"Claudia created my four tiered 45th birthday cake for June 2013 that was fun and whimsical with a touch of class. Claudia worked patiently with me on every detail down to the royal icing beads on the cake. The cake not only was decorated beautifully but it tasted so GOOD! My cake was baked from scratch with fresh ingredients (no box cake mix) and very moist. My guests and I enjoyed flavors of each tier (red velvet w/cream cheese, vanilla bean w/American buttercream, vanilla bean w/lemon cream and vanilla bean w/chocolate cream). The fondant was a special type from Switzerland and it is not the typical fondant (dry and flavorless) used on most topsy turvy style cakes; it taste exactly like the cream of an Oreo cookie. Divine! I just placed another cake order for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday party the week of Christmas and Babushka Bakery will forever be the bakery for all of my family events and times when I just feel like a smaller moist buttery rich cake with Pierre Hermes lemon cream filling (my favorite)."
Ruby, Chicago, IL
"The Skylander Cake was created for my son's sixth birthday and it, quite literally, blew him away. He had no idea it was coming and was rendered speechless when the cake was unveiled. He and his friends didn't want me to cut into the cake they thought it was so cool, which for 10 little kids is quite a feat!Thank you, Babushka Bakery!"
Margaret S, Bolingbrook, IL
"I have found everything I want in a baker! Claudia's technique is superb. She thrives on challenges and creativity. I adore how she gets excited about opportunities to get creative. The end result is always delicious and jaw-droppingly amazing. From my experiences with her I know that she is always expanding her repertoire of flavors and artistic techniques. But most importantly, the cake ALWAYS gets devoured. She puts the quality of the recipe as her top priority and still manages to defy gravity with her designs. Guests rave about how wonderful the cake TASTES after they marvel at its beauty. Now I cannot imagine going anywhere else for my special occasion cakes. Every time a guest or a friend tells me it's the best cake they have ever had, I'm proud to tell them I ordered from Babushka Bakery!"
Bonnie, Chicago, IL
My name is Kate M, and I have been enjoying your beautiful goodies for the past three years. My Mother-in-Law has me absolutely hooked on your product and I would like to share it with my friends. Thank you for a most delicious Bridal Shower cake. It was the most perfect cake I could have imagined. Aesthetically, it was a blend of clean, elegant, classic, and beautiful. It was not too sweet the way many cakes are, and left a light clean taste, (I realize I could say this about all your goodies)."
Kate M, Chicago, IL
"The cake was done by Babushka Bakery and was incredibly AWESOME. How many 9 yr olds have a sugar mini-me? This cake is/was beautiful! And the kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE the chocolate, the filling, and the magical surprise of RAINBOW! Just. Wow."
Margaret S, Chicago, IL
"Claudia at Babushka Bakery takes exceptional time and care with her clients. I started using her services several years ago for a few small orders and when my friends and family were still talking about it weeks later I had no choice but to use her for every event that popped up! The best thing about Babushka Bakery is the flexibility and range of their products. The level of customization and detail shows how much they love what they do and it always comes out in the final product. Not only are the creations beautiful, they taste even better! One taste is all you will need to be hooked for life!"
JoAnne M from Chicago, IL
"Claudia, Everyone at the party was amazed by the cleverness and beauty of your cake. I can hardly believe that you made a replica of Christine’s ring out of sugar! After dinner was over, Christine cut the cake the way that you showed her, and served our guests. The cakes were fantastic and delicious!! I have never had a cake as good as the vanilla with toffee!! People were also crazy over the red velvet. We kept the sugar ring in a cognac glass to admire.
I am so glad that I found you. You made exactly what I wanted but better. "
Marylin M, Hinsdale, IL
"The cake was absolutely GREAT! Thanks again for making the day special."
Rick, Chicago, IL
"You know sweets like this can only come from an even sweeter woman. There is so much love put into everything to make every detail extra special. Try the chocolate caramel covered pretzels. Instead of crumbling when you take a bite, they stay together because the caramel acts like glue...Pure genius."
Samantha Tsiagalis of Self Magazine