Weddings

Bittersweet Pastry Shop

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About

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Consultations
  • Delivery
  • Private tastings
  • Dessert buffet
  • Groom’s cake

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?

$6

What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?

$7

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?

$3

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cake Pops
Cakes
Cookies
Croquembouche
Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Delivery
Tastings - Private

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes

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    Madeleine T. Married on 10/30/2021
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    Fantastic wedding cake!

    We have all been to weddings with dry cakes - this is not one of them! Bittersweet Weddings made an absolutely delicious wedding cake for us (three tiers with chocolate mousse and white cake with ivy piping). Truly, very tasty. So much so that my husband and I got forks and dug into the cake after cutting it - it was THAT good. Cannot recommend them enough for your Chicago wedding!
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    Jessica W. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Wedding cake

    Bittersweet was amazing to work with for our wedding. From the cake tasting, to the planning, to the delivery, everything was amazing. They have a variety of flavors and designs to choose from. The cake not only look beautiful, but it was so delicious I still dream about it! We will be ordering more cakes in the future, and would highly recommend it to any couple!
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    Eugenio P. Married on 07/09/2021
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    Delicious and Beautiful Cake!

    My wife and I researched what were the best bakeries in Chicago when looking for someone to bake our wedding cake, and Bittersweet consistently showed up on multiple lists and websites, thus, we added them to our list for cake tastings. We did the tastings at a few different bakeries, but Bittersweet topped them all. All the different cakes and fillings we tried tasted amazing! The cakes were fluffy and full-flavored, and the fillings and icings tasted fresh and homemade as opposed to synthetic and mass-produced. Along with this, we were also able to provide an example of the design that we wanted around the cake and asked to be decorated with natural flowers, both requests which they knocked out of the park! I absolutely recommend Bittersweet, as not only did my wife and I love the cake but so did our guests!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Rebecca & John
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  • Michelle & Drew
    69 photos · 10/19/2019
  • Jessica & Brandon
    47 photos · 09/20/2019
  • Arianne & Brad
    63 photos · 08/24/2019
  • Jeana & Gus
    36 photos · 08/10/2019
  • Jeana & Gus
    56 photos · 08/10/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
The Metropolitan The Metropolitan Banquet Halls

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!

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1114 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL, 60657
7739291100
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