2014

Jewel-Osco Lets You Have Your Cake And Be On It Too; Personalized Portrait Cakes From Bake Shop Features Your Favorite Color Photo

    MELROSE PARK, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mixing digital imaging and
 buttercreme frosting, confectionery artists at Jewel-Osco are creating the
 ultimate customized cakes.
     Through the use of a computerized decorating system, The Fresh Bake Shops
 at Jewel-Osco are able to duplicate treasured customer photos on one-of-a-kind
 cakes perfect for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and other special
 occasions.  This state of the art technology is available at a network of
 stores to serve all of Chicago-land.
     Jewel-Osco food services vice-president, Nancy Chagares, said the
 introduction of portrait cakes beginning June 2, is another example of how the
 Melrose Park based retailer is leading the way in innovative consumer ideas.
     "Our customers continually expect new and different ideas from out stores,
 and this is another example of providing them with the best in the business,"
 Chagares said.  "Jewel-Osco takes pride in offering our customers breakthrough
 technology and delicious cakes to make special occasions even more memorable."
     Chagares said portrait cake possibilities are as vast as a person's
 imagination, and photo album and ideas could include baby pictures for
 birthdays, wedding photos for an anniversary, and graduation photos for
 graduation parties.
     Using state-of-the-art computer technology, a flat-bed scanner, and photo-
 imaging software, Jewel-Osco confectionery artists can reproduce either color
 or black-and-white photos as large as eight-by-10 inches on white-buttercreme
 cakes with custom fillings.
     Chagares said the images and its colors are reproduced using food coloring
 applied in a way that is similar to an ink jet printer, and that depending on
 the cake size, the process takes between ten and 20 minutes.
     Prior to printing on assorted size sheet cakes, photos selected for
 portrait cakes can be cropped or enlarged to requested specifications.
 Messages can be placed on the portrait cakes using a variety of popular
 computer-generated font styles, or by hand.  All cakes can be accented with
 customized trim and decorations.
     "Our bakery people are very creative, and really excited about creating
 portrait cakes," Chagares said.  "The response has been great, and when people
 see the cakes and the clarity of the image they are amazed."
     To find the location of the nearest Jewel-Osco Bake Shop providing
 portrait cakes, please call 1-800-Jewel-61.
 
                Portrait Cakes are Available at These Locations
                    Call 1-800-Jewel-61 for More Information
 
     -- Algonquin - 103 S. Randall Rd., 847-854-7020
     -- Antioch - 966 Rte. 59, 847-395-7363
     -- Aurora - 1270 N. Lake St., 630-896-9559
     -- Batavia - 119 Randal Rd., 630-879-6622
     -- Bolingbrook - 1200 W. Boughton, 630-226-1892
     -- Buffalo Grove - 79 McHenry Rd., 847-459-3070
     -- Chicago - 2526 W. Cermak, 773-376-4751
     -- Chicago - 2940 N. Ashland, 773-871-8242
     -- Chicago - 4660 W. Irving Park Rd., 773-202-0211
     -- Chicago - 4042 W. Foster, 773-583-8080
     -- Chicago - 5320 S. Pulaski, 773-284-7700
     -- Chicago - 9400 S. Ashland Ave., 773-238-2393
     -- Chicago - 3570 N. Elston Ave., 773-583-9150
     -- Countryside - 5545 Brainard, 708-352-0120
     -- Crystal Lake - 6120 US Rt. 14, 815-455-5200
     -- Darien - 7335 Cass, 630-960-3177
     -- Elgin - 1660 Larkin Ave., 847-695-7573
     -- Elmhurst - 944 York Rd., 630-834-0006
     -- Elk Grove - 20 W. Biesterfield, 847-593-1112
     -- Evanston - 2485 Howard St., 847-328-9791
     -- Fox Lake - 1350 S. Rte. l2, 847-973-9075
     -- Franklin Pk. - 10203 W. Grand, 847-455-7711
     -- Frankfort - 352 LaGrange Rd., 815-464-5352
     -- Glenview - 2502 Waukegan Rd, 847-486-0864
     -- Gurnee - 6509 W. Grand, 847-855-1991
     -- Hoffman Estates - 1485 Palatine Rd., 847-202-0586
     -- Lake Forest - 890 N. Western, 847-735-8022
     -- Lombard - 1177 S. Main, 630-953-1390
     -- Melrose Park - 800 W. North Ave., 708-547-7974
     -- Mt. Prospect - 333 E. Euclid, 847-394-9390
     -- Munster, IN - 716 Ridge Rd., 219-836-1118
     -- Mundelein - 1501 S. Lake St., 847-566-6161
     -- Naperville - 1759 W. Ogden, 630-637-0490
     -- Naperville - 2855 W. 95th St., 630-904-5119
     -- Niles - 5667 W. Touhy, 847-647-6880
     -- N. Riverside - 7201 W. 24th St., 708-442-9151
     -- Oak Forest - 5616 W. 159th St., 708-614-6700
     -- Oak Lawn - 4650 W. 103rd St., 708-636-2520
     -- Oak Lawn - 9424 S. Pulaski, 708-423-0535
     -- Olympia Fields - 2500 Lincoln Hwy, 708-747-8288
     -- Orland Park - 9350 W. 159th St., 708-403-6920
     -- Palatine - 423 E. Dundee, 847-991-4545
     -- Plainfield - 2480 Rte. 59, 815-254-3291
     -- Schaumburg - 2501 Schaumburg, 847-524-8960
     -- Skokie - 9449 N. Skokie Blvd., 847-677-3331
     -- S. Holland - 763 E. 162nd St., 708-596-1960
     -- Waukegan - 922 N. Green Bay Rd., 847-662-0042
     -- Westmont - 4E. Ogden, 630-323-9885
     -- Wheaton - 30 Danada Sq., 630-668-1172
     -- Wood Dale - 343 W. Irving Pk. Rd, 630-773-4326
     -- Woodridge - 2317 75th St., 630-985-9380
     -- (Not Available at A11 Locations)
 
 

SOURCE Jewel-Osco

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