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Bob and AnnaName: Bob Severns and Anna Butler
Birthday: April 1st and June 10th
Business Name: Takes the Cake
Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois

I was in property management and Anna has done retail management and is an amazing mother.  

When & how did you become a cake pop maker?
We started making cakepops around 2 years ago.  We did it the first time to sell to earn money for a charity.  We had friends that owned a restaurant that let us display them at the tables.  Shortly after people started asking us to make them for parties and events.  We both have always loved baking so it just seemed natural step for us.

Do you bake as your full-time job?
We do bake for our full time jobs.  It’s great because we can take as much or as little business as we would like.  It’s truly great.  We complete each other in a crazy way.  I mean how many people can say they get to work with their Best Friend?

How did you come up with your business name?
It kind of came to us.  We bounced a few names around but always came back to Takes the Cake.

What inspires you in your baking; how do you come up with original ideas?
Our clients are a great form of inspiration.  They are truly wonderful.  Once we are told a theme or idea we take it from there.  We also love all of our fellow bakers out there.  It’s great to take one idea and change it some and make it our own.  We truly believe that we should all help each other.

What are some of your favorite cake pops that you have made?


What advice do you have for other cake pop makers?
The best advice is to always have fun.  Once you start hating what you are doing, its time to stop.  You should enjoy it.

Do you make anything else in addition to cake pops?
We also make cakes, cupcakes cookies and more.

Some non-baking questions…

  • Favorite TV show or movie: Pretty Little Liars (Bob), Smash and Chicago Fire. 
  • Favorite book: The Help (Bob)
  • Favorite non-baking hobby: Shopping
  • Favorite candy: Kit Kat
  • Favorite celebrity: Kelly Clarkson (Bob)
  • If you could have any super power, what would it be, and why? To read minds. It would make life interesting

How can people find you?

Website: www.takesthecakeil.com
Facebook: Takes The Cake
Twitter: @TakesTheCakeIL
Instagram: @Takes_the_cake
Email: Takes_the_cake@ymail.com

What area do you serve/sell to?  The suburbs of Chicago area
Do you ship your cake pops?  We don’t
What’s the best way for people to order from you? Facebook or email us