This Sunday Night at 8pm the Food Network’s Cupckae Wars will air an episode featuring Germantown baker Amy Barkalow and her mother, competing for the chance to have their cupcakes center court at a huge fan event for the Harlem Globetrotters. In season eight of the popular show, AmyCake & Cookies is up against New Jersey’s Simply Sweet Cupcakes and Simply Cake form California.
While Amy can’t tell us what happens on the show, we do know that she’s got a big move coming up in her future. Amy will be transitioning from being a home baker to a bricks and mortar shop in downtown Miamisburg by the end of June. AmyCakes will open their doors at 80 S. Main, next to A Taste of Wine, and is currently in the process of hiring up to 4 additional employees for the new business. Amy credits her love of baking to her mom and growing up in a home where the mixer was used more often than the microwave. She’s even gotten her boyfriend into the business and she claims fondant is his specialty. AmyCakes specialize in wedding cakes, cupcakes, cakepops, cookies and even do cheesecakes, cookie cakes, buckeye candies and more. To check our her gallery and get general pricing info, check their website.
If this sounds familiar Amy and her mom Cheryl are the third local mother/daughter bake team to appear on Cupcake Wars. Brittany Moore, owner of Moore Desserts Please and her mom have made their first appearance on the Food Network cooking show and used that publicity to launch her Oakwood shop. Alyssa Logan and her mother Julie competed in season five’s Tony Hawk episode and again in season seven’s Cody Simpson episode, then followed it up by opening up ’83 Sweets in Lucasville.