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Zoe Lukas, Founder

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish:
Loco Pez: Nachos with carne asada and a margarita (or two)
Also, I really love pizza (my favorite is Matthew's Pizza in Baltimore, MD)

 
Top three favorite movies or TV shows:
I'm currently loving Nurse Jackie, Downton Abbey, and any show that has "psychological aspects." Netflix will tell you which ones to watch.
 
Favorite Whipped Bakeshop treat:
We're working on some lemon raspberry bars right now that I could eat Every. Single. Day.
 
Places you’ve always wanted to visit:
Anywhere with Mayan ruins
Finland (I want to stay in a glass igloo in Lapland!)
Bali

 
Other stuff you do:
I like to cook big meals on weekends, knit, and snuggle cats. I have also been painting and making art in my home studio after a very long dry spell.

Brennen Lukas, Co-Founder

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish:
Loco Pez. I recommend the fish tacos. 
 
Top three favorite movies or TV shows:
X-Files, The Wire, Breaking Bad
 
Favorite Whipped Bakeshop cake and icing combination:
Almond pound cake with passionfruit buttercream
 
Place you’ve always wanted to visit:
Belize

Hidden talent: 
I love to write poetry and I am working on a series of 100 haiku.  

Lisa Huang, Decorator

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish: 
Three-way tie between the soy-garlic wings from Cafe Soho, lengua tacos from El Jarocho, and Capogiro's pistachio gelato (does that count as a dish?)
 
Top three favorite movies or TV shows: 
Twin Peaks (season one!), Freaks and Geeks, Breaking Bad
 
Favorite Whipped Bakeshop cake and icing combination: 
Anything with passion fruit buttercream
 
Place you’ve always wanted to visit: 
Georgia (the country)
 
Your dream job -- other than decorating cakes for Whipped Bakeshop, of course: 
Touring in Bjork's back-up string octet

Melissa Quinn, Baker

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish:
Half price pizza Tuesday's at In Riva

Top three favorite movies or TV shows: 

Harry Potter, American Horror Story, Parks and Recreation 

Favorite Whipped Bakeshop cake and icing combination:
Almond pound with raspberry jam and Nutella buttercream 

Place you’ve always wanted to visit:
Hobbiton

Favorite thing about baking: 
Happy customers!

Jennifer Jupiter, Decorator

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish: 
Not sure I really have one. But I love sushi... So maybe Zama or basically anywhere with really good sushi!  

Top three favorite movies or TV shows: 
Ok guilty pleasures:
Dancing with the stars and 
So you think you can dance. 
(What can I say... I like to dance!)
I'll redeem myself here by saying I recently got into game of thrones... So addictive!! Love it. So I'm not totally helpless.
 
Place you’ve always wanted to visit:
It's been on my bucket list to either go to Hawaii or Australia. Not sure which I'll make it to first. 
 
Favorite thing about baking and decorating: 
I love that I can take eggs, butter, sugar and flour and turn it into a teddy bear! I make cake into art. What's your super power? 
 
If you were famous what would you do with you fame?
Be on dancing with the stars of course. Duh! 

Jessica Barlow, Decorator

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish:
Loco Pez, Chicken Nachos

Top three favorite TV shows: 
The Simpsons (seasons 2-10 were by far the best), Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development

Favorite Whipped Bakeshop cake and icing combination:
Vanilla Chocolate Chip cake with Nutella buttercream

Place you’ve always wanted to visit:
Does it count if I say Disney World, even though I've already been?  ...Ok fine, I'd love to go to Venice, Italy.

Favorite dessert:
Chocolate chip cookies

Abbey Biery, Baker

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant and dish:
Royal Tavern. I love their spicy greens and I’m not even a vegetarian.

Top three favorite movies or TV shows:
I’m on a TV show kick so my favorites are Friday Night Lights (I don’t even like football but put some dramatic music like Explosions in the Sky in the background and I’m suddenly hooked by the drama of it!), and Parenthood. Moviewise it’s Legends of the Fall.

Favorite Whipped Bakeshop cake and icing combination:
Chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream 

Place you’ve always wanted to visit:
The Grand Canyon

Favorite thing about baking or decorating desserts
I love that it’s an art form that is enjoyed at the best times in life. It feels special to be a part of that in a little way.