The best thing One of the best things about getting married is cake tasting. I really draaaaagged out that decision/process.
After visiting as many Chicago bakeries/cake shops as I could, I decided on Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park, and would recommend them to anyone getting married (or just pretending to so they can taste cakes!). They used the freshest ingredients and were the most accommodating to my vision, providing all the cake/filling/frosting combos I requested with no pressure to go the route of buttercream.
Final result? Almond cake layered with fresh lemon curd covered in dark chocolate ganache with candied lemon peel on top. A cake that looked like you wanted to eat it – not like some plastic fondant toy. A cake so good that the caterers ran off with the leftovers. True story.
If only they would ship a mini remake to LA each year for our anniversary……