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?).
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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.

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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!!

1 comment:

  1. yummmm i love cupcakes and red velvet are my favorite... i make pretty amazing ones too, if i may say so myself. haha!