Poetry would be comprised entirely of sonnets and odes to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before scribbling a line. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot with an assortment of cupcakes, brownies, scones, and more from Bleeding Heart Bakery, which has locations in Roscoe Village and Oak Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get a Groupon-exclusive variety pack of the bakery's latest sweet treats (a $32 value, including tax)
- For $16, you get a Groupon-exclusive variety pack of vegan treats (a $32 value, including tax)
The sustainability-minded chefs at Bleeding Heart Bakery use organic eggs, milk, and farm-fresh ingredients to whip up pierced and punk-rocked inspired cupcakes, brownies, scones, and cookies. The Groupon assortment includes a classic red velvet cupcake, a caramel-filled Veruca Salt cupcake (enhanced with fleur de sel), six cake balls in flavors such as almond and chocolate mocha, one mallowy s'mores brownie, a classic fudge brownie, two nut- and fruit-laden scones, and one lonely but remarkably well-adjusted lemon bar. Alternately, the vegan option allows admirers of garden-bound treats to candy their kissers with a Fancy Schmancy vegan cupcake (flavors vary), a banana-walnut brownie, a raspberry bar, a chocolate bar, six cake balls, and your choice (subject to availability) of a vanilla or chocolate Slash cupcake.
Pick up this basket for a dessert picnic with friends or in lieu of a cake for someone who needs more attitude, variety, and buttercream on their 101st birthday. You can also don your ogle goggles and admire the architecture of sweets on Bleeding Heart's Flickr page.
Bleeding Heart is open Tuesday through Sunday.
- They taste so sensational, nobody needs to know that the cookies…are made from organic ingredients. Our favorite: the extremely crisp shortbread squares made sophisticated with the addition of Earl Grey tea… – Jennifer Tanaka, Chicago magazine
- If I could go back in time, I would have bought every key-lime bar they had in the place. Oh my sweet heavens. If anyone ever asks me "the best dessert I ever ate", this is it. – Amy G., Yelp