At Cakes Come True Bakery in Chino, Calif., owner and Cupcake Wars recruit Kinnie Haskins infuses her cupcakes with flavors based on Southern recipes she learned as a child, such as Spiced Carrot and Momma's Cornbread. Locals also love classic treats like Red Velvet and Triple Chocolate.
As a Cupcake Wars finalist, Coccadotts surely isn't finished with baking. Storefronts can be found in South Carolina and Albany, N.Y., with cupcakes like Snickas or the Brown Chica Brownie. And the name? Owner Rachel fused her last name, Cocca, with her husband's, Dott, and Coccadotts was born.
What started on a whim has become Josh Bartell's full-time business -- lucky for his customers, who have been gobbling up his fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes. Popular flavors include Salted Caramel and the customer favorites like Murder by Chocolate and Snickerdoodle.
A small-town Texan bakery, Buffy's Cupcakes have plenty of neighborly charm with their Southern-style cupcakes like Dr. Pepper and Maple Bacon. On Cupcake Wars, owner Buffy Hanson displayed a mix of Southern charm with her Texas Chocolate Soda Cupcake made with the legendary space drink: Tang.
Rise and shine to Rise Cupcakes, where owner Brittany Todd rotates her cupcake flavors, ensuring you'll have plenty to choose from each time. Sample tried-and-true regulars like vanilla buttercream, or be fancy with the Ch Ch Churro cupcake capped with cinnamon buttercream and chocolate drizzle.
At K Cupcakes in Jefferson, Ohio, owner and Cupcake Wars competitor Amanda Kish can whip up more than 20 gourmet flavors, such as Almond Wedding and Caramel Pecan, making her a local favorite. She also lets customers build their own cupcake by choosing a cake, filling and icing.
Cakes from Sinsational Cakes can be customized for any occasion. Be it a birthday, baby shower or graduation, Sinsational brings out all the stops for customized cakes and cupcakes, including fun cakes shaped like a Nintendo Xbox, football helmets or baby carriages.
While L.A. Creamery may have made its presence known on Cupcake Wars, its specialty is the wide variety of gourmet ice cream with mouthwatering names. Owner Adam Fleischmann claims to treat ice cream as an art form with flavors like Honeycomb, Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel.
On this episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, the owner of Move It, Shake it Cakery competes to win $10,000 and have his cupcakes presented at a celebrity-studded event celebrating music star Jennette McCurdy.
The bakers at Nancy's Fancies pride themselves on making heartwarming classic desserts ''the way grandma used to bake.'' As former Cupcake Wars competitors, their Red Velvet and Wedding-Cake cupcakes have taken center stage among aficionados of the sweet treat in Providence, R.I.
Sweet Mess Cakery was a "poolside-in-Miami" hit on Cupcake Wars. Los Angelinos can order their tasty treats online, like the spicy chai cupcake called Breakfast in Bed or the Guinness, espresso and chocolate-filled cupcake known as the Tall, Dark and Handsome.
Vegan fans adore Papa Ganache and so did the judges on Cupcake Wars who named Papa Ganache their favorite. Even without using dairy or eggs, this bakery whips up spectacular muffins, cookies and cupcakes, including the signature Drenched Elvis cake made with an addictive peanut butter buttercream.
At Lou's Guiltless Goodies, you can "have your cupcake and eat it too." Lindy Caudle not only bakes delicious cupcakes but oil- and butter-free cupcakes, too. Health-conscious eaters will appreciate the cupcakes' Weight Watchers point values, as well as Lindy's ability to customize cupcake orders.
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.
Representing edible art at its finest, Casereccio Cakes in Vero Beach, Fla., is known as one of the premiere confectionary artists in the industry. All of the family-owned boutique's sweets are made from scratch, and its picturesque wedding-worthy cakes are often covered in dainty flowers.