| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:21 PM
A cupcake shop in Kenner is out to prove big flavor comes in small packages. Each morning Claudia Melgar and her team at the Kupcake Factory, bake hundreds of sugary, sweet treats. She even puts yours truly to work, icing the cupcakes. Unfortunately,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:18 PM
"Cupcake Wars" winner and Laguna Beach shop owner Casey Reinhardt plans to expand her Casey's Cupcakes shops to Newport Beach and Irvine before the end of the year.
Reinhardt has locations on Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach and at the historic Mission Inn...
| Nov 20, 2011
Location: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Off East Coast Highway roughly between Jamboree Road and MacArthur Parkway.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.
Known for: "Overlooking the ocean,...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:08 PM
In the real world, December means holidays. In the world of TV, you add a word to that: special. Here's a look at some of the season and series premieres this month, but more importantly, the specials. And most of those are holiday specials. And most,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Food Network fans know Justin Willman as the Alton Brown or Ted Allen of the Sunday night hit "Cupcake Wars," which launched myriad other homages to the little cakes with the great big trend factor. He doesn't taste the wares or choose the winners, but...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Jason Hisley, the lead pasry chef and designer at Flavor Cupcakery in Bel Air, will appear as a contestant on the April 12 episode of the Food Network's "Sweet Genius."
In "Puzzled Genius," Hisley and his opponents are asked to use pink lemonade a...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:29 AM
It's Titanic time.
As the world pauses to remember the great calamity of April 14-15, 1912, two area restaurants are re-creating the last meal — or at least some aspects of it — for the 100th anniversary.
Langermann's in Canton is offering a...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:38 PM
R&B and Hip-Hop
DJ Ron Sleezy and Bobby Soul perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
Singer Phil Shane will perform cover songs from...
| Feb 13, 2012
Allie Mac Kay continues her Magic Monday series. This time she is joined by Justin Willman who is also the host of "Cupcake Wars".
Justin Willman's Magic Meltdown
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Doors Open: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $8 in advance, $10...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:31 PM
All is fair in cake and war.
Costa Mesa native and Estancia High School alumna Megan Faulkner Brown had a winning strategy when she battled on the popular reality TV show"Cupcake Wars."
The Utah resident's dark chocolate, brie, nut, cranberry and red...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The sizzle echoed through the halls of the Center of Applied Technology North in Severn, emanating from the school's culinary arts baking and pastry lab, where it was joined by a tempting aroma. Normally, a restaurant kitchen would be responsible for such...