It seems rather limiting to refer to Philly-based pastry artist Zoe Lukas as only a baker, especially when you begin perusing her array of artistically singular cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, which she cranks out in prolific fashion at her store, Whipped Bakeshop. Barack Obama? Yoda? Marilyn Monroe? The muse doesn't really matter, as Lukas pulls odd custom requests off with great finesse. It makes sense, as she holds a degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Keep an eye on her Twitter feed (@whippedbakeshop) for insider updates on what she's currently frosting.
Drew Lazor is the food editor of the Philadelphia City Paper and the webmaster of the paper's food blog, Meal Ticket