The Chicago based custom dessert studio Penthouse Sweets is truly one-of-a-kind. Founder and Head Pastry Chef Yvonne Ivy-Stephens created the boutique pastry company in 2014 and has grown it into one of Chicago’s premier wedding and specialty cakes vendors.
Chef Ivy-Stephens first discovered her passion for baking at 18 and honed her skills at The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago. After working at 5-star restaurants, local bakeries, hotels, cupcake boutiques, and couture wedding cake companies around the Chicagoland area, she decided to pursue a business of her own.
Her experience as kitchen manager and head decorator at the city’s finest restaurants allowed her the opportunity to serve President Barak Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chef Yvonne and her husband have 3 lovely daughters, Erin (8), Sacha (7), & Kassidy (6), that sometimes “assists” her in the kitchen. Check out her amazing creations below!
I’m so excited that Penthouse Sweets will be one of our esteemed vendors at next Thursday’s Love is Sweet Valentines dessert event. If you want to sample some of their seriously delicious deserts, you can get your tickets at Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!
– Love is Sweet, Native and Posh
** I’m now helping Penthouse Sweets to promote their upcoming store opening, so you’ll be sure to see more about them soon!! Can’t wait!! (Rev 10/27/15)**