Molly’s Cupcakes Opens in Lord & Taylor/Nordstrom Wing at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg

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Black Friday shoppers at Woodfield Mall got a sweet surprise with the earlier-than-expected opening of Molly’s Cupcakes. While the delicious maker of cupcakes is expanding from its flagship location on North Clark Street in Chicago, the Woodfield Mall opening marks the sixth Molly’s Cupcakes in the Chicago market. However, Molly’s Cupcakes in Woodfield is special because it’s the second suburban location in Chicagoland. The other suburban Chicagoland location is the Molly’s Cupcakes in Naperville.

Molly’s Cupcakes is famous as a winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in August, 2010. There are now 4 (Chicago) + 1 (Naperville) + 1 (Woodfield) = 6 (Chicagoland). There are also locations in New York, Iowa City and Cincinatti.


Named “One of the 10 Best Cupcake Bakeries in the Country” by USA Today, Molly’s namesake was founder and ‘Chief Egg Cracker’ Johnny Nicolaides’ third-grade teacher who baked “the best cupcakes ever” for every student’s birthday. In honor of Molly, a portion of each location’s profits are donated to schools in the local community.

Molly’s is located in Woodfield Mall’s lower level Lord & Taylor/Nordstrom wing, near Bath & Body Works.

The Molly’s Cupcakes’ bakery produces center-filled cupcakes, classic cupcakes, cheesecakes and pies and more. Different stores have slightly different menus. The website also has an online service.

The new Molly’s Cupcakes Woodfield opening is part of a busy fourth quarter 2019 that has already welcomed men’s activewear trailblazer TravisMathew, international jewelry boutique Lovisa, The Children’s Place and beauty titan L’Occitane, among others. Burger King will open in Woodfield Mall’s Dining Pavilion by mid-December.

Molly's Cupcakes Woodfield
Molly’s Cupcakes Woodfield.

Woodfield was recently named among the nation’s top 10 retail center experiences by Chain Store Age, and ranked No. 1 in a Yelp survey of top malls in Illinois. Woodfield Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States. Anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, JCPenney and Sears, the mega-mall provides Chicago area residents and visitors with a distinctive collection of nearly 300 retail stores, including Alex & Ani, Anthropologie, Apple, Arhaus, AIX Armani Exchange, BOSS, COACH, Lacoste, lululemon, Michael Kors, Morphe, Timberland, Tommy Bahama, Tumi, UNIQLO, White House/Black Market and Zara. Shoppers enjoy a delicious array of dining and entertainment options such as Uncle Julio’s, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s, and a state-of-the-art Dining Pavilion offering a range of fast-casual options. Located in Schaumburg, Ill., Woodfield Mall is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago and in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport. For additional information, including holiday hours, visit

Molly's Cupcakes Woodfield
Molly’s Cupcakes Woodfield.



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