Frequently Asked Questions

We're a custom bakery located in Philadelphia, specializing in custom cakes, cookies and cupcakes. The bakery was founded in 2008 by pastry artist Zoë Lukas, and our retail store opened in October 2009. Since then, both Philadelphia Magazine and the Philadelphia Daily News have declared that we bake the best tasting cupcakes in Philadelphia. We're pretty proud to have earned those accolades!

Zoe started posting pictures of her desserts on the picture sharing site Flickr and got a huge response. Before she knew it, orders were coming in and Whipped Bakeshop was born. Soon after that, the bakery was featured in Daily Candy and numerous other publications. It has been a wild ride ever since.

Zoë's husband Brennen was talking about the bakery idea with his good buddies John Freeborn and Jason Smith. They were narrowing down names when John said "Whipped Bakery" and Brennen replied with "Whipped Bakeshop." The name just clicked. Also, the URL was available. Finally, it is worth mentioning that Brennen is quite whipped by Zoe's desserts.

Zoë is a fine artist with a degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has also been a baking enthusiast for most of her life. In 2003 she accepted an unpaid apprenticeship at Petit 4 Pastry Studio in Philadelphia. She was eventually hired and has worked at several other bakeries since then. She finds it much more fun to own her own bakery. It's a dream come true.

We sell an assortment of fresh-baked cupcakes, our signature "Sasquatch" brownies and chocolate chip cookies. We try to change the cupcake flavors often so there is always something new to try. It's also an open kitchen so you can see us baking and decorating, if you're into that sort of thing. We also highly recommend trying our locally roasted organic/fair trade java from Reanimator Coffee, which we grind to order and hand-pour for the best possible freshness and flavor.

We're located north of Center City at 636 Belgrade Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125. It's in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, at the corner of Berks and Belgrade Streets. You can check out a Google map before you head over. Free street parking is readily available.

Our retail store hours are Monday from 10-4 and Tuesday through Saturday from 10-6 pm. We are closed on Sundays.

For one thing, the building is LEED-certified Gold, complete with a green roof and solar panels that provide much of the electricity for the bakery. The interior was designed by Bahdeebahdu, and we have a custom light sculpture by Warren Muller. We also think our open kitchen style is fairly unique. In theory, you could see your own cake being decorated. How's that for accountability?

We ask for at least a week's notice for custom orders (for large orders or particularly complex designs, we need even more time). If you need your goodies sooner, please call us at 215-598-5449 and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Yes we do! We have done work for Four Seasons Hotels, GlaxoSmithKlein, CBS Radio, Temple University, and many others. We are able to create logo cookies, which are very popular gifts for clients. Gift-wrapping is also available. If you give us enough notice, we can create something really amazing. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

You can reach us with our contact form, or by calling 215-598-5449. If you have a specific question for our designers, you can email us at Talk to you soon!

We occasionally offer unpaid internships for budding bakers and decorators. You can email us at if you'd like us to take a look at your resume and some pictures of your work.