Emily R. Halpern

Sweet Smarts

I‘m a French Culinary Institute trained pastry cook with experience in professional kitchens including Chez Panisse & Ron Ben Israel Cakes. I’d love to share my love of baking, beautiful decor, and special occasions with you.

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Dessert Catering & Decor

I offer custom baked goods and floral arrangements for intimate events and special occasions in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and lower Westchester County. From dinner parties and holidays, to birthdays, baby and bridal showers, weddings and anniversaries, I’ll work with you to establish a menu that suits your needs.

Classes & Private Lessons

I offer private baking instruction to individuals and groups in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Check out my calendar for upcoming classes and contact me to arrange a private lesson, group class, or event.

Event Planning & Support

Sometimes you want to DIY it, but you need a hand making things as special as they are in your head. If you want to throw a personalized, memorable event mostly by yourself, I can help you brainstorm ideas, iron out details, and create a step-by-step plan to help you execute it.

To inquire about my availability, pricing, and how I can help you, please get in touch!


“Everything she touches turns to gold.”

“Everything Emily touches turns to gold. I don’t know who else has such good taste and ability to create such beautiful everything. She’s one of the most multitalented, creative, and caring people I know.”

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“Delicious chocolate masterpiece”

“After five seasons shooting TLC's Four Weddings, I have yet to taste a wedding cake that even approaches Emily Halpern's delicious chocolate masterpiece for our wedding." 



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