Two of the Best Bakeries in the Chicagoland Area


For New Years Eve, we attended a party at a friends house in Boystown. We were treated to delcious desserts from his Polish friend and pastry chef Anna Majewski, from Sugar Hills Bakery. Cookies that were delicious, European pastries to die for and a cake that was out of this world!

The cake was  NUTCRACKER. It was done in  traditional European old-world-style. A combination of walnut cake filled with mocha kahlua and  chocolate vodka REAL  buttercreams, raisins and nuts! WOW! It was heaven!


From specialty and wedding cakes (yes they do very nice gay wedding cakes!)  to elegant pastries and  delectable cookies, this bakery has it all. Delicious goods made completely from scratch from only the highest quality ingredients with great attention to detail. “Because we are small we have complete quality control,” explained Anna. “I use only the best and finest ingredients. If I wouldn’t put it in my mouth – I won’t make it.”


    Anna is a  self-taught pastry chef  spending most of her life working for various bakers and pastry shops. With her European background and pastry knowledge, she has a very strong decorating and design sense, as well as a real knack for pairings of flavors as well as delicious and unique combinations.

  “Our options of flavors and fillings can be anything you like,” she explains. “From very simple like vanilla or more complex, such as Kahlua or orange flavored with Grand Marnier. You can choose anything, but I will draw the line with weird combinations. We’re not going to put together mismatched flavors, such as lemon and mocha. That’s not a good combination.”

Cake choices range from vanilla and chocolate to red velvet and lemon. Mouth watering  fillings that  like chocolate and vodka, mint white chocolate, mocha and Kahlua. Nearly 2 dozen different flavored  mousses. And specialty cakes ranging from Raspberry Snow, Double Chocolate Passion and Straciatella, just to name a few!


Sugar Hills Bakery offers a daily selection of European style pastries and baked goods at their shop. Fruit tarts, napoleons, éclairs, tiramisu slices, pecan slices, lemon bars, brownies, apple and cherry slices, raspberry tarts, opera cake slices, French macaroons with fresh raspberries, cheesecake slices, chocolate rum slices, Italian butter cookies and cut out sugar cookies. But if you can’t make it to the shop, they will arrange delivery.

Sugar Hills Bakery has been in business since 2006 in Algonquin.  Over 10 years of experience and offer unparalleled expertise. Count on them for upscale cakes and pastries, great catering services, and excellent attentive  customer care. Customized bakery creations  from shaped, iced sugar cookies to formal cakes, most designs can be created for any occasion with at least five days notice. 

Custom orders are welcomed and on request,  they will  make special items that are a little  gay & risque’ !

You will not find better baked goods in the entire Chicago area!


 Visit their European-style bakery in Algonquin, near Barrington Hills,
644 S. Main Street (Rt. 31)  PH 847-658-8765  

 The  new  location will be  open in a  couple  weeks –  
532 W. Dundee Rd.   Wheeling, IL. 60090  PH  847-541-4800

 Watch for a Chicago location in the city coming soon!

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