Feature by: Kiana Maria
Baking is an art that requires precision, creativity, and most importantly, skill. Jordyn Weathers, the founder and creator of The Mystic Whisk, has shown people that baking is not just a hobby. She can bake macarons, cakes, and so much more! This sixteen-year-old baking guru from New Jersey has turned her baking into a way to be an activist. This year she participated in the Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale which worked with the Innocence Project. Her success and her voice are continuing to show everyone that baking goes beyond the Easy-Bake Oven.
Jordyn began baking two years ago in March. At her high school, she is a part of the Culinary Major, a group of students who want to pursue a career in cooking. She got involved with culinary arts at an early age: “My passion for culinary in general came from spending my childhood in the kitchen with my grandmother, but after some years I wanted to try something new. I hadn’t done much baking, but I remember watching a bunch of cake decorating videos online and [being[ so intrigued. I made my first cake in 2018, and my passion for baking blossomed from there!”
In late May of 2020, she debuted her baking to the world by making an Instagram account for her new business called The Mystic Whisk. She told us how she got the name: “When I decided to start a real business, I knew I wanted to have a unique name that was catchy enough for people to remember. I didn’t want it to be something like “Cakes by Jordyn” or “Treats by Jordyn” so I put my mind to work to think of a brand name that hasn’t been thought of before. After a lot of research, The Mystic Whisk came about and I thought it was the perfect fit.” It is truly a perfect fit for someone who is as sweet as her treats! Orders are available through her Instagram which is @themysticwhisk. Further talking about her business she said, “I started off making cakes and found that I actually enjoyed it a lot. Eventually, family friends would start asking me to bake for them, and I decided that I had the potential to start my own business.”
Racism has been an issue for hundreds of years. Gen Z has shown an overflowing amount of support and help for the communities hurting most. Jordyn has definitely been a part of the millions of supporters in the end to racism. In June of this year, she worked with the Innocence Project and participated in The Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale. She described, “Bakers Against Racism is a global bake sale that supports the BLM movement. It was organized by three chefs to encourage bakers around the world to hold their own bake sales in which their proceeds are donated to organizations that support black lives. So far bakers across all five continents have raised a total amount of over $1.8 million, and that amount continues to grow every day. As part of the bake sale, I was able to raise $900 towards the Innocence Project!”
Between baking at school, to creating her own baking business, Jordyn is ready to whisk up anything that comes her way! In the future she wishes to bake “creme brûlée, ice cream cake, and macarons.” She shows young bakers and culinary artists just how rewarding her work is. She explains, “My favorite part of baking might be everything towards the end. I really enjoy decorating and working on the presentation of my desserts. I also love the feeling I get when I finally get to see the finished product or even when customers see how their order came out. That feeling of accomplishment is amazing and it’s what keeps motivated on my baking journey.” Be sure to check out The Mystic Whisk on Instagram.