8 jillys

Best Bakery

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café
Two locations, including 8509 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-993-5455

Long before the accolades, before winning Cupcake Wars (twice) and being selected as the best cupcakes in the entire state, Jilly’s was a simple University City bakery with the singular mission of bringing St. Louis the biggest and best gourmet cupcakes it had ever seen. When you bite into one of its massive, buttercream-coated treats, you’ll see it’s achieved that — and so much more — even if there’s nothing simple about it. RFT photo.