Leah Baker Fowler comes from a linage of entrepreneurs. Her great grandfather once owned a business in the Hill District and a great aunt and uncle owned the former Hicks Shop ‘n Save that was located in the Hill Plaza.
Currently her grandmother LaVerne Baker Hotep and mother Tia Baker, both entrepreneurs serve as role models and examples to the 12-year-old who has operated Cupcakes Most Wanted since January 2014. Fowler, founder and president of the business considers herself a food “preneur” who loves baking. She is a seventh grader attending the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa.
Cupcakes Most Wanted provides cupcakes that are baked fresh for each customer from top quality ingredients. Flavors include: Carrot, Red velvet, Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry and her signature specialty is Sweet Potato.
“From the inception of Cupcakes Most Wanted Leah has served a steady stream of customers,” says Baker the chief operating officer of the business. She describes the customer base as including individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations entailing the Girls Coalition of Southwest PA, G&S Counseling Services, Gwen’s Girls, Inc., the Children’s Museum and the Thelma Lovette YMCA.