Student, professor partner in cupcake shop venture

First-year law students Stephen Eckholdt (left) and Leanne Kimble (right) dig into Dippin’ Dots and a Reese’s cupcake on Wednesday at Frosted Cupcakes. (BENJAMIN OLIVER HICKS / The Daily Reveille)

A University student and law school professor are looking to satisfy Baton Rouge’s sweet tooth with cupcakes from their new eatery, Frosted Cupcakes, which aims to please both the eye and the stomach.

Nearly a year in the making, Frosted Cupcakes opened its doors to the public Wednesday. The confectionary, located on 5251 Nicholson Drive next to Brew-Bacher’s Grill, offered free cupcakes to all customers who visited the eatery on its inaugural day of business.

Owners Kyle Anderman, business senior, and Andi Carroll, University law professor, conceived the idea for their cupcake shop while working up a sweat on the tennis courts.

“I was giving Andi tennis lessons last summer, and we had been discussing a joint business venture for a little while,” Anderman said. “We came across cupcakes one day, and the idea stuck.”

Anderman said once he and Carroll decided to make their plan a reality, they spent six months carefully crafting the menu.

“We knew what we liked and we enlisted the help of some local pastry chefs to guide us in creating original recipes,” Anderman said.