When it comes to all things yummy, I am a serious advocate of spreading the goodness around. I assure you that one bite into one of Stephanie Strong’s cupcakes and you will be hooked! The twenty-eight year-old Detroit native launched Fancy Schmancy Cupcakes in 2010 and has been non-stop since then.
Known as “Crayola” by her peers, Ms. Strong is quite the cupcake connoisseur, creating a host of flavors with unique names like “The Bees Knees” a honey-flavored cupcake to the “Pucker Up” cupcake full of raspberry cream cheese filling. Fancy Schmancy Cupcakes has been quite busy since it’s launch last year although it took a four-year delay out of fear and a lack of money.
“I wanted to start the business since 2006, but I was really discouraged, because I thought I needed a lot of money up front. Finally, I got up the courage to start after purchasing two new cupcake books.”
Since then Fancy Schmancy has catered to a host of events like showers, corporate events, birthdays, weddings, church functions, etc. Stephanie has also done vending all over the city at places such as They Say Restaurant, 1515 Broadway, City Wings, The Java House, 5 Elements Gallery, The Black Scribes Expo, The Sweet Epiphany and the Russell Bazaar. Fancy Schmancy Cupcakes are currently sold at Sweet Potato Sensations Bakery on Lahser in Detroit, as well.
Although the name, Fancy Schmancy is befitting to Stephanie’s highly decorative confections, she is undergoing a name change as of 2012. The original idea was a last-minute decision when she struggled to find a name and her friend told her to stop over-thinking it and come up with something all ‘fancy schmancy’. To pay homage to her hometown as well as herself (Stephanie’s birthday is March 13th) the new name will be “313 Cupcakes”. Until then, you can check out her menu and pricing at FancySchmancyCupcakes.com or contact her at 313-231-5628. SUPPORT!