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From Naked Cakes to Podcast Recordings: July Is Heating Up at Cakewalk Chicago!

Updated: Jun 30



Hey Cakewalk Chicago Village!


We've preheated July to perfection! ☀️

Get ready to whisk up some memories with fun workshops, special events, and fresh energy at Cakewalk Chicago.





Top Wins & Community Love


We're all about supporting your cake businesses, and that's why we offer an incredible range of supplies and resources. While I don't take custom orders often, sometimes a special request comes along that can't be passed up! Recently, neighbors approached me to create a cake for their outdoor wedding, and I couldn't resist the challenge. I delivered a stunning naked cake (think trendy, minimal frosting) adorned with Cakewalk Chicago brand 100% edible gold leaf and real edible flowers that braved the Chicago heat! This beauty, filled with mouthwatering raspberry & fudge filling, went straight from the kitchen to the 95-degree outdoor wedding venue – no on-site stacking needed! (Chicago's bumpy streets are no match for our cake expertise!) See what my fan club had to say. Stay tuned for upcoming tiered cake classes, where you can learn to create showstopping with solid foundations cakes yourself!



We're celebrating! Cakewalk Chicago is a proud recipient of a $10,000 Backing Small Businesses Grant presented by @AmericanExpress, in partnership with @Main Street America. This grant allows us to further empower YOU through learning opportunities like our fun and informative summer workshops! Bonus! Aspiring young bakers attending our youth workshops will have the chance to showcase their newfound expertise at the Beverly Farmers Market before summer's end!



Our Black Year. A Special Black Woman Podcast Living Taping with Maggie Anderson

Join us for a powerful live podcast recording featuring Maggie Anderson, author of "Our Black Year." This event, hosted by Nikki Porcher, founder of Buy From a Black Woman, dives into the impact of supporting Black-owned businesses and fostering economic empowerment within our community. Don't miss this inspiring conversation! Register to attend this free event.

Date & Time: July 12th, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT Learn More & RSVP



Sweeten Your Skills: Fun & Informative Summer Workshops!

Beat the heat and elevate your baking skills with our exciting summer workshops! We've got something for everyone, from foundational buttercream lessons to a cupcake decorating extravaganza! Aspiring young bakers are welcome too! Reply to this email with "IM IN" to receive a discount code for any summer class! Register today to secure your spot! summer class!



Exciting News: Your Favorite Bakery Supplies Are Making a Comeback!

Get ready to elevate your baking game as our much-loved Colour Mill oil-based colors are set to make a grand return on July 15th! These vibrant and versatile colors have been a staple for many baking enthusiasts, allowing them to create stunning and unique designs on their cakes, cookies, and more. Whether you're looking for a bold red, a soft pastel blue, or a deep forest green, Colour Mill has you covered.


Do you have a specific shade in mind that you absolutely need for your upcoming projects? Don't miss out on this opportunity! Simply reply to this email by July 3rd with your color requests to ensure that we include them in our upcoming order. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to bring your baking visions to life.


But that's not all – we're also bringing back the timeless classic, Creme Bouquet bakery flavor in a convenient 8oz size. This aromatic and delicious flavoring is a must-have for all your baking needs, adding a touch of sophistication and sweetness to your creations. Whether you're making cupcakes, pastries, or specialty cakes, Creme Bouquet will take your treats to the next level.


So mark your calendars, clear some space in your pantry, and get ready to stock up on these essential bakery supplies. With Colour Mill colors and Creme Bouquet flavoring back in stock, your baking adventures are about to get even more exciting and flavorful. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your creations and delight your taste buds


Introducing the Cakewalk Chicago Summer Crew!

We're passionate about supporting young talent, so please give a warm welcome to our amazing summer employees, Kameryn, Jakayla, and Jayla! Their youthful energy and creativity are a breath of fresh air. Stop by and say hello!


Expanded Summer Hours: We're Open More for You!

Great news! Starting July 2nd, Cakewalk Chicago will be open 5 days a week Tuesday through Saturday (closed on Thursday, July 4th). Your continued support helps us keep these extended hours through the fall and beyond!


Standing with Delicious Creations:

Our hearts go out to Delicious Creations after their devastating fire. We're a community, and Cakewalk Chicago is here to help them (and you!) keep baking. We offer everything from essential tools to expert classes. Sending wishes for a sweet recovery!


We're so excited to celebrate summer with you! See you soon. Visit us this week! 


The Cake Lady Lori and The Cakewalk Chicago Team


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