Online bakery The Cakeria creates custom cakes and more from scratch just for you. Either have it shipped, or the pastry chefs will travel to your next soiree and do the job, baking and all, on-site. This business concept may be nontraditional, but the custom cakes produced are old-school good.
On the Hollywood Poker episode of Cupcake Wars, judges told A Sweet Design owner Joeleen Medina that she had an "ace up her sleeve" with her one-of-a-kind cupcakes. But as a full-service cake and cupcake shop, A Sweet Design goes all-in for expertly decorated wedding and birthday cakes too.
All roads led to Choco Patisserie in San Antonio for owners Lynn and Lauren Townsend. Their decades of experience in professional kitchens reared two lean, mean baking machines. Their menu of flavors rotates weekly, including essentials Maple Bacon and Boston Cream every Thursday.
On this episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, the owner of Little Spoon Desserts competes to win $10,000 and have her cupcakes featured at an exclusive wedding event hosted by Mindy Weiss.
Smallcakes' philosophy is all about giving a cupcake to those in need of cheering up. Slowly but surely, owners Jeff Martin has been winning over locals and Cupcake War judges alike with their flavors like Chocolate Cream, the most popular, and the signature Cookies-n-Cream oreo cupcake.
Austin's Cupprimo Cupcakery takes whatever it can dream up and runs with it — or bakes with it. Though everything’s bigger in Texas, customers adore the cupcake minis, and love fun concoctions like Blue Velvet and Chocolate Elvis. Arrive early to snag a Flavor of the Day special.
Yum Bunnies Cakery knows cake - in fact it's all they do! The Technicolor workshop's gallery is overflowing with tasty works of art. Choose a flavored canvas (the Half-and-Half butter-chocolate combo wins people's choice), and marvel as owner Jessica Sahakian sculpts and frosts edible masterpieces.
For cupcakes with a little soul, Soul Cups has it all. This pastry catering company crafts fresh, down-home cupcakes for special events. They even combine dessert and drink with "Cuptail Parties." Try the Muddy Water Chocolate Cupcake, a flowery treat of Dutch dark chocolate and rose buttercream.
Stephen Lowry and Jared Sullivan opened Showboy BakeShop to fuse their two loves together: a good cake and show biz. Each of their gourmet cupcakes embodies the glitz and glam of their Las Vegas roots, be it the strawberry Showgirl cake or the Matinee cupcake made with a juicy orange cake.
The dynamic twin duo of Alisha and Angie Nuttall returned to Cupcake Wars for a very sweet redemption win. Their motto is "You imagine it — we'll create it." But imagination is rarely necessary, as the flavors at Alisha's range from Vegan Pumpkin to Lemon Raspberry to Coconut Tres Leches.
Jason Kakabaker (yes, Kakabaker) started his baking business making what he calls "the most decadent cupcakes you can buy." Ingredients include Merlot, cherries, lager and even Chardonnay. The Cupcake War judges took note, as Candace loved his decadent confections.
Down in Marietta, Ga., "cake and pastry extraordinaire" Mamie Jo Doyle is baking with vintage flair. Some of the popular cupcake flavors at Miss Mamie's are Red Velvet, S'mores and Guinness. A former Cupcake Wars competitor, Miss Mamie's Cupcakes happily serves designer cakes and fun daily specials.
Once a tight end for the NFL, George Wrightster soon found his sweeter side and started baking at Violet's Cakes in Pasadena, Calif. The cupcake flavors change daily and include both classic standbys like Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip as well as more unusual offerings such as Cinnamon Roll.
Some would say this delivery-only cupcake shop is heaven-sent. Since 2010, Erik Lars Larsen has been baking fresh cupcakes daily, with more than 10,000 cupcakes to date -- and growing. As seen on Cupcake Wars, its signature fried cupcakes can come in any flavor, like Cinnamon and Cherry Limeade.