Indulge in a culinary journey with
Chef Begum Arda

Chef Begum Arda

  New Jersey-based chef Begum Arda’s career as a cake designer has taken a huge step forward in the spring of 2024, as she has been commissioned to craft a cake for a baseball ace. Chef Begum has been asked to bake a one-off cake for Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden, the former New York Mets pitcher widely regarded as one of the sport’s all-time greats.
  Her creation is delivered to Gooden’s retirement ceremony dinner event in New York, during which the famed number 16 jersey he wore during his time as a 3-time World Series Champion with the Mets, will be taken out of circulation.
  With well over a decade of professional experience and a knack for mixing art and taste, Chef Begum has proved more than equal to the challenge and is by far the best woman for the job. 

  Citing French pastry chef Jacques Torres’ early TV show her key inspiration, she graduated from a professional pastry school in her early twenties and went on to become a “flying chef” for one of the world’s largest catering companies.
  Traveling to different countries, working at major events in some incredible kitchens, and undertaking cake decoration masterclasses in countries all over Europe gave her valuable experience and offered a sweet taste of chef life.
  Since settling in New Jersey, Chef Begum has continued to hone her increasingly popular cake-designing skills. Being asked to bake for one of the greatest-ever baseball players is proof of both of her natural skills and her rising reputation.

Welcome to Culinary Heaven!

  Chef Begum Arda’s website is a hub for culinary enthusiasts to connect and share their love of food.  New York’s vibrant food scene.   

  Explore a symphony of flavors and creativity as a pastry chef unveils a gallery of stunning cake decorations. 

  Delight in chef tips, stay updated on New York’s culinary scene, and discover handpicked products to elevate your baking experience.

   Join Chef Begum on a tantalizing journey through the city’s eateries via engaging chef talks and social media showcases. Indulge your senses and join the celebration of food, desserts, and drinks at this digital oasis.

Explore Celebrities' Cakes

Dwight Doc Gooden's Cake

  Step into the realm of legendary baseball moments with the bespoke creation crafted especially for the jersey retirement event of baseball icon, Dwight “Doc” Gooden. Behold, a masterpiece in chocolate hazelnut, meticulously sculpted to honor the legend’s favorite flavors.

  Picture a scene frozen in time: Doc Gooden on the pitcher’s mound, poised in his most legendary pose, ready to unleash his iconic pitch. Every detail of this momentous sculpture is painstakingly crafted from fondant, ensuring that each element is not only visually stunning but also 100% edible.

  Marvel at the lifelike rendition of Doc Gooden, captured in the midst of his pitching prowess. From the determined set of his jaw to the powerful arc of his throw, every nuance is brought to life with unparalleled precision and artistry.

  As you savor each delectable slice of chocolate hazelnut goodness, you’ll be transported to the heart of the action, reliving the thrill of Doc Gooden’s greatest moments on the baseball diamond.

  Join us in celebrating the legacy of a true baseball legend with a cake that’s as unforgettable as the man himself. This is not just a dessert – it’s a tribute to greatness, crafted with passion and precision to honor the timeless achievements of Dwight “Doc” Gooden.


  Chef Begum Arda is renowned for her innovative and creative approach to desserts and pastries. Her unique flavor combinations and stunning cake decorations will inspire and delight. 

Our Menu
Special Design Cake - $900.00

Each creation is a symphony of opulence and extravagance, meticulously crafted to exceed the highest standards of taste and design.

From towering tiers adorned with rare jewels to intricate sculptures that defy imagination, our custom cakes are limited only by your dreams. Every detail is curated with precision, from the finest ingredients to the most exquisite decorations, ensuring an unparalleled sensory experience.

(Prices may vary. Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries or questions you may have.)


Hyper Realistic Cake Toppers - $200.00

From lifelike facial features to intricate clothing and accessories, our cake toppers are true works of edible art. Using cutting-edge techniques and the finest quality ingredients, we bring your visions to life in stunning three-dimensional form.

Perfect for weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion, our hyper-realistic cake toppers add a touch of magic and personalization to your celebrations. Surprise and delight your guests with a truly unique centerpiece that’s as unforgettable as it is delicious.

(Prices may vary. Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries or questions you may have.)


Fondant Modelling Training - $1200.00

Embark on a journey of creativity and skill with our fondant modeling training. Learn the art of sculpting intricate designs and lifelike figures from the versatile medium of fondant.

In our hands-on workshops, you’ll discover the secrets behind molding, shaping, and detailing fondant to create stunning cake decorations that wow every time. From adorable animals to elegant floral arrangements, Chef Begum will guide you step by step, sharing tips and techniques to bring your creations to life.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore a new hobby or a seasoned baker seeking to elevate your skills, our fondant modeling training offers something for everyone. Unleash your imagination and master the art of edible sculpture with us.

(Prices may vary. Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries or questions you may have.)


Media Collaboration - $---

Unlock the power of media collaboration with our fondant modeling expertise. Partner with us to bring captivating content to your audience, showcasing the artistry and skill behind fondant sculpting. Whether you’re a media outlet looking for captivating content or a brand seeking to showcase your products in a unique way, Chef Begum offers endless possibilities for collaboration. Let’s bring your vision to life and create something truly extraordinary together.

(Prices may vary. Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries or questions you may have.)



What They Say

Chef Begum Arda's cakes are a work of art. Each cake is crafted with precision, and the flavors are a perfect balance of sweetness and richness. Her attention to detail is admirable, and her cakes are a delight to the eyes and the taste buds.
Chef Begum Arda's expert tips have helped me elevate my baking game. Her passion for culinary arts is contagious, and her knowledge of baking is unparalleled. Her products are also top-notch.
Chef Begum Arda's digital oasis has become my go-to for all things culinary. Her engaging social media showcases have introduced me to new bakeries and eateries in New York, and her creative flavors have inspired me to experiment with new recipes. I highly recommend joining Chef Begum Arda's culinary community.

Join Chef Begum Arda’s digital oasis and indulge your senses in a world of culinary artistry. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on the latest creations, chef tips, and products.


1 201-550-7018


1 201-550-7018