Thursday, April 12, 2012
The bakery's head pastry chef will be on an episode of "Sweet Genius," which airs tonight.
A local cupcake shop continues to attract the nation's sweet tooth. Jason Hisley, the head pastry chef of Flavor Cupcakery, will appear on an episode of Sweet Genius, which airs on the Food Network tonight, according to a post on the store's Facebook page. Sweet Genius pits pastry chefs against one another for a $10,000 prize, according to the show's website. Renowned pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel, of the eponymous Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City, judges the compeition. Tonight's competition, which airs at 10 p.m., is entitled Puzzled Genius and will feature flamingo-inspired chocolate desserts, candy creations based on childhood inspiration and cakes made using native Southeast Asian ingredients. Flavor Cupcakery, which is based in Bel…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Harford County's tourism website featured the county's two cupcake shops.
Cupcake wars? The real winner is Harford County—which has two cupcake shops. Sweet Devotion in Havre de Grace and Flavor Cupcakery in Bel Air bring residents of Harford County two options for sweet treats. Haford County tourism manager Wini Roche recently visited both shops and featured each—with their respective salted caramel treats—in her monthly blog. Roche held her own "cupcake war," playing off Flavor Cupcakery's win on the television show in 2011, and deemed herself the winner. TELL US: Have you visited either Sweet Devotion or Flavor Cupcakery recently? Which is your favorite? Leave a comment below.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Bel Air Patch looks back at the biggest stories of the year.
With 2011 coming to a close, Patch is taking a few moments to look back and highlight some of the stories that tugged at our heartstrings and flared our tempers. What story impacted you the most? How did the event shape the community? Tell us in the comments. In December, a Bel Air cupcake shop won the popular Food Network show "Cupcake Wars." The win drew attention to the store and plenty of community support. Shelley Stannard, owner of Flavor Cupcakery, told Patch she feels winning "Cupcake Wars" was less an individual triumph and more a win for Bel Air and small business. "I don't think of it as much as a personal victory, but as, 'Wow, look at what we all can do,'" said Stannard. Stannard is also looking at the possibility of opening …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
After winning "Cupcake Wars," owner of Bel Air's Flavor Cupcakery shares about the experience.
Shelley Stannard, owner of Flavor Cupcakery, says she feels winning "Cupcake Wars" is less an individual triumph and more a win for Bel Air and small business. "I don't think of it as much as a personal victory, but as, 'Wow, look at what we all can do,'" said Stannard, 45, who opened the business in 2010. Just days after the episode of the popular Food Network show featuring Flavor Cupcakery aired, the phone at the Bel Air shop was ringing off the hook. Stannard said participating in the show, which Flavor Cupcakery won, was fueled by the store's customers. "We just kept hearing, over and over, 'Oh, you have to be on 'Cupcake Wars,'" Stannard said. When someone from the show called the shop and asked if she would be interested in appying …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Flavor Cupcakery, based in Bel Air, won a Food Network competition that aired on Sunday.
Watch out Vaccaro's, Cockeysville residents with a sweet tooth may have a new spot to get their sugar fix. Flavor Cupcakery owner Shelley Stannard, who recently appeared on the Food Network program Cupcake Wars, might open a Cockeysville location in 2012. "We're putting feelers out there," Stannard said. "We think there is a good market for cupcakes." The Bel Air based cupcake bakery won $10,000 in the Cupcake Wars competition, which aired on Sunday. "It was amazing and we did it because our customers kept asking us to," Stannard said. "Everybody is proud that our small local bakery was able to make it to the national level." Stannard opened the Bel Air store in December of 2010, according to Bel Air Patch. And the most challenging part …