Business owner starts the year on a sweet note

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington business owner started 2010 on a sweet note, by finally opening her cake shop after a two-month delay.

The Hot Pink Cake Stand was suppose to open in November but was delayed because of paper work.

"I thought this would be a simple thing," said owner Jody Carmichael.  "You pick out a space, you sign a contract, you throw in some ovens and you start making cupcakes!"

Carmichael opened the store Friday and had several customers check out the new desserts.  She makes anything that's considered a finger dessert, like cookies, brownies, cake pops, and pie pops.

"We want to get into some fun desserts, and then of course our specialty is the custom cakes, anything from birthday cakes to weeding cake," said Carmichael.

Carmichael said she's excited for bigger projects and already has five weddings booked.

Hot Pink Cake Stand is located at 114 North Front Street in downtown Wilmington.

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