For Mary Winslow, the passion for wedding cake creation actually began as a passion for art and later evolved into a love of baking. As a young ad agency account executive, she started dreaming of stepping into work that allowed her to bring together those two loves and a way to make art delicious.
So, this mother, entrepreneur, and self-taught pastry chef decided to take a leap of faith and start her own cake business. Winslow first began experimenting with cakes at home and had her family and friends vote on their favorites. After honing her talents, she decided to venture into the world of professional kitchens and began subletting part of a catering kitchen to fulfill orders for her first business – Take the Cake. Not long after, with her pastry and wedding cake business really taking off, Winslow found she needed a bigger kitchen with an even bigger oven.
Today, her thriving bakery and sweet shop CAKE Sweet Food in Chicago’s United Center neighborhood as well as her eStore have allowed her to share her passion for high quality, delicious sweets with the world, not matter how close or far they may be from Chicago they were! Her beautiful creations are as gorgeous as they are delicious and are truly a remarkable sight to behold!
I’m so excited that CAKE Sweet Food Chicago 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