From the folks at Make-A-Wish Illinois comes a tasty twist: Bake-A-Wish, a curated, festive experience with cookie decorating stations, hot chocolate stations and more holiday fun. The event will raise money to help make wishes come true for local children. They have holiday-themed sticker featuring a script font in a bold red, wrapping paper-like background. It's delicious looking, in part because it's one of our custom shaped kiss cut stickers, but also because there's a cookie right smack dab in the top. Yum.
If you're not familiar with Make-A-Wish, it's one of this country's top non-profits. They do great stuff for kids with life-threatening medical conditions by granting them their "wish" of a special experiences. The organization grants wishes through 61 chapters across the United States and in 45 countries around the world.
Two big-name Chicago restaurants, Acanto and The Gage, are teaming up with Accenture will be hosting this events on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at The Gage, right across the street from Chicago's famous Millennium Park and iconic Cloud Gate (or "The Bean" to the locals).
Executive Pastry Chef Kym DeLost (Acanto and The Gage) is making the food magic happen, and 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. Chef DeLost believes that pastry should be fun and that is reflected on the menus at her restaurants. She plans to bring that same whimsy to the table at Bake-A-Wish; she is, after all, the creator of "Sundae Funday” at Acanto and drinkable desserts at The Gage.
Big thanks to the contributors:
- Billy Lawless, Proprietor of Acanto, Beacon Tavern, Coda Di Volpe, The Dawson and The Gage
- Kim DeLost, Executive Pastry Chef, Acanto and The Gage
- Patrick Doyle, Director of Operations, Acanto, Beacon Tavern, The Dawson and The Gage
- Neena Munjal, Accenture, Event Chair