Leah Cartwright's love of sweets began with an old and cherished family cookbook. The pages contained some of her grandmother's most prized recipes, and Leah set about recreating them during her downtime as a stay-at-home mom. When the treats began receiving rave reviews from her friends, Leah knew it was time to go into business, and Kreative Kupcakes was born.
As seen on the Food Network?s ?Aloha Cupcakes? episode of Cupcake Wars, TLC?s Four Weddings, and ABC15 Arizona?s Sonoran Living Live, the Avondale-based bakery has certainly come a long way from those humble beginnings. If Leah needed any more validation, she got it in 2012, when her Blue Moon cupcake (yes, Blue Moon as in the beer) won "Best of Phoenix" in the Phoenix New Times. Her other gourmet varieties are just as creative, with rotating options that include sweet-potato pie, strawberry shortcake, and banana cream. But cupcakes are only one part of this bakery's story. Leah and her team also craft cheesecakes, cake pops, and birthday cakes.