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Dori Isufi

Business Owner,
Molly’s Cupcakes
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Want to feel like a kid again? Head over to Molly’s Cupcakes in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

Here unit owner Dori Isufi bakes up delectable sweets that’ll make your senses ooh and ahh with child-like excitement.

Molly’s Cupcakes harkens back to carefree childhood days with its playful, school-like décor and indulgent cupcakes that are nothing short of eye candy.

“Our cake batter cupcake is our best seller for a reason. It is instantly the celebratory cupcake that makes you smile. It is beautiful and delicious,” Dori said. “Every kid on earth wants to lick the bowl when they bake with mom. That’s what this cupcake is like—it just takes you back to those memories.”

The chain’s founder Johnny Nicolaides named the bakery after his third-grade teacher, who was known for making cupcakes for students’ birthdays. Although we’ve never met this infamous elementary school idol in person, we’d guess that “Miss Molly” and Dori have a lot in common.

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First, Dori is an incredible baker. She commands attention in the kitchen and works her magic on every cupcake she lovingly bakes. Second, Dori has the kind of patience and willingness to nurture her creations to perfection, which is evident in the alluring swirl of buttercream frosting that crowns her artisan treats.

“I love what I do. Baking is really the best thing. I’m really blessed to be able to share my product with Chicagoans,” Dori said. “It is so relaxing when I bake. The smell, the scooping, the rotation…it takes me to a different world.”

Speaking of different, that’s exactly how Dori describes her cupcakes. These unique, center-filled cupcakes are made with passion and love, using skilled baking techniques, gourmet ingredients and only the finest quality equipment.

“We rely on Blodgett’s double hydrovection oven. We have a very delicate product because we bake it with steam. The product is moist, unique and difficult to bake, but we can achieve the right balance with Blodgett. Blodgett’s gentle temp and steam give the cupcakes an even bake. It’s really what makes our cupcake different,” Dori said.

That level of excellence has led Molly’s Cupcakes to receive such honors as the Winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Season Finale and USA Today’s 10 Best Cupcake Bakeries in the Country.

“This is such a unique, delicious cupcake. It is individual—it’s your cupcake. You don’t share it. It’s your mini cake. It’s personal and it’s unique. Keep it all to yourself,” Dori said.

To make a cupcake this special, no detail is left to chance, which is why Molly’s Cupcakes insists on the best oven for the perfect bake.

“Baking is science. Just one percent difference in the humidity can change the end result of the product. Blodgett allows us to control that,” Dori said. “Blodgett’s controls let us adjust the humidity with the seasons.”

The vanilla flavor cupcake is a great example of how Blodgett delivers an undeniably fantastic end product, which would be particularly difficult to achieve with any other oven.

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That’s important, considering Molly’s Cupcakes is an integral part of people’s everyday enjoyment, as well as their most cherished celebrations.

“We are there for people’s special moments and important events,” Dori said. “People grow with us and get Molly’s for all of their special occasions. This is a labor of love.”

Phenomenal. That’s what Dori Isufi and Molly’s Cupcakes are to the cupcake world. As owner of Molly’s Cupcakes South Loop, Dori Isufi is THE G.O.A.T., and she only trusts one oven. Blodgett, the Greatest Oven of All Time.

To learn more and sample the heartfelt science baked into this phenomenal owner’s cupcakes, visit


To go full steam ahead and gain ground on the baking pantheon, you’ll want a partner like our Blodgett Hydrovection Ovens. Because they’re work-horse quality equipment with time-tested durability. Bake with the power of steam—and without any laden moisture. That’s how you chart the course to follow in the footsteps of the greats.

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