Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a dozen gourmet cupcakes from Beautiful Cakes in Jefferson Park (a $24 value). The pastry peddlers at Beautiful Cakes harness the power of egg and flour to construct made-to-order sweets for special occasions. All the shop’s crave-worthy cupcakes are baked in small batches, ensuring the consistency and stability that taste buds need to settle down and start families. Unlike cinnamon rolls and cinnamon sandwiches, Beautiful Cakes’ cupcakes come in a variety of ambrosial flavors, including peanut-butter, red-velvet, cookies ’n' cream, and piña-colada.
- This was the best wedding cake I've ever tasted and my sister was very pleased with the service. It had amazing flavor, as though my grandmother lovingly made it from scratch in her kitchen. – Ellen M.
- She makes some delicious cakes for birthdays, weddings, or just when you want to treat yourself to something sweet when you're feeling down. – Patricia B.
When Irma Dinkha moved to Chicago from Puerto Rico, she made sure to pack along her love and talent for creating specialty cakes. From within her Jefferson Park shop, Beautiful Cakes, she carries on a 20-year tradition of crafting stunning, multi-tiered wedding cakes. The custom cakes evolve from Irma’s design catalogue or customers’ original ideas, and are made all the more sweeter with complimentary tastings and consultations. Irma also creates 3D-style cakes of basketballs and other edible items, along with 11 types of cupcakes in flavors such as cookies’n cream and pina colada.