Together Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago celebrated their 36th birthday with a 1,500 pound cheesecake. The Big Eli’s Cheesecake had delicious layers of Original Plain and Chocolate Chip topped with fresh strawberries.

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After being fork-lifted off of an Eli’s Cheesecake truck, the cast of The Book of Mormon and Spongebob the Musical sang Happy Birthday and helped cut the first slice of Eli’s Big Cheesecake.

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The customers for cheesecake went wild at the sight of Eli’s Big Cake and the  multi-layer cake was served to thousands of people! Eli’s Cheesecake shared the event using their very own Snapchat geotag filter for the event. The geotag was a hit and many Snapchat videos were selected to be on the Chicago Snapchat Story.  An annual tradition, Eli’s Big Cake is an birthday celebration not to be missed!

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In addition to serving cheesecake, Eli’s Cheesecake’s Executive Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, provided an informative demonstrations for a No-Bake Cheesecake (recipe found in Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook). Chef Laurel Boger showed multiple ways to use the batter from the No-Bake Cheesecake including single serve Cheesecake Parfaits and Cheesecake Popsicles.

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Foodie Photo Challenge

Eli’s Cheesecake also ran a Foodie Photo Challenge #ElisAtTaste.  Below are a few of the entries from Eli’s Foodie Photo Challenge:

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