If you’re a cupcake lover from Downtown Chicago,Iowa or New York City,there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve heard of Molly’s Cupcakes,a successful chain with several locations in Chicago neighborhoods like River North and The Loop. As the cupcake shop has continued to see massive success year after year,the owners have had their eye on new locations to potentially open up new shops in and it looks like they’ve found a new home: Naperville.
Nestled in between short term rentals and other restaurants,Mollys Cupcakes in Naperville opened earlier this month to much fanfare and excitement. They made 1,000 cupcakes for the occasion,and they unsurprisingly sold every single one of them on day one. A line stretched down the blog,filled with residents looking to get a first chance to try Molly’s famous cupcakes,and the shop sold out within 3 hours.
Owner James Jacobson is pretty excited about how well-received the new shop has been so far,especially on the very first day.
“It was just an immediate rush that came in and we handled it well,and then it was two-and-a-half hours of a rush. We could have tripled what we had that day. It was amazing and we’re super excited about it. We wish we had more cupcakes for people yesterday.”
At the new Naperville location,Molly’s owners plan to serve a rotating cast of 14 center-filled cupcakes with two seasonal flavors every single day. What are the seasonal flavors right now,you ask? Tiramisu and German chocolate! After the big opening day,Jacobson aimed to have a larger supply to match demand in the new location.
“I can’t promise we won’t sell out,but we did a lot more cupcakes than we did on our opening,” Jacobson said.
Mollys Cupcakes,which has been around for about 10 years now,was inspired by a teacher named Molly who bought cupcakes in for her class when someone had a birthday. Since then,the business has blossomed into a full on success. Their focus is on creating delicious cupcakes completely from scratch,and with each new store that opens,they like to add new features and flavors along the way. Customers love the center of the cupcakes and are particularly fond of the sprinkle station.