Baker Boys in Highland Park, IL
I just want to give a little publicity to one of my favorite new places in Highland Park - Baker Boys - a storefront cupcake, pasty and ice cream shop on St. John's Avenue near Ravinia Park.
Baker Boys opened in 2009, and since then has become quite popular on the North Shore. The two guys who run it grew up in the area, and they make everything on site, including their delectable chocolate sorbet and cupcakes that are the best I've ever had. The frosting is so incredibly rich that my mouth is watering just thinking of it.
Here's a link to the store's web site: http://bakerboysbakery.com/contact.html
I sincerely hope that the Sterns can come up to Highland Park sometime to try this place out and review it. I consider it a local treasure.