See a cake made in the shape of Forest Arms

click to enlarge An image of Forest Arms pre-renovation, after a 2008 fire gutted the building. - GOOGLE STREET VIEW IMAGE
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An image of Forest Arms pre-renovation, after a 2008 fire gutted the building.

By now, most of us know that refurbishing historic properties helps stimulate the economy in a way that new construction can't. But what's will surprise you is that one recent renovation even helped a local cake business.

The business is Cake Ambition: Our recent Best of Detroit issue named it for Best Cakes, likely because of all the fantastic cakes the company has produced, ranging from a pirate ship to a bust of Lionel Richie. And owner Jessica Bouren tells us she was contracted to make a cake celebrating the building's completed renovation, which made her finished confection twice as sweet.

click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY CAKE AMBITION
Photo courtesy Cake Ambition
click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY CAKE AMBITION
Photo courtesy Cake Ambition

About The Author

Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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