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Amirah Kassem

Biography

New York-based baker and Flour-ist, Amirah Kassem, is an artist at heart and cake is her medium.

But she didn’t learn her skills in culinary school. Instead, Amirah grew up baking and sculpting with her mother in Mexico, where she discovered an appreciation for fine ingredients—and mastered the art of multi-sensory experiences. Today, her food-based installations have been exhibited everywhere from private settings at the Whitney Museum to 64-foot edible hallways at the Brooklyn Museum; while her fondant-free creations have also caught the attention of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, and every fashion party... READ MORE

New York-based baker and Flour-ist, Amirah Kassem, is an artist at heart and cake is her medium.

But she didn’t learn her skills in culinary school. Instead, Amirah grew up baking and sculpting with her mother in Mexico, where she discovered an appreciation for fine ingredients—and mastered the art of multi-sensory experiences. Today, her food-based installations have been exhibited everywhere from private settings at the Whitney Museum to 64-foot edible hallways at the Brooklyn Museum; while her fondant-free creations have also caught the attention of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, and every fashion party in NYC. 

You can find Amirah’s signature rainbow-exploding cakes (named Instagram’s “2017 Trend of the Year”)— along with her other whimsical creations—at her rainbow glittery bakery in SoHo.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Anywhere that serves pizza! spicy soppressata pizza!

What is your ultimate meal? ice cream for breakfast

What three things are always in your pantry? Pasta, Sir Kensington, Tajin

If you weren't a chef, what would you be? a unicorn

If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Willy Wonka

What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? Looking to create the most magical one this year!