While most of us were hunkered down under COVID-imposed restrictions, Fenton resident Amie Lepsky was creating colorful, beautifully detailed confections that look just like flowers: cupcake succulents with ombré green leaves, ranunculus with dozens of folded petals, black-and-white anemones, hydrangeas in a rainbow of hues. By arranging a selection of her cupcakes just so, Lepsky found, she could create edible bouquets.
Lepsky, 37, was inspired to bake after spotting a cupcake bouquet on Pinterest. Determined to replicate it, she watched countless YouTube tutorials, practiced the intricate and painstaking work of piping, and administered multiple taste tests to willing friends and family members. In November 2020, Bakery Blooms by Amie was born.