Our first stop was Molly's on Clark Street. It's a small place with lots of charm, it has swings for some of the seats! Cupcakes are $3 for unfilled and $3.75 for filled. Jess had a chocolate one with chocolate ganache topping and chocolate mousse filling. I had a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting, drizzled with caramel and filled with butterscotch. It was heavenly. I also had the best machiatto, a dopio with crema not like at Starbucks, to wash it down. So freaking awesome. Plus, we were in Lincoln Park, where I lived when I graduated college and worked at an accounting firm 20 years ago! We even walked by my old apartment.
Next up was shopping at Water Tower Place. The Jess had some specifics she wanted and she does not mess around. We shopped till we dropped then headed to our next cupcake meeting.
Then it was back to shopping. We hit the jackpot at H&M. Sure wish we had one of those near us. We each found a jacket we wanted and I found a nice navy blue cardigan. Can't believe I didn't already have one! I got this simple neutral colored dress and a thin belt. It was a sweet visit. We then headed to Filene's basement for shoes and jeans but were disappointed on both counts! Boo! We need more cupcakes!
I still wanted one though. I ordered a salted caramel with chocolate cake. It was $3.50. There was no sitting area so the clerk boxed up the fairy cake in this cute Chinese take-out container. We took it back to Water Tower place so I could also have some coffee. It was NOT worth the wait! The frosting was good, even if there was only a small amount, but the cupcake itself was dry and tasteless! Jess said she'd read something about that! What, why hadn't she told me? She knew I would have bought one anyway that's why! But, you listen to me, More is actually less and that's not a good thing when you are talking cupcakes!
All in all, it was a good trip. Missed the Flirty Cupcakes Van but will try to catch it next time!