Food & Drink

Best Cupcakes In St. Louis

February 6, 2012 8:58 AM

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Who doesn’t love a cupcake? When done right, the light, sweet cake acts as a perfect vehicle for creamy, fluffy frosting. This tiny treat has won over the hearts of millions and is quickly becoming the latest trend to hit the culinary world. Luckily, St. Louis is at the forefront of this craze and has plenty of spots to satisfy your sweet tooth. – Stephanie Shepard

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The Hazelnut Yule Log is one of Jilly's special concoctions. (Credit:

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café

8509 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, Mo. 63124
(314) 993-5455

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.

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The Cup made its debut in St. Louis in 2007 and has been wowing locals with its creative spin on cupcakes ever since. (Credit:

The Cup

28 Maryland Plaza
Saint Louis, Mo. 63108
(314) 367-6111

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.

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Sweet Art specializes in vegetarian and vegan fare and is known for its decadent cupcakes. (Credit:

Sweet Art

2203 South 39th Street
Saint Louis, Mo. 63110
(314) 771-4278

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.

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  • Shannon Rosenberg

    Sweet Art has the best cupcakes period. Plus, they have vegan options!

  • Mary Ann Dooley

    Try Russel’s in Fenton. He makes beautiful things and they taste wonderful too!

  • Mary Ann Dooley

    Try Russel’s in Fenton at Bowles and 141. He makes beautiful cupcakes and they scrumptious!

    • Hayden

      Jonathan I keep a supply of admemhoe cupcake wrappers with my baking supplies because I like to make cupcakes. I have done these manually and with my Cricut machine. I think this is also and excellent idea for inexpensive Christmas gifts especially using the cupcake box. The recipient can put them in their bathroom for their next party. I might add a slip of paper (like in fortune cookies) to let the guest know this is for them for keeps just in case they use the bathroom more than once.Boy was Oprah wrong for not calling you. Truly her loss.

  • John Thompson

    Check out Whipt Cream in Chesterfield. They have the most unique buttercream in town and very creative designs. Check out their gallery on their website I was blown away by the taste and the look.

    • Murat

      amy – I just made these as minis last night. The frosting was by far my artofive part. It tastes JUST like cookie dough. I think when I make them again, I may actually use some of the frosting as filling. I liked the filling fine (my kids ate the leftovers by the spoonful), but I have a strange aversion to sweetened condensed milk. Thanks for another winning cupcake recipe, Annie. I am slowly making my way through them all! This is the kids’current artofive. The adults are split between Irish car bomb and strawberry.March 29, 2011 10:07 pm[]

  • Greg

    How about Celebrating Life Cakes Boutique in Wildwood by Dierberg’s. Sue makes awesome cupcakes & even better cakes.

  • Evi

    – these look so yummy! i’m having a party on idfray night and i’m totally making these for it. do you think they would still taste fresh if i made the cupcakes thursday but made the cookie dough and frosting on idfray?April 21, 2010 11:44 pm[]Annie Reply:April 22nd, 2010 at 1:55 amMeghan,Definitely. Cupcakes keep very well for several days, even frosted. I like to refrigerate them for freshness. Enjoy![] Reply:April 22nd, 2010 at 1:59 pmawesome! can’t wait to make em. the trick might be to have some left for tomorrow. thanks annie![]

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