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Happy Father’s Day (Dad Takes the Cake)

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Mom cutting their wedding cake (that dad made himself).

As Father’s Day comes near, I can’t help be reminded of the man who inspired me in so many ways, including getting into decorating cakes.

Before he came to America, dad worked in a pastry shop in Athens Greece. He didn’t move to the United States until 1959, when he took his first job working at the University Club’s  bakery in down town Chicago . His next job was working at the Morrison Hotel as a Pastry Chef.  Around 1963, he started working at Heinemann’s Bakery decorating petit fours and wedding cakes. (more…)