Pastry R & D

Whimsical Candy March 10, 2014

It has been a busy March thus far with lots of candy and pastry R&D.  Can you imagine anything more fun to do for a living?  I can't!  My intern, Gabby, and I have been experimenting with cake pops.  To be honest, I was skeptical at first, having never made ...

General Whimsy

La-Dee-Dahs now available at Sunset Foods on Chicago’s North Shore!

Whimsical Candy September 29, 2013

We are thrilled that Sunset Foods, the North Shore’s favorite independent, family-owned grocery store chain, is now selling La-Dee-Dahs and Sea Salty Just Caramels! Visit the stores in Northbrook, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest and Northbrook. Our candy can be found in ...

General Whimsy

The story behind the La-Dee-Dah!

Whimsical Candy September 3, 2013

People who come in my shop often ask how I came up with the La-Dee-Dah. So, for those interested, here is the story. I graduated from Chicago’s French Pastry School in December 2006. My last class was classic French sugar candies and I was completely in thrall to those refined and ...

General Whimsy

1,000th Website Order and Prizes!

Whimsical Candy May 7, 2012

​Thanks to all of you, we have almost reached 1000 web orders! To celebrate this milestone, we are are having a 25% off candy sale, and, as a build-up for the big 1000, we have prizes for the lucky ducks whose orders hit the following sale numbers: Prize for Order 975 - Two ...