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If customers arrive at Mrs. A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick at the right time, they may meet the owner?s 5-year-old grandson, who greets them with a hello and an eager recitation of his favorite cupcakes. Mrs. A runs her namesake bakery along with her two youngest daughters, making it a true family-operated business. Each morning, they arrive bright and early to bake the day?s goods from scratch using fresh ingredients.

Although the bakers also make cookies and donuts, cupcakes are their specialty. Varieties change daily based on seasonal and available ingredients, such as the apple- pies and pumpkin- cream- cheese cupcakes they whip up in the fall. One mainstay, the red- velvet cupcake, is crafted using traditional Depression-era techniques, adding a smidge of cocoa to the batter and shredded stock certificates to the frosting. Other offerings echo the family?s Filipino heritage, such as the ube cupcake, made from purple yam, and the made-to-order buko- pandan cupcake, created from coconut meat, condensed milk, and the fragrant extract of pandan leaves.

6 S Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge,
IL
US

Since 1981, TCBY has been synonymous with frozen yogurt. The company spearheaded the guiltless consumption of low-fat, chilled dairy treats with iconic flavors such as white chocolate mousse topped with fresh fruit and candy. Today, TCBY yogurt shops across the country continue the tradition with classic and specialty flavors such as caramel supreme, greek honey vanilla, and sugar- and fat-free mountain blackberry.

TCBY 3835 East Main St, IL
Niles,
IL
US

The display cases at Le Sucre Cakes & Cupcakes are laden with sugary confections fit for any occasion. Going above and beyond the standard birthday cake, the bakers create frosted works of art made of mocha chiffon, chocolate mousse, and airy cheesecake. Their cupcakes can be ordered individually or by the half or full dozen, and come in flavors such as red velvet, salted caramel, and carrot cake. These diminutive pastries can be elevated to the stature of wedding dessert or be simply enjoyed as a consolation prize after a bad first date.

7962 N Waukegan Rd
Niles,
IL
US

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