So when my husband came home with this:
I was pretty psyched. Turns out, there are several entirely gluten-free bakeries in the greater Chicagoland area. These babies came from a Hinsdale place, Sweet Ali's. Not only are they gorgeous, but absolutely delicious, too. I would have never guessed they were GF. The flavors were amazing (from top left, clockwise: chocolate with vanilla icing, red velvet, white chocolate, and my fave, salted caramel), and they were moist and sweet and just completely heavenly. Apparently, the bakery has an array of items, not just cupcakes - you can bet that I will be visiting them myself in the near future to
Thanks, Sweet Ali's (and wonderful husband), for making this V-Day a little less sucktastic.