Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café
8509 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, Mo. 63124
Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café is home of arguably the most creative cupcakes in St. Louis. These monstrous confections are stuffed with a sticky, sweet filling and topped with a variety of sweet garnishes. It’s no wonder this tiny shop is turning heads all over the metro area. Daily offerings include classics like carrot cake, vanilla and chocolate. For the more adventurous, there’s the Bee Sting cupcake: This sweet treat starts with a vanilla cake base stuffed with honey lemon curd and is topped with lemon cream cheese, toasted almonds and a lemon candy dust.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
28 Maryland Plaza
Saint Louis, Mo. 63108
The Cup made its debut in St. Louis in 2007 and has been wowing locals with its creative spin on cupcakes ever since. These cupcakes are both simple and delicious, boasting such creative flavors as confetti, double chocolate and red velvet. Try the Grasshopper; this featured flavor makes appearances on the menu every few weeks and features dark chocolate cake topped with vanilla mint buttercream.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2203 South 39th Street
Saint Louis, Mo. 63110
Sweet Art is definitely something special. This from-scratch bakeshop and art studio in St. Louis specializes in vegetarian and vegan fare and is known for its decadent cupcakes. With classic flavors like vanilla and red velvet, this bakery prides itself on using no artificial flavors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fats in its goodies. So feel free to indulge in a cupcake — or two.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.