A lot of those cake designers are in the city, but ABC7's Hungry Hound says there's another female "Cake Boss" in the far northern suburbs and she's joining him in the kitchen Friday.
If you really want to make an impression at a special event, a cake will certainly mark the occasion. Luda Tchijova is knee-deep in frosting and ganache this time of year.
Her web-based specialty cake company Sweet Discoveries is based in Wadsworth, just north of Gurnee and Waukegan, but she makes deliveries all over northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
She shared some of her tips and ideas for specialty cakes with the Hungry Hound.