Sweet Cakes

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Tea service at Sweet Cakes
Wicker Park

Vegan baker Emily Smith is chief baker and co-owner (with her dad) of this East Village destination, and despite not eating cream or eggs or milk chocolate, she still manages to put out perfectly solid red-velvet cupcakes topped with indulgent buttercream; saucer-sized chocolate-chip cookies with deep brown-sugar notes; and hearty corn muffins hiding a whole hard-boiled egg inside, the perfect handheld breakfast—that is, if you eat that sort of thing.

Venue name: Sweet Cakes
Address: 1223 N Milwaukee Ave

Opening hours: 8am–6pm (closed Mon)
Transport: Bus: 50, 66, 70.
Price: Average baked good: $3
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