Chicago's Lutz Bakery takes the cake after Food Network episode

On a typical day, the family-owned Lutz Cafe and Pastry Shop in Chicago's North Center neighborhood might get 200 visitors to its website--people looking for all manner of confections based on authentic German recipes.

But when the Food Network featured Lutz on its show "Kid in a Candy Store" Monday, the lines started overheating, which seems fitting given that host Adam Gertler spotlighted a unique Lutz creation: the baumkuchen, a three-foot tall confection roasted on a spit like a turkey.

"We're going 100,000 miles an hour after that episode," Lutz owner Howard Gould, 54, said Tuesday morning. "We got several hundred orders for baumkuchen overnight.