“Food is all wrapped up with togetherness, with family and community, with identity and celebration. Food is magic.”

-Erin Harker

I believe in magic. I believe there’s magic in each of us and everything we do - even mundane everyday tasks. Sometimes we forget about our magic, and I’m hoping to help you nurture that magic within, dearest Taste Bud, through discovering the magic in food and the ritual of creating food.

This blog is a space for the modern witch, the craft curious and aspiring goddesses of hearth and home. Cooking and baking are inherently creative, so you’re likely already infusing your intention and spirituality into the food you make.

Even if you’re not totally sold on the woo or magic or witchcraft, you’ll find some fantastic recipes here on my blog and my witty banter, natch.

From Bakery to Blog

Makin’ Whoopie Kitchen started as a bakery back in Philadelphia in November 2011 and relocated down to Durham, North Carolina in 2016.

As my little bakery business grew and grew, I started to realize something. I kind of hated production baking. Okay. I really hated it. That is some intense physical work, y’all, and bless all the bakers and bakeries out there. Y’all are some serious bad asses.

I also realized what I loved about running my business. I love sharing my food with people. I love writing and developing new recipes. I love taking photos and connecting with Taste Buds. Enter the blog. It’s the perfect combination of what I love about Makin’ Whoopie Kitchen the bakery, and what I love about my career in marketing and design.

The Recipes

I’ll be sharing some of my favorite recipes that I developed for my bakery, and I’ll be coming up with new recipes on the reg to share.

I’m a huge fan of infusing herbs and herbal magic into my recipes, so you can be sure there will be a lot of botanical and spice-filled treats coming your way.

We’ll talk sweets and treats, and definitely get more into my personal favorite - the savory stuff.

The Magick & The Witchcraft

I’ve been dabbling in the craft and magick for as long as I can remember. My momma read our tarot cards as kids. We had “uncles” who owned a crystal shop and witches were close family friends.

I have always been able to connect with the otherworld and spirits which is a talent handed down from my ancestors. I’m constantly learning and developing my craft, and it is at the core of who I am.

I’ll share some of the tools and tips that I’ve learned through my practice and how it helps me to better connect with Spirit / God / Goddess / Universe / [insert your personal deity here].

My personal interpretation of witchcraft is that it’s exactly that - a craft. I believe that you can practice the craft in a way that works with your personal religious beliefs whether that’s Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Wicca or any of the other world religions.



Hey there, Taste Bud!

I’m Erin Harker, the boss witch here at Makin’ Whoopie Kitchen. I call myself a Kitchen Witch mostly because it fits so well with the blog. Once a marketer… I’d say I’m a little more of an eclectic witch or hedge witch, but the kitchen is my favorite place to perform magic.

My Signs

Capricorn Sun // Aquarius Moon // Leo Rising

My Animal Guides

Fox // Spider // Crow // Hawk

My Fave Witchy Tools

Herbs // Candles // Tarot

My Fave Foods

Scrapple // Champagne // Ice Cream

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