About


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!