i love to eat! i love to create! i love to eat what i create! working in this industry is hard and refraining from nibbling every couple of minutes is even harder. being born in 1960 meant that i experienced a multitude of weddings during the late 1970’s to the mid 1980’s. at that time wedding cakes had become an afterthought; something placed, not always so delicately, in a little bag for guests to take home. most often it was found the next morning on the car floor. when i got married, my cake was made by a wedding coordination company in the south suburbs of chicago. not only did they make our wedding cake, they designed our flowers, dyed the girls’ shoes, and arranged for our limousine. they were truly polymathic (might have to look that one up – i know i did). they did a great job and the cake was delicious. unlike many of the weddings i had been to, i planned on serving our cake for dessert. in fact, the hotel charged me an extra cutting fee for bringing in my own baker. at the time i’d never considered baking as a profession, but i knew the importance of a delicious slice of cake at the end of a meal. how did a young, newlywed account executive at an ad agency end up being a mother of two who owns/operates a wedding cake company and mail order gourmet sweets webstore? i wanted a change. i wanted to combine my passion for art and baking. it just made sense. for me, wedding cake creation was the perfect way to make something beautiful that was more than just a work of art, but delicious as well. sure, school was an option, but i decided that experience was way more important at this stage in my life. so i experimented at home. the neighbors voted on which cakes they liked best, and my children (then toddlers) didn’t know that the sugar decorations i made in advance weren’t supposed to be eaten until the event..nonetheless, we all benefited from the spoils. then one day i ventured out into the world of professional kitchens, which is much different than the romantic tv and movie portrayals. it’s probably a good thing i didn’t know better, because i might have initially ran in the opposite direction! it’s not an easy place, but one i loved and felt very comfortable in. i started take the cake by subletting a small area in a catering kitchen. but it wasn’t long before i found myself in a bigger kitchen with a bigger oven. i initially focused on cake but truly loved all pastry. at the same time it seemed that local bakeries were disappearing because supermarkets were convenient and offering less expensive pastries. it was getting harder and harder to get quality sweets. the growth of ecommerce presented an opportunity to share our new products with people who appreciated high quality, delicious sweets no matter how close or far from chicago they were. that’s how chocolate gourmet came into being. somehow, the two companies kept crossing over, a little like country music. “do you make party or wedding favors?” “do you sell cakes on line?” that was when we knew that this domestic partnership needed to become “official” the marriage of take the cake and chocolate gourmet resulted in cakelogo.png ……the destiny of two separate companies born from the same passion.
Basic wedding cakes:
we have created some lovely designs for the bride and groom that don’t want to sacrifice quality for affordability. by following the easy ordering process you can order the perfect cake for your wedding celebration. to order your cake: choose a cake design
Custom cake: custom wedding cakes we’ve put together a collection of our custom cakes. some of these cakes were inspired by an invitation design, a wedding dress, or just a lovely thought.
Designs cake: italian meringue buttercream rolled fondant cakes: chocolate fudge cake white buttermilk cake yellow buttercake hazelnut buttercake orange almond buttercake almond buttercake made with almond paste carrot cake (walnuts and/or raisins available upon request) banana cake red velvet cake coconut cake gluten free chocolate fudge cake gluten free white buttermilk cake cakesampleicon.png click here to order a cake sample schedule a consultation (custom cake only) fillings: bittersweet chocolate mousse milk chocolate mousse mocha mousse white chocolate mousse mint mousse crème brûlée cream cheese coconut cream salted caramel chocolate fudge peanut butter old fashioned buttercream praline buttercream nutella buttercream lemon cream strawberry cream passion fruit cream tiramisu cinnamon mascarpone mousse raspberry conserve strawberry conserve
chocolate truffle assortments bawdy berry chocolate truffle campy chocolate truffle come hither, honey chocolate truffle gordito picante chocolate truffle hairy coconut chocolate truffle homely hazelnut chocolate truffle loco chocolate truffle messed-up mocha chocolate truffle morning after merlot chocolate truffle not in mint condition chocolate truffle oozy boozy caramel chocolate truffle put your chothes on chocolate truffle surly stout chocolate truffle you suck lemon chocolate truffle gluten free
Damn Good Cookies:
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squares assortments cuadrado brownie e=mc² brownie fair & square blondie square one brownie square none brownie – gluten free loose ends gluten free
white buttermilk cake with raspberry chocolate fudge cake with salted caramel filling carrot cake with cream cheese filling banana cake with fudge filling
cookie assortments squares assortments bundles gluten free