photo of the owners Dan and Julie Couturier
Dan and Julie Couturier’s children, family, and friends are a lucky bunch. The couple, who own DreamScape Desserts in downtown Comstock Park, like to experiment with new flavors for their cupcakes, and somebody has to do the tough job of taste testing.
“We are constantly trying new flavors of cupcakes, cookies and brownies,” said Julie. “We like to take other types of desserts (like) root beer float, raspberry cheesecake, and see if they would make good cupcakes. “We test them with the kids and other family and friends.”
The couple started the business out of their home in 2010. The business quickly outgrew their kitchen, and they leased a space in Sparta which they also outgrew. In 2014, they moved to the Comstock Park location, 3917 Leland Avenue, which they leased for two years before buying it. The building, which had housed a restaurant, had hook-ups for a commercial kitchen, and they brought in their own equipment. Besides the kitchen where they do the mixing and baking, there is a small entryway with a counter where people pick up their orders, and a decorating area.