Meet West Loop's Owner Operator - Chelsey Smith

Hey, Chelsey here. I'm a first time Owner Operator and I've loved the Molly's Brand ever since I came across it in 2009.

It was on my second trip to Chicago that I first had Molly's Cupcakes. I had flown in from Seattle to celebrate a friend's Med School Graduation from Northwestern. His now-husband, always the thoughtful guy, had ordered cupcakes for the party. I rode along to pick them up and found myself at this unique little bakery in Lincoln Park. I remember loving the vibe of the shop and of course the cupcakes were stellar. 

9 years later I had the opportunity to join the Molly's franchise and I took the leap -  leaving my job at Salesforce and a career in digital project management to become a 'purveyor of happiness' (because that's what I do - cupcakes & treats are pure, sweet joy) and a small business owner.

What a first year it has been! We opened the doors of our West Loop shop in July of 2019. We are pretty much a 24/7 operation and do everything on site - from preparing the batter to baking to decorating and of course serving Guests.

Some fun facts about us in the West Loop:

  • We do Catering & Delivery
  • My husband did the interior architecture design for our shop
  • Our shop has the largest of the Molly's chalkboard Murals which are done by a local artist, Sara Morr
  • Shop is available for party rentals and events
May 25, 2020 — Chelsey Smith