Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

D.C. “Fete Select TV” Crenshaw, NBC Chicago Street Team

Sometimes you just know when you know.  I’m talking about an instance where you experience something and it just feels right.  For example, meeting a spouse or significant other for the first time, selecting a college, interviewing for a job or…umm… tasting a cupcake?  I didn’t know that eating a cupcake could be a life changing experience until recently.  That’s because the newly launched Naperville based Foiled Inc. has the most moist, most fresh and best tasting cupcakes that I’ve tasted.   Hands down!Foiled Cupcakes

 There has been a trend of specialty cupcake shops that have recently opened, but none of them can compare to Foiled Cupcakes.  Owner Mari Luangrath started her company Foiled Inc. to help people enjoy memorable experiences through her cupcakes.   She called a childhood friend that is an Executive  Pastry Chef about her idea and voila they were in business.  Unlike other bakeries, Foiled doesn’t use a storefront, but differentiates itself as being Chicagoland’s first and only exclusive on-line designer cupcake delivery service.  The cupcakes are handmade using only the finest all-natural ingredients, such as traditional foil cupcake wrappers, real butter cream frosting, handmade fillings, and European Garnishes.  They offer twenty standard flavors every day, as well as additional monthly flavor offerings that are available for a limited time.  A few of the unique standard cupcakes offered are:

Ooey Gooey – Chocolate cake, caramel filling, caramel buttercream, ganache topping, and a pinch of sea salt.

Pinkalicious So Delicious – Chocolate cake, raspeberry jam filling, raspberry buttercream, and a dainty raspberry garnish.

The Cinnful Apple – Vanilla cake, baked apple filling, cinnamon buttercream, and sweet cinnamon sugar sprinkles.

Foiled also sets themselves apart from the competition by adding a little humor with each cupcake.  Their signature “Quippies” are little tag lines of humor inserted into the cupcakes themselves for an extra special surprise..  They also offer customized “Quippies” for special occasions.  Cupcakes retail for $38 per dozen and delivery is included.  They can whip up designer cupcakes by the dozen with as little as 12 hours notice.  Foiled delivers in Chicago and the West Suburbs and pride themselves on customer service.  Orders can be made on-line, by phone or fax.  For more information log onto www.foiledcupcakes.com.

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Hungry Z, NBC5 Street Team

Close your eyes and imagine a state of extreme happiness, joy, or dare I say ecstasy? When your senses are engaged it causes a state of pure bliss. For many of us, nothing brings us closer to that euphoric state than a sweet, sugary, cup cake. The first scent of these sugary delights rushes endorphins to your brain and brings back fond memories of childhood. sugarbliss31

 “Sugar Bliss” on Wabash, has taken aim at your senses with a devilish assortment of freshly baked cakes of desire. Baked from scratch daily, these mini works of art are as visually appealing as they are delicious! Owner Teresa Ging left a successful career in finance to pursue her passion, and to seduce us with each passing bite.

Unlike cupcakes of the past, these cakes feature flavors that range from subtle to sublimely decadent. There are over twenty flavors available, with ten featured daily. Favorites include the sinful red velvet, moist and creamy carrot, and the bright and fresh flavor of orange creamsicle. Nothing is more blissful than chocolate. Cravings will be satisfied with heavenly creations like the chocolate peanut butter and the intoxicating “black & white” (dark chocolate cake/vanilla butter cream). sugarbliss1

Depending on you appetite, mood, and/or craving, “Sugar Bliss” has a cake right for you. For those in search of a decadent escape, sugar bliss offers large full size cupcakes sure to awaken your soul. For those wanting a mini rush, all flavors are offered in mini two bite sizes, perfect for a quick pick me up.

How much does all this happiness cost? Regular cupcakes are $3.50 a piece/ $40 a dozen, while minis go for $1.50 each/ $15 a dozen with both available for delivery. So whether your pursuit of happiness leads you to directly to their door, or if you prefer you joy delivered, “Sugar Bliss” will surely have you yearning for more.

115 N. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 845-9669
Fax: (312) 845-9677

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D.C. “Fete TV” Crenshaw, NBC5 Street Team

I recently had a chance to check out PIE, the hot new specialty cafe downtown.  Located at 615 N. State St., PIE specializes in making homemade pies from classic recipes.  The idea was actually conceptualized by co-owner Mike Hines, as he was showering.  He said that he was craving one of his Grandmother’s homemade pies, but wasn’t able to find a homemade pie that measured up.  So voila, PIE was born.


Dobra, their dessert chef, prepares the pies off site. Customers are able to sample pies once inside the specialty shop or take home a mini pie instead of a whole pie.  PIE has a simplistic but elegant layout that triggers your senses when you walk inside.  PIE features at least seven different flavors each season,  which include apple cranberry, banana cream. strawberry rhubarb, Mississippi mud, and lemon meringue.  If you’re not in the mood for pie, try their quiche, cookie and bars, or macarons.  The coffee shop located inside PIE and a 5000 square foot garden in the back of the cafe will make it a popular hang out to relax and enjoy this summer’s weather.  Check out their web site www.piechicago.com and get an inside look on Fete Select TV




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