Make Your Kid’s Birthday Magical with a Custom Cake

Sofia the First custom birthday cakeWhen you are planning a child’s birthday, there are many things to consider. Picking out a cake should be one of the first things on your list. You could go to a grocery store and get a generic cake that says “Happy Birthday” on it, but do you really want to do that? While it is convenient, it lacks a personal touch. They’re only this young once, so make these memories extra special with a custom cake.

Creating a Theme – What is your child into these days? Is he going through a pirate phase? Is she all about unicorns? The theme of your party should reflect your kid’s wonderful personality and their interests. While you’re picking out décor for the party, you can also order a custom cake in Chicago, IL, that matches the theme.

Your Child’s Individuality – As a parent, you want to encourage your kids to be individuals. Let them show their creativity and individuality by asking them to help you design the cake! It will be a fun activity for both of you and help your child engage with their creative side. And with a variety of flavors to choose from, you can cater to their personal taste as well.

Enough for All Their Friends – When you order a custom cake, you can be sure that you will have enough to go around. Grocery store cakes come in only a few sizes, but when you order a custom cake from Jarosch Bakery, you can tell us how many people will be in attendance, and we will craft a cake designed to feed them.

Make Your Summer Wedding Spectacular with a Custom Cake

three-tier wedding cake at outdoor weddingWarm weather means it is officially wedding season. Many brides are in the last few months of planning for their big days, and if you don’t have your cake planned out yet, you need to start planning fast. Luckily, our bakery near Chicago, IL, has you covered – whether you’re inviting 50 guests or 500.

Choosing Your Flavors

When you make a tasting appointment with us, you get to choose three cake flavors and two filling flavors, presented in a 7” sample cake, iced with our classic buttercream. There are a wide variety of fillings and flavors to choose from, but here are some that we think are perfect for summer:

  • Traditional Wedding Cake – Moist and buttery, this cake has a hint of lemon to lighten the flavor, perfect for a summer wedding. We recommend pairing this cake with strawberry preserves, blueberry cream, lemon cream, or even pineapple.
  • Devil’s Food Cake – This light and tender chocolate cake pairs beautifully with mocha, raspberry cream, and strawberry cream.
  • White Cake – This vanilla-flavored cake is incredibly versatile and will taste delicious with a wide variety of flavors like cherry cream, hazelnut cream, and Irish cream.

Custom Designs, Delivered

Our bakery can create the perfect custom cake for your wedding, and deliver it to the venue! Let us help make your summer wedding truly special with a one-of-a-kind creation from Jarosch Bakery. Contact us today to set up your consultation.

Delicious Wine and Cake Pairings

glasses of wineSometimes a little indulgence is just what you need, and what better way to indulge your sweet than with wine and cake? Here is a guide to help you choose the perfect wine to go with Jarosch’s specialty cakes near Chicago, IL.

Red Velvet – Pinot Noir

Red velvet is known for its delightfully smooth texture and cream cheese frosting. Pinot noir is the perfect accent to the chocolate undertones in red velvet cake.

Devil’s Food Cake – Red Blends

Chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven. Red blends like cabernet, Grenache, and Syrah are excellent pairings for rich devil’s food.

White Cake – Riesling

The “off-dry” characteristic of Riesling is perfect for bringing out the flavors of vanilla-flavored cake. Pick up a white cake with vanilla icing from Jarosch, and get a bottle of Riesling on your way home and enjoy!

Lemon – Prosecco

Prosecco’s delicate citrus flavor is the perfect compliment to the lemon-flavored cake. The bubbles in prosecco will also intensify the tart flavors in the lemon, making both the wine and the cake taste so much better.

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing – Bordeaux

The notes of berry flavor and earthy aroma of Bordeaux is a beautiful contrast to the richness of the chocolate icing and the yellow cake underneath.

Contact our bakery today to get some delicious specialty cakes to go with your next wine purchase today!

Custom Cookies are Perfect for Your Child’s Birthday

group of happy children at birthday partyPlanning a birthday party for your child is fun, but it can also be super stressful. From the invitations and decorations, to the entertainment and food – there’s a lot on your plate. Choosing customized cookies from our bakery near Chicago, IL instead of cake can lighten your party planning work load.

Less Mess

Kids are little mess-making machines, especially when you give them cake with lots of frosting that makes their fingers and faces colorful and sticky. Decorated cookies are just as delicious as a birthday cake without the mess. And there’s no need to worry about cleaning up utensils since you can eat the cookies with your hands!


Cookies from our bakery are a great time saver. Let us handle the baking while you fine tune the rest of the party plans. Skip the cake cutting and clean up so you can spend more time enjoying your child’s celebration. Plus you can avoid dealing with leftovers by ordering just the right amount of cookies for your party guests. Jarosch Bakery also saves you time by delivering the cookies to your door.

Delight Children with their Favorite Characters

We offer customized cookies in a variety of shapes and styles to delight your child and their friends with treats decorated to look like their favorite characters. Contact our bakery today and have us whip up some magical treats for your little one’s next birthday!

3 Elements of a Perfect Surprise Party

blowing out candles on cakeSurprise parties are a really fun way to show a friend or loved one how much you care about them on their birthday. Seeing their face light up when they see all of their friends and family in one place to celebrate their birthday is an amazing experience, and everyone should have at least one surprise party in their lives. Here are the three elements that make a surprise party truly special.

Inviting the Right People

When planning your party, you want to make sure all of the person’s closest friends and family are there. Try not to get wires crossed when deciding whom to invite. Choose people based on who their friends are, not whom you would invite. Planning alongside a relative or other close friend can help make sure all the right people are there.

Having the Perfect Cover Story

It’s a surprise party, so you don’t want them to find out about it before the big day. The best thing to do is to plan an outing with them for their birthday. Maybe you and two other friends want to take them to lunch, or out for coffee. Then, you bring them back to the venue where everyone is waiting to surprise them! Making plans for their birthday can be a great distraction because they won’t be expecting anything else.

Getting a Custom Cake

Sure, you could pick a premade cake up from the grocery store, but if you’re going through the trouble of setting up a surprise party, why not get a truly memorable cake? A custom cake shows that you put a lot of thought into helping your friend celebrate their birthday. You can get quality custom cakes near Chicago, IL from Jarosch Bakery. Our from-scratch bakery accepts orders for custom cakes at (847) 437-1234.

Make Morning Meetings Bearable with Danishes

Sweet Rolls and Donuts 1Waking up for work is a struggle for some, especially when they have a meeting scheduled first thing in the morning. Morning meetings are a necessity because they help you plan out the rest of the day, but it can be difficult to focus on a meeting when you’ve only just poured your first cup of coffee for the day. This is where our custom bakery near Chicago, IL can help. A plate of delicious Danishes will keep employee morale up and help everyone focus on the task at hand.

A Wide Variety of Flavors

With almost 20 different flavors to choose from, you can customize a tray of treats that will please everyone. From a traditional cheese Danish to a selection of fruit flavors like apple, blueberry, and cherry, there is a flavor for even the pickiest pastry eaters.

Keep Focused

Having something sweet to eat during a meeting can help keep everyone focused. They aren’t thinking about how they haven’t had breakfast left, and their spirits are lifted by the sweet treats. A tray of pastries just for the meeting can make a normal workday feel like a special occasion, energizing your team for the day ahead.

Contact Jarosch Bakery today to have a custom tray of Danishes delivered to your business!

Order a Custom Cake for Your Next Party

custom cakes Chicago ilCake is one of the world’s greatest pleasures – especially at celebrations of all kinds. Whether it’s a birthday party, a graduation, a retirement party, baby shower, or any other special occasion, it requires cake. For most of us, a quick trip to the bakery in your local grocery store is enough. You can find pre-made cakes in large quantities, and chances are that at least one of them will work for the occasion you plan to celebrate. But where’s the fun in that? Custom cakes in Chicago, IL from Jarosch Bakery can make any event special.


When you order a custom cake, you can personalize it so that it looks exactly the way you like. Our expert bakers can prepare a special cake just for your occasion. A personalized cake makes a much bigger impact on guests, especially the person the cake is celebrating. Make your event more memorable by bringing a cake that is entirely unique.


When it comes to taste, our family bakery has our competitors beat. When we make custom cakes for your event, you can choose the flavors so that you end up with the best cake possible. Picking up a pre-made cake from the grocery store is hit or miss. You may find a cake that fits your occasion, but the person you are honoring hates vanilla, and that’s the only flavor available! What do you do in a situation like that? The solution is to custom order a cake that is sure to please everyone in attendance.

Contact our family bakery today for a price quote on your next custom cake.

Order Christmas Cookies for Your Office Holiday Party

Christmas cookie tree tray from Jarosch BakeryChristmas is right around the corner, and many people are firing up their ovens and starting to crank out tray after tray of Christmas cookies. For many people living in Chicago, their current living situation is not conducive to baking. Many of us live in small apartments with even smaller kitchens, so Christmas cookies are out of the question. So what do you do if you’ve been put in charge of bringing cookies to the holiday party at your office? Jarosch Bakery has got you covered when you’re looking to order Christmas cookies in Chicago, IL.

Save Time

I imagine your first thought upon coming home from the office is not, “Oh boy, I can’t wait to stay up all night making cookies!” When you order Christmas cookies from us, you can spend your nights relaxing, while we do all the hard work for you. This is especially convenient for apartment-dwellers, as small kitchens can make baking a nightmare.

We Deliver

Public transportation is a fact of life in big cities like Chicago, and it can be pretty stressful to bring baked goods on the bus or the “L.” Our bakery can deliver your cookies directly to your office, which saves you the hassle of lugging Tupperware through the city on your way to work.

Order Soon!

December 17th is the last day to place your cookie order, so get your order in soon! Call us at (847) 437-1234 today!

The Best Pastry and Coffee Pairings

jyfkhJarosch Bakery is famous for our many varieties of delicious pastries and cakes – especially our chocolate chip coffee cake in Des Plaines, IL. Of course, what better way to enjoy a delicious treat than with a steaming hot cup of coffee? Coffee is available in just as many different roasts and flavors as our cakes and pastries, so which pairings work best with which pastries?

Scones, Biscotti, and Muffins

Bright brews from South America are best pairings for these baked goods. The slightly heavier flavors of scones, muffins, and biscotti balance beautifully with the bright, warm, refreshing tones of Costa Rican, Brazilian, or Mexican Blends.

Bagels, Croissants, and Breads

You can drink just about any type of coffee with bread. This is especially good for those that like flavored coffees and lattes. The savory flavors of the bread will balance out the rich sweetness of the drink. Flavored coffees generally do not pair well with sweet treats, because they can overpower each other or overwhelm your palate.

Donuts, Cinnamon Buns, Coffee Cakes

Choose a Guatemalan or Columbian blend of coffee for pastries with cinnamon or chocolate flavors. These coffee blends natural contain undertones of warm cinnamon and rich chocolate, which is brought out by the treats.

Fruit Tarts and Danishes

A robust dark roast is the perfect counterbalance for sweet, fruity pastries like danishes and tarts – light and dark flavors working in perfect harmony. Avoid flavored coffees, as the combination can be overwhelming.

Welcome to the Jarosch Bakery Blog!

thdmhSince 1959, Jarosch Bakery has been serving up sweet treats in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. We are proud to offer a wide selection of freshly baked cakes, cookies, and pastries in Chicago, IL and the surrounding area. Our family-owned bakery has even been named “Best Bakery” in the Daily Herald for many years, so you know that our made-from-scratch treats are delicious.

In this blog, we will discuss all things baking. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to subscribe. Jarosch Bakery has a mouthwatering treat for every occasion – from traditional holiday treats to customized cakes for birthdays, graduations, weddings, and more.

Not only do we make the tastiest treats in the Chicagoland area, but we also deliver them! Whether you need fresh-baked donuts for a business meeting, or you need your wedding cake delivered in time for the reception, you can count on Jarosch Bakery. Just give us a two hour delivery window when you place your order. Contact us to place an order for our delicious custom baked goods, or visit our bakery on Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Let us bake you a delicious homemade treat today.