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Snag Milk Bar cake and cookies during a delivery-only pop-up

Get one of the famous three-layer birthday cakes delivered directly to your door

Zach Long

A couple of years ago, New York bakery Milk Bar hosted a pop-up at Big Star in Wicker Park that resulted in lines down the block, as folks queued up for a chance to purchase cakes, cookies and more of chef Christina Tosi's delicious baked goods. Milk Bar is set to return to Chicago this weekend, though you won't be able to pick up your treats in-person this time around.

Coming on the heels of a virtual pop-up in Dallas last weekend, Milk Bar will allow Chicagoans to order its cakes, truffles, pies and cookies for delivery from Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6. During the virtual pop-up, you'll be able to find Milk Bar products on Doordash, Caviar, Postmates and UberEats from 10am to 10pm each day.

The menu includes most of Milk Bar's bestsellers, including its famous rainbow-flecked cake and the buttery Milk Bar Pie, both of which will be offered whole so that you can order one and share it with friends or slowly eat it by yourself (we're not here to judge). Prices range from $22 to $59 per item (before delivery fees) and the menu includes the following treats:

  • Birthday Cake (6 inch, serves 8-12) - Three layers of vanilla cake with crunchy Birthday crumbs and rainbow sprinkles.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cake (6 inch, serves 8-12) - Vanilla cake layered with sweet cream frosting, strawberry jam and shortcake crumbs.
  • Milk Bar Pie (serves 8-10) - Buttery, salty-sweet filling in an oat cookie crust.
  • Birthday Cake Truffles (One dozen) - Birthday cake in truffle form.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Truffles (One dozen) - Strawberry shortcake in truffle form.
  • Cookies (6 count tins) - Includes a Compost Cookie, a Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie, a Corn Cookie, a Blueberry & Cream Cookie, a Chocolate Confetti Cookie and a Confetti Cookie.

Quantities are limited, so you may want to order on Thursday when the Milk Bar pop-up begins to ensure that you get your favorite item before it inevitably sells out. Of course, Milk Bar products are always available for purchase through the bakery's online store—though the items being offered in Chicago over the weekend will presumably be a bit more fresh.

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