Crain's Detroit Business: Ilitch School grad discusses business, struggles of owning a bakery
For the Love of Sugar: Co-owner Manal Hussein, a self-taught cake and pastry chef and Mike Ilitch School of Business graduate (B.S. in marketing, 2013), opened her Brush Park bakery with a silent partner in 2018. She's known for a dark chocolate cake named after an infamous scene from the book "Matilda" and a vanilla cake with pistachios and ricotta inspired by the Middle Eastern dessert Knafeh. Hussein, who has a background in marketing, grew up in Dearborn and Farmington Hills. She started baking as a business at home after college for eight years before she made the jump to a space in Detroit.