Pops by Kristina offers sweet treats for any and all occasions!

We are a web-based bakery business located in Darien, IL. We serve the Chicagoland area. Our offerings include Cake Pops, Cake Push Pops, Oreo Pops, Truffle pops, S’mores Pops, Cakes, Cupcakes, and Favor Cookies. We also create custom displays and dessert tables to meet the needs of your special occasion. Our treats are sure to please each and every one of your guests!

We kindly ask that orders be finalized at least two weeks prior to your event date, but one month notice is recommended to ensure availability.


Our Story:

Kristina was exposed to baking at an early age – her mom always made her the most fabulous birthday cakes when she was growing up. Baking at Christmas was a big tradition in the family, but her interest in it didn’t go much farther than that until she moved out of her parents house and started cooking and baking for herself and her boyfriend. In her spare time, she tried many new recipes. Cakes, cupcakes, and frostings were mastered first, and then she branched out into different types of breads, rolls, bagels, etc. – whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread is her favorite one to make! After ending an 11 year career in retail management, Kristina took some time off to relax, and to hopefully find her passion. One day, she had the idea to make cheesecake pops for her friends bridal shower – and for her first attempt, they were pretty fabulous! Shortly after, it turned into a business that was kicked off by an elaborate dessert table for her friends daughters first birthday party. A few months later, her sister Alicia joined in on the fun, and they added a new division to the company: Cakes By Leece. Kristina does Pops By Kristina part-time, and also works part-time as an apparel and accessory buyer at a nearby boutique. She finds the balance between the two to be the best of both worlds – life is sweet!


Availability Update!!
Leece & Kristina are both fully booked now through May 19th.
Leece will be unavailable from June 23 – July 14.
Kristina & Leece are both fully booked for the following dates:
August 26 – 28
September 29 – October 5th
November 1 – 9

Orders may be placed by e-mail, 7 days a week. Please allow us 48 hours to get back to you. If you would like to schedule a phone call, please e-mail us! Kristina & Leece both work full time jobs in addition to this business – so while we may not be able to answer phone calls or emails during the day, we promise to get back to you as soon as we are able.

A 50% deposit is due for all orders upon approval of the invoice.

Orders are available for pick-up or delivery Friday through Sunday only. Orders cannot be taken for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

All orders must be finalized at least two weeks prior to the event date. A finalized order means that we have sent you an invoice, you have approved the quote, and paid your deposit. We cannot hold the date for the event until the invoice is approved.

We are a small, part-time business that books up very quickly, so in order to secure the date for your event, advance notice is necessary.

Thank you 🙂


We are a web-based bakery business located in Hillside, IL. We serve the Chicagoland area. Ask about our delivery fee schedule.

Orders may be placed by phone or e-mail, 7 days a week. Please allow us 48 hours to get back to you. Kristina & Leece both work full time jobs in addition to this business – so while we may not be able to answer phone calls or emails during the day, we promise to get back to you as soon as we are able.

E-mail is the best way to reach us!! Please put your name and the date of your event in the e-mail subject line.

*please allow 48 hours for us to get back to you*

For cake pops, oreo pops, truffle pops and s’mores pops: kristina@popsbykristina.com

For cakes, cupcakes, and cookies: leece@popsbykristina.com

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Pops Pricing

To see pricing, cake pop flavor options, and the other sweet treats we offer, please click the link below.

Pops by Kristina Menu 2015

Please send any questions or inquiries to kristina@popsbykristina.com


The only themed/shaped pops we are currently offering are:

Minnie & Mickey Mouse – $22 per dozen

Elmo – $22 per dozen

Angry Birds – $25 per dozen – variety of the red bird, black bird, blue bird, and green ‘pig’

We apologize that we are not currently able to accommodate any other themed/shaped pops at this time.


Welcome Sweet Lovers!

Thanks for visiting! Here is where you will find important news and updates that we have to share with you. Check out the tabs above for availability, pricing, photos, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!


*We proudly service the western suburbs of Chicago, IL

*The best way to reach us is email! Please include the date of your event in the email subject. Please allow 48 hours for us to respond to your initial email. Thank you!


Cakes By Leece logo

Cakes by Leece offers custom cakes, cupcakes, mini cupcakes, and hand-decorated sugar cookies.

For all cake and cupcake inquiries, please email leece@popsbykristina.com

Menu & Pricing:  Cakes by Leece 2015

Here is a gallery of Leece’s work. Click to enlarge. Enjoy!



“I ordered my daughter’s 1st birthday cake and smash cake. The cakes turned out so adorable! Not only did they look great on the outside but they tasted so good on the inside. I had many relatives say how good the frosting was. I have ordered specialty cakes from bakeries in the past and they did not compare at all to your cakes. You were so easy to work with and the delivery on day of the party was an added bonus. I will definitely be a return customer and some of my relatives may be 1st time customers in the future. Thanks again!!”
– Shannon W, LaGrange
“I order cake pops the first time for my daughter’s baptism and then I ordered again for my daughter’s 5th birthday party and everyone loved the cake pops,cake and cookies . Will order again!” – Michelle P, Plainfield
“We ordered a cake and cake pops for my daughter’s birthday, and not only did both the cake and cake pops look incredible, but they tasted even better than they looked! People went back for second servings with the cake and several people let us know afterwards that the cake pops were extremely delicious, as well. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision. We highly recommend Pops by Kristina for your event! They’re super easy to work with, very professional, and incredibly talented. You won’t be disappointed one bit!”
-Scott O, Plainfield
“My first experience with Pops by Kristina was my son’s high school graduation party. From the cupcakes with graduation caps and diplomas to the custom “2012” graduation cookies everything was perfect and so delicious. The cupcakes are so moist and everyone was commenting on how delicious the frosting was!! The carrot cake with cream cheese frosting was to die for and also the Red Velvet. I love how the girls take your thoughts and turn them into reality – even offering some great ideas that I didn’t even consider. They are VERY creative and do everything possible to make your event special and one of a kind. I have also given cake pops as a hostess gifts at dinner parties and I served seasonal flavored cupcakes on Christmas Eve this year. I would highly recommend Kristina & Leece to anyone and look forward to more orders in 2013!!!” – Lisa R, Addison

“I own a children’s boutique in downtown Geneva, Ella’s Pink Bowtique. We offer birthday parties & needed a cake pop supplier. Kristina was recommended by a friend and she did not disappoint. We love the quality of the cake pop on the inside and out. Kristina’s cake pops are delish and beautiful. Kristina is able to accommodate many themes, colors, and allergy specifications – sometimes on a moments notice. We can always rely on her. We have enjoyed Kristina’s cake pops for over 50 birthday parties and would highly recommend her to everyone!” -Stephanie S, Geneva

“Kristina and her cake pops helped my family, friends and I celebrate two events last year. Her cake pops were used to reveal the gender of our baby, and used as favors for my baby shower. Kristina and Leece are both extremely professional yet fun to work with. Their endless ideas and amazing creativity made my events extra special. Both their cakepops and cupcakes are exceptionally tasty and very much a crowd pleaser. You can’t go wrong when ordering from them! I know I will continue to use them in the future as well as refer them more clientele.” -Jenn M, La Grange


“I ordered two dozen cake pops for my girlfriends engagement party and I only had one regret…not ordering MORE! They were so absolutely delicious that her family and friends ate them all right away. I even overheard someone say they were the best tasting cake pops they’ve ever had. I have to agree, they are so delicious and not to mention cute to look at. Kristina can custom color them to match the theme of your wedding/event. I can’t wait to order some for my wedding shower this summer!” -Stefanie J, Chicago


“I ordered from Pops by Kristina for my Chicago Wedding Reception in September.  The pops were the hit of the party with not a single one left by the end of the night!  To this day, I still have guests asking about the pops and how they can order them!  Kristina was fantastic to work with and coordinated the pops and displays with my wedding colors.  I couldn’t have been happier with how they looked and more importantly tasted!  Can’t wait to order again!” -Jordan K, Clarendon Hills

“Kristina and Leece do not disappoint! These two sisters CAN and WILL take it to the next level! Their talent and passion for baking lovely little creations truly shines through their work. Not only are their prices reasonable, but they deliver impeccable and delicious tasting pops, cakes, and other sweet treats. But, don’t let the name fool you. They can whip up a myriad of confections from Oreo pops to sugar cookies to donuts to of course, their namesake, cake pops. Their dessert table creations are always an impressive focal point for guests at any occasion (i.e. birthday, graduation, bridal/baby shower, etc). I can’t wait to use them for my next event!” -Stephanie S, DesPlaines

“I first tried Pops By Kristina when I received a dozen as a prize. They were unbelievable and my kids ate most of them. I then ordered several Christmas baskets and gave them away to neighbors, teachers, and school faculty. People were amazed at how delicious they were but also the novelty of them. Kids absolutely love them.  They create such a unique way to decorate your sweet table but once someone tries them, the taste is what gets them.  This was the best Christmas presents I could give the faculty at my daughter’s school. They still talk about them whenever I see them. Kristina does an amazing job at coming up with yummy, creative ideas to decorate your sweet table or present as a gift.  You have to try them!” -Sherri K, Arlington Heights

“I had a Minnie Mouse theme b-day party for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. The centerpiece of my party was my Minnie mouse dessert table and it was adorable and all my guests could talk about! We had Minnie mouse cake pops, Oreo pops with sparkly decor, pink & black cake push pops,Minnie favor cookies & a Minnie mouse cake by Leece! I especially loved the personal touches with a special message on each cookie as well as our own labels on the cake pops. Thank you Pops by Kristina! Can’t wait to do it again!” -Megan K, Westchester

“Kristina has made pops for my daughter’s dance class , they turned out so darn cute . She did them in her favorite colors . And for Christmas this year she made me pops in all Christmas colors , all just for me 🙂 Thanks Kristina for everything!!!”  -Tanya O, Oak Forest

“Kristina’s pops are not only creative but they are also delicious!! Kristina made cheesecake pops for my bridal shower. They were such a hit I asked her to make more for my wedding. They looked awesome displayed on our sweet table. Our guests were very impressed. I would recommend Pops by Kristina to anyone who is looking for a yummy creative treat to add color & “POP” to their event.” -Christine F, Westchester

“I attended a very well put together 1st birthday party this weekend for a close family friend’s daughter Gianna. The food was good, but the dessert really stood out.  I highly recommend Pops by Kristina to anyone catering for a birthday, graduation or any other party in the IL area.  She put in a good deal of work which you can see on her page pictures.  I was only able to snag a picture of the cake push pop.  Everything else I tried (and yes, I tried one or more of everything) was gone too fast for me to snap a picture. The cake push pops as you can see are layers of buttercream frosting and chocolate cake inside of a push-pop device with a little candy topper. She also had the most amazing cheesecake balls on a stick. The cheesecake was perfectly chilled and kept  cool inside the thick candy coating. Just when you thought you couldn’t eat anymore sugar, there was also frosted oreo’s on a stick with star crystals, mini donuts and as a parting gift, sugar cookies that melted in your mouth.  It was definitely worth the sugar coma.” -Erica B, Naperville

“I was introduced to Kristina and her cake pops just in time for my boys’ football Homecomings.  I ordered several dozen cake pops (all different flavors) and my special request – Oreo pops with a football outlined in the middle, wrapped and tied with team color ribbons.  I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing success they all were – with both the players and the parents!  I’ve also ordered cake pops for a friend’s birthday party and my housewarming (again, a huge success).  Party favors for my housewarming were sugar cookies in the shape of a heart – frosted, wrapped and tied with a cute little handwritten tag that said, “Thank you for warming my house!”  Adorable and delicious.  Kristina is awesome and her sweet treats are the hit of every party!  Thanks Kristina!” -Lori B, South Elgin

“I cannot say enough good things about Kristina and her cake pops. Not only is her presentation and decor so beautifully and professionally done, they taste absolutely fabulous. In fact, you can believe me when I say I have had all the flavors in one sitting, because they were so delicous and it is extremely hard to stop! Kristina is a joy to work with, and I would highly recommend her without any hesitation.” -Jessica R, Chicago