A look at Lovely Bake Shop

A mini-vanilla cupcake served on an antique-y plate.

Cupcakes come in two sizes at Lovely. I tried a mini vanilla cupcake that was the perfect snack size, but unfortunately, it was over-baked. It seems to be a common problem with these little cupcakes and I haven’t found a place that gets it quite right. The frosting tasted pretty good, but it was whipped into a frothy consistency that reminded me more of Cool Whip than frosting. There are definitely better spots for a vanilla cupcakes in the city.

Carrot cupcake decorated with sweet carrots.

The carrot cupcake was perfectly moist and the cake tasted delightful. However, the frosting was also odd. We asked how they made it and was told it was a combination of cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. The frosting had an almost marshmallow creme consistency and the cream cheese flavor wasn’t as prominent as I would have liked.

Prices for Lovely cupcakes range from $2.00 to $3.00 depending on the size and type.

1130 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 572-4766

The interior is decorated with antique store finds.