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Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

1635 W. Walnut
Chicago, IL US 60612 (map)

PHONE

312-850-4530

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ABOUT US

cake sweet food chicago, formerly take the cake, is a small Chicago bakeshop owned by Mary Winslow specializing in wedding cakes and favors. We believe that each and every wedding cake... Read more
cake sweet food chicago, formerly take the cake, is a small Chicago bakeshop owned by Mary Winslow specializing in wedding cakes and favors. We believe that each and every wedding cake should be a reflection of the unique qualities of the couple. We enjoy creating cakes that are personalized and stand the test of time, whether they are inspired by a song, architectural features of a favorite place, or the thoughts and dreams of couple themselves. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
yes
What are your tasting hours?
by appointment only
 tuesdays and thursdays 9am-2pm
 wednesdays 12-6pm
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
yes
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
yes, $75

REVIEWS

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Uma
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cake was included as part of our package through the Intercontinental Mag Mile. We chose a fudge cake with layers of strawberry cream and milk chocolate cream. The design was lovely and it was the best wedding cake I've ever tasted. Super moist and perfect sweetness. We had numerous guests rave about how delicious it was.
Our cake was included as part of our package through the Intercontinental Mag Mile. We chose a fudge cake with layers of Read more...
Our cake was included as part of our package through the Intercontinental Mag Mile. We chose a fudge cake with layers of strawberry cream and milk chocolate cream. The design was lovely and it was the best wedding cake I've ever tasted. Super moist and perfect sweetness. We had numerous guests rave about how delicious it was. Read less
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Juli
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. A family friend commented it was one of the best cakes she has ever had. They made a smaller, gluten-free cake for us and even that was delicious. One could not tell that it was gluten-free. They make the planning and tasting very easy. They are very personable and accommodating. The cakes tasted exactly as they did on the day of our tasting.
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. A family friend commented it was one of the best cakes she has ever had. Read more...
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. A family friend commented it was one of the best cakes she has ever had. They made a smaller, gluten-free cake for us and even that was delicious. One could not tell that it was gluten-free. They make the planning and tasting very easy. They are very personable and accommodating. The cakes tasted exactly as they did on the day of our tasting. Read less
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Marcy
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
By far, the best wedding cake I have ever tasted! I might even go so far as to say the best cake period I have ever tasted. The chocolate cake with peanut butter filling is to die for. If you don't like those flavors, the salted caramel or even basic buttercream are all exceptional. Our guests RAVED about the wedding cake. Beautiful to look at and working with Mary was such a pleasure.
By far, the best wedding cake I have ever tasted! I might even go so far as to say the best cake period I have ever Read more...
By far, the best wedding cake I have ever tasted! I might even go so far as to say the best cake period I have ever tasted. The chocolate cake with peanut butter filling is to die for. If you don't like those flavors, the salted caramel or even basic buttercream are all exceptional. Our guests RAVED about the wedding cake. Beautiful to look at and working with Mary was such a pleasure. Read less
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Maciek
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Cake for our wedding cake through the Hilton Orrington. Highly recommended. The tasting was one of the best parts of all the planning, the cake looked exactly as we had specified, and it was delicious. I generally expect wedding cake to be dry and boring. This was one of the best cakes, wedding or otherwise, I have ever had.
We used Cake for our wedding cake through the Hilton Orrington. Highly recommended. The tasting was one of the best parts Read more...
We used Cake for our wedding cake through the Hilton Orrington. Highly recommended. The tasting was one of the best parts of all the planning, the cake looked exactly as we had specified, and it was delicious. I generally expect wedding cake to be dry and boring. This was one of the best cakes, wedding or otherwise, I have ever had. Read less
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nursten
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Cake Bakery was great to work with! I was planning my Chicago wedding long distance so emailing ideas and pictures was the best way to describe my vision. They were quick with responding, and open to my feedback on ideas. During planning, I was only able to spend a couple days every couple of months in Chicago. Since their hours are limited on the weekends, Cake set up a tasting "to go" where we got to choose our flavors and fillings and frostings, they pack it up, and we taste at home. We loved two combos of flavors, and with those, they were able to bake two flavors of cupcakes along with a top tier. I received numerous compliments on the cupcakes (about taste and appearance) before the reception even ended! My husband and I are looking forward to eating our anniversary cake, it'll be hard to not thaw it before then!
Cake Bakery was great to work with! I was planning my Chicago wedding long distance so emailing ideas and pictures was the Read more...
Cake Bakery was great to work with! I was planning my Chicago wedding long distance so emailing ideas and pictures was the best way to describe my vision. They were quick with responding, and open to my feedback on ideas. During planning, I was only able to spend a couple days every couple of months in Chicago. Since their hours are limited on the weekends, Cake set up a tasting "to go" where we got to choose our flavors and fillings and frostings, they pack it up, and we taste at home. We loved two combos of flavors, and with those, they were able to bake two flavors of cupcakes along with a top tier. I received numerous compliments on the cupcakes (about taste and appearance) before the reception even ended! My husband and I are looking forward to eating our anniversary cake, it'll be hard to not thaw it before then! Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was gorgeous and tasted amazing! I am still receiving calls about how good the cake was! I will be recommending CAKE to everyone I know.
Our wedding cake was gorgeous and tasted amazing! I am still receiving calls about how good the cake was! I will be Read more...
Our wedding cake was gorgeous and tasted amazing! I am still receiving calls about how good the cake was! I will be recommending CAKE to everyone I know. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I have always said that a wedding cake should to look as good as it tastes. As a girl with a major sweet tooth, my wedding cake needed to be delicious and still look gorgeous. CAKE offered so many amazing options and combinations that it was not difficult for me to find one I loved, although hard to narrow it down. :)
Mary Winslow helped me create the most delicious Hazelnut cake with Nutella Buttercream and Raspberry conserve. She then helped me pick out a beautiful design that was classic and elegant even using my accent color of gray. The cake was truly breathtaking at the reception.
I followed the instructions for saving the top tier, but knowing that cake is in the freezer might be difficult to wait a year...it's that good.
I have always said that a wedding cake should to look as good as it tastes. As a girl with a major sweet tooth, my wedding Read more...
I have always said that a wedding cake should to look as good as it tastes. As a girl with a major sweet tooth, my wedding cake needed to be delicious and still look gorgeous. CAKE offered so many amazing options and combinations that it was not difficult for me to find one I loved, although hard to narrow it down. :)
Mary Winslow helped me create the most delicious Hazelnut cake with Nutella Buttercream and Raspberry conserve. She then helped me pick out a beautiful design that was classic and elegant even using my accent color of gray. The cake was truly breathtaking at the reception.
I followed the instructions for saving the top tier, but knowing that cake is in the freezer might be difficult to wait a year...it's that good. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful, and so very delicious - it was by far the best cake I've ever tasted, and lots of our guests raved about it, too. Mary was great to work with - even though we didn't really know what we wanted before the tasting, she walked us through all our options and made it easy to craft our perfect cake (half chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting, half orange almond cake with nutella buttercream frosting - so good!). We're so enamored with them that we just ordered their cookies and truffles for holiday gifts - and those are all wonderfully delicious, too!
Our cake was beautiful, and so very delicious - it was by far the best cake I've ever tasted, and lots of our guests raved Read more...
Our cake was beautiful, and so very delicious - it was by far the best cake I've ever tasted, and lots of our guests raved about it, too. Mary was great to work with - even though we didn't really know what we wanted before the tasting, she walked us through all our options and made it easy to craft our perfect cake (half chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting, half orange almond cake with nutella buttercream frosting - so good!). We're so enamored with them that we just ordered their cookies and truffles for holiday gifts - and those are all wonderfully delicious, too! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary was easy to work with, and the cake was AWESOME! Her icing is smooth as silk and so decadent! The cake was moist and the fillings, oh the fillings, it was so hard to choose our favorites. She was very willing to work within what we wanted. For instance, I do not like fondant but the cake style we liked needed to be made that way to look nice. What did Mary do? She made us a fake cake with a small section to cut and the eating cake was separate. Not a sheet cake separate but a beautiful slice of layered cake and delicious icing separate cake. You will not be disappointed with a cake from cake :)
Mary was easy to work with, and the cake was AWESOME! Her icing is smooth as silk and so decadent! The cake was moist and Read more...
Mary was easy to work with, and the cake was AWESOME! Her icing is smooth as silk and so decadent! The cake was moist and the fillings, oh the fillings, it was so hard to choose our favorites. She was very willing to work within what we wanted. For instance, I do not like fondant but the cake style we liked needed to be made that way to look nice. What did Mary do? She made us a fake cake with a small section to cut and the eating cake was separate. Not a sheet cake separate but a beautiful slice of layered cake and delicious icing separate cake. You will not be disappointed with a cake from cake :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Yum, yum, yum! We were torn on which bakery to choose for our wedding cake, until we went to this tasting. It was delicious! We ended up deciding on a white buttermilk cake with lemon and raspberry preserve filling frosted with Italian buttercream and chocolate cake with creme brulee and salted caramel filling frosted with Italian buttercream. Soooo good. The tasting was fun, and they were flexible to work with - finalizing the design as I changed it just a few weeks before the wedding. Would definitely recommend and can't wait for our first anniversary to indulge in this again!
Yum, yum, yum! We were torn on which bakery to choose for our wedding cake, until we went to this tasting. It was Read more...
Yum, yum, yum! We were torn on which bakery to choose for our wedding cake, until we went to this tasting. It was delicious! We ended up deciding on a white buttermilk cake with lemon and raspberry preserve filling frosted with Italian buttercream and chocolate cake with creme brulee and salted caramel filling frosted with Italian buttercream. Soooo good. The tasting was fun, and they were flexible to work with - finalizing the design as I changed it just a few weeks before the wedding. Would definitely recommend and can't wait for our first anniversary to indulge in this again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
MOST AMAZING CAKE I'VE EVER EATEN! We had the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding! Take The Cake Chicago is amazing at what they do, they have unique flavors and classics as well, the cake is so delicious most and decadent all at the same time! If you're looking to have an amazing wedding cake that tastes as good as it looks... GO WITH THEM! They are FABULOUS!!!!!
MOST AMAZING CAKE I'VE EVER EATEN! We had the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding! Take The Cake Chicago is Read more...
MOST AMAZING CAKE I'VE EVER EATEN! We had the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding! Take The Cake Chicago is amazing at what they do, they have unique flavors and classics as well, the cake is so delicious most and decadent all at the same time! If you're looking to have an amazing wedding cake that tastes as good as it looks... GO WITH THEM! They are FABULOUS!!!!! Read less
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June
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Take the Cake created a beautiful and delicious wedding cake for us! We were very pleased with the design and it was very tasty. They had a nice selection of fillings and cake flavors. We had given them a photo of a cake design we had seen on the internet and the final product looked almost exactly like the photo! Very impressed and highly recommended.
Take the Cake created a beautiful and delicious wedding cake for us! We were very pleased with the design and it was very Read more...
Take the Cake created a beautiful and delicious wedding cake for us! We were very pleased with the design and it was very tasty. They had a nice selection of fillings and cake flavors. We had given them a photo of a cake design we had seen on the internet and the final product looked almost exactly like the photo! Very impressed and highly recommended. Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
How many wedding guests rave about the cake? Ours did! Mary sat down with us and let us taste cakes, fillings, and frosting to our hearts' content. She was delightful to work with, and the cake was not only beautiful, but delicious. We have already recommended her to several friends!
How many wedding guests rave about the cake? Ours did! Mary sat down with us and let us taste cakes, fillings, and Read more...
How many wedding guests rave about the cake? Ours did! Mary sat down with us and let us taste cakes, fillings, and frosting to our hearts' content. She was delightful to work with, and the cake was not only beautiful, but delicious. We have already recommended her to several friends! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.9/5.0
Take the cake is amazing. Let me say first that I hate wedding cake. But take the cake is not wedding cake. It is the BEST cake I've ever eaten. It's not the easiest to get an appointment, but you'll be glad you did. The cake was beautiful, and more importantly, delicious! We had several different types of cake in our wedding cake, and we can't wait to dig into the topper at the 1 year mark!
Take the cake is amazing. Let me say first that I hate wedding cake. But take the cake is not wedding cake. It is the BEST Read more...
Take the cake is amazing. Let me say first that I hate wedding cake. But take the cake is not wedding cake. It is the BEST cake I've ever eaten. It's not the easiest to get an appointment, but you'll be glad you did. The cake was beautiful, and more importantly, delicious! We had several different types of cake in our wedding cake, and we can't wait to dig into the topper at the 1 year mark! Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary helped us with the tasting and we decided on the most delicious and unique cake - coconut cake with passionfruit and cream cheese frosting. The guests raved about it and we will be excited to eat it again on our one year anniversary!! Not only was it beautiful, it was delicious :)
Mary helped us with the tasting and we decided on the most delicious and unique cake - coconut cake with passionfruit and Read more...
Mary helped us with the tasting and we decided on the most delicious and unique cake - coconut cake with passionfruit and cream cheese frosting. The guests raved about it and we will be excited to eat it again on our one year anniversary!! Not only was it beautiful, it was delicious :) Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was designed by Take The Cake via the Palmer House Hilton. It was beautiful, elegant and delicious.
Our wedding cake was designed by Take The Cake via the Palmer House Hilton. It was beautiful, elegant and delicious.
Our wedding cake was designed by Take The Cake via the Palmer House Hilton. It was beautiful, elegant and delicious. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED our cake. The design was so unique and was a great collaboration between my husband and I, and the consultant at Take The Cake. Not to mention that the cake was absolutely delicious! It was everything we wanted and more. Thank You!!!
We LOVED our cake. The design was so unique and was a great collaboration between my husband and I, and the consultant at Read more...
We LOVED our cake. The design was so unique and was a great collaboration between my husband and I, and the consultant at Take The Cake. Not to mention that the cake was absolutely delicious! It was everything we wanted and more. Thank You!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mary and her team are real pros at what they do. My husband and I were completely thrilled with our wedding cake. It was delicious. Mary conducts a very professional and comfortable tasting and has a million wonderful options. She is not afraid to try any design and is also very knowlegable about what works and what doesn't. We still have guests commenting on how good the cake was and I wouldn't hesitate going to Mary for any special occasion. I would recommend Mary and her team at Take the Cake to anyone for any special occasion... not just Weddings. They are absolutely wonderful!
Mary and her team are real pros at what they do. My husband and I were completely thrilled with our wedding cake. It was Read more...
Mary and her team are real pros at what they do. My husband and I were completely thrilled with our wedding cake. It was delicious. Mary conducts a very professional and comfortable tasting and has a million wonderful options. She is not afraid to try any design and is also very knowlegable about what works and what doesn't. We still have guests commenting on how good the cake was and I wouldn't hesitate going to Mary for any special occasion. I would recommend Mary and her team at Take the Cake to anyone for any special occasion... not just Weddings. They are absolutely wonderful! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous and delicious cake! It was perfect! Thank you SO much!!!
Gorgeous and delicious cake! It was perfect! Thank you SO much!!!
Gorgeous and delicious cake! It was perfect! Thank you SO much!!! Read less
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R.
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn’t have been happier with Take the Cake. Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious – objectively one of the best I’ve tasted. The cake was also beautifully designed and just as we had pictured it. My husband and I were so impressed with all of the unusual cake options at Take the Cake. We ended up picking coconut cake with crème brulee and raspberry filling. We received rave reviews from our guests. Plus, the cake tasting was one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. Thank you for everything, Mary!
We couldn’t have been happier with Take the Cake. Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious – objectively one of the best Read more...
We couldn’t have been happier with Take the Cake. Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious – objectively one of the best I’ve tasted. The cake was also beautifully designed and just as we had pictured it. My husband and I were so impressed with all of the unusual cake options at Take the Cake. We ended up picking coconut cake with crème brulee and raspberry filling. We received rave reviews from our guests. Plus, the cake tasting was one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. Thank you for everything, Mary! Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was incredible- both delicious and beautiful. We could not have been happier with how it turned out and we received so many compliments from our guests who thought it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. Thank you, Take the Cake!
Our wedding cake was incredible- both delicious and beautiful. We could not have been happier with how it turned out and Read more...
Our wedding cake was incredible- both delicious and beautiful. We could not have been happier with how it turned out and we received so many compliments from our guests who thought it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. Thank you, Take the Cake! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Take the Cake was so great to work with we had so much fun at our tasting even though we were overwhelmed with options. Our cupcake flavors and options were soo delicious they created a beautiful creation for us and everyone was raving about the different cupcakes. Can't wait to enjoy more of their tasty treats.
Take the Cake was so great to work with we had so much fun at our tasting even though we were overwhelmed with options. Read more...
Take the Cake was so great to work with we had so much fun at our tasting even though we were overwhelmed with options. Our cupcake flavors and options were soo delicious they created a beautiful creation for us and everyone was raving about the different cupcakes. Can't wait to enjoy more of their tasty treats. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.8/5.0
We did not have any particular design in mind for our cake, but had some general idea of what our preferences were. Take The Cake designed a cake that was a perfect match to our personalities and our wedding theme and colors. The cake was delicious as well. There are so many great flavors to choose from and the tasting was so much fun. We ended up choosing a chocolate fudge cake with strawberry conserve and buttercream icing. It was definitely not cheap but it was worth every penny!
We did not have any particular design in mind for our cake, but had some general idea of what our preferences were. Take Read more...
We did not have any particular design in mind for our cake, but had some general idea of what our preferences were. Take The Cake designed a cake that was a perfect match to our personalities and our wedding theme and colors. The cake was delicious as well. There are so many great flavors to choose from and the tasting was so much fun. We ended up choosing a chocolate fudge cake with strawberry conserve and buttercream icing. It was definitely not cheap but it was worth every penny! Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
This thank you note I wrote to the owner, Mary, should pretty much sum things up!

Hello Mary - We are finally back from our fabulous honeymoon and couldn't wait to thank you for our absolutely GORGEOUS jeweled wedding cake! Not only was it the most delicious cake we've ever tasted but the way the design of the cake turned out was perfect and EXACTLY the way I pictured it! I know it must have taken quite some time to arrange all those jewels so beautifully and I thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart! I'm not sure my husband and I will be able to wait a whole year to eat the top part of the cake! ha ha!
This thank you note I wrote to the owner, Mary, should pretty much sum things up!

Hello Mary - We are finally Read more...
This thank you note I wrote to the owner, Mary, should pretty much sum things up!

Hello Mary - We are finally back from our fabulous honeymoon and couldn't wait to thank you for our absolutely GORGEOUS jeweled wedding cake! Not only was it the most delicious cake we've ever tasted but the way the design of the cake turned out was perfect and EXACTLY the way I pictured it! I know it must have taken quite some time to arrange all those jewels so beautifully and I thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart! I'm not sure my husband and I will be able to wait a whole year to eat the top part of the cake! ha ha! Read less
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mrssstrom
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary to have more of the best cake I have ever tasted. During the tasting it was so difficult to narrow down the choices because every combination tasted better then the previous. On the day of our wedding the cake is what we actually made sure we had time to have multiple bites of. Not only did it taste perfect but it was so beautiful and artfully done that it was a shame to cut into it. Even when the pieces were cut and given to our guests the slice was even gorgeous. Thank you so much!
I cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary to have more of the best cake I have ever tasted. During the tasting it was so Read more...
I cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary to have more of the best cake I have ever tasted. During the tasting it was so difficult to narrow down the choices because every combination tasted better then the previous. On the day of our wedding the cake is what we actually made sure we had time to have multiple bites of. Not only did it taste perfect but it was so beautiful and artfully done that it was a shame to cut into it. Even when the pieces were cut and given to our guests the slice was even gorgeous. Thank you so much! Read less
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kkoz
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I only have wonderful things to say about TTC. I enjoyed working with them. We had a great time at the tasting (they really take great care of you) there were so many choices, a little over whelming. :) but, so tasty and the cake was AMAZING!! I gave them a picture in my head and what I wanted it to look like. I couldn't believe when I saw it...it was PERFECT!!! It was exactly what I wanted...they created the most gorgeous and delicious wedding cake ever! I would definatley use them again!
I only have wonderful things to say about TTC. I enjoyed working with them. We had a great time at the tasting (they Read more...
I only have wonderful things to say about TTC. I enjoyed working with them. We had a great time at the tasting (they really take great care of you) there were so many choices, a little over whelming. :) but, so tasty and the cake was AMAZING!! I gave them a picture in my head and what I wanted it to look like. I couldn't believe when I saw it...it was PERFECT!!! It was exactly what I wanted...they created the most gorgeous and delicious wedding cake ever! I would definatley use them again! Read less
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Monkey
Wedding:
7/4/2010
4.7/5.0
Mary is a genius. Her cake designs are amazing, but more importantly the quality and taste of her creations are out of this world!!! We can't wait to eat the top of our wedding cake for our one month anniversary!
Mary is a genius. Her cake designs are amazing, but more importantly the quality and taste of her creations are out of Read more...
Mary is a genius. Her cake designs are amazing, but more importantly the quality and taste of her creations are out of this world!!! We can't wait to eat the top of our wedding cake for our one month anniversary! Read less
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babyygurll
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.6/5.0
Take the Cake did an amazing job on our wedding cake. I showed them pictures of designs I liked from various cakes and they incorporated them into our cake just beautifully. The cake looked and tasted outstanding!
Take the Cake did an amazing job on our wedding cake. I showed them pictures of designs I liked from various cakes and Read more...
Take the Cake did an amazing job on our wedding cake. I showed them pictures of designs I liked from various cakes and they incorporated them into our cake just beautifully. The cake looked and tasted outstanding! Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.9/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and most importantly delicious! Thanks Mary!
Our cake was beautiful and most importantly delicious! Thanks Mary!
Our cake was beautiful and most importantly delicious! Thanks Mary! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.7/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with the cake that Take the Cake made for our wedding. We had such a great time at the tasting and fell in love with the different buttercream flavors they offered. Take the cake really listened to the design ideas I had and created the exact cake I pictured in my head. They were great to talk with me about size of the cake to make sure I had a great looking cake but stayed in budget by using sheet cake in order to accommodate the number of guests. Not many people would stop you from spending too much money like they did. We received so many compliments on the fabulous looking and great tasting cake. I would recommend Take the Cake to anyone having a Chicago wedding.
I couldn't have been happier with the cake that Take the Cake made for our wedding. We had such a great time at the Read more...
I couldn't have been happier with the cake that Take the Cake made for our wedding. We had such a great time at the tasting and fell in love with the different buttercream flavors they offered. Take the cake really listened to the design ideas I had and created the exact cake I pictured in my head. They were great to talk with me about size of the cake to make sure I had a great looking cake but stayed in budget by using sheet cake in order to accommodate the number of guests. Not many people would stop you from spending too much money like they did. We received so many compliments on the fabulous looking and great tasting cake. I would recommend Take the Cake to anyone having a Chicago wedding. Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
OH MY. The cake was perfect - inside and out. We HATE fondant and they were able to create the perfect cake with buttercream. They were able to make everything coordinate with the wedding designer and the cake fit perfectly.
OH MY. The cake was perfect - inside and out. We HATE fondant and they were able to create the perfect cake with Read more...
OH MY. The cake was perfect - inside and out. We HATE fondant and they were able to create the perfect cake with buttercream. They were able to make everything coordinate with the wedding designer and the cake fit perfectly. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Seriously our cake was amazing. As a general rule, I love cake and try to eat a lot of it. Our wedding cake was probably the best cake I have ever had. Oh my gosh it tasted so absurdly good. We have received (and continue to receive) compliments. Just thinking about it makes me want to break into the top layer that is sitting in our freezer.

Not only was the cake delicious, but it was beautiful. After talking with us about the design of other elements we were making for the wedding (programs, menus, etc) Mary sent us a design to approve. In addition she requested samples of ribbon we were using so that she could make sure that she matched the color. This was above and beyond the level of service we expected. We were simply thrilled with TTC.
Seriously our cake was amazing. As a general rule, I love cake and try to eat a lot of it. Our wedding cake was probably Read more...
Seriously our cake was amazing. As a general rule, I love cake and try to eat a lot of it. Our wedding cake was probably the best cake I have ever had. Oh my gosh it tasted so absurdly good. We have received (and continue to receive) compliments. Just thinking about it makes me want to break into the top layer that is sitting in our freezer.

Not only was the cake delicious, but it was beautiful. After talking with us about the design of other elements we were making for the wedding (programs, menus, etc) Mary sent us a design to approve. In addition she requested samples of ribbon we were using so that she could make sure that she matched the color. This was above and beyond the level of service we expected. We were simply thrilled with TTC. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Oh my god... they are awesome!! I had a cup cake tower for the wedding. They do the tower stand and set everything up for me. The cup cake was moist and yummy even after 2 weeks.
Oh my god... they are awesome!! I had a cup cake tower for the wedding. They do the tower stand and set everything up for Read more...
Oh my god... they are awesome!! I had a cup cake tower for the wedding. They do the tower stand and set everything up for me. The cup cake was moist and yummy even after 2 weeks. Read less
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MeghannAnn
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Our cake was unbelievably beautiful and tasted SO good. We had no idea what we wanted and they were very patient and took the time to come up with an idea that worked perfectly. I cannot say enough how much we loved our cake. I was surprised by how good it tasted as most taste like cardboard. We even thawed half our top to eat it a few weeks after the wedding because we wanted to make sure that we got to enjoy as much as possible. Amazing, patient, and so beautiful!
Our cake was unbelievably beautiful and tasted SO good. We had no idea what we wanted and they were very patient and took Read more...
Our cake was unbelievably beautiful and tasted SO good. We had no idea what we wanted and they were very patient and took the time to come up with an idea that worked perfectly. I cannot say enough how much we loved our cake. I was surprised by how good it tasted as most taste like cardboard. We even thawed half our top to eat it a few weeks after the wedding because we wanted to make sure that we got to enjoy as much as possible. Amazing, patient, and so beautiful! Read less
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AJHUELAT
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Take the Cake did a wonderful job making my sea-themed wedding cake come true. With just a picture and one meeting they were able to create a delicious 3-tierd wedding cake full of decorative coral icing, seashells, and brown sugar sand. It was beautiful and scrumptious!
Take the Cake did a wonderful job making my sea-themed wedding cake come true. With just a picture and one meeting they Read more...
Take the Cake did a wonderful job making my sea-themed wedding cake come true. With just a picture and one meeting they were able to create a delicious 3-tierd wedding cake full of decorative coral icing, seashells, and brown sugar sand. It was beautiful and scrumptious! Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Mary at Take the Cake is a delight to work with. Our cake was exactly what we wanted and SO DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! Our guests said it was the best wedding cake they have ever tasted!
Mary at Take the Cake is a delight to work with. Our cake was exactly what we wanted and SO DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! Our Read more...
Mary at Take the Cake is a delight to work with. Our cake was exactly what we wanted and SO DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! Our guests said it was the best wedding cake they have ever tasted! Read less
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Mary Holtsberg
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
MAry Winslow was a delight to work with...Her wedding cake that she supplied for our wedding was not only breathtaking to see but equally as delicious to eat...We had many comments on the cake at the wedding and I would highly recommend Take The Cake for your next event...
MAry Winslow was a delight to work with...Her wedding cake that she supplied for our wedding was not only breathtaking to Read more...
MAry Winslow was a delight to work with...Her wedding cake that she supplied for our wedding was not only breathtaking to see but equally as delicious to eat...We had many comments on the cake at the wedding and I would highly recommend Take The Cake for your next event... Read less
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jar
Wedding:
5/17/2009
4.6/5.0
We had a very easy time working with this vendor, they actually made it easy to come up with a great looking (and tasting) cake within our budget.
We had a very easy time working with this vendor, they actually made it easy to come up with a great looking (and tasting) Read more...
We had a very easy time working with this vendor, they actually made it easy to come up with a great looking (and tasting) cake within our budget. Read less
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sabrina
Wedding:
12/15/2008
4.9/5.0
they truly incorporated my ideas into my wedding cake.The cake was impressive and yumm!!
they truly incorporated my ideas into my wedding cake.The cake was impressive and yumm!!
they truly incorporated my ideas into my wedding cake.The cake was impressive and yumm!! Read less
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jafinger
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
My cake was gorgeous and also tasted wonderful! The Ritz Carlton worked with Take The Cake to facilitate my cake so I never actually went to the bakery or met with them. However, they did exactly what we wanted when we had our tasting with the Ritz. I was so beyond impressed and thrilled at how gorgeous it was and the fact that it actually tasted wonderful as well! Thank you Take the Cake!
My cake was gorgeous and also tasted wonderful! The Ritz Carlton worked with Take The Cake to facilitate my cake so I Read more...
My cake was gorgeous and also tasted wonderful! The Ritz Carlton worked with Take The Cake to facilitate my cake so I never actually went to the bakery or met with them. However, they did exactly what we wanted when we had our tasting with the Ritz. I was so beyond impressed and thrilled at how gorgeous it was and the fact that it actually tasted wonderful as well! Thank you Take the Cake! Read less
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monkey
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.7/5.0
Absolutely delicious cakes which were our main priority in choosing a cake. We had two cake flavors (almond and chocolate) and two fillings (creme brulee and chocolate) in each tier and it was so decadent and wonderful that we were only too happy to take home the leftovers. The design was secondary but it came out perfect for us -- elegant, simple, and incorporated a design element from our invitations. Mary was absolutely lovely at the tasting. I only wish I could have her cakes on a daily basis!
Absolutely delicious cakes which were our main priority in choosing a cake. We had two cake flavors (almond and chocolate) Read more...
Absolutely delicious cakes which were our main priority in choosing a cake. We had two cake flavors (almond and chocolate) and two fillings (creme brulee and chocolate) in each tier and it was so decadent and wonderful that we were only too happy to take home the leftovers. The design was secondary but it came out perfect for us -- elegant, simple, and incorporated a design element from our invitations. Mary was absolutely lovely at the tasting. I only wish I could have her cakes on a daily basis! Read less
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chicagobride56
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Cake tasted great and was beautiful -- great job.
Cake tasted great and was beautiful -- great job.
Cake tasted great and was beautiful -- great job. Read less
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Hetal
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.0/5.0
Excellent cake. The best we have every had. Cake was expensive but definitely worth it. Sometimes it was hard to get in touch with the vendor regarding cake details since they are so busy but overall excellent.
Excellent cake. The best we have every had. Cake was expensive but definitely worth it. Sometimes it was hard to get in Read more...
Excellent cake. The best we have every had. Cake was expensive but definitely worth it. Sometimes it was hard to get in touch with the vendor regarding cake details since they are so busy but overall excellent. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.6/5.0
Although it is rather difficult to get a tasting time with this bakery (plan several months ahead), there is a reason--our wedding cake was absolutely the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted. Numerous guests told me " I don't normally eat the wedding cake but yours was so good I ate my whole piece!". The cake also looked beautiful. I would highly recommend this bakery.
Although it is rather difficult to get a tasting time with this bakery (plan several months ahead), there is a reason--our Read more...
Although it is rather difficult to get a tasting time with this bakery (plan several months ahead), there is a reason--our wedding cake was absolutely the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted. Numerous guests told me " I don't normally eat the wedding cake but yours was so good I ate my whole piece!". The cake also looked beautiful. I would highly recommend this bakery. Read less
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rkermen
Wedding:
5/25/2008
4.9/5.0
The most delicious wedding cake I have ever had. We had graham cracker and banana w/ dark chocolate ganache. AMAZING. I wish I had taken the time to eat more!!
The most delicious wedding cake I have ever had. We had graham cracker and banana w/ dark chocolate ganache. AMAZING. I Read more...
The most delicious wedding cake I have ever had. We had graham cracker and banana w/ dark chocolate ganache. AMAZING. I wish I had taken the time to eat more!! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
The cake was amazing, we hage the chocolate fudge cake and buttermilk white cake with Cream cheese filling Chocilate filling and a cinnamon filling which was to die for. People who said they never eat cake, ate this cake.
The cake was amazing, we hage the chocolate fudge cake and buttermilk white cake with Cream cheese filling Chocilate Read more...
The cake was amazing, we hage the chocolate fudge cake and buttermilk white cake with Cream cheese filling Chocilate filling and a cinnamon filling which was to die for. People who said they never eat cake, ate this cake. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/11/2007
4.9/5.0
The flavors were incredible, the service was great, and the created the exact cake the I described. It was amazing!
The flavors were incredible, the service was great, and the created the exact cake the I described. It was amazing!
The flavors were incredible, the service was great, and the created the exact cake the I described. It was amazing! Read less
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chiguy0609
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Mary was absolutely outstanding & create a beautiful, delicious cake for us.
Mary was absolutely outstanding & create a beautiful, delicious cake for us.
Mary was absolutely outstanding & create a beautiful, delicious cake for us. Read less
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ha2423
Wedding:
2/10/2007
5.0/5.0
service was amazing cake was even better
service was amazing cake was even better
service was amazing cake was even better Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/6/2005
4.7/5.0
Cake was beautiful and delicious!
Cake was beautiful and delicious!
Cake was beautiful and delicious! Read less
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kate
Wedding:
6/11/2005
4.8/5.0
I really loved the cake, carrot cake with a cream cheese and creme bruelle filling, with butter cream icing, REALLY, delicious. Nice people accomidating and excellent service. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. a wee bit pricey but DEFINATLY worth it, wouldn't hesitate ordering again
I really loved the cake, carrot cake with a cream cheese and creme bruelle filling, with butter cream icing, REALLY, Read more...
I really loved the cake, carrot cake with a cream cheese and creme bruelle filling, with butter cream icing, REALLY, delicious. Nice people accomidating and excellent service. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. a wee bit pricey but DEFINATLY worth it, wouldn't hesitate ordering again Read less
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pinigri
Wedding:
8/10/2003
3.1/5.0
Our cake was nice but was not what we asked for. We wanted varied green ribbon fondant on a rounded tiered cake. It wound up looking more like the old Marshal Fields logo. The flavor were much to subtle as well. The cake tasted a bit waxy and was not very moist.
Our cake was nice but was not what we asked for. We wanted varied green ribbon fondant on a rounded tiered cake. It wound Read more...
Our cake was nice but was not what we asked for. We wanted varied green ribbon fondant on a rounded tiered cake. It wound up looking more like the old Marshal Fields logo. The flavor were much to subtle as well. The cake tasted a bit waxy and was not very moist. Read less
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