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It started with the simple idea of bringing the best from me to you.

My love of baking and the joy that I get from it coupled with being a resource for like minded dreamers and doers is what drives me. Cakewalk Chicago helps others get going in crafting their dreams. 

The shop is kinda like an incubator providing resources and support for bakers, cake decorators and sugar crafters. People who shop with Cakewalk Chicago are part of a community. We talk about goals, we provide suggestions and guidance. Our little touch of south side retail heaven draws people from all over the city, suburbs, surrounding states and international visitors too.  

Superior service and personalized attention is why Cakewalk Chicago was awarded the 2021 Buy From A Black Woman Food Service Company of the Year


Our concept store goes beyond simply selling things for baking, cake decorating and candy making... we provide our customers with a carefully curated and often unique selection of products that connect to home bakers (moms, dads, youth) and professional decorators alike. Discover and experience our handpicked selection of products that are designed to inspire you,  make decorating easy or just make you smile. 
Our name "Cakewalk" is a play on the African American dance rooted in celebration and Black resistance to white supremacy.  For us it's an reminder of our work to make even the most challenging designs effortless - and a piece of cake for you! 
In addition to introducing revolutionary products to our customers, we stock all of the biggest brands in the cake decorating and sugar universe, including favorites like Nielsen Massey, Ghiradelli,  LorAnn, Satin Ice, Ateco, Fat Daddio, Crisco, PME, Wilton, Colour Mill and many more.

We choose to stock high quality and genuine original products from the United states and around the world.  Our range is extensive, on trend, and our fully qualified cake decorating staff take time to share their immense knowledge with you. Be assured you are receiving great products and great service, at great prices.
Our staff are professional decorators themselves, so you can be assured the advice you are given is honest, accurate, tried and tested. You are welcome to pop in and check out our home away from home. 
So come and experience our sweet universe - and support a small family owned Chicago business. 

You'll be glad you did.


History of The Cakewalk

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