Crave Bake Shop Baked Gluten-Free Cupcakes on Cupcake Wars
Posted Dec 07 2010 10:05pm
Tonight, Kyra Bussanich of Crave Bake Shop baked gluten-free cupcakes on Cupcake Wars on Food Network. The beginning of the episode had some terrific information about gluten-free. Crave Bake Shop is a 100% gluten-free bakery located near Portland, Oregon.
The judges loved the gluten-free cupcake in the first round, which was a holiday cupcake made with cranberries and apple cider. In the second round, the three gluten-free cupcakes were inspired by holiday drinks. The flavors were egg nog, chai spice, and chocolate peppermint. They had beautiful decorations that impressed the judges. This quote from judge Candance Nelson from Sprinkles Cupcakes was amazing.
"I think you have magical gluten-free elves back there because you can't tell they are gluten-free."
In the third round, Kyra had a display of Christmas trees to hold the cupcakes. She added more ginger to the egg nog cupcakes at the request of the judges, but unfortunately she added too much. While Kyra did not win Cupcake Wars, this was still a huge victory for gluten-free awareness. This episode called Tree Lighting , the second season premiere, reairs several times this week.