"My mother always made the best Red Velvet Cupcakes," Rebecca Grammer-Ybarra said during the "Cupcakes for a Cause" episode. Her twist on this standard treat: vanilla-bean frosting. This challenge was judged 50 percent on presentation, and Rebecca's heartfelt topping impressed the judges.
Savory. Fruity. Sweet. Hollis Wilder's creation for the "George & Ann Lopez Charity Golf Tournament" episode was a cinnamon sour cream cake folded with diced strawberries and topped with a maple cream-cheese frosting sprinkled with maple-glazed turkey bacon. The judges loved the look and the taste.