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Foodporn Thu Oct 22 2009

Sweet Tweets

Dessert/Erotica 140 characters at a time.

If you're like me and daydream about buttercream, chocolate ganache, and anything with a buttery, flaky crust...and are a borderline-might-actually-be-a twitter addict then you need to add these sugarcoated tweeple to your follow list ASAP. Tweets about delicious treats maybe not be as good as eating them but they are titillating -- it's dessert foreplay, if you will.

Chicago bakeries & treats on Twitter

Angel Food Bakery - Ravenswood
"Make people happy...serve them cake." Retro-inspired goodies plus modern day treats.
@angelfoodbakery

Bleeding Heart Bakery - Roscoe Village
Organic goodness - self-described as "local, sustainable, punk rock pastry."
@bleeding_heart

Cake Girls - Roscoe Village
Winners of the Last Cake Standing on the Food Network.
@cakegirls

Creative Cakes Bakery - Tinley Park (yes, I know that's technically in the suburbs)
As Creative Cakes owners says themselves "the proof is in the buttercream."
@cr8cakes

Deerfields - Deerfield (plus shops in Buffalo Grove and Schaumburg)
Okay, also not "in-the-city," but Deerfields is a 2009 readers choice for best bakery by Chicago Magazine, Northshore Magazine and the Daily Herald.
@deerfields

Eli's Cheesecake - everywhere but the bakery was founded and is currently located on Chicago's Northwest side. Eli's serves up cheesecake in more ways than you can imagine!
@elicheesecake

Foiled Cupcakes - Chicagoland area
No official storefront, this cupcake company delivers gourmet cupcakes to your doorstep!
@foiledcupcakes

Fritz Pastry - Lakeview
Enjoy European-inspired pastries in a welcoming Chicago neighborhood.
@fritzpastry

Garrett's Popcorn - stores all over Chicago
This shop has been serving up delicious, cheesy, carmel popcorn for 60 years!
@garrettpopcorn

Luscious Layers- Bucktown
A variety of cupcake options from champagne pear to french toast. They also offer a variety of gluten-free and vegan options.
@lusciouslayers

Molly's Cupcakes - Lincoln Park
A philanthropic bakery - a portion of profits are donated to local schools.
@mollyscupcakes

Tipsy Cake - West Town
Custom cakes are what they do -if you want it, they'll make it.
@tipsycakechi

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Thanks to the tweeps who helped me put together this listing. I'm sure there are more sweet tweets out there!

 
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