Graduation Cake!

This trendy cake design is perfect for your graduation celebration!

Easter Treats!

These desserts are perfect for sharing with friends, coworkers, and loved ones!


Windy City Baker is closed from May 19th through May 31st. We will not be fulfilling any orders during that time frame. We are still taking custom orders and bakery orders through the website for dates after May 31st. Please note that email/message response times may be delayed. Thank you for your patience!

Signature Cakes

Order one of our classic cakes made from scratch with a few choices for customization. 48 hour advance notice required.


Order one of our cupcake options made from scratch with a few choices for customization. 48 hour advance notice required.

Seasonal Treats

These treats are perfect for holiday celebrations, satisfying a festive craving, and gifting to friends, family, or coworkers!

Bake of the Week

Every Wednesday, I will post a special treat that will only be available for the following week (unless you make a custom order). You can place an order up to 48 hours before pick up. Bake of the Week will be available for pick up on Fridays between 1pm-6pm in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Get notified about this week’s treat by following @windycitybaker on Instagram or joining my email list.

Pick up times outside of the pick up window may be available upon request. Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions!


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These large oatmeal raisin cookies are filled with plump raisins, chewy oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a touch of vanilla. They have a crisp outer edge with a soft and chewy middle!

This product is available for pick up on Friday, June 3rd from 1pm-6pm.

Custom Orders

Looking for something other than our Everyday Classics or the Bake of the Week? We’d love to work with you to make a special treat!

We are able to complete a limited number of custom orders each week, so it’s better to contact us as early as possible to secure your spot. The custom order schedule fills up on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular days can fill up weeks or months in advance.

Please also be aware that we are a Cottage Food Operation, which allows us to bake out of a home kitchen. This also means that there are some restrictions on the baked goods that can be made and sold.

Custom orders can be made at least 48 hours ahead (although a longer time may be necessary for larger orders). A custom order is not accepted until all details are confirmed and full prepayment has been made.

After receiving your order, we’ll call you to confirm all the details and place your custom order. In the event your desired date isn’t available, we can explore other options.

Click on the button below to get a quote for your custom order!

Custom Order Examples

  • Colored frostings
  • Piped personalized messages
  • Flavor variations
  • Holiday-themed treats
  • Birthday or graduation desserts
  • Wedding layer cakes and tiered cakes
  • Decorated sugar cookies
  • Baby shower or gender reveal sweets
  • Breakfast pastries
  • Tons more…just let me know what you’re thinking!

Private In-Your-Home Decorating Classes

Looking for a fun way to celebrate a special occasion? Host an “In -Your-Home” decorating class and invite friends, family, or co-workers to learn how to decorate delicious desserts with in-person, hands-on instruction.

Classes can be completely customized for any age/skill level and you can choose the type of dessert and design you would like. Sara, the instructor, will travel to your location (anywhere in the Chicagoland area) and will supply the treats and all decorating tools so your event is one to remember!

At the end of the class, each student will take home a decorated dessert to show off all the skills they learned.

Learn more about private, In-Your-Home Decorating Classes or get a quote!

About Windy City Baker

Windy City Baker, a female owned business, was founded by Sara Jelinek in 2018 as a way to share her baking passion with the world. Located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois, Sara creates gourmet bakes in her home kitchen from scratch. These amazing tasting treats are made with the highest quality ingredients and a focus on classic baking techniques. Our goal is to provide the best tasting baked goods (that are worth the calories) and outstanding customer service to keep you coming back for more!


We allow modifications on orders with 1 week or more notice. Cancellations less than 2 weeks before pick up, will result in the forfeiture of the 50% deposit (no exceptions). To modify or cancel your order, you may email [email protected] or text/call (312) 798-9870.

Our custom order schedule is first-come, first-serve. It can fill up at any time so the more notice you give, the more likely it will be that we have availability. The order must be placed a minimum of 48 hours before.

While we do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, we are NOT an allergen free kitchen. If you have any severe allergies, please note that we cannot assume any liability that may come with the risk of allergen consumption.

We are a made-to-order bakery and do not keep pre-made products on hand. This allows us to provide the best quality baked goods.

We ask for a minimum of 48 hours notice for all orders since we are a made-to-order bakery. Rush orders (i.e., an order for the same day) might be possible for an additional fee. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Delivery options in the Chicagoland area are available for custom orders only. Delivery fees can be provided with your order quote.

At this time, we do not ship any of our products.

All custom orders under $100 require full payment at the time of ordering. Orders over $100 require a 50% deposit when placing the order with the remaining balance paid at least 2 weeks before the due date. The deposit is required to reserve the date.

Contact Us

Phone: (312) 798-9870

Email: [email protected]

Pick-up location: 5482 S Ridgewood Ct, Chicago, IL 60615

Valentine’s Day Treats!

These treats are perfect for gifting to someone special, friends, family, coworkers, kids, or even yourself!

Preorder your favorite treats through February 7th to ensure a pickup on February 10th-14th. Orders after February 7th will be subject to product availability.

Mother’s Day Treats!

These treats are perfect for gifting to your mom or wife on Mother’s Day to let her know how special she is!

Preorder your favorite treats through May 11th to ensure a pickup on May 13th-14th. Orders after May 11th will be subject to product availability.

Thank you to everyone who has ordered desserts for Mother’s Day weekend! At this point in time, due to high demand, I am completely booked and no longer able to take any more orders. I’m sorry for the inconvenience and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!!

Halloween Treats!

These Halloween desserts are scary good! Whether you need some treats for trick-or-treating, sending snacks to school with your children, or attending a Halloween party, these treats are the perfect choice.