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Matt Hackney (middle), owner of Smallcakes in Orland Park, helps customers March 29 at the recently opened location. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media
Sam Rodriguez, 23, adds icing to the store’s Birthday cupcakes ($3.75) — one of 12 signature flavors Smallcakes offers.
Smallcakes offers these Hot Fudge Sundae cupcakes ($3.75), which feature chocolate topped with buttercream frost, drizzled in hot fudge, sprinkled with roasted pecans and topped with a cherry.
Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor
10:19 am CDT April 18, 2017

The sweet smell of freshly baked cake and sugary icing wafts over customers, as they wait in line for cupcakes.

Becky Gross, 57, of Midlothian, and her friend Charlene Andrew, 58, enjoyed Choco-Holic cupcakes March 29 at the newly opened Smallcakes in Orland Park.

The newest location of the franchise store is thanks to Matt Hackney. The former commercial banker knew if he could find the right home for his newest business venture it would do well. He found that home in Orland Park.