Jul 10, 2010

Gluten-Free Baker Wins Cupcake Wars on the Food Network

Lisa Cowden, a baker at Gluten-Free Creations (GFC) bakery and LuLu's Cupcakes in Scottsdale, Arizona, won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  The episode called "Survival of the Fittest" airs on Sunday, July 11 at 5 pm and 11 pm ET/PT.  Here is a quote from Lisa.
"They're very natural, very good for you and I think that's one of the things that really came across with the judging. Our competitors are really tending to go less natural, a lot of artificial ingredients, and I think it counted against them in the end."
For more details, watch this video and read this article

Update:  The show did not mention gluten-free, so I contacted Gluten-Free Creations to find out if the cupcakes on the show were gluten-free. Here is their response.
"The cupcakes on the show were not made gluten-free. However, the same recipe works using our Gluten-free sweet Baking Mix."



Update December 2010: Read about gluten-free Crave Bake Shop on Cupcake Wars and gluten-free and vegan Sweet Freedom Bakery.

Update December 2011: Gluten-free cupcakes finally won Cupcake Wars when Crave Bake Shop returned to the show.

5 comments:

Heidi Kelly said...

WOO-HOO!! Thanks for sharing this Sandra, have my DVR set to record tomorrow. :0)

Really, that is SO COOL!

Heidi

Kim said...

This is awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kim

I Am Gluten Free said...

Congratulations!!!! Good for you!!!

Erin S. said...

Congratulations! It's too bad the show didn't mention gluten-free, but it is nice to see that the Food Network is accepting more "alternative" chefs on to their shows. A few months ago, Chopped featured a gluten-free chef in one of their competitions.

Anonymous said...

tried to order cupcakes from Crave Bake Shop for a Christmas present for someone with Celiac. They completely messed up the order and did nothing to fix it. Now 22 of December and no present thanks Crave