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Meet, Paint, and Enjoy Afternoon Tea with Artist Ruby Silvious

  • 03/02/2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NY Cake, 118 W 22nd Street, NY, NY 10011
  • 5


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Meet, Paint, and Enjoy Afternoon Tea with Artist Ruby Silvious

Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

NY Cake, 118 W 22nd Street, NY 10011

$45 per Member, $55 per Non Member


Gather with Alliance members at NY Cake  to make your own artwork with recycle artist Ruby Silvious, on unusual canvases (did someone say teabags and eggshells?). 

The event will start with a demo by Ruby, followed by participants learning how to paint on used tea bags and the inside of cracked egg shells.

The  a substantial "Adult" Afternoon Tea complete with bubbly, wines, specialty teas/tisanes, and savory bites. Dessert will be decorated cupcakes by award-winning cake decorator and Alliance member Lisa Mansour,  co-owner of NY Cake and owner of NYC Cake Academy. 

Ruby will also be signing her new  coffee table book, Reclaimed Canvas: Reimagining the Familiar,  which members and guests can buy at the discounted price of $25 (Reg. $35).

And yes, there will be a raffle! Lucky attendees will go home with Ruby’s first book, 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags; a framed original artwork from Ruby; or a gift certificate from NY Cake.


  • Savory Small Bites, in the tradition of Afternoon Tea (from Alliance member Lynn Bernstein of  allLYNNfoods)
  • Bubbly and wine
  • Tea + Tisane (from Alliance member Linda Villano of SerendipiTEA)
  • Mini Cupcakes (from Alliance member Lisa Mansour of NY Cake)
  • Tiered Servings Stands Sponsored by The Brooklyn Teacup.

Ruby Silvious  is a recycle artist who is internationally recognized for her miniature paintings and collages on the used tea bag. She is the author of 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Teabags, and the newly released Reclaimed Canvas: Reimagining the Familiar. In her new book, Ruby wants viewers to keep an open mind and think beyond the boundaries of what they may consider traditional art.

Lisa Mansour is an Alliance member and award-winning, third-generation expert in cake decoration and the co- founder and the co-owner of NY Cake, the premier destination for baking and decorating supplies in New York City. Mansour is also the head of NY CAKE Academy, a hands-on cake decorating school, where she teaches classes on fondant, specialty cakes and seasonal topics for baking enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Lynn Bernstein is an Alliance member, New York City chef, and a graduate of French Culinary Institute/ICC.  allLYNNfoods is her high-end boutique catering company serving NYC.  With her background as a fashion stylist and education as a graphic designer, Lynn  brings her sensibilities to your palate and to your party.

5 Volunteers are needed:

1 for set up

1 for check in

1 for write up

1 for photos

1 for clean up

For questions please contact event host Ruby Silvious at

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