Desserts provide a sweet reward after a difficult task, such as getting out of bed in the morning or negotiating a peace treaty with Nevada. Enjoy the perks of statesmanship with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one dozen specialty cake bombs at Bleeding Heart Bakery (a $31 value). This Groupon is valid at the Elmhurst location, as well as a location opening soon on Belmont Avenue in Chicago.
Confectioners at the full-service Bleeding Heart Bakery—named Chicago’s best bakery of 2011 by the Reader —whisk local, sustainable, and organic ingredients to craft fresh, natural desserts. Specialty cake bombs, available in chocolate-cherry, chocolate-hazelnut, and chocolate-truffle iterations, detonate with flavor like a spice rack tied to a brick of firecrackers. Creamy custard cores bide their time within chocolate-cake walls, with environmentally friendly packaging surrounding each order. The bakery’s punk-rock décor, incorporating pinks, bright greens, and heavily tattooed tabletops, expresses an offbeat creativity, and the purchase of sustainable and local ingredients helps to support the community.