My very own local cupcakery, The Perfect Circle, will be competing on this season of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars!" Several months ago Alyssa, the owner of TPC, hinted that something big would be happening. I predicted that this was what she was hinting about and I was right!
The Fast Food Maven reports that this season of Cupcake Wars will begin on June 15 with two bakers from Southern California -- Dollhouse Bakeshop Shoppe in Santa Monica and Milk in Los Angeles. The contestants are competing for $10,000 and a chance to show their cupcakes at a high-profile event. Each show will have a winner.
Alyssa Magliato will be on the June 29th show and will compete against The Coffee Shop of Gilbert, AZ, Cupcake Charlies of Mashpee, MA, and Sweet E's Bake Shop of Los Angeles.
Many of the cupcake shops and bakers may look familiar to you because I've reviewed their shops. Check out the episode guide below:
June 15 9:00pm ET/PT (Season Premiere) "SeaWorld Birthday Bash"
Dollhouse Bake Shoppe (Santa Monica, CA)
Milk (Los Angeles, CA) - I have been here yet, but I've been dying to go!
Daddy Cakes (Topeka, KS)
Sweet Bakery & Cafe (Ellicot City, MD)
June 22 at 10:00pm ET/PT "Match Making Party"
Chef Chloe (Los Angeles, CA)
Crushcakes Cupcakery (Santa Barbara, CA) - I just reviewed their shop last month.
Cupcake Nouveau (Coral Gables, FL)
Cups (La Jolla, CA)
June 29th, 10:00pm ET/PT "Ace of Cakes 100th Episode Celebration"
The Coffee Shop (Gilbert, AZ)
Cupcake Charlies (Mashpee, MA)
The Perfect Circle Cupcakery - Obviously I know this place very well.
Sweet E's Bake Shop (Los Angeles, CA) - Tried their cupcakes at LA Cupcake Challenge. They were also on the pilot episode of Cupcake Wars.
July 6th, 10:00pm ET/PT "Survival of the Fittest"
Lulu's Cupcakes (Scotsdale, AZ) - Their website says they are closed. Hmmm...
Whodidly Cupcakes (Santa Barbara, CA) - Not sure how I missed them on my trip to Santa Barbara last month. They were also on the pilot episode of Cupcake Wars.
Cupcakes & Co (Burbank, CA)
Smallcakes (Overland Park, KS)
July 13th, 10:00pm ET/PT "George and Ann Lopez Charity Golf Tournament"
Sweet! (Orlando, FL)
Sugar Cupcakery (Milford, OH) - Not yet open
Southern Girls Desserts (Los Angeles, CA) - Tried their red velvet cupcakes at LA Cupcake Challenge a few months ago.
Becker's Bakery (Manhattan Beach, CA) - They are close to my husband's work. Maybe I should have him stop by sometime soon!
July 20th, 10:00pm ET/PT "Cupcakes for a Cause"
Suite 106 Cupcakery (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Kara's Cupcakes (San Francisco, CA) - Yum! I loved eating their cupcakes during my visit to San Francisco last year!
Ivey Cake (Franklin, TN)
For Heavens Cakes (Thousand Oaks, CA)
July 27th, 10:00 pm ET/PT "Film Festival Face-Off"
Sweet Arleen's (Westlake Village, CA)
Red Velvet Stefanie (Los Angeles, CA)
Bee Sweet Bakery Cupcakes (New Orleans, LA)
Mr. Cupcakes (Clifton, NJ)
August 3rd, 10:00pn ET/PT "Classic Cupcake Challenge"
Molly's Cupcakes (Chicago, IL)
La Provence Patisserie Cafe (Beverly Hills, CA)
Cupcakes (Scotsdale, AZ)
Jazzy Cakes (Sherman Oaks, CA)
More info about the show will be available on May 27 at www.foodnetwork.com/cupcakewars. I can't wait to watch!
Info from: The Futon Critic and Fast Food Maven