This is not a plug. This is not a paid-for advertisement. This is not the bakery of some obscure relative of mine, which has nothing to do with anything I would normally post about here. This is bad-assed cakery and on my list of awesome places to visit next time I am in Chicago.
The Bleeding Heart Bakery out of Chicago has a lot to share with the world. Amazing cake designs (pictured below) delicious and bizarre recipies (Peanut butter & bacon cupcakes?) and some incredible talent. Among my favorite cakes: