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A Piece of (Fake) Cake

The cake might not be real, but the money is.

This story appears in the March 2009 issue of Start Up.

What: Whimsical fake wedding cakes

Who: Kimberly Aya of Fun Cakes rental LLC

Where: Grandville, Mich.

When: Started in 2007

Startup costs: Less than $1,000

Kimberly Aya's career choice was an easy one. When she was just 8 years old, she started designing cakes for her chocolate-loving father--and she hasn't stopped since. So, after getting married and moving to Turkey for 15 years, her first order of business upon returning home to Michigan was to open a specialty cake shop in the U.S.

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