The PieCaken Story

photos: Dillon Burke

photos: Dillon Burke

What started as an idea for a Thanksgiving dessert special in the pastry workshop of Executive Pastry Chef Zac Young immediately went viral and inspired the creation of a retail operation.

As seen on Live with Kelly and Michael, CNN, and in the New York Times, our legendary PieCakens have taken the country by storm this holiday season.

FAQ-

Do you ship?  Yes. We have nationwide shipping via Foody Direct for a limited time only. You can also pick-up in store at David Burke at Bloomingdale's.
How do I order?  Orders are accepted online 24hrs in advance for pick-up at David Burke at Bloomingdale's and nationwide shipping through Foody Direct. 
How do I store it?  Tightly wrap and refrigerate.
Can I freeze it?  Yes
How do I serve it?  Original PieCaken: Remove from refrigerator 2 hours prior to serving to allow buttercream to soften. Cut with a sharp knife that has been dipped in hot water.
I’m traveling 4 hours to grandmother’s house, will my PieCaken be ok?  Yes it will be fine. Make sure you both wear a seatbelt and tell grandma hi!
Is it gluten free?  No
Can I have it nut free?  Unfortunately not.
How big is it?  8 inch round. It will serve 12 to 16 people.
How does it come?  It comes boxed, with serving instructions.

 

 

 

The PassCaken Story

photos: Julie Cheung

photos: Julie Cheung

Hot off the success of his original Thanksgiving PieCaken, and Valentine’s Day PieCupens, Chef Zac Young, is now offering a decadent PassCaken, a PieCaken- Passover style.

Layers of coconut macaroon pie, flourless Valrhona chocolate cake and raspberry mousse topped with a chocolate and sea salt coated matzo crumble are bound to add a fun twist to your Seder! WOW your guests with this show-stopper, or bring it as a great hostess gift!

FAQ-

Do you ship?  Yes. We have nationwide shipping via Foody Direct for a limited time only. You can also pick-up in store at David Burke at Bloomingdale's.
How do I order?  Orders are accepted online 24hrs in advance for pick-up at David Burke at Bloomingdale's and nationwide shipping through Foody Direct. 
How do I store it?  Tightly wrap and refrigerate. You can also freeze it. Remove and place it in the fridge the night before you want to serve it.
How do I serve it?  Remove from fridge when you are ready to serve and cut it with a warm, sharp knife.
I’m traveling 2 hours to my Bubbe's house, will my PassCaken be ok?  Yes. She will plotz for such a delicious treat. You can also store it in the freezer if you are traveling for a long time. 
Is it gluten free?  No (contains matzo)
Is it nut free?  Yes
Is it kosher?  While this delicacy is not certified Kosher for Passover, it is "Passover Friendly", made without yeast or leavening agents.
How big is it?  8 inches round by 4 ½ inches high, tips the scale at 5 pounds and serves 8 to 12 guests.
How does it come?  It is shipped boxed in an insulated bag with ice packs.

 

Meet Chef Zac Young

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Named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America 2015, Chef Zac Young is known for his playful takes on American desserts. As Pastry Director of The Craveable Hospitality Group, he oversees the dessert creations at all of the Company’s proprietary restaurants.


His career began on the opening team of Bouchon Bakery. Zac then spent 4 years working as Chef Alex Gaurnaschelli’s Pastry Chef at her New York hot spot, Butter Restaurant. Always hungry for more, Zac trained in France under Philipe Givre at Valrhona and Philipe Park at Chocolate Michel Cluizel. Back in New York, Zac started a Donut Revolution with his dessert program at Flex Mussels Restaurants, making the New York Times list of the Best Donuts in NYC. Zac has been with the Craveable Hospitality Group since 2012.


Zac is best known for his Final Four finish on the inaugural season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, and his signature wit and pastry wisdom showcased on The Cooking Channel’s long running show, “Unique Sweets”.