The Baked Escape, a Chicago-based baked goods company, is delivering cakes, pies, and the like for the Thanksgiving holiday. What began as a personal endeavor from an attorney-by-day has now expanded into lovable business, thriving on rave reviews of its Brownie-bottom Cheesecake or Pumpkin Caramel Pound cake. When the rest of your Thanksgiving meal is pulling fancy tricks from Bon Appetit or Saveur, Ed from The Baked Escape is elbow-deep in the American classics: Pecan pie, sweet potato pie, even peach cobbler.
If dessert is not your strong subject or you simply have no room in your oven, visit The Baked Escape’s website and see for yourself how the desserts will look. If your search is for a flavor outside the usual Thanksgiving warming-spice repertoire, how about the Blueberry Cassis cake? A graham cracker crust holds up a creme de cassis infused bundt cake streaked with blueberry compote topping and the purdiest whipped cream around. Browse through the photo gallery alongside this article for a preview of some desserts, or go directly to the site.
The Baked Escape desserts start at $20 and won’t cost over $35. You’ll want to place the order by Tuesday afternoon to ensure availability. Make sure to check the delivery coordinates on the website before you order, but you can also arrange to pick up your sweets. The Baked Escape operates out of the Logan Square Kitchen, a LEED Certified communal kitchen in Chicago. Take a bite out of that green stamp.