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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting my shop! The shop is temporarily closed. Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to baking something sweet for you again soon!

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Last updated on Nov 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting my shop! The shop is temporarily closed. Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to baking something sweet for you again soon!

Gwen Bennett

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Gwen Bennett


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I have been baking since I was old enough to stir a spoon

I grew up with there always being homemade desserts available and continue this even today.

One day, looking for a change, I stuck my head into the pastry kitchen at the hotel I was working at and practically begged the chef to give me a chance and teach me how to make some of the amazing treats that would come out of their kitchen. Luck was on my side and I spent the next two years learning through long hours, many tears, insults, and embarrassing moments, how to create some the classic french pastries. Macaroons, caramels, cream puffs, and oh, the key lime pies (it was Florida by the way). I loved what I was doing however the intensity of the kitchen, to perfect flat rice crispy treats or quenelle ice cream became a little too much. I moved to Chicago and was thrilled to find a job in a well known pastry shop where they made everything from scratch! Alas the chef personalities and the unattainable expectation for perfection left me bewildered and confused.

I would bring treats home, ones deemed unworthy for sale at the shop due to their imperfections, not understanding how if they still tasted good, and their only flaw was that they didn't look exactly like the other, why were they considered bad??

I'm happy to be running imPerfect Pastries, an opportunity to share my homemade creations with others. I make no guarantees that they will all look the same but they will satisfy any craving you may have. I'm constantly trying out new recipes, always looking for something different to make!

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Last updated on April 13, 2016
Growing up in a home where desserts were always available influenced my passion to become a pastry chef. After learning classic pastry methods under Chef Stephane Cheremy, chocolate techniques at the Notter School of Pastry Arts, and cake building at Chicago's Bittersweet Cafe, I'm happy to be starting "imPerfect Pastries" -- An expression that emphasizes flavor before presentation, and points out that no two things are exactly the same.

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I strive to only produce high quality products. If there happens to be damage due to shipping please contact me.
As you can imagine, it can be tricky to send these delicious and delicate cookies through the mail but I package each order extremely carefully and send them through USPS. I ship my treats Monday through Thursday in order for the freshest cookie experience for you. If you need a rush order please contact me about overnight shipping, otherwise your order will arrive within three days of payment being received!
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Each cookie is baked from scratch in my own home, please note that I cook with foods that may be allergens for some and cannot guarantee that all cookies do not contain trace amounts of these allergens - dairy, egg, nuts, soy, coconut, chocolate or gluten. By purchasing items from my shop you agree to hold seller blameless in the event of reactions caused by consumption of these products. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the seller.

Each baked good is wrapped individually and sealed to protect its freshness. I recommend that all items should be eaten within 4 days of receiving to guarantee the best flavor and taste. All items I sell can easily be frozen for up to 3 months!