Levine started baking on her own at the young age of nine. “My favorite books back then were cookbooks. I was fascinated with Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book and Margaret Fulton’s Encyclopedia of Food & Cookery. It’s a dream come true to have my own successful bakery. There is nothing better than to make a living at what you love to do,” Levine says.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
There is an art form to custom cake designing and Naomi Levine, owner and operator of TipsyCake in Chicago proves to be an expert in the field. The Australian-born baker moved to Chicago in 1999, aspired to own her own business, loved dealing with customers and had a passion for baking. Thus, began Levine’s adventure. She began studying baking and pastry at the Illinois Institute for the Arts in 2004 and launched TipsyCake as a web-based business selling baked goods to local restaurants and hotels. As her popularity grew she knew she had to find a place of her own to bake her creations and since 2006 TipsyCake calls 1043 N. California in the diverse Humboldt Park neighborhood, home.