• Wednesday , 18 October 2017

Sweets So Good You’ll Swear She’s Psychic – The Pastry Prophet

By: Elizabeth Coffey

Your glass of milk will find its match made in heaven when you call up The Pastry Prophet and put your order in for one of Dana Prophet’s delicious and delectable desserts. From cookies and pies to cakes and scones, your taste buds are in for a treat. I recently had the pleasure of asking this super-star chef and Philadelphia small business owner what makes her tick and why you’ll be on the phone ordering yourself a batch of her completely customizable creations sooner than you think.

Q: What/who inspired your love of baking?

A: Two things: my family and my sweet tooth. I am from a long line of fabulous cooks. Also it’s hard to find delicious treats at a reasonable price. Why look to someone else to do it when I can do it better?

Q: What’s your earliest, fondest kitchen memory?

A: Sadly, I don’t have one. The kitchen is just another family room where magical treats were held.

Q: What makes The Pastry Prophet unique within its industry?

A: Other bakers and pastry chefs like to go over the top and sometimes it loses other aspects like taste and textures. I focus on taste and texture. Using seasonal and local ingredients, I want people to be transported back to the best time of their childhood.

So many people have dietary restraints and cannot indulge in the flavors of their childhood. I know when people find something; it’s usually overpriced and sells out quickly. I’m looking to expand everyone’s waistline.

Q: You say you do nerdy treats; can you give us a few examples?

A: Right now it’s all about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake pops.

Q: What’s your most popular item?

A: That definitely The Drunk Slut Cherries™. Although I hate working with chocolate because it’s so temperamental (chocolatiers will recognize the pun), TDSCs are becoming a fan favorite. Working with chocolate is a blessing and a curse.

Q: How do you source your ingredients?

A: I try to keep my ingredients seasonal and preferably local. I will make accommodations upon request.

Q:  Do you offer any specialty items for people with allergies and dietary restrictions?

A: I made vegan and gluten free items upon request. Please note that if you suffer from severe allergies, I am not Gluten-Free Certificated.

Q: What can someone expect when they choose The Pastry Prophet to cater their event?

A: Delicious desserts and friendly service.

Q: What would you tell people who are considering ordering something from The Pastry Prophet?

A: You won’t regret it.

Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: Right now Philadelphia, then the world!

Want more information on Dana Prophet, The Pastry Prophet, or any of her tempting treats? Call her today at 215-437-0707 or visit The Pastry Prophet’s Blog.

Visit The Pastry Prophet every other Saturday at the Upper Merion Farmers' Market.

Visit The Pastry Prophet every other Saturday at the Upper Merion Farmers’ Market.

Love Pokemon Go? Catch yourself some pokeball cupcakes with one easy call to The Pastry Prophet.

Love Pokemon Go? Catch yourself some pokeball cupcakes with one easy call to The Pastry Prophet.

40th birthday party cakes for those turning the big four-ohhh!

40th birthday party cakes for those turning the big four-ohhh!

Vegan? The Pastry Prophet has got you covered.

Vegan? The Pastry Prophet has got you covered.

Adorable fondant penguins on top of a birthday cake by The Pastry Prophet.

Adorable fondant penguins on top of a birthday cake by The Pastry Prophet.

Salty and sweet, The Pastry Prophet's bacon chocolate chip cookies are sure to satisfy all of your cravings.

Salty and sweet, The Pastry Prophet‘s bacon chocolate chip cookies are sure to satisfy all of your cravings.

You'll go coo-coo for The Pastry prophet's coconut macaroons!

You’ll go coo-coo for The Pastry Prophet‘s coconut macaroons!

Whether it's your dog's birthday, adoption day, or you just want to tell your pooch how much they're loved, say it with Pastry Prophet doggie treats.

Whether it’s your dog’s birthday, adoption day, or you just want to tell your pooch how much they’re loved, say it with Pastry Prophet doggie treats.

Enjoy the produce of the season with some fresh fruit tarts from the Pastry Prophet.

Enjoy the produce of the season with some fresh fruit tarts from The Pastry Prophet.

Rev your engines with soft and delicious Pastry Prophet red velvet donuts!

Rev your engines with soft and delicious Pastry Prophet red velvet donuts!

Get your gluten free on with gluten-free desserts baked with love from The Pastry Prophet.

Get your gluten free on with gluten-free desserts baked with love from The Pastry Prophet.

The Pastry Prophet's delectable lemon bars.

The Pastry Prophet‘s delectable lemon bars.

Feed your naughty sweet tooth with The Pastry Prophet's "Drunk Slut Cherries." An alcoholic treat for adults.

Feed your naughty side and your sweet tooth with The Pastry Prophet‘s “Drunk Slut Cherries.” An alcoholic treat for adults.

Oooey gooey deliciousness in the form of cinnamon twists. Yum!

Oooey gooey deliciousness in the form of cinnamon twists. Yum!

A sweet, mustache treat you can eat!

Sweet, mustache treats you can eat!

Watch your sugar intake without sacrificing your treats. The Pastry Prophet offers sugar-free desserts like these sugar-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Watch your sugar intake without sacrificing your treats. The Pastry Prophet offers sugar-free desserts like these sugar-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

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