Looking to bring out your inner chef? Give Me Some Sugar is Chicago's best source for cake decorating classes, along with in-home cooking lessons. Taught by Alessandra Sweeney, known as Chef Alekka, classes are taught either in the clients' homes or at a local bakery. "Our philosophy is to provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere for our clients. We like to create an environment where questions are encouraged, and students feel like they can learn at their own pace," says Sweeney. Both cake decorating and in-home cooking classes are two-and-a-half hours long. Cake decorating includes basics such as crumb coating a cake and various piping skills, and for in-home cooking classes, Give Me Some Sugar provides everything, including the food. The best part: they also clean up your kitchen after the class is over, so you can just have fun cooking with your guests. So why sign up for a Give Me Some Sugar lesson? "Cooking a meal at home is a dying art," Sweeney says. "Learning the basics of cooking is a skill that can be built upon for many years." And the cakes and cupcakes you leave with aren't bad either.