Cake Supply and Crummy’s Studio
DETROIT (WXYZ) – The husband-and-wife team of Mark and Charlita Knox have combined their baking and retail skills and announced the official opening of Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio, the only baking and baking supply store decorating cakes owned by black people in Detroit.
The new store, located at 7114 W. Seven Mile Rd. near Detroit’s historic Avenue of Fashion, an area of the city that is home to local fashion designers, retailers and African-American-owned independent boutiques, offers a wide selection of premium baking supplies, from toppings to specialty ingredients to decorating tools. From a variety of cake boards, cake drums, Masonite boards to cupcake containers, pastry wrapper inserts and cake boxes, Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio stocks all the essentials a baker needs. need to create that perfect treat.
A ribbon cutting will take place on April 2, as part of a day-long celebration to commemorate the grand opening of the store. Representatives from TechTown Detroit will join the Knox, along with a host of friends and supporters. Attendees will receive a special discount on all store items and be introduced to new products and supplies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for private baking lessons and network with local bakers and chefs.
Charlita, a certified pastry chef and buttercream cake artist, and Mark quit their corporate banking jobs at the end of 2018 and opened several pop-up shops selling stylish sweets and treats. Charlita soon realized that her true passion was designing and decorating beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom cakes. Discovering that there was nowhere to buy baking supplies in Detroit, Mark and Charlita decided to open their own bakery supply store – Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio. Charlita continues to create her custom cakes in the store’s commercial kitchen to cater to an already established clientele while Mark handles sales of cake supplies.
The Knoxes graduated from TechTown Detroit’s Retail Boot Camp, an intensive 12-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for opening their physical locations in Detroit. The program curriculum is designed to strengthen businesses from the pop-up phase to the permanent location as they seek to thrive in today’s retail environment. Retail Boot Camp has earned a reputation for supporting the launch of successful businesses in neighborhood shopping districts
Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio offers a range of creative and educational on-site classes and demonstrations for anyone looking to develop their baking skills. Participants can learn everything from how to set up a kitchen to following recipes, measuring ingredients and mastering cooking techniques.
To learn more, visit www.crummys.com.