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Lakeview’s Late-Night LGBTQ-Friendly Bakery’s Menu Features Fancy Cake Slices

Jennivee’s Bakery should open real soon

Jennivee’s Bakery has an opening date in Lakeview.
Ashok Selvam
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Lakeview’s new late-night bakery, whose owner pledges to create an inclusive atmosphere—particularly celebrating members of the LGBTQ communities—has an opening date. Jennivee’s Bakery should open on Feb. 5 at 3301 N. Sheffield Ave. Owner Jennifer Vailoces shared the bakery’s menu that includes tastes from her native Philippines.

The bakery plans on serving until 2 a.m., and the menu includes an impressive selection of cakes by the slice. The flavors offer tastes from around the globes. There’s tres leches representing Mexico and the Americana (yellow butter cake with milk chocolate buttercream). Vailoces flaunts her Filipino roots with the mango cream (mango chiffon cake, mango mousse, mango slices) and the purple velvet (ube chiffon cake, ube mousse, young coconut macapuno strings, ube crumbs). There’s also cupcakes, cookies, macaroons, and more.

Vailoces is a member of the LGBTQ community, and has talked about her desire to hire other members. It’s an uplifting idea, especially in the current political climate where their civil rights feel threatened.

Check out the the full menu below and stay tuned for updates.

Jennivee’s Bakery Menu

Classic Cakes

Slice $6.00

Petite 6”round 8-12 servings $34.00

Regular 9”round 20-24 servings $50.00

Medium 10” round 32-36 servings $60.00

Large 14”round 52-60 servings $100.00

Party Princess (vanilla funfetti cake layers, pink vanilla buttercream, rainbow sprinkles)

Americana (yellow butter cake layers, milk chocolate buttercream)

Brooklyn Blackout (dark chocolate cake layers, chocolate pudding, chocolate buttercream, chocolate crumbs)

Hummingbird (banana pineapple pecan cake layers, citrus cream cheese frosting, candied pecans, toasted coconut)

Southern Belle (white coconut cake layers, coconut pastry cream, merengue frosting, toasted coconut)

Southern Gent (carrot pineapple walnut cake layers, citrus cream cheese frosting, candied walnuts)

Southern Comfort (light chocolate cake layers, caramel coconut pecan filling, milk chocolate buttercream)

Scarlet (deep red velvet cake layers, mascarpone cream cheese frosting)

Boston Cream (yellow butter cake layers, vanilla bean pastry cream, bittersweet ganache, toasted almonds)

Tres Leches (vanilla chiffon cake layers soaked in 3 milks, vanilla whipped cream, fresh fruit garnish)

Dulce de Leche Cream (vanilla chiffon cake layers, dulce de leche mousse, ducle de leche drizzle, crushed toffee candies)

Caramel Apple (apple spice cake layers, caramel buttercream, crushed salted peanuts, caramel drizzle, apple slice garnish)

Signature Fudge (dark chocolate cake layers, thick custard “yema” filling, pure fudge frosting)

Classic Caramel (yellow butter cake layers, traditional caramel frosting)

Lady Baltimore Cake (white cake layers, filled with brown sugar, raisins, pecans and figs soaked in bourbon, fluffy merengue frosting)

Mango Cream (mango chiffon cake layers, mango mousse, mango slices)

Purple Velvet (ube chiffon cake layers, ube mousse, young coconut macapuno strings, ube crumbs)

Buko Pandan (pandan chiffon cake layers, coconut mousse, young coconut strings, pandan buttercream)

Sansrival (cashew merengue layers, vanilla buttercream, crushed toasted cashews)

Specialty Cakes

Slice $7.50

Petite 6” round 8-12 servings $36.00

Regular 9” round 20-24 servings $60.00

Medium 10” round 32-36 servings $70.00

Large 14” round 52-60 servings $120.00

Pixie Turtle (dark chocolate cake layers, chocolate mousse, caramel sauce, candied pecans, bittersweet ganache)

Spumonie (chocolate, cherry, and pistachio chiffon cake layers, chocolate, cherry, and pistachio mousse, maraschino cherries, crushed pistachios, chocolate shavings)

Snickers Mousse (dark chocolate cake layers, peanut butter mousse, caramel layer, salted peanuts, crumbled Snickers pieces, milk chocolate ganache)

Black Forest (dark chocolate cake layers, cherry brandy chocolate mousse, cherry preserves, vanilla whipped cream, bittersweet chocolate shavings, Maraschino cherries)

Ferrero Mousse (dark chocolate cake layers, Nutella mousse, crushed toasted hazelnuts, crumbled Ferrero Roche pieces, bittersweet ganache, whole Ferrero Roche chocolate garnish)

Pina Colada (coconut chiffon cake layers, rum coconut mousse, crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries)

Rocky Road (dark chocolate cake layers, chocolate mousse, mini marshmallows, dark chocolate chips, crushed cashews, vanilla whipped cream, milk chocolate ganache)

Rhapsody (white vanilla cake layers, white chocolate mousse, raspberry preserves, fresh raspberries, white chocolate shavings)

York Breeze (dark chocolate cake layers, peppermint cookies and cream mousse, crushed Oreos, crushed peppermint candies, bittersweet ganache)

Luce del Sol (lemon butter cake layers, lemon cannoli cream, pistachio mousse, crushed pistachios, lemon buttercream)

Triple Berry Mousse (white butter cake layers, triple berry—strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry—mousse, vanilla whipped cream, fresh strawberries, raspberry and blueberry garnish)

Sweet Dreams (vanilla butter cake layers, banana cream pudding, sliced bananas, milk chocolate mousse)

Dolce Amore (vanilla chiffon cake layers, espresso rum syrup, whipped mascarpone mousse, chocolate shavings, rum soaked lady fingers, cocoa dusting)

Lady M (dark chocolate cake layers, white chocolate mousse, raspberry preserves, dark chocolate mousse, bittersweet ganache, fresh raspberries, white and dark chocolate shavings)

Bittersweet Kiss (dark chocolate cake layers, bittersweet dark chocolate mousse, bittersweet ganache, chocolate truffle garnish)

Pumpkin Pecan Praline (pumpkin spice cake layers, caramel layer, candied pecans, praline cheesecake, pumpkin spice buttercream)

Southern Gent (carrot pineapple walnut cake layers, citrus cream cheese frosting, candied walnuts)



Single $3.25

Half Dozen $18.00

Dozen $36.50

Little Princess (vanilla funfetti cake, pastel vanilla buttercream, buttercream flowers)

Midnight cup (dark chocolate cake, dark chocolate buttercream, chocolate flower)

Scarlette (deep red velvet cake, mascarpone cream cheese frosting, red buttercream rose)

Snow Belle (white coconut cake, coconut cream cheese frosting, coconut flakes, white buttercream flower)

Sassy (banana cake, cream cheese frosting, dulce de leche drizzle)


single $3.75

half dozen $20.00

dozen $42.50

Ferrero Cup (dark chocolate cake, nutella mousse , ganache, hazelnut crumble, and whole Ferrero Roche)

Dark Tiramisu (dark chocolate cake, espresso mascarpone mousse, coffee buttercream, rum soaked lady finger, cocoa dusting)

Mango Buttercream (vanilla butter cake, mango puree, mango buttercream, white buttercream flower)

Purple Velvet Cup (ube butter cake, macapuno strings, ube buttercream, white buttercream flower)

Lemon Italian Cream (lemon butter cake, lemon cannoli filling, lemon buttercream, crushed pistachios)

French Silk (dark chocolate cake, bittersweet mousse, vanilla whipped cream, chocolate shavings)

Pink Berry (vanilla butter cake, triple berry mousse, raspberry buttercream, fresh mixed berry garnish)

Cookies $3.00/piece

Chocolate Chunk M&Ms cookies

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Decedance cookies

Peanut Butter Toffee

Lemon Cranberry Ricotta

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut


Mango White chocolate chunk

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies


French Macarons $2.50




Specialty Flavor

Bars $3.50

Decedent Fudge Brownies

Magic Bars

Revel Bars

Mango Bars

Raspberry Almond Bars

Caramel Pecan Blondies


$6.50 slice

$55.00 whole 10” round

Ube Macapuno


Triple Berry


Dark Chocolate

Specialty Flavor


Tea $2.00

Hot Chocolate regular $3.25 large $4.00

Americano regular $1.75 large $3.25

Espresso single $1.75 double $3.25

Cappuccino regular $3.25 large $4.00

Latte regular $3.25 large $4.00

Mocha regular $3.50 large $4.25

Jennivee's Bakery

3301 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 697-3341 Visit Website