Dec 022010
 

Magnolia Bakery, Crumbs Bake Shop, and Butch Bakery are all out-of-town cupcake franchises headed to Chicago to set up shop. Sprinkles Cupcakes has been here for a few months. With all the wonderful homegrown options, how do you feel about the presence of these shops? Is it good for the Chicago scene? Are you happy to see them? Leave a comment and you’ll be entered into our holiday giveaway.

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  6 Responses to “Answer & Win! Day 2 of our Cupcake Holiday Giveaway”

  1. I love the presences of different cupcake shops around Chicago for a few reasons.
    1- The shops put their own twist on the traditional cupcake
    2- Each shop has a signature cupcake that is unique to their shop
    3- There are vegan cupcakes that allow people to open their mind to vegan food in classic dessert form.
    I love Chicago’s cupcake shops and their many varieties and will welcome new shops as they present themselves.
    Happy Baking!

    Cheers!
    Kel

  2. I think it is good for Chicago. National brands recognize Chicago’s sophisticated market and want to deliver. This competition only raises the bar for homegrown talent.

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  4. I love love love cupcakes, I received home made cupcakes as a gift from my boyfriend before. I think there should be more stores around Chicago. It’s a big city and we have a lot of hungry people. I also believe in giving the old cupcakes to the needy and not filling our garbage cans.

  5. It’s nice to have different options available, but my personal favorites are Chicago bakeries like More, The Cupcake Gallery and Molly’s! I can’t wait to Evanston to get our own cupcake bakery ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love the fact that these well known bakeries are arriving. It’s definitely good for chicago.
    More cupcake shops also mean easier more ways to get to the cupcakes faster!

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