Huascar & Company 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 sweets using the best, freshest ingredients we could get our hands on. Customers loved us, and H Bake Shop garnered many outstanding reviews for its unique ingredient combinations and its credo that flavor should always trump sweetness. In March of 2016, we decided to look for a new locale, and were fortunate to find this cozy little space at 453 West 54th St, between 9th and 10th Avenues. In changing the name, Chef Huascar wanted to honor the dedicated team that makes his small bakery so successful. He could not, in good conscience, name it after himself, only.
Chef Huascar Aquino 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 (Season 9 Episode 1)—a first for a New York baker!
Huascar & Company Bakeshop, offers the freshest, most delicious cupcakes, cookies, custom cakes and pastries, and continues its love affair with Latin American and Caribbean inspired treats! ¡Weeeeepaaaaa!