Alcoholic Cupcakes: Tipsy Bakery

News-Leader: Do you need a liquor license to sell booze-laced cake? That’s one of the questions local entrepreneur Frankie Murphy is wrestling with as she prepares to launch her new business Tipsy Bakery. Murphy, 24, said she got the idea, ironically, from her mother. “On my 21st birthday my mom made me a Jello-shot cake,”

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Too Late for Cupcakes

According to the Wall Street Journal, the luxury cupcake boom is over: “The novelty has worn off,” says Kevin Burke, managing partner of Trinity Capital LLC, a Los Angeles investment banking firm that often works in the restaurant industry.

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Whoopie Pies are Whoopie!

Two layoffs made a great whoopie pie for two Maine residents. Their joblessness pushed them to start a bakery, called Chococa Baking Company, just as whoopie pies began gaining popularity in 2008. Money Magazine reports: Had Julie Ganong and Alan Mons not both been laid off in 2008, the couple might not be making whoopie

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