Announcement I create sweet treats for life's greatest occasions! My treats are artisan-batch, made the old-fashioned way....with a whole lotta' love and passion. We're honored to be loved by Westchester Bridal Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Rachel Ray & Real Simple magazines, Huffington Post and numerous 'foodie' blogs; but most of all, by YOU! Have a sweet day! I look forward to working with you :) xo Lisa
I create sweet treats for life's greatest occasions! My treats are artisan-batch, made the old-fashioned way....with a whole lotta' love and passion. We're honored to be loved by Westchester Bridal Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Rachel Ray & Real Simple magazines, Huffington Post and numerous 'foodie' blogs; but most of all, by YOU! Have a sweet day! I look forward to working with you :) xo Lisa
Felicia Taylor on Jul 25, 2016
Yummy yummy once again!!!
Gillian on Jul 24, 2016
A very serious candy shop run by people who don't take themselves too seriously
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by :)
Elsewhere on Etsy you can read all about my commitment to pure ingredients ~ my legal, health inspected kitchen ~ how I'm certified to teach the food handler's sanitation class ~ my shipping policies ~ and even a short professional bio.
I'm hoping that my products speak for themselves.
So I'm going to use this space to tell you about me, in case you were wondering (of course you are!).
Hi! I'm Lisa ~ the person making your candy and the soul behind The Groovy Baker.
I should probably begin by saying that the hyper processed, overly-salted, inauthentic, polystyrene, boxed-never-to-expire, mass-marketed world we live in doesn't interest me in the slightest.
I don't care what multi-national corporations think I should eat, what Hollywood thinks I should look like or what advertisers think I should buy.
I know that probably sounds really hardcore *laughing* ~ but it's how I feel.
I crave real, authentic human connection. People who text while they're supposed to be talking to me make me insane.
Also? I was literally born to be a chef ~ No, really!
'Chef' is listed in my 8th grade yearbook under 'what do you want to be when you grow up' - if I get exceptionally brave one day I'll dig the photo up and post it here. I should just mention that 8th grade and the 80's don't really look good on anybody. Just 'sayin....no reason. :D
Like most children of the 70's and 80's ~ I grew up on 'normal' home cooking. I only mention this because I don't have a story like 'I was surrounded by amazing, scratch-made food from infancy' or 'my mom only cooked organic foods that we grew ourselves' etc..etc...
Not everything was from a box, but some things were.
I ate Cheerios for breakfast and Skippy PB sandwiches for lunch. Sometimes we made our own sauce, sometimes it was from a jar. See? Normal.
However, despite my surroundings, I was always the same person. I wasn't 'normal' I was a purist, and I was born to be a chef.
I knew that the toasted oatmeal I made was better than Cheerios and grinding up peanuts made sandwiches that were better than what Skippy made. So I'm not really a product of my environment, so to speak....
I was always just me.
The earliest memory I can point to and say 'Ha! chef-in-the-making' would be asking for a subscription to Food and Wine magazine and an espresso machine for the holidays the year I was 12.
I got the espresso machine, but not the magazine subscription! *laughing* who thinks a 12 year old with an espresso machine is a good idea!? :D
I ran to Culinary School as soon as I could. Happily serving my 'time' in the sweltering trenches of NYC pastry kitchens with a smile. One of my bosses during that time would often say "Lisa, 14 hrs....110 degrees and you've still got a smile...god bless you!" *laughing*
I was lucky enough to work with some fabulous chefs that pushed me to refine my techniques in pastry and chocolate work, hone my presentation style and expand both my personal palate and the palette of flavors in my repertoire. I owe them a tremendous debt for such gifts.
I need, I simply *crave* authentic. Not fancy, but simply real.
If I'm eating pizza, I want it to have a freshly made crust studded with rosemary, *real* tomatoes, fresh garlic, and real cheese.
Pizza from the freezer isn't pizza...I mean, why would I bother?
I love old books (I bind books as a hobby), peacocks, skeleton keys and the Pre-Raphaelites. I collect old watches & clocks; Ironically, time passing doesn't mean anything to me. I also collect antique maps (especially celestial ones) when I can afford them. I love Old Jazz and Punk. Groovy music from the 60's and 70's and The Cure. The more music I love, the better and richer my life is.
Medieval Cathedrals make me feel alive. I love restoring abandoned graveyards, but am terribly allergic to poison ivy, so I don't do it as often as I'd like. Everyone is always invited to dinner in my home....and there will be lots of scratch-made food, fresh bread, candles and good conversation.
Just bring yourself.
I'm tremendously inspired by history, so much that I've recently re-enrolled in College to finish a Masters in Classical Studies/Medieval History. Within my products you'll discover lots of little references to Greco-Roman gods & historical events, consider them the 'Easter Eggs' of my shop :)
I study Latin for fun; I'd rather be riding my bike than on a computer.
Our beloved Hudson River beckons me and tempts me to decompress from life; the ocean soothes me. Ocean conservation groups are my preferred charities of choice. I urge you to check out Save the Manatees and Oceana.org
I'm the friend you call at 3am from the middle of nowhere with a broken car. I'll show up with hot coffee.
I believe that we can change the world most effectively by simply supporting what we believe in.
I sincerely hope that you love my products.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lisa - looking exhausted :)
Owner, Maker, Designer
You know that statement where you define yourself by filling in the blank "I am a _____" ~ In my case, the word would be 'purist.' I absolutely crave authenticity. I am an unapologetic purist; it defines everything I am and everything I do.
Multi-tasker Extraordinaire, Photographer
Recently retired from a distinguished 40 year career in Chemistry (really!)~ George now spends his days shipping lollipops, answering questions, running here or there ~ and generally keeping everything running smoothly.
If you are looking for my website ~ please visit www.TheGroovyBaker.com
In the meantime ~ welcome to my Etsy home!
A word about my ingredients:
I do not use artificial anything....*artificial* does not exist in my world....nor does *too sweet* *cloying* or *hydrogenated*
My ingredients are the backbone of all that I do ~ I strive to make them as fresh, organic and locally sourced as possible.
I don’t believe that quantity should ever come before quality, or that cruelty or pollution need ever play a part in creating great food.
I tirelessly source biodegradable, recycled or recyclable packaging.
Have a sweet and beautiful day!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For those that don't have a PayPal account, don't despair! An option for all major credit cards is available when you checkout. =)
Please complete your transaction and pay within 48 hours ~ I will consider your order 'confirmed' with your payment. Orders not confirmed within that time frame will be cancelled.
Your purchase will ship ASAP after your payment is received.
My 'plastic' is biodegradable, my tissue paper is recycled, my containers are corn based ~ yay!
I ship USPS Priority Mail (I've found it's the most cost effective)
My standard turnaround time is usually 24-48hrs (business days) I strive to turn your order around as quickly as possible
I ship Monday - Thursday to ensure that your order is *not* sitting on a truck over the weekend.
Thus, orders placed From Thursday-Sunday will ship on the following Monday.
Brides and Events: Please convo me for my event information sheet
International buyers: Please convo me with what you would like and I will get you a price quote and a custom listing! I frequently ship all over the world with much success :D
Orders placed in the NYC metro area may qualify for delivery (!) please convo me for details.
If you need something on a specific date etc...please do not hesitate to ask, I will do everything I can in order to accommodate you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Although I care very much about my product ~ I cannot be held responsible for damage incurred during shipping ~ please know that I will do everything in my power to ensure that your goodies arrive as fresh, safe and sound as possible. However, once they leave my hands...I have no power over them.
If something arrives in *really* bad shape (or simply does not meet your standards for whatever reason)
..please contact me ~ I'm sure that we can work something out.
Also ~ please double check and make 100% sure that you provide the correct address for me to ship to. I cannot be held responsible for items shipped to an incorrect address (if that is what you provided)
Additional policies and FAQs
...The nature of my business is custom orders and events! Please convo me with questions!
Feel free to ask if there is something you are craving that you don't see!