Post # 1
So, a friend of mine is going to have a display of cupcakes as her centerpieces (and “wedding cake”) at her reception, and i told her i would do some research to find a Chicago CHEAP place that makes cute and tasty cupcakes. Anyone know of a bakery that is relatively affordable for this??? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
hm, I guess it depends on what you mean by “Cheap” As in, what is the normal rate for a cupcake? I’m not sure.
I only know of a few places that sell cupcakes, and I’m not sure if you would consider them inexpensive:
The Cupcake Counter (I believe a dozen here is $33)
Molly’s Cupcakes (dozen for $22)
Another idea is just going to a bakery in general, rather than a cupcake place. My favorite is The Cakery Inc although, I don’t know if they make cupcakes.
Or what about ordering them from Etsy? Like here anasedibles. A dozen large for $20
Post # 4
And finally, is she considering making them herself? That might save $ (not time or stress though!) If she would consider it, look here for cute and fun materials! Layer Cake Shop
Oh! And Molly’s donates some of the proceeds from their sales to area schools! 🙂 Maybe your friends could write a little sign about that in lieu of a favor.
Post # 5
Yes!!! I’m going to Sweet Honey Bee Bakery. The cupcakes are cute and delicious – and only $1.90/cupcake.
Post # 6
For cheap – I would actually recommend going to the grocery store, specifically Jewel. Their bakery section is AMAZING (seriously, best yeast donuts in Chicago) and I am sure they can make a very large order of cupcakes at a lower cost than your average specialty bakery.
Post # 7
I second checking out Jewel. Their bakery makes some pretty delicious things.
Post # 8
It’s been a while since I’ve been there so prices may have gone up but Sweet Mandy B’s cupcakes are $2 each and really good. Also there are a lot of bakeries that give discounts for big orders.
Also look into bakeries that do mini-cupcakes if that fits into the centerpiece idea.
Post # 9
you can check out http://www.anasedibles.com
they have a great idea for “Mommy Jars of Love” as wedding guest favors or centerpieces.
Post # 10
We got ours from Sensational Bites, $1.95/cupcake and $30 delivery. I attached 2 pictures of what they looked like…delish!
Post # 11
Those look delicious Wunkie!!!
Post # 12
I made about 150 cupcakes for bridal shower and it really took no time at all. I have a regular oven too. So its not impossible. It was super cheap. The only issue she would run into would be setting it all up.
Post # 13
i have nothing to add other than the idea of cucpake arrangements as a center piece is GENIUS! i love it!!!
Post # 14
They were really tasty, makes me want one right now…good thing they’re closed on Mondays otherwise I’d give in 🙂
Post # 15
Those do look awesome!
Molly’s are pretty amazing as well!
Post # 16
You can’t go to one of those fabulous trendy cupcake places if you want cheap. You’ll have much better luck with a little family owned place on the outskirts of the city or the burbs. I found a place in Forest Park that charged like 70 cents per cupcake. I’m sorry, I can’t remember the name right now though 🙁