LIVONIA, Michigan _ What a joy kicking off Bookstock 2018 at Laurel Park Place, which is now filled with more than 250,000 books, CDs and albums. The event, the largest used book and media sale in the state, benefits literacy. Come out during mall hours all week, especially 5 pm Wednesday when we announce the winners of the Cookstock Best Cupcake Ever contest!

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Then, three days later, we celebrated the winner of the 2018 Bookstock Recipe Contest. Called Cookstock, this year’s contest was for amateur pastry chefs to make the “Best Cupcake Ever!” Felicia Haynes’ Pineapple Express Cupcakes won First Prize! Her treats will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit’s hottest new bakery, which is co-owned by April Anderson, pictured below right. And she got to make the cupcakes on “Live in the D” with Tati Amare (pictured below center). Felicia is at bottom left.

April said that she had already been receiving calls – even before Wednesday’s reveal asking when the cupcake would be available.

“I had to tell them that we hadn’t even announced the winner yet!” she said.


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  1. This was an amazing experience. The lead psychologist at my job and close friend told me about the contest, one day before the deadline and encouraged me to enter. I debated all day and decided, there was no way I could tell her I didn’t enter when she called me the following Monday. If she believed in me to tell me about it, then I should try. I took a poll on which cupcake recipe my friends and family thought I should submit. Pineapple express and carrot cake 2.0 ran neck and neck. I entered at the 11th hour, and was in shock that I received the call for top five finalist. Winning has given me the confidence to officially launch Ms. Ann’s Sweets. It will remain a home baked business. I enjoyed meeting Ms. Riley and Tati Amare. I had lots of fun doing what I love, plus I bought more cookbooks to try new recipes.

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