A Whole Lot of Cupcakes

Clarkston’s Union General readies for its 20th Anniversary


Published:

In the mid-2000s, it seemed like new cupcake bakeries were sprouting up on just about every other street corner and shopping center. But for the Village of Clarkston’s residents and visitors, that trend was pretty much old news.

Photograph Courtesy of Union General

Since 1997, the Union General Boutique and Cupcakery has been a go-to for the icing-topped treats. The quaint shop on Main Street is housed in a converted 1850s parsonage located next door to a church that was constructed in the 1840s.

In 1995, that church became the Clarkston Union restaurant. The popular eatery, which passed the 1 million-order mark of its signature Mac & Cheese early last year, was the launching pad for the Union Joints’ growing family of restaurants that now includes the Union Woodshop, Vinsetta Garage, Fenton Fire Hall, and Honcho.

Union General will be celebrating its 20th birthday weekend on Oct. 20 - 22, with 20 percent off non-food items. Aside from cupcakes, the curated store sells coffee, gift cards, soaps, cookbooks, bubble baths, kids gifts, organic peanut butter & jelly, and more.

But cupcakes are still the main event. Made on site from scratch, they include whimsically named flavors like “Baby, I’m a Star” (vanilla with raspberry puree and cream cheese icing), “Bunnycake” (carrot cake with cream cheese icing), “Delish” (caramel and truffle filling with salted caramel and chocolate icing), “Liz Lemon” (lemon curd with cream cheese icing), and “Babycake” (vanilla buttercream filling with chocolate ganache).

The little shop has gained the attention of more than just locals over the years, landing on nationwide “Top Cupcake” lists from the likes of AOL and The Daily Meal. Find a cupcake to your liking at Union General, as well as on the dessert menu at Clarkson Union.


50 S. Main St., Clarkston; 248-620-3800; uniongeneralstore.com
Edit Module
Edit Module

Hour Detroit Magazine

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 19-21)

Dog shows, concerts, films, and more

The Faces of Michigan Wine: Josh Morgan

To say that 2017 was a pivotal year for Josh Morgan would be putting it mildly.

3 Ways to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2018

Tips for turning resolutions into habits, courtesy of organization expert Brittany Adams

Your Guide to Dining During the North American International Auto Show

Hop on the People Mover and check out these local eateries

10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 12-14)

Cirque du Soleil Crystal, Kids Comic Con, Jill Jack's Birthday Bash, and more
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Why Abdul El-Sayed's Run for Governor Is for Real
    Can a political rookie from Michigan become America's first Muslim governor?
  2. The Faces of Michigan Wine: Josh Morgan
    To say that 2017 was a pivotal year for Josh Morgan would be putting it mildly.