Jilly’s Cupcakes Get a Little Chilly

By on Monday, August 5th, 2013


Only two years ago, Jilly’s Cupcakes competed on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and blew away their competition. In the time since winning, they have been hard at work expanding their business in a number of exciting and tasty directions. Turning several of their winning cupcake flavor combinations into a new line of ice cream is just one of the changes they have announced in the last few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you the next Cupcake Wars baker?

By on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

It appears the Food Network have just commenced casting for Season 3 of Cupcake Wars.  With two seasons down, you have no doubt seen the show, and if you have ever wondered… hey I could do that, well now is your chance.

The call has come through Reality Wanted and has a closing date of the 28th February 2011, so you don’t have long.  Casting is open to every city, nationwide. Here’s what they say:

If you think you and your cupcakes have what it takes to compete against the best bakers in the country, then we want to hear from YOU! The winner of the show will have their cupcakes featured at a HOLLYWOOD EVENT and receive WORLDWIDE PRESS!  The winner of each episode also wins $10,000!!!

So for more information check out the details at Reality Wanted above or on the Food Network website here.

Do you love Cupcake Wars? Ace of Cakes?

By on Monday, October 11th, 2010

If you answered yes, then I have to inform you, that David Letterman disagrees with you, but don’t worry, “he is just nuts”.

Well that is what David Letterman said on air this Friday after he blasted Rachael Ray with a barrage of complaints about the number and type of cupcake shows on the air at the moment.  What Rachael had to do with these cupcake shows is not clear but I am guessing the link may be that there are a lot of cupcake shows at the moment, and Rachael also has a lot of her own shows.  Forgive me I might be wrong, but it was the only thing I could see that could possibly give reason for David to direct his annoyance at Rachael.

Before Rachael even got out to stage David said “You realize there’s a billion people in the world starving every day, and there’s a group of assholes having fights over cupcakes. They’re fighting over cupcakes! … Does that seem right to you?”

I guess we can take from this that David Letterman doesn’t like cupcake shows, but surely censorship is not the answer to the worldwide hunger problem?

All I can say is I fully respect how Rachael handled herself and as Letterman himself says she “had every reason to be alarmed”, he continues “I’m so sorry”.

View the interview here

View the apology here

Red Velvet Stefanie

By on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Did you all see Red Velvet Stefanie on Cupcake Wars? She kicked some cupcake butt on there and made it to second place! She didn’t win but her popularity has seemed to have blown up since then. I follow her on Facebook and am always seeing good news coming from her endeavors.

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War declared by Wonderland

By on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

There is a frenzy that is unsettling cupcake businesses around America, causing bakers to reach for the video camera instead of the whisk.  What, may you ask is upsetting the frosting on these cupcakes?

Well, a little over a week ago, the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars got busy on the phone encouraging selected bakers to consider submitting a video audition for the next round of Cupcake Wars. Lily and Erin from A Cupcake Wonderland were one such recipient and they decided to share their highly entertaining and funny video on You Tube, and of course with you!  Good luck Cupcake Wonderland.  Check it out by clicking here.

If selected, they will compete against three other bakers / bakeries in a chance for cupcake glory!

Cupcake Wars: Team California & Episode 1

By on Monday, June 14th, 2010

I know Heather Lynn is rooting for her own homestate of Massachusetts in what I think is All Things Cupcake’s new favorite show, Cupcake Wars. I just wanted to take a moment to mention that I will be in the cheering section for Team California, or really, Team Southern California.  I grew up around Los Angeles, which just happens to be one of the cupcake meccas of the U.S., so I’m happy to see my former home well represented.

During tonight’s episode I have been rooting for Catarah Hampshire of Southern Girl Desserts (LA) and Todd Becker of Becker’s Bakery (Manhattan Beach, CA).  I’ll do my best not to spoil anything for folks who might be catching the repeat shows later tonight, but while I am loyal to my homestate, I was actually most impressed by Hollis Wilder of Sweet! (Orlando, FL). Ms. Wilder was hands-down the most adventurous cupcaker of the bunch.  I cannot believe she pulled off good cupcakes with salmon in them!  I wonder if this will be the beginning of a new wave of savory cupcakes?  Watch out bacon!