republic, where I learned to cook at home at my mother’s side, and as a cook in hotels. I came to New York as a young man to study pastry arts at the French Culinary Institute (now, the International Culinary Center). In 2012 I competed on Food Network’s Sweet Genius and, in 2013, won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars (Season 9 Episode 1)—a first for a New York baker! In June 2018, I appeared as a contestant on Food Network’s Chopped.
CHEF HUASCAR AQUINO
Fondant, buttercream, edible-image, sculpted, multi-tiered, we do it all! Pricing for custom cakes begins at $8 per slice for buttercream and $10 per slice for fondant, and goes up as the complexity of the design and work involved increases. Check out ordering details and submit your inquiries here.
We are proud to serve coffee by Partners Coffee, a small batch roaster located in Brooklyn that travels “the world sourcing coffee, celebrating quality and complexity,” proclaiming “that each coffee can tell a story.”