Here be the Whisk Independent Declaration of Baked Goods:
We hold these truths to be self-evident - local ingredients, seasonality and the pursuit of deliciousness. To prove this, let these facts be submitted to a candid world.
We believe in hand-mixed brownies. Kuva Coffee. Supporting our friends and family in their creative pursuits. Fresh ingredients. Hand-blended teas by the ReTrailer. Graciousness to every customer. Mila Sweets. Laughing at work. The Tower Grove Farmers' Market. An ice pop enjoyed on the sidewalk on a hot summer's day. Millie the Mixers. The smell of cookies in the oven. Homemade crystallized ginger. The pursuit of creativity at any cost. Double Star Farms. Fresh-picked blueberries. Riding bikes to work. Farm Fresh Dairy. A shared piece of pie on a first date. Bacon chocolate chip sea salt cookies. Late-night dance parties in the kitchen. Our incredible support system. Todd Geisert and his piggies. The changing of the seasons. Deliciousness. Smiles. Watermelons (with the seeds!). Baking seasonally. Trying new things. Rolling hundreds of cake balls. Supporting the other small businesses on Cherokee Street. Enjoying our fair city of Saint Louis. Strawberries from nearby farms. Shop deliveries of gluten-free flour from Meister's. Hand-mixed French macarons. Inspiration boards. Paying tribute to those who inspired us. Board games. Fresh-ground spices. A cake to enjoy with family. Tea parties. And lastly, that a cupcake enjoyed with a mug of hot cocoa is indeed a balanced breakfast.
We, therefore, the representatives of Whisk: a Sustainable Bakeshop, do solemnly publish and declare that these are our beliefs, and this is our promise. And for the support of this declaration, we mutually pledge to each other (and YOU!) our talent, our creativity, and our splendid baked goods.
Located in the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District, Whisk: a Sustainable Bakeshop is your new favorite spot.
Whisk opened on November 10, 2012 after months and months of revamping, renovating and redecorating the building on Cherokee that, over the years, had housed antique stores, restaurants, coffee shops and a vegetarian restaurant. Whisk was met with rave reviews, including nods in Southern Living Magazine, Bake Magazine and Business Insider, not to mention that one guy on Yelp.
2201 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
W-Sat - 9a-5p (or until we sell out)
Sun - 9a-3p (or until we sell out)
"So, what does SUSTAINABLE mean?"
That's a question we are asked every day. "Sustainable", to us, means using methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources. We also just try to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.
Some of the bigger ways we are sustainable:
- we compost all of our food waste, utilizing St. Louis Composting
- we utilize in-season/local ingredients, so our treats taste the best they possibly can
- all of our to-go packaging is made from at least 90% post-consumer recycled content, and it's all recyclable and compostable
- anything that we can purchase locally, we do. Our dairy, eggs, meats, coffee, teas, produce, nut butters, cleaning products, business cards - the list goes on! - are purchased from places that are nearby and have similar business values to us
We love making special treats for your special event! Birthday parties, weddings, retirement parties, or even just a box of Whisk stuff for your regular Friday morning at the office - we're here to help!
Check out our special order sheet below, or send us an email using the form!
Whisk: a Sustainable Bakeshop began as Farm Fresh Cupcakes in 2011, when Kaylen Wissinger realized that there was amazing produce available in the Saint Louis area, and that it needed to be in cupcake form. She took her cupcakes to the Tower Grove Farmers' Market on a wing and a prayer and people came every week to try flavors like strawberry rhubarb, zucchini spice, sweet potato and purple velvet. After a successful first season, she was offered a position as the resident baker at Local Harvest Cafe, where she continued to (literally) hone her skills and spend hours in the kitchen.
In spring of 2012, Kaylen's dreams became a reality when she signed a lease on a storefront space at 2201 Cherokee Street. After months of knocking down walls, re-wiring electricity, pulling out old plumbing, painting, building, decorating and of COURSE baking, Whisk opened on November 10, 2012 to sell-out crowds. The build-out process was as green as possible, including purchasing used appliances, using low-VOC paints and finishes, re-purposing wood and materials for decor and recycling as much as possible.
Since then, Whisk has grown to include many wholesale accounts, weddings, she's been photoshoot and video backdrops...we've even had an engagement happen! So come sit down and relax in the cozy dining room - pull up a chair or chill on the couch with treats and let us make your day sweeter.
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If you have a special order request that is urgent, please call the shop @ 314.932.5166. We don't want to miss it if it's in our inbox!