Edgeville Buzz

Attention Sweet Tooth Neighbors! New Cupcake Shop!


There is a new bakery in Edgewater, and owners Michele and Aaron McAtee are slanging cupcakes like never before. Located at 1445 W Devon, Maddiebird Bakery had their grand opening on Saturday, March 22. There was a line out the door for the first few hours and cupcake trays were being refilled by the minute. Michele, once an actress and self-described master mid-life career shifter, takes classic cake recipes and turns them into exquisitely designed cupcakes and cakes. They are just as delicious as they are beautiful, and whether you are vegan or gluten-free there is a delicious treat for all.

Michele and her husband Aaron love living in Edgewater and had support and encouragement from the community from the very beginning. Michele shared with us her love of being located in the neighborhood, “If our neighbors hadn’t spread the word about my business from the very start, I wouldn’t have my storefront today. Alderman Osterman and his office have been so generous with their time and resources. Our friends and neighbors have gone beyond spreading the word about Maddiebird or ordering cakes from me– neighbors taking my daughter for the evening and feeding her dinner so I could bake at the kitchen, friends helping us move industrial-sized equipment and then storing it in their garage until our lease started. With our community showing up for us in these amazing ways, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. This truly is our village. Hopefully, Maddiebird will attract more small local businesses to the north side of Edgewater, and make it an even better, brighter place to live and work.”


The grand opening hosted a ton of members from the community and Michele and her husband Aaron were excited and pleased to have so much support from the neighborhood. Aside from the cupcakes and cakes sold out of the cafe, Michele does custom designed cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and special events. The many flavors range from vanilla bean to chai spice with many choices in between. Prices vary based on the intricacy and skill required for each order. Maddiebird is named after Michele and Aaron’s daughter Maddie and each cupcake comes with a little birdie on top.


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