Brooke Thiele dabbled in cake making, but it wasn't until she dropped out of college and took classes at The Wilton School of Chicago that she started taking the confectionary arts seriously. And not so seriously, too. Penis cake, anyone?
Sometimes good things happen when we least expect it. Just take for instance how Chef Matt Haase, former executive chef at Distil, found his latest gig - pastry chef at Rocket Baby Bakery, 6822 W. North Ave. - by answering an ad he found on Craigslist.
People are pairing beer with just about everything these days, so why not cupcakes? That's the question Angela Figueroa asked herself last fall when the concept for Brew Cakes, a beer-flavored cupcake shop, started brewing (pun intended) in her head.
If you've looked around lately in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, there is an terrific company out there. It's name is HAMMER SONG . The owners, Bill and Betsy Cukla hand make over 150 original tin, flatbacked cookie cutters that are whimsical, artsy, creative - definately NOT your run-of-the-m...