You might remember the first Chicago Cupcake Crawl that took place in February(and if you don’t, read it here!). Well, it seems that we missed a few cupcake shops and that some new ones opened up since Sues was last in Chicago. The only solution to that? Go back to Chicago and participate in Cupcake Crawl Part 2. And this time bring Chels along for the sugary ride. Sues’s sister, Beth, did her research and had the crawl planned out by the time we arrived in the city.
First stop on our tour was the newly-opened More. We were pretty excited about More because we heard that they have cupcakes involving bacon. This also scared us just a bit. But we love cupcakes and we love bacon, so score huge, right?
More is a really sleek, minimalist store, with basically just cupcakes. There’s no seating, but that’s okay because we weren’t quite ready to eat our cupcakes yet. We got them to go.
Now on to the scariest one of all. The BLT cupcake. This is just so wrong on so many levels. But also so fabulous on so many levels. But in the end, a BLT just shouldn’t be a cupcake. The cake wasn’t as good as the maple bacon and the frosting? Honestly, I think it made all of us gag a bit. All we could think of was giant globs of mayonnaise. But really, the frosting tasted like tangy ranch dressing. And on a cupcake? Not so hot.
One East Delaware Place
1208 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
And the walls in Chaos Theory make the store so much fun. And yes, Sues contemplated where she could get someone to decorate her apartment walls with images of cupcakes.
2961 N. Lincoln Avenue
They also had some fabulous cupcake flavor choices, so we picked up a Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, and Oreo.
1000 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Thank you to Chicago for your sooo much better than Boston cupcake selection. Please continue opening these wonderful shops, so we can keep returning and cupcake crawling. And to our Chicagoan readers, let us know what we missed and what your favorite cupcake spots are. And for now? We’re taking a little bit of a cupcake break!
[Sues and Chels]