Saturday, May 30, 2009

Smash Cake: Babycakes For All The Punk Kin

Bleeding Heart Bakery had a baby and it's name is SMASH CAKE. Our favorite punk purveyor of pasteries has spawned a kid friendly bakery on Lincoln, across the street and just south of Lincoln Park Tap. The grand opening is today till 6pm, if you wanna run by NOW. Otherwise, there will be ongoing craft projects every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4pm where you can either stay with or drop off. I've listed the June and July schedules below (double click on any picture to enlarge).
JUNE Smash Cake Craft Events.

$10 per child, each additional child $8 (must be prepaid).
Includes juice/milk and cupcake.
3pm until approximately 4pm.

We will cancel and refund or reschedule if less than 5 children,
Wear clothes that can get dirty.

Featuring Hope Citron, a super awesome girl who is
patient, caring and super creative. Feel free to hang
out with your child or run some errands and come back!

June 2 - Make your own recycled paper.
June 4 - Tie dye - each child needs to bring t-shirt to be tie-dyed.
June 9 - Potato stamps.
June 11 - Bookmarks and book reading.
June 16 - Make your own play dough-no cook.
June 18 - Sock puppets.
June 23 - Masks.
June 25 - Paper plate maracas-march around room.
June 30 - Paint coffee cans or some type of cans for drums.

This colorful and awesome space is sure to be a big hit for birthday parties and crafty fun. There is a fun rack of adult and kid sized aprons for sale including pirate and Mexican sugar skull patterns. The mini art gallery is creative and eye catching.

Owner, Michelle Garcia, is a Mama herself, with a 4 year old son and a daughter about to turn 3, so she "gets" kids.   She managed to have her girl on 6-6-06--how punk is that?!   Smash Cake is a funky fun place where everything is brightly colored, scaled to kid size and touchable.

Smash Cake put on quite a party for the opening. Du-Jay enjoyed planting cilantro,

drawing monsters on the giant roll out butcher paper, and of course snacking on gourmet PB & Js and delectable mini cupcakes and brownies.

I was happy to see all the tattooed and pierced masses cavorting with their littles and working behind the counter

We even spotted a Windy City Rollers sticker among the others on the fridge declaring Eat Organic, Kiss Me I'm Organic, and I love herbs. Smash Cake employees are fans and rumor is,
a Roller girl may work at Bleeding Heart. Now we've had Roller girls sightings at Reggie's Rock Club, The Riviera, Big Hair and Kuma's Corner

Like it's parent, Smash Cake is committed to recycling. They're also organic and incredibly delicious.

Drop by and tell 'em ChiIL Mama sent you. I'm trying to convince them to carry spicy chocolate brownies at Smash Cake like they make at Bleeding Heart. They have some wicked HOT treats that are too intense for most kids, but I told them every kid will be accompanied by at least one parent. So far, everything at Smash Cake is sweet and palatable for all ages
. Back me up guys. Who likes it hot? There's nothing better than a brownie that can burn your tongue off.   Do I hear a Smash Cake ChiIL Mama Chili Brownie special?!   

They've been open a bit over a month, and are slowly getting discovered. It's so great to see new places opening when so many places are boarding up their windows these days. Swing by and show your support. The rockin' awesome desserts will make you glad you did.

Smash Cake
2961 N. Lincoln ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
(p) 773.281.2353
Open M-F 7am - 7pm
Michelle and Vinny Garcia

Smash Cake info :

M,W,F - 3pm - 4pm Childrens book readings w/ guest speakers.
M,W,F - Free cupcake w/ beverage purchase.
Served Daily - Coffee, sweets, soups, salads,and sandwiches.
Semi private or private parties available for your next child's birthday party!
Click here for party details :

We are updating our Twitter account with daily sandwich specials, new coffee flavors, and
many more things you need to check out!

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