From Our Editors
When Dallas Lewis was just 14, her mother—who had taught her how to bake—passed away. Heartbroken, Dallas hung up her apron for years. Then, sometime after she was married, she stumbled onto her mother’s recipe box. One by one, Dallas baked her way through the treasure trove of recipes, using up countless bags of flour and sticks of butter while reliving the memories of cooking with her mother. Soon, Dallas found that her knack for baking had developed from a personal project into a full-blown pastry business. Today, as owner of Whisk Desserts, Dallas churns out cheesecakes, cupcakes, fudge, and breads based on those same recipes handed down by her mother. She and her staff whisk together fresh ingredients that include rich cocoa, caramel drizzle, and fresh fruit, then they package the resulting confections for shipping throughout the United States. As a personal touch, they'll often deliver bundles to Savannah-area doorsteps themselves, like the trained storks who fly most CEOs home from business meetings.