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“THE Place to Get Your Basic Cupcake”
Review of Sweet Mandy B's

Sweet Mandy B's
Ranked #19 of 258 Bakeries in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I ALWAYS purchase "basic" cupcakes (aka no crazy fillings or toppings) for friends' birthdays at Sweet Mandy B's. There are normally a couple of seasonal flavors as well as the standard yellow cake & vanilla buttercream and chocolate cake & chocolate buttercream available for walk-in customers. You can also special order flavors and icings (a full list of the options is located on the website - the combinations are endless).

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Thank WindyCityTravelBug
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

near DePaul Univ, nice walk pretty easy from green line. very cute setting, awesome place to take kids! we had cookies and drinks, tables and bathroom available. they also sell lil tubs of frosting, oh yeah! will def stop again when in chi town! Get the LARGE sugar cookie topped with buttercream frosting!

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Reviewed November 8, 2011

best cupcakes and worth every extra penny. Even better are cookies with frosting. Everything is great here!

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Thank TR1Chicago
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Seriously amazing cupcakes! It's also an incredibly cute shop with great prices. I highly recommend the Orange Creamsicle cupcakes! It's a great little gem outside of downtown.

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Thank madnotcrazy
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

My first introduction to Sweet Mandy B's was a delicious apple pies at a friend's birthday party several years ago. Apple pie was excellent, and they do some other really tasty, kind of old-fashioned desserts. But the crown glory is the cupcakes. I've probably had cupcakes from every other cupcake place in Chicago, and Sweet Mandy B's is hands down my favorite. Other cupcake places try and be too fancy -- injecting stuff into the middle of the cupcake or using strange ingredients. The result is usually a less than stellar cupcake. But Sweet Mandy B's -- they do it right -- moist, delicious cupcake with thick perfect frosting. None of that whipped air crap -- the frosting is dense -- and absolutely addictive. I'm a purist so I prefer the vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting, but the lemon and orangesicle cupcakes are also very good. My husband loves the chocolate ones (regular and red velvet), but I definitely prefer vanilla. The shop itself is also very cute, in a nice neighborhood. Worth a trip from other parts of the city and a cute place to show off to out-of-towners.

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Thank Marci S
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