We visited two spots. The first one was Swirlz (705 W. Belden - Lincoln Park). Do check out the website - it's great fun! (And notice the cupcakes are $3 each!)
I sampled a Smore's cupcake that was delicious. It had graham cracker in the cake part and was topped with a chocolate butter cream frosting, and a dollop of marshmallow frosting, too. Yummy!
The second cupcake spot we visited was called Cupcakes (613 W. Briar Pl). I didn't indulge here, but it's worth noting that dog treat cupcakes are available, should Spot be waiting eagerly outside.
It's also worth noting that both places had a wide selection of gluten-free cupcakes, tho neither had vegan cupcakes. A marketing opportunity, perhaps?
I'm suddenly having a craving for cupcakes and tea! Dang - no boxes of Betty Crocker handy. After sampling these yummy cupcakes, I don't know if a mix would fulfill me.
Perhaps I'm ruined forever until K opens a cupcake store in my town!