Cupcake technology has advanced exponentially since frosting was ham-fistedly blasted by artillery cannon into cake-lined fields. Today’s Groupon hand-catapults fluffy ammo over tooth-walls: for $33, you get home delivery of two dozen cupcakes in up to two different flavors from Hellooo Cupcake (a $66 value).
Hellooo Cupcake confects visually striking handheld treats in a choice of more than 30 flavor combinations. Fruit flavors take on decadent accents by the addition of salted caramel to apple and white chocolate to banana. Honor the arrival of the fall with Smashing Pumpkin or sweet-potato cupcakes, or entice multiple visits from Santa with gingerbread or eggnog treats. After long hours in their sucrose-soaked laboratory, the flavor fabricators at Hellooo Cupcake have also concocted gluten-free morsels in vanilla, chocolate, and red-velvet varieties, albeit with the byproduct of a glut of wheat-flavored cupcakes with whole-wheat frosting.
Capped with artful swirls of buttercream icing, Hellooo Cupcake's diminutive treats arrive fresh on doorsteps throughout the country. The bakery’s handcrafted creations include a roster of more than 30 gourmet flavors that draw inspiration from childhood memories (crisp apple with salted-caramel buttercream), Irish pubs (Guinness and Baileys), and even Japanese cuisine (dark chocolate with white-chocolate-wasabi buttercream). A host of gluten-free cupcakes accommodates dietary restrictions, and the bakery’s delivery cars share in the spirit by drawing their power from 100% gluten-free gasoline. When they aren’t baking cupcakes or streamlining wedding desserts with in-home tastings, consultations, and set-up and delivery services, the shop’s staff donates to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure with the purchase of select dozens.
1048 Maple Ave.
Lisle, Illinois 60532Get Directions