Excerpted from Singular City
March 28, 2011
Single Women Entrepreneurs
“First passion, second money: Kristin Kuhlke, founder of Cupcake, took a one-year sabbatical to New York City so she could figure out what type of business she wanted to open back in her native South Carolina.
“She knew from her previous jobs that whatever she did, she wanted to create a happy, exciting experience for her customers ― not just solve problems or manage already unhappy customers (as she did when she was working as a sales rep for a cell phone company).
“After finding her passion with cupcakes, she returned home, started her business, selling over one million dollars in product last year to satisfied patrons. She also found a creative way to give back to the community by teaching kids how to eat healthy by baking and using fresh ingredients.”