The Salted Cupcake brings fresh cupcakes to Grand Rapids daily

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

Korina Thompson was working at Bonefish Grille and making cupcakes for fun in 2011. After bringing in cupcakes made in her own kitchen, and diners continously asking to purchase her cupcakes, Thompson was inspired to start her own cupcake business...

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Pinky, Queen of Cakes, opens Bakery 73; takes on ArtPrize with edible entry

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Since going solo this past May, Jamie Springer, aka Pinky, has been busy operating out of the relocated Skywalk Deli at 920 Monroe Avenue. To be fair, and accord her the regal moniker she has earned in reputation over 30 plus years, Pinky, Queen of...

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Cupcake shop opens brick and mortar across from Pew Campus

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery has recently opened a retail storefront on the corner of Lake Michigan Drive and Seward Avenue across the street from Grand Valley State's Pew Campus on the West Side. Scrumptious has been open at the new...

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RitaGirls' Boutique Bakery grows from bakery cart to brick and mortar

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“I call our cupcakes the gateway drug,” says Micki Ackerman, co-founder of RitaGirls’ Boutique Bakery. She explains that many people discover their shop and come in for a cupcake or cookie and then become regular customers. During...

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Connie's Cakes opens Eastown location

by (Brittany Beezhold)

Submitted 02-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Miniature cupcakes lined platters in shades of pink, cream, and mocha. Chocolate, vanilla, raspberry and caramel delighted the taste buds of the crowds gathered for the grand opening of Connie’s Cakes in its new Eastown location. Although...

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Stiletto Sweets turns hobby into sophisticated cakery success

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Stiletto Sweets is a special order, in house cake and cupcake bakery that specializes in unique creations and designs for every client. Founder Noddea Moore Skidmore’s vision takes Stiletto Sweets beyond the typical bakery. “It’s...

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Alger Heights couple turns sweet hobby into community-focused business

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-01-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“Do it well, but do it a little differently than anybody else” is the driving sentiment behind Steve and Mellisa Verstrate’s new project in the Alger Heights business district. Setting up shop where Sundaes in the Heights was...

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