Subway: Blue to Damen(773) 384-4418 tipsycakechicago.com41.917241 -87.677730 1944 N Damen Ave (between Homer St and Armitage Ave) Bucktown, Chicago
Mon–Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–5pmAverage pastry: $3
Want a cake shaped like an iPhone? A Rubix cube? A bag of Cheetos? Aussie pastry chef Naomi Levine is your woman, and this sunny bakeshop is her laboratory for monumental fondant-wrapped special-occasion cakes. If you're still waiting for the moment when you need a cake shaped like a hot dog, TipsyCake also offers a small selection of brownies, petit fours and a wonderful confection called a Caramel Slice—a layered bar of chocolate ganache and caramel. A generous and affordable daily afternoon tea appeals to all ages with fluffy scones, ample sugary sweets and enough sandwiches to constitute a meal.