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Friday, October 11, 2013

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

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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.

       A selection of Whisk's cupcakes. | Mabel Suen
  •        A selection of Whisk's cupcakes. | Mabel Suen

Last week, Kaylen Wissinger singlehandedly whipped up more than 1,000 cupcakes for the Missouri Botanical Garden's annual Best of Missouri Market. Her quaint bakery storefront, Whisk a Sustainable Bakeshop (2201 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5166), opened in November 2012, and she hasn't taken a break from baking since. Whisk has seen a lot in its first year in business, and it shows signs of slowing but certainly not stopping to meet the demands of the season.

See also: First Look: Whisk a Sustainable Bakeshop

On a weekday morning, Wissinger emerges from her Cherokee Street kitchen to warmly greet a customer stopping in to sample her cupcakes, which were named best cupcakes in the RFT's Best of St. Louis 2013. She first introduced her locally focused, all-natural concept, Farm Fresh Cupcakes, in 2011, and she continues to commit her time to creating sustainable sweets for the community.

       Vegan pumpkin brownies, fresh from the oven. | Mabel Suen
  •        Vegan pumpkin brownies, fresh from the oven. | Mabel Suen

With the last festival of the season under her belt and the farmers' market season getting ready to hibernate for the winter, Wissinger says she can finally spend some more time focusing on the shop and wholesaling her small-batch goods to local businesses, such as the recently opened Rise Coffee House (4180 Manchester Avenue).

See also: First Look: Rise Coffee House

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