Wars break out over land, religion, power and people. They are violent and bloody and, usually, by the end no one can remember how the fighting began. How about a war over cupcakes? The world would be a happier place if we hurled frosting and sprinkles instead of bullets. This is exactly what is happening in Highland Park, as a battle over whose mini-pastry reigns supreme divides the city.
Central Avenue runs down the center of Downtown Highland Park. On the south side of Central, Maria’s Sweet Bites opened. Within a few weeks Turtle’s Cupcakes opened on the north side of Central.
You can read about the official story about the two bakeries, along with their statements they gave to the press here. But I would rather spill the juicy rumors (Note: I present the following information as hearsay, it has not be verified and may or may not be true).