Trip to a Cupcake Bar!


Last week I had lunch with a few girlfriends. Some old and some new. We all “know” each other because we all hang out together online at Fishing For Deals. Fishing For Deals is MUCH more than your average shopping/deal seeking forum. If you register (it’s FREE) you then have access to MANY more forums on a plethora of topics. I have been floating over to Fishing For Deals for over 7 years now, and the friends I have made during that time is amazing!

On the occasion we have “get togethers” for memebers Fishies who live in the same area. St. Louis always has quite a few fishies, so we tend to get together quite often (sometimes just a few of us, sometimes a whole big group) – and it ALWAYS includes food!

So a few weeks ago, someone happened to mention a wonderful little place that none of us had heard of, but we were ALL VERY interested in checking out- a CUPCAKE BAR! Now who could resist THAT kind of bar?

Hello, Cupcake!

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Jilly’s Cupcake Bar was the perfect spot for another St. Louis Fishies get together! They not only serve monstrous cupcakes, but breakfast and lunch!

Gourmet Cupcake bakeries are “all the rage” these days, like the well known Sprinkles Cupcakes in California. St. Louis has turned out greats like, Budwiser, Purina, Cardinals Baseball, Nelly, Ted Drews and Toasted Raviloi….why not a GREAT CUPCAKE BAR!!!!

When you open the door to the polkadot and white front building you are welcomed by the beautiful scent of fresh cake and icing! Then you spot them…….huge decadent cupcakes with layers and swirls of mile-high frosting, injections of filling, attractively resting on cake stands! Jilly’s knows how to present their cupcakes right!!

Drooling right? But first we started with lunch. Jilly’s has a full menu of bagels, breakfast and lunch, and a wonderful friendly staff!

But I know you want to know about the cupcakes right? I took my cupcake home, along with some for my family – they boxed my cupcakes up in a perfect cupcake box that kept them looking as beautiful as they were when I purchased them.

Jilly’s cupcakes are filled cupcakes with 2 layers of frosting. These are not just your same ‘ole same ‘ole cupcakes! They have lots of different flavors and get creative with the fillings and frostings!

You MUST eat these cupcake with a fork, you can not hold one to eat it – trust me on this one!

I bought the Bee Sting (Madagascar vanilla cake infused with lemon and honey syrup, stuffed with a honey lemon curd and topped with lemon cream cheese, toasted almonds, lemon candy dust, a sugar bee and a white chocolate and lemon honeycomb bark.) and thoroughly enjoyed it from the first bite! Next I tried some of the Red Velvet (Red velvet cake infused with chocolate syrup and stuffed with caramel praline filling, topped with cream cheese icing, cinnamon caramel buttercream, toasted pecans and a pecan praline.) OMG that combination was unbelievable! I LOVED it!!!

I did not get to try any of Sunshine’s Oreo, or The Bugman’s S’murtle (Chocolate devil’s food cake infused with chocolate syrup, stuffed with marshmallow buttercream and topped with a chocolate ganache, drizzled with dulce de leche, praline pecans, a toasted marshmallow pretzel stick and a chocolate dipped graham cracker.) because they enjoyed them so much they ate the entire cupcakes with out sharing! LOL

All 4 cupcakes I purchased got a BIG thumbs up from my family!! Well worth the money, for a special little splurge!!

Presentation was BEAUTIFUL, Taste was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S., customer service was wonderful, Atomosphere bright, clean and fun!

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar
8509 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63124
314-993-5455