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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.

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

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

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."

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.

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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