For a long time I've wanted to try that cute little cupcake stand with the giant cupcake on top of it, and today's the day. Off we go to Hey, Cupcake!
This was an incredible demonstration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship! The creator of Hey, Cupcake! is Wes Hurt. He now has five locations in Austin.
Here is a good article/interview with Wes Hurt and how he teamed up with a childhood friend to start Hey, Cupcake!
Below is a film some of Wes' friends made about Hey, Cupcake!
This post will be followed up with an analysis of how the Cupcake Project would be great for developing 21st century skills, especially Innovation and Entrepreneurship, how to develop all the core 21st century skills on our Compass Rose, and how to far exceed the content standards.
Play, Passion and Purpose are the key elements for developing creativity identified by Tony Wagner in his new book, Creating Innovators - the making of young people who will change the world. You can see how these elements are present in Wes' business, Hey, Cupcake. And you can imagine how easily these would be fully integrated into a curriculum unit or project for students.
Come to our Summer Institute in July where we will be analyzing and creating other possibilities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship!