Kaylen Wissinger

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    October 7, 2014

    Whisk's Apple-Cinnamon "Pop Tartlets": Fall Flavors Wrapped Up in Flaky Pastry

    Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. Whisk: A Sustainable ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    5 St. Louis Foods You Have to Eat This Summer

    Summer in St. Louis is not always pleasant. The heat, the humidity, the frequent visits from cicadas -- the list goes on. But there are plenty of yummy treats to make your summer amazing. We know you already know the icons like Ted Drewes, so we've got some lesser-known eats to complete your ultimat ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Whisk Welcomes Warm Weather With Lavender Lemonade, Cucumber Lime and Pomegranate Hibiscus Pops

    We are just dying for spring. The weather keeps teasing us, but we know soon we will be dripping with sweat in 100 plus degree weather with 80 percent humidity. We've already found something that will quench our thirst come those dehydrated days: popsicles from Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop

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    December 20, 2013

    The 7 Best Eggnog-Flavored Treats to Brighten Your Holiday

    Sometimes eggnog gets a bad rap. It may be an acquired taste, but there's more to enjoy besides those huge jugs of the pre-made stuff. Even if it's not your drink, plenty of bakeries and restaurants are offering eggnog-flavored treats to get you in the holiday spirit. It's basically the pumpkin spic ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Best Cupcakes 2013: Whisk a Sustainable Bakeshop Whips Up All Natural Treats

    In honor of our 2013 Best Of St. Louis issue, we're profiling some of the most fascinating winners from the Food & Drink section. The topic of this conversation: Best Cupcakes. Read the entire Best of St. Louis issue here. Last week, Kaylen Wissinger singlehandedly whipped up more than 1,000 cupcak ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    November 30, 2012

    First Look: Whisk A Sustainable Bakeshop Hits the Sweet Spot on Cherokee Street

    Kaylen Wissinger has done some intense marketing -- in more ways than one. Ever since her homegrown business Farm Fresh Cupcakes hit farmers' market and event stands in May 2011, she's baked and sold more than 15,000 goodies. A mere year later, she managed to raise $15,432 online through funding pla ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop Opens Saturday

    Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop opens tomorrow, November 10, at 2201 Cherokee Street. This is the building at the corner of Cherokee and Missouri Avenue, east of Jefferson, that was previously home to the Shangri-La Diner. Whisk is the new project from Kaylen Wissinger, whose Farm Fresh Cupcakes bega ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Love Castle: The Most Romantic Place in Saint Louis (And Elsewhere)

    White Castle just might be the perfect dining option for a romantic Valentine's Day out. A crave case of 30 sliders for $20? What could go wrong? When White Castle introduced a fancy Valentine's Day dinner complete with table service and fancy decorations in 1991, they introduced the idea slowly, in ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Ten Soups Even Gut Check Won't Try

    To help guide our readers through National Soup Month, Gut Check's counting down 15 of our favorite local soups. From light and healthy pho to hearty bisques and chowders, we'll lead you (belly first, of course) to some mighty fine liquid dinners. And while it's all good, delicious fun to eat our ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    First Look: Diablito's Cantina

    Kaylen WissengerThe "Cucuy's Coffee" at Diablito's​"I HATE tequila," says Ami Grimes, co-owner of the brand-new Diablito's Cantina (3761 Laclede Avenue; 314-644-4430). "But when Angie [Cornish, head bartender] started creating the infused tequilas, I was all for it." Which is a good thing, as ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Farm Fresh Cupcakes, Your Single Serving Friend

    Holly FannKaylen and Pete Wissinger​There was a new addition to the Webster Groves Farmers' Market this last week. On Thursday Kaylen Wissinger and her husband, Pete, set up her Farm Fresh Cupcakes tent and started stacking Strawberry Rhubarb, Zucchini Spice, Chocolate Malt and PB and J cupcak ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    ​Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter. This week, we took a second look at Kaylen Wissinger's Farm Fresh Cupcakes and prepared for Schlafly Bottleworks' newest class, Urban Farm ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Kaylen Wissinger Introduces Farm Fresh Cupcakes

    Chrissy WilmesKaylen Wissinger with a sampling of Farm Fresh Cupcakes in her south-city home.​This past weekend, while most St. Louisans were basking in the short window of beautifully warm-but-not-yet-unbearably humid springtime weather, an apron-clad Kaylen Wissinger lovingly baked dozens up ... More >>