Ron Ben-Israel has been a trendsetter in all things cake for two decades. His distinct style of cake design is sought after in locations throughout the country and even internationally, and he keeps introducing his revolutionary confectionery techniques to audiences the world over. Never camera-shy, has Ron participated in countless TV shows, most recently holiday specials for Food Network Canada and Netflix' Nailed It!, and Food Network has immortalized his signature line "Are You a Sweet Genius?"
His company, Ron Ben-Israel cakes, is located in the heart of Manhattan's iconic Garment District. The facility includes a design studio, showroom, production kitchen, and teaching classroom. It also hosts social and corporate events under the name Above Twelve.
The collections of his trendsetting cakes can be spotted in many of New York's premiere hotels and venues. They also have been featured in countless publications, including The New York Times, In Style, Vogue Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings, with which Ron has collaborated extensively for over 20 years.
Ron also continues his partnership with Valrhona Chocolate, and conducts classes with them at his own studio+bakery.
Ron is a proud member of City Harvest's Food Council and its Advisory Board, which brings together over 60 of New York City's top chefs, restaurateurs and food industry professionals to aid the organization in the fight against hunger. Ron also is an active supporter of Lambda Legal Defense and an advocate of same sex marriage.