Whimsy & Spice in Brooklyn


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Part of the fun of having a blog is being able to share things that I like with my readers, and part of the fun of having my own artisan business is meeting others with similar businesses… So, this post combines the two.

I’ve gotten to to know Jenna from Whimsy & Spice, a Brooklyn-based artisan sweets company that she and her husband, Mark, founded a few months ago. They specialize in handmade cookies and marshmallows that taste as delicious as they look on their website and etsy shop (they also sell at the Brooklyn Flea). In some ways, I think of them as “the east coast me’s,” and aside from the fact that they’re in my native Brooklyn, I think it’s because their flavor combinations are exactly the kind that I like — honey and lavender shortbread, chocolate chilli cashew biscotti (cashew, my favorite nut!), chocolate orange cardamom shortbread (I tinkered with cardamom in my Orange Bar, but couldn’t get it just right, so this cookie fills in the gap of flavor/texture that works for the combination), cinnamon chocolate malt biscotti (Malt in a cookie! I also tinkered with putting malt in the shortbread of my Malt Bar), rose and black pepper thumbprints, and well, all of their others. Their shortbread cookies also happen to be in my favorite shape — something about scalloped edges for cookies with a delicate snap makes them taste better. They make marshmallows, as well, and we don’t even overlap our flavors. So, if you’ve been wanting chocolate or caramel marshmallows, now you know where to find them.

And they blog — check out sweet fine day! Oh, and they like my sweets, too. 🙂

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6 Responses to “Whimsy & Spice in Brooklyn”

  1. fattypr Says:

    these cookies sound and look amazing! next time in nyc, i know where i’ll have to go for good sweets!

  2. Verena Says:

    wow, the cookies do sound yummy, and i luv the packaging too! that’s another thing i’ll definitely miss about the US, interesting flavor combinations.

  3. Christy Says:

    I just ordered a cute sampler box from etsy. How exciting! Why must I live in the Midwest, why?!?!

    Hey, at least there is the internet….

    Thanks for sharing, Nina! If these are half as good as your stuff, then I will soon be very very happy. 🙂

  4. Jenna Says:

    Thanks Nina for the nice writeup. I finished all your wonderful chocolate by the way. no, I didn’t really share it with any of the family, ha!

  5. sung kim Says:

    gobbl has a cute interview with jenna, one of the founders.
    http://www.gobbl.com/feed/2008/08/20/whimsy-spice/

    she such an awesome designer and i love love love their blog.
    also – i want my kids to be as cute as theirs!

  6. Nina Says:

    What a great interview — thanks for the link!

    And yes — I agree on all points!! 🙂

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