Seriously, who DOESN’T LOVE CUPCAKES? (Oops, sorry. We shouted.) We’re lucky to have many options for cupcakes in Champaign-Urbana, whether it’s from a small specialty baker, a big grocery store or a small solo operation.
What’s so great about cupcakes: they are the perfect sweet. You don’t need a special occasion to eat a cupcake. They don’t quite require the commitment that a full sheet cake does. They are also great for impromptu celebrations, especially when you don’t want to deal with cutting pieces of cake or bringing in plates somewhere. There’s simply no good reason NOT to eat them.
Of course, when your child wants cupcakes that evoke Trolls but the local bakeries only have Smurfs, you need to call in a custom cupcake baker. While we have some fantastic local bakeries for cakes in the area, we know that cupcakes are a very different “animal” – and everyone has an opinion on what is the best.
Without further ado, our readers have some recommendations for you!
Editor’s Note: Chambanamoms.com does not endorse the businesses listed. We have taken these recommendations from our readers on our Facebook Page.
Our readers’ recommendations:
Meijer (Champaign and Urbana locations). “There are some fantastic, fancy bakeries in town, but I’m not gonna lie – Meijer has amazing cupcakes!” “For real Meijer’s buttercream icing is amazing!!” “I don’t know what they do but it’s seriously so good!”
“Hopscotch: Cakes & Confections They’re delicious!!!!” Had multiple mentions by our readers.
Harvest Market, Champaign “Haven’t had the chance to try many yet here in town, but Harvest Market’s are really good.”
Sam’s Club. “There are some amazing, small-business bakeries in town with delicious options. However, for birthday parties (where a larger count is needed) we do Sam’s Club. They are 30 for $15 and are AMAZING! Good flavor, good moisture, easy to work with staff!”