Sweet Mandy B’s
1208 W. Webster Ave., Chicago
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Located in Lincoln Park, everything is made on-site at this cozy location. Try the Lemon or Chocolate cupcakes. The buttercream frosting is to die for!
115 N. Wabash, Chicago
Located in the Loop, Sugar Bliss cake boutique has a variety of yummy cupcake flavors, from Chocolate Peanut Butter to Texas Red Velvet; from Orange Creamsicle to Cotton Candy. Flavors change daily. Prices range from $1.50 per mini-cupcake or $15 for a dozen, to $3.50 for a regular size cupcake, or purchase a dozen for $40.
705 W. Belden Ave., Chicago
Located in Lincoln Park, Swirlz cupcakes are baked fresh daily. From Peach Cobbler to Banana Split, Swirlz has something for everyone — including gluten-free and vegan cupcakes.
50 E. Walton Street, Chicago
Located in the Gold Coast, Sprinkles bakery began in Beverly Hills, and most recently expanded to Chicago, among other cities. Sample flavors from Chai Latte to Ginger Lemon; from Key Lime to Pumpkin. Cupcakes are $3.25 each, $36 for a dozen.
2536 N. Clark St., Chicago
Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Molly’s was named after the founder’s third-grade teacher who always baked tasty cupcakes for students’ birthdays. Nosh on a variety of cupcakes, from Tiramisu to Boston Cream. A portion of the profits are donated directly to community schools, so indulge without a guilty conscience!
The Cupcake Counter
229 W. Madison St., Chicago
Located in the Loop, enjoy simple, tasty “everyday” flavors, such as Butter, Chocolate, Red Velvet and Carrot. Or grab a daily “surprise” like a PB&J cupcake! Add a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between your favorite cupcake for $4. Cupcakes are $3 each, $33 for a dozen.
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