No popular authors found.
Ads by Google:

Categories

No categories found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter





Ads by Google:


Follow / Share


  FOLLOW US:
Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest RSS Podcast Email  Get Email Alerts
SHARE:

Popular Articles

No popular articles found.
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Gluten-free Victory in Food Network's 'Cupcake Wars'

Celiac.com 02/29/2012 - Gluten-free confections created by a baker from Lake Oswego, Oregon, topped the competition on the latest installment of the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars." Boston Cream Pie cupcakes

The winning gluten-free cupcakes were the work of Kyra Bussanich, 33, who opened Crave Bake Shop at 460 Fifth Street, in downtown Lake Oswego, in mid-2011.

No stranger to the competition, Bussanich finished as first runner-up on the program last year. That was good enough to earn her place as one of four pastry chefs invited back to the televised cupcake competition.

Bussanich, is the first gluten-free baker to win the show's top spot, producers told her. She is also the only Pacific Northwest resident to win the competition.

Ads by Google:

The show's theme celebrated the 100th Episode of the TNT television series, "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick. Bussanich responded with intricately decorated, coffee and doughnut-themed cupcakes to honor the cop drama.

As a part of her $10,000 prize, Bussanich and her assistant Jackie Eizik, catered a party for Sedgwick and other cast and crew from "The Closer." Bussanich says that her victory in "Cupcake Wars" provides a stage not only for her online shop, but for gluten-free foods in general. She herself doesn't tolerate the wheat and other proteins so central to most baked goods, she rejects the idea that being gluten-free means eating blandly. "Gluten-free can be divine," she says.

"Cupcake Wars" will appear in the coming weeks on the Food Network.

Read: Kyra Bussanich's winning recipe for Boston Cream Pie cupcakes from Food Network's The Closer 100th Episode.

Source:

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



1 Response:

 
R Pater
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
19 May 2012 8:20:18 AM PDT
Kyra Bussanich will be competing tonight/this week in Cupcake Wars Championships against other selected previous winners. Again, she is the only dedicated gluten-free baker to do so.




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


We made these in my Jr. High Home Ec class back in the early 1970s and I still bake them today! Yum!

1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, an egg, vanilla. Top with sea salt, chocolate, nuts, whatever and bake for like 10 minutes. Let them air dry for a day or two (if you want a more cookie-like mouthfeel and texture) Not the healthiest, but its refreshing to have a baked good without arcane...

Already had the displeasure of going out for Chinese/Sushi with friends and navigating the veritable minefield that was the menu. Unless I find a trustworthy chef I think I would stick strictly to nigiri and sashimi-not that I can complain about that. As soon as I get tamari I am going to start c...

One of my favorite taquerias serves some of the tastiest grilled scallions I've ever had. This recipe brings those winning flavors to the grill. Roasted scallions make a delightful side dish. View the full article

My daughter has had SIBO. The gas and belching and bloating were terrible. Probiotics DID NOT help. They made her worse. The standard antibiotics only temporarily helped. Diet change (SIBO Specific Diet - really reduced fermentable carbs), two months of different herbal antibiotics, daily Atran...