Just Baked offers more than thirty kinds, including the Grumpy Cake Cupcake, a rich devil's food cake stuffed with vanilla buttercream, then topped with buttercream pillows and dipped in homemade icing; and the Fat Elvis Cupcake, a moist banana cake topped with peanut-butter buttercream and hand dipped in icing. All the gourmet cupcakes are $2.25.
The baking is still done at the original Livonia location, and Pam doesn't bake as often as she used to--she leaves that to a team of bakers that includes a professional pastry chef. But she still experiments with new recipes and tests them on her family, deciding which recipes to keep based on how fast the cupcakes get eaten. "When you have five teenagers," she says, "it's a really good testing ground."
Just Baked, 2463 W. Stadium (Westgate). 585-5354. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.justbakedshop.com
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[Originally published in March, 2010.]