Father's Day Cookie Bouquets & Cookie Cards!
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day treat? Consider Whippourwill’s “Cookie Cards” and Cookie Bouquets! Cookie Cards are 4″ sugar cookies with candy icing to create a blank canvas. We provide edible, food-safe markers, gift bag and ribbon. You create a delicious custom card! We will also feature our cookie bouquets in 2 delicious flavors. Pickup will be at the Great Falls Farmers Market on Saturday, June 18th.
The inspiration for Whippourwill came from our son, Steven, who has a passion for baking. Steven also has autism. At the age of 7, he declared that he wanted to be a professional baker. With the help of teachers and therapists, we created a home school curriculum based on baking to teach math, science, life and social skills, geography, reading and writing. Now thirteen, Steven uses the internet to find recipes, shops at our local markets for ingredients and bakes from scratch several times a week.
In the spring of 2015, Steven organized a Bake Sale to raise money for children with autism in Brazil. Steven raised thousands of dollars for charity and received incredible feedback from the community. The event inspired our family to think more strategically about the future not only for Steven, but also for other teens and adults with disabilities.
The employment rate for individuals with disabilities is a mere 17%. There is a huge need to provide meaningful work opportunities for these individuals. We decided to leverage Steven’s passion and start a non-profit bakery that will address this important issue. We believe that through meaningful employment, these individuals can achieve independence in the workplace and the community.
We hope you will enjoy our sweets, treats and confections as we whip, pour and spread good will!