Bittersweet Pastry Shop has been creating fresh sweets, pastries and wedding cakes in the Chicago area for over 25 years. This premier European-style pastry shop and café was founded in 1992 by award-winning pastry chef Judy Contino and offers some of the finest delectable desserts in Chicago. Whether you desire a signature wedding cake or a beautifully designed sweet table, Bittersweet Pastry Shop offers a wide selection of delicate designs that will impress your wedding guests.
This pastry shop provides sweets tables, desserts, cupcakes and signature wedding cakes in a variety of exceptional flavors, fillings and finishes for weddings and other special occasions. Their culinary specialists will help you choose the ideal desserts for your wedding. Event services offered include the following:
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Nicole · Married on 10/19/2019
Delicious, beautiful wedding cake!
Our wedding cake by Bittersweet was included in our reception package at The Metropolitan Club. We worked with Nancy, who was so flexible! We had a great tasting for 4 people and got to try a wide array of flavors/fillings. She helped me design my wedding cake, and I can't believe how beautiful it was on our wedding day! Not to mention DELICIOUS!! The cake was so moist, the flavors were incredible. I had several guests compliment us on how yummy the cake was. We also get a new small cake for our 1 year anniversary, I can't wait for that treat! I highly recommend picking Bittersweet for your wedding cake!Sent on 10/13/2019
Alyssa Kozlow · Married on 09/07/2019
Beautiful & Delicious
Bittersweet has always been our favorite cafe & bakery in the city, and our experience with our wedding cake was nothing short of amazing! The cake was beautifully decorated and tasted delicious. From the beginning of the process, the Bittersweet team was responsive and very helpful. We would highly recommend them to any couple planning their big day.Sent on 09/27/2019
Jenn · Married on 06/01/2019
Guests could not stop talking about how delicious the cake was!
I am so glad that the bakery that the Odyssey Lake Michigan cruises (our wedding venue) has a contract with is Bittersweet Bakery. Nancy was so easy to work with, and so accommodating of all our requests and the multiple times that we changed our minds about the cake design throughout the decision-making process. My husband, two sisters, and I had so much fun at the cake tasting trying out different fillings and cake flavors, and our final flavor combination picks were DELICIOUS (which Nancy helped to guide us through). Things were such a whirlwind on wedding day that my husband and I only got one small bite of cake (the one we fed each other when we cut the cake). We had been so looking forward to eating cake again on our wedding day, but we were too busy talking to guests the rest of the evening to realize that slices of cake had been put down at our table! However, we got so, so many compliments from our guests saying how good the cake was, and my husband and I are so excited to have cake again during our anniversary!Sent on 06/13/2019
We absolutely love working with Nancy and her team at Bittersweet. Our couples always rave about the cake served at their weddings and we have this team to thank!