The PieCaken Story

 photo: Dillon Burke

photo: 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.


Do you ship?  Yes. We have nationwide shipping via FoodyDirect 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 FoodyDirect. 
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.



Meet Chef Zac Young


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”.