The owner of Kyra’s Bake Shop, Kyra Bussanich is the first person to ever win the Food Network's Cupcake Wars four times, and she even did it baking gluten-free. It all went down yesterday, May 2, on the Cupcake War's Ultimate Showdown Challenge, the first new Cupcake Wars episode in a year. Bussanich made desserts inspired by on Cirque de Soleil’s show, “Mystere," reports the Portland Tribune.
For a limited time, you can taste the winning dessert flavors at Kyra's Bake Shop in the form of five cupcakes, and you can still catch the Ultimate Showdown Challenge episode today and this Saturday on the Food Network (check local listings).
In the press release, Bussanich says, “This win is extremely gratifying because I always feel such pressure on the show, not only to bake well and represent my shop, but to also knock it out of the park and represent all of us out there who are gluten-intolerant!”
This week at the Lake Oswego bake shop, find the Chocolate Cardamom Orange Hazelnut Goat Cheese cupcake, and the following cupcake flavors, each released in subsequent weeks, will be Coconut Pineapple Rum, Raspberry Hibiscus Rose, Chocolate Caramel Curry Crush, and Cherry Balsamic Black Pepper.