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Need good bakery recommendations for baby shower cake plzzz

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lym_dvm2b Jul 17, 2006 04:47 PM

Helloooo there! I am looking for some ideas for non-lard using bakeries in the chicago-northside (Edgewater/andersonville) area to get a baby shower cake that isn't ridiculously expensive, but is very tasty and fresh. Any ideas? I went by Angel Food this weekend and like their options-but it is kinda pricey, I thought I'd check around......Any other ideas would be much appreciated!

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    Kiki Jul 18, 2006 07:44 PM

    Well, it's not in Andersonville, but I have always gotten my special occasion cakes at Bittersweet on Belmont. They have always been beautiful and delicious. Bittersweet is not cheap, but I don't think they're crazy expensive either.

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      iheartchicago Aug 2, 2006 05:56 PM

      I had a horrible experience with Bittersweet for a special event I was planning (business). The morning of the event they informed me they were too busy to complete our order, although we had confirmed (in person! with the manager!) and placed a credit card deposit the day before. We had to scramble to get cupcakes from Dinkels bakery on Lincoln (just north of Belmont) at the last minute. I have no idea what caused Bittersweet's unprofessionalism, but I will never recommend them.

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      lym_dvm2b Jul 19, 2006 03:28 AM

      How about the Alliance bakery on Divison? i've heard good things but not tried..at this point i'm willing to go wherever in the city as long as its good and not super pricey! i will give bittersweet a call though...thanks!

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        aliselara Jul 20, 2006 03:37 PM

        I really do enjoy Bittersweet. I live in Rogers Park and I make the trip to select a great cake. They are not cheap but they are not too expensive either.

        If you are looking for something really local try Taste of Heaven or the Swedish bakery on Clark in Andersonville.

        Taste of Heaven has some good cakes and the Swedish bakery has lots of interesting treats.

        But here's a different idea that I have tried. Head to Southport Grocery on Southport and order their delicious cupcakes. Build a pyramid on a cake plate, add some edible flowers and VOILA - individual treats for all!

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          tas4girls Jul 21, 2006 02:41 AM

          Southport does have the best cupcakes!! Another place that I've ordered gorgeous cakes from are the Cakegirls (www.thecakegirls.com).

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            lym_dvm2b Jul 31, 2006 07:03 PM

            thanks all! great recommendations.

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              cherylknecht Aug 2, 2006 08:28 PM

              I reccomend the Cake Girls, as well. But you might think a little pricey (and they are often booked this time of year). Alliance Bakery is not as tasty or refined but their cakes are cute and less expensive.

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