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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe Wins Cupcake Wars a Second Time

Posted By on Tue, May 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM

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The judges loved Jilly's second round of cupcakes, but made a few suggestions before sending them along to Round 3, which involves making 1,000 cupcakes and designing a display to show off the sweet treats. Sweet Mess Cakery was sent home. Shiller and Holland took the judges' advice about a few elements of their cupcakes and managed to create a staggering number of them in the allotted time.

Jilly's finished display | Food Network
  • Jilly's finished display | Food Network

Jilly's display was modeled after the Miami skyline, a nod to South Beach that the judges appreciated. Though they also liked Just Cupcakes' offerings, the judges crowned Jilly's the winners. Shiller considers this less a victory for Jilly's, and more a victory for the often under-appreciated Midwest food scene.

As winners, Shiller and Holland were able to attend the South Beach Wine and Food Festival and feed their winning cupcakes to a number of celebrity chefs from around the world. They even had a moment with our buddy, Andrew Zimmern!

Chefs Casey Shiller, Dana Holland, Andrew Zimmern and some chick | Food Network
  • Chefs Casey Shiller, Dana Holland, Andrew Zimmern and some chick | Food Network

Here at Gut Check International Headquarters, we were lucky enough to snag some of the winning cupcake flavors to give them a taste.

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