Ann Arbor’s Cookie Colab combines cute with designer butter cookies
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The brainchild of Amy Lugo, Cookie Colab fuses Lugo’s background in graphic design with her Aunt Mary’s homemade butter cookie recipe. AdOwner Amy Lugo uses buttercream to make designs on Cookie Colab's signature butter cookies. (Amy Lugo/ Cookie Colab)Her homemade cookies aren’t what a lot of people expect from highly stylized cookies. It doesn’t dent or crack, but the buttercream is very delicate.”That buttercream also tastes better and, along with a butter cookie base, is what makes Cookie Colab cookies so good. Cookie Colab designs originally started out on holiday cookies when Lugo would bake with her daughter.
Detroit’s Bon Bon Bon opens new Ann Arbor location
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Bon Bon Bon has finally opened the doors to its new Ann Arbor location. The Ann Arbor location is Bon Bon Bon’s third brick-and-mortar, with sister retail locations in downtown and Midtown Detroit. “As a chocolatier who grew up halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, I am thrilled that Bon Bon Bon has the same opportunity to fall in love and feel at home in these two totally unique and vibrant places," Clark said in a release. It’s a dream come true!”As the brand has grown over the past six years, it has been manned by The Babes Babes Babes, a staff of around 20 confectioner champions who package over 320,000 chocolates each year. Bon Bon Bon will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Get donuts delivered with It’s a Good Day Donuts
“We needed to learn how to make doughnuts.”Their business, It’s a Good Day Donuts, offers new themed flavors every week. (It's a Good Day Donuts)Operating under Cottage Food Law, the couple started making doughnuts in their home in January 2020 when they realized that they (and their two children) were tired of eating practice doughnuts. It’s a Good Day Donuts also offers special orders. (It's a Good Day Donuts)Their doughnuts are meant to be a vehicle for something fun and happy, which the community has responded to. Learn more about It’s a Good Day Donuts here or through its Facebook and Instagram pages.
Tee’Licious Dessert Creations opens in Ann Arbor’s Briarwood Mall
Based in Southeast Michigan, Tee’Licious Dessert Creations has brought its chocolate-covered grapes and chocolate heels to Ann Arbor. Most people have never heard of it.”The dessert company also offers catering services. Stewart said the new location is exciting as Briarwood is a busier mall and Ann Arborites are still getting to know the dessert company. Mall patrons can visit during mall hours of operation as well as from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tee’Licious Dessert Creations is at 100 Briarwood Cir, in the Briarwood Mall Dining Pavilion.
Crumbl Cookies opens location in Ann Arbor
Crumbl Cookies has arrived in Ann Arbor. The Utah-based gourmet cookie company opened the doors to its Ann Arbor location, at 215 N. Maple Rd, on Thursday, Oct. 1. September 27 - October 3 • 🍰 RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE • 🥛 COOKIES & CREAM MILKSHAKE • 🎃 PUMPKIN ROLL • 🌋 MOLTEN LAVA • 🍭 CHILLED SUGAR • 🍪 MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP . 🎥: @tellthebirds Posted by Crumbl Cookies on Sunday, September 27, 2020Visitors on Friday, Oct. 2, will receive a free milk chocolate chip cookie as the location celebrates Free Cookie Day. The Ann Arbor store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Cannoli consumption is up as Ann Arbor-based BLISS takes off
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor native Elizabeth Sinawe is using her mothers recipe to help Tree Town increase its cannoli consumption. Cannolis are my favorite dessert, Sinawe said stating that the BLISS business name came from the state of bliss and happiness she experiences when she has her mothers homemade cannolis. While there are some traditional flavors, Sinawe experiments with flavors based on desserts that she likes. Sinawe said that the BLISS cannoli recipe, her mothers, was used to make cannolis in the Ann Arbor Italian restaurant her parents owned around 20 years ago. Instead, Sinawe has two pick-up locations: Ann Arbor and West Bloomfield; however, she has delivered to other areas, like Detroit, Royal Oak, Dearborn, Ypsilanti and Canton.
Ann Arbor cheesecakerie expanding footprint to Metro Detroit
The owner of 24th Cheesecakerie and “The Cheesecake Guy” told us just that when we spoke to him last May when he opened his first cheesecakerie in Briarwood Mall. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)In addition to opening up the third 24th Cheesecakerie, Brezzell said that he will also be collaborating with local business people to add their products to his stores. Brezzell and Dent said that the Madison Heights community has already reached out online to welcome them to the area. Right now, visitors to the Madison Heights location can anticipate soft hours of noon to 7 p.m. during the week. Find 24th Cheesecakerie in Ann Arbor’s Briarwood Mall or at 14 N. Washington St. in Ypsilanti.