Our Story


Huascar & Co. Bakeshop started out as H Bake Shop on West 57th Street, in Manhattan on September 7, 2013. We set out to make delicious cupcakes and other treats using the best, freshest ingredients we could get our hands on. H Bake Shop garnered many outstanding reviews for its unique ingredient combinations and living up to its credo that flavor should always trump sweetness. In January 2017, we reopened at 453 West 54th St, between 9th and 10th Avenues, in a cozy space with a lustrous copper facade.

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Huascar Aquino, Chef & Owner

About The Chef


Chef Huascar was born in the Dominican Republic, where he learned to cook at home at his mother’s side, and in hotels all over the island. He came to the New York as a young man to study pastry arts at the French Culinary Institute (now, the International Culinary Center). In 2012 he competed on Food Network’s Sweet Genius and, in 2013, won Food Network's Cupcake Wars — a first for a New York baker! In changing the name of the shop, Chef Huascar wanted to honor the dedicated team that makes his small bakery so successful.

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Huascar & Co. Bakeshop offers the freshest, most delicious cupcakes, cookies, custom cakes and pastries, and continues its love affair with Latin American and Caribbean inspired treats! As they say in Puerto Rico, Weeeeepaaaaa!

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