2205 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL. 773.281.3154
In 2006, Chef Alekka Sweeney was giving cooking classes in people’s homes just as Ace of Cakes was hitting the airwaves. As requests for cake decorating grew, Chef Sweeney held classes in larger venues.
Although she was in demand, her business was not being branded by all these guest appearances. Market research revealed that Chicago lacked a school dedicated solely to pastry classes, and savvy Chef Sweeney stepped in to fill the void.
Give Me Some Sugar, her charming studio and shop in Roscoe Village, was previously a Montessori school, complete with all the hook-ups necessary to power a commercial kitchen. The mouthwatering brochure advertises classes in Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Donuts, Cookies, and Chocolate & Cream Puffs. Additionally, the space is available for private parties and events. Seriously sweet fun!
Pictured is Alekka with instructor Mahta, in the adorable Give Me Some Sugar shop. Don't wait to visit. The storefront windows change seasonally, and they are so welcoming right now, you've got to at least drive by.