It's no secret that Melissa Torre's baked goods are both tasty and eco-friendly, thanks in part to locally sourced organic ingredients. Her exotic flavors (think grapefruit dulce de leche or salted chocolate lime hibiscus) also come packaged in reusable glass jars and mini push pops.
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.
At Dolce Vista Cupcakes, owner Vista Miller turned a hobby into a thriving business in Orange County, Calif. The shop’s award-winning cupcakes include Caramel Apple with salted-caramel buttercream and Chocolate Truffle filled with cream cheese frosting and topped with a white truffle glaze.
Darlene Perry serves Studio City, Calif., full-flavored sass, one cupcake at a time. Trading a mike for a mixer, this former songstress (the "Cupcake Diva") has poured her soul into Passions Pastries and Cupcakery. She has customers singing on high for the Lemon Drop cupcake with fresh berries.
TreyBcakes' appearance on Cupcake Wars was just the tip of the iceberg for this gourmet bakery and eatery. From cakes to pies, brownies and gelato, TreyBcakes has it all, including breakfast and lunch. So now you can have your Stud Muffin meatloaf and your strawberry cupcake, too.
On Food Network's Cupcake Wars, the owner of Lick It Bite It Or Both competes for the chance to win $10,000 and have his cupcakes featured at a celebrity-packed VIP party for the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Cuppycakes, veterans of Cupcake Wars, whip up creative daily menus in Omaha. Every day is a new chance to explore baked treats with a retro twist, such as Heath Whoopie Pies and strawberry macarons. Locals recommend trying the cleverly created fruity cupcakes, like apple.
The "V" stands for vegan, and these baked goods are just that. Despite the lack of dairy or eggs, these mindful treats are just as decadent as their counterparts. C'est La V Bakeshop and its online store are closed for the time being, but stay tuned for vegan cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.
Christa Kelso's goal is to make cupcakes that are ''mini masterpieces,'' so it's no surprise that she was eager to arrive in the Cupcake Wars arena. Her cupcakes come in a variety of flavors, such as Lemon Raspberry and Pumpkin Spice, and other tiny treats include mini cheesecakes and truffles.
Best friends Lily Fischer and Nima Etemadi started A Cupcake Wonderland in Philadelphia and went on to Cupcake Wars, where they made a Spider-Man cupcake that is still sold today. This apricot, currant and kale fruitcake comes topped with pumpkin-cream cheese frosting and an oat-molasses cookie.
"I really felt as if you wrote me an edible valentine," said Candace Nelson, a judge on Cupcake Wars. That's why Bill Jones won the episode, and why Jones Bros. Cupcakes became an instant hot spot in Omaha.
Weddings, parties and special events across North New Jersey were kicked up a notch when The Art of Cake hit the ground running in 2010. The crafts-loving, self-proclaimed perfectionists in its bakeshop are known region-wide for their custom creations that are as delicious as they are awe-inspiring.
This Orange, Calif., bakery does the classics — and does them well. Classic Carrot, Red Velvet, Pure Strawberry and other homey flavors are made to order here completely from scratch. Dive into a standard-size cupcake or go for a mini. Either way, expect tried-and-true flavor with every bite.