AYAKO KUROKAWA is a patissier, a pastry sculptor, and a food stylist in NYC. She picks her inspirations from her restaurant experiences as a patissier (The Modern at MoMA, Plaza Hotel), Brooklyn life, and day dreaming in the subway.
She likes the comfort of wood, precious old things, and simple fresh dishes. She also loves to surprise people, and to bring smiles to their faces with her sweets.
Her pastry recipes are based on classic French recipes, but are developed with the Japanese and American influences she had growing up. She developed the portrait and sculpture cakes from her love for stone carving and clay sculpting. They are her remarkable works.