Tasty Treats with a Heartwarming story in River North

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Everyone has a sugar craving every once in a while. That hunger for a tasty cupcake topped with delicious frosting and moist cake. An appetite for a brownie, cookie, cake pop, macaroons, or anything that could possibly fall into the category of desserts. Here in the River North district, we are blessed to have so many delectable sweet shops. Here are just three of the tastiest treats in Chicago, IL. 


Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

This sweet story of how owner Teresa Ging turned her career in finance around to follow her love of baking savory sweets will surely warm anyone’s cold winter Chicago heart. After attending Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie Program in Paris, France her dream finally came true when opening her catering and delivery Sugar Bliss Cupcake operation in 2007. Two years later she opened up her first storefront, and another seven years later she successfully now has two Chicago Sugar Bliss locations. 


Ging’s entrepreneurial spirit has won her many awards, taken her all the way to the White House to meet President Barack Obama, as well as given her praise for being a woman in the business world. Her signature frosting flower that tops each cupcake will definitely have you wanting to return to taste another one of Ging’s signature creations. Order online, have them cater your event, stop into one of her two storefronts, any way you choose to support Sugar Bliss, know that you are helping make a dream of baking come alive! 


Molly’s Cupcakes

When little Johnny was in third grade, his teacher Miss Molly baked the best cupcakes he had ever had. Ever since then, he has been on a mission to recreate those delightful cupcakes and bring the same joy he once had, to other children in the Chicago area. Sticking to his mission, portions of his profits are donated directly to local schools in the area. Knowing that your tasty purchase is directly helping others, is one of the reasons people visit Johnny’s shop again and again. With four locations in the Chicago area and one just outside in Naperville, Molly’s Cupcakes is on a mission to bring joy to children through heavenly sweets. 

Molly’s Cupcakes serves more than just their award-winning Red Velvet Cupcakes. Pies, brownies, cookies, homemade ice cream, they have it all. Keeping with the child at heart theme constantly at the forefront of their business, they have created a make your own cupcake station as well as a sprinkle station. There are so many things to love about Molly’s Cupcakes, and we’re not just talking about the taste. Make it one of your stops next time you’re looking for something sweet. 

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