November 12, 2010
A pair of sisters from Saint Joseph have launched a new cupcake business, and say that a recently passed state law on cottage kitchens has helped them to do so. The state law — introduced by State Representative John Proos — lets makers of baked goods produced in the home sell their items, as long as they’re labeled properly. Previously, such products had to be made in commercial kitchens. Liz Algyre, co-owner of Mimi’s Cupcakes, tells WSJM that made it much easier for her and her sister to get the company running.
Liz told us that the idea for the company all started with their mother’s baking, and things have been going well for them so far.
Mimi’s makes specialized cupcakes that can be bought for parties or other events. They’ve got several original varieties. To name a few — there’s the Willie Wonka, which is a chocolate cupcake covered with chocolate buttercream frosting…and the Cookies and Cream, which is an Oreo chocolate cupcake covered with crushed Oreo buttercream frosting and topped off with an Oreo. You can find out more at mimis-cupcakes.com.