My name’s Aliyah Davis (she/her) owner of Black Magic Sweets. I’m a transplant from Brooklyn, NY who fell in love with Washington state in the summer of 2016. My love for Bread and Pastry came directly from my grandpa Ben, I’ve never seen a man light up in the kitchen quite like him. In my 8yrs working in professional kitchens, Grandpa Ben still takes the cake. He taught me how to jam, puree and make a pie that’ll knock you and your mama’s socks off.
We sell hand painted macarons; the flavors are experimental and change every 1-2 months along with the art painted on them. The idea behind Black Magic Sweets was to create desserts people could get excited about, something familiar and comforting but also beautiful and damn delicious. The art style is closely in line with children’s illustration, which is something I’ve loved since I was old enough to ponder through books like “where the sidewalk ends” and “Corduroy”. Pop art and abstract expressionism also appear on our macarons, both inspired by street art that I’ve seen along the way.
BMS is black owned and we primarily work/collaborate with POC, LGBTIA, and women owned businesses (Makeda & Mingus, Broadcast Coffee, Friday Afternoon tea etc). We source as much as we can (70-80%) ingredients from Washington farmers from berries to honey. We bake/paint to order to ensure minimum waste in our kitchen.