Patience, Passion and Butter: Lockport’s Favorite Independent Bakery Celebrates 2 Years in Business

June 23, 2016

Cakes XO is a proudly , specializing in delicious and artfully designed specialty cakes. The shop is experiencing sweet success, celebrating their second year in business on July 1st 2016.
Owner, Joanne has worked in the baking industry for over 10 years, and stepped out on her own to open Cakes XO once she discovered her passion for imaginative cake design. Over the last two years, her and her team of 6 qualified bakers have crafted culinary marvels like purple ombre frosted wedding cakes, birthday cupcake towers and even an elaborate cartoon character cake or two.

Cakes XO is also heavily involved in the community, donating to and participating in events for charities like The Mark Staehely Pediatric foundation, Watts of love, Love your Melon,  Lockport Township High school and District 91 as well as Lockport libraries, Montessori School of Lemont, Flip Star Gymnastics Academy, Cornerstone Services, Girl Scouts Troop 71005, and St. Dennis Church, to mention a few.

When asked what the secret to a successful independent bakery is, Joanne’s answer was simple:

 “Patience, passion and a whole lot of good butter. Butter makes everything better!”

2 Year Celebrations: Free Cake Friday

On July 1st, to say thanks for 2 years of community support – all patrons who visit the bakery will receive a free slice of the shop’s signature favorite – salted caramel cake. Stop by, say congratulations and grab a slice. Joanne and the team would love to see you. If you can’t make Free Cake Friday, you can catch Cakes XO at the following upcoming summer events in Lockport:

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With the continued support of the Lockport community, Cakes XO is sure to continue to thrive. The next time you have something to celebrate, give them a call – you and your guests will not be disappointed. To see the latest cake designs and stay up to date with what’s happening at Cakes XO - follow them on or visit their website (

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