We’ve said it before, but just like a good episode of Cupcake Wars, the story is worth repeating! Daytonian Alyssa Logan and her mother Julie recently competed on an episode of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and if you missed it the first time, it will be re-aired on Thurs, Nov 1st at 7pm. Since it’s already aired, we figure we’re not spoiling anything by sharing that ’83 Sweets was the winner of this episode featuring Cody Simpson. Their cupcake display was featured at special fan event for rocker Simpson.
According to the Food Netork’s website, “each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaroon company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week.”
This is the second trip to Cupcake Wars for Alyssa and her mom, who serves as her assistant. Their first trip was for the Tony Hawk Foundation Skate Parks which aired on July 8th of this year, in which the baking team made it to the finals. Her carob cupcakes with avovado, sunflower butter frosting and candy-coated sunflower seeds made a big impression on this show. You can check out some behind the scenes video here: [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQ0FtcPmM4&feature=youtu.be’]
Logan said she was picked to be on the show among thousands of applicants, and believes her 1980s-themed bakery is what set them apart. She thinks her small town
vibe really made a difference in her being cast, even though she initially thought it might put her at a disadvantage. Logan says she’s a fourth generation baker, who learned to bake at her Grandmother’s side. “The aromas of baking cakes, cookies and pies remind me of her, and it makes me smile. Our special time lives on through her recipes.” Logan is especially proud to use fresh eggs from her mothers farm as well as many organic ingredients in her baked goods as possible.
’83 Sweets is a home based bakery-delivery business that was opened almost 3 years ago. You place an order and she delivers. You can also order up cupcakes and other sweets on her etsy shop. However with all the attention “83 Sweets is getting, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear an opening soon announcement….
Another local bakery, Moore Dessert Please, was also featured in this episode, which originally aired on Oct 21st, read about them here.