Fat Elvis and other cupcakes
Pam Turkin opened her first cupcake store by accident. "I overbaked," she says.
She'd been happily making cupcakes in her bakery in Livonia for resale to retailers for months--until the day she made too many. She had to get rid of the extra cupcakes but didn't want to throw them out, so she put an "open" sign in the window, and people just started showing up. "I think the first day we [sold] eighty-four cupcakes, and we were really excited."