Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Cupcake Trifecta!
Cupcakes cupcakes cupcakes! Everyone is thinkin' cupcakes! I know the East Coast and West Coast have been on this cake walk for a while. It's taken us a little longer to ease into the thought of a $4 cupcake. I know Chicagoans are a little behind this new craze, but we're all over it now!! Chicago has a cupcake shop to fit every personality. When Crumbs Bake Shop opened a couple weeks ago right outside my office in downtown Chicago, the line was around the block -- for days. And why not? The cupcakes here are massive show-stoppers. The Peanut Butter Cup was enough for lunch (peanut butter is protein, right?).
Next up, Sprinkles Cupcakes. A little more modern, subdued and sophisticated. But for all of you with a hidden naughty side, check out the frosting shots.
Last, but never ever least, is Magnolia Bakery. Sorry Chicago, but I still think you can't beat the original New York shop made famous by Sex in the City. But this newcomer to Chicago still sports the same light-hearted, pretty, vintage vibe as the original. The traditional Vanilla with Vanilla Buttercream and the Red Velvet cupcakes are worth waiting for.
So we've finally got a few new sweet neighbors! Indulge Chicago!!