Cupcak'n is sweet on Hamtramck, will open this spring

Hamtramck is definitely experiencing a growth spurt. Another new food business is set to open, a cupcakerie and gourmet ice cream shop called Cupcak’n located at 2756 Evaline St.
Owners Faness and Anthony Gray will debut their interactive cupcake bar concept this spring. Like a Cold Stone Creamery where you pick your own ingredients, they will offer eight different cupcake flavors with 14 kinds of frosting and over 20 different toppings so you can build your own cupcake. Chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting with Oreos and fudge on top? No problem.
They’ll also offer their own line of 23 different signature cupcakes with names like "Coconut Crazy for You" and "Peanut Butter Passion." Everything at Cupcak’n (which itself is a term of endearment) is all about love, including the love Anthony, the master baker, puts into his baking.
"He wants everything to be perfect, all made from scratch, all natural," says Faness. "We’ve both been in the kitchen every day for the last two years. We have baked more than 5,000 cupcakes in our test runs."
Cupcakes will be baked fresh on-site every morning by Anthony and his assistants. They will also carry premium ice creams in funky flavors like spicy chocolate, sour cream cinnamon, and avocado, made for them by Ruth and Phils in Chicago.
The 584-square-foot space was previously an ice cream shop. Interior renovations were minimal, but they did add an additional counter for their cupcake bar as well as a wall ledge where people can stand and enjoy their treats.
Faness is excited to bring a new kind of bakery to Hamtramck, where there are no bakeries that specialize in cupcakes, as well as a new kind of concept to Michigan. "There is no place that I know of in Michigan that has an interactive (cupcake) bar."
Source: Faness Gray, co-owner of Cupcak’n
Writer: Nicole Rupersburg

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