What You'll Get
Poetry is rarely dedicated to cakes and pastries, since most poets devour their idyllic subjects before getting a chance to write about them. Today's Groupon captures what meter and rhyme cannot: for $15, you get $30 worth of custom-designed baked goods from Whipped Bakeshop in Fishtown.
Like a dessert-driven Donatello, Whipped Bakeshop's Zoë Lukas uses flour and a free-flowing imagination to sculpt sumptuous cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that target clients' sweet teeth and soft spots. A Jack Daniels whiskey-bottle cake will wow the guests at your daughter's seventh birthday party, while a Yoda cake is a special way to show the adorkable Dagobah-dweller in your life just how much you appreciate his or her training. Sushi cakes shine like samurai steel, and taco-topped cupcakes combine two of the world's greatest foods (three, if the taco contains a cheeseburger). Lukas also ices and dices more traditional and equally tasty baked goods. Whipped Bakeshop uses only the freshest natural ingredients from butter bushes and chocolate trees for its pieces of pastry perfection.
Custom orders must be given a week's time, and pricing differs based on the size and scope of the order, although custom cupcakes generally cost $3–$4 each, while custom cookies tend to fall in the range of $5–$6 per cookie. Today's Groupon can also be used as a $30 credit towards a more elaborate order for buyers with impending nuptials or compulsions toward quantity. Whipped Bakeshop can deliver its baked goods in the Philadelphia area for an extra fee, and long-distance shipping is available for cookies so that customers may enjoy a personalized pastry without leaving the comforts of their oval-shaped office. Contact Whipped Bakeshop by phone or email to set up your order.
Saveur loves Whipped Bakeshop's inventive pastries:
- It seems rather limiting to refer to Philly-based pastry artist Zoë Lukas as only a baker, especially when you begin perusing her array of artistically singular cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, which she cranks out in prolific fashion at her store, Whipped Bakeshop. Barack Obama? Yoda? Marilyn Monroe? The muse doesn't really matter, as Lukas pulls odd custom requests off with great finesse.
The Philadelphia City Paper named Whipped Bakeshop Just Desserts in 2008:
- When Zoë Lukas showed up to the City Paper offices with two boxes of cupcakes, we knew this year's Choice Awards were going to be sweet. One hour and two dozen bad decisions later, we were feeling even better, if not a little guilty. You see, Zoë does a lot more than bake a chocolate-banana cupcake to jump across a conference table for. The lovely lady behind Whipped Bakeshop also holds a degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, which makes things like a pan of Michael Nutter face cookies possible. – Monica Weymouth
Sweet-toothed Yelpers give Whipped Bakeshop an average of 4.5 stars.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Subject to availability. Must place order in advance. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.