The Philosophy


At Bon Vivant, we are guided by our principle

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We aspire to provide our customers with the most unforgettable, and deliciously elegant experience with these luxury petit cakes.

Each cake creation reflects our distinctive technique and attention to detail. From the finest ingredients sourced locally and globally to achieve uniquely delicious flavors, to our precision in the delicately handcrafted design of each individual cake - we hope to inspire, delight and charm for a moment of joie de vivre.

The Story

In 2013, Maya Hormis founded the Bon Vivant cake café, leaving behind a 17-year career in the corporate world. Moved by a thought-provoking speech by Steve Jobs, and seeking to find work that resonated deeply within her, she found her true passion in pastry during an exploratory year that included enrollment and certifications in the Culinary & Pastry Arts from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu.

Artistic by nature and with a particular respect for quality, Maya's penchant for elegance and the finer detail is reflected in the pastries she creates.  The cakes have been recognized as "Elegant Flavors Packed In a Square Inch" by Florence Fabricant of the New York Times. This dedication to quality and finesse has sparked an impressive clientele including iconic luxury houses such as Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co, high profile fashion and style editors, celebrities, a distinguished NYC social crowd, as well as many customers across the US and globally.

Outside the world of pastries, Maya enjoys spending time reading, rollerblading in the park, and of course a nice glass of champagne.


The Values

Our mission is to create beautiful, delectable treats following three simple concepts:

  1. Never sacrifice quality - we select and use premium ingredients including European marzipan and fondant; luxury preserves and liqueurs; eggs and butter from local farms.
  2. Stay true to the craftsmanship of authentic French patisserie resulting in our uniquely delicious cake creations.

  3. Delight the senses with a stylishly elegant treat for a truly sweet moment to savor.