Like a political sign, food mounted on a stick often captures the attention of passersby when displayed in one’s front yard. Show flavor solidarity with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get one dozen cake pops at Sugar Hills Bakery, with locations in Algonquin and Wheeling.
The sweetsmiths at Sugar Hills Bakery fasten golf-ball-sized cakespheres made from scratch atop hearty sticks. The dozen cake pops baked fresh daily let snack-seekers feast on morsels of their classic flavors—vanilla, chocolate, or red-velvet cake—cloaked in white- or dark-chocolate frosting. The cake pops come nestled in a box, although customers can opt to have them individually wrapped in bags and festooned with bows or sirens (for an additional fee of $0.50/pop).
Sugar Hills Bakery
In French eclairs, German streudel, and Polish kolaczi, the bakers at Sugar Hills Bakery let their European inspiration show. Regardless of whether a recipe comes from across the Atlantic—the staff also makes cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, and wedding cakes—all of Sugar Hills’ baked goods are all made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.