And their next challenge is to open a bakery in Cockeysville. Now that Flavor Cupcakery won last night's episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, owner Shelley Stannard is eyeing a second location in Baltimore County in 2012, according to a press release.
The bakery's lead pastry chef is Jason Hisley, pictured. As soon as I found out Jason's last name, I realized that I knew him. I had talked to him in August 2010 when he was the pastry chef at Roland Park Bagel Co.
At the time, Jason told me he was a graduate of Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in baking and pastry. He had worked at Panera Bread and a catering company in Bethesda before landing at the bagel shop and now Flavor Cupcakery.
For the TV competition, Jason had to bake cupcakes pegged to "The Nutcracker" ballet.
The bakery's winning episode will air again at 8 p.m. Tuesday if you missed it. A viewing party was held last night at the Dark Horse Saloon in Bel Air. Check out photos from the party on Flavor Cupcakery's Facebook page.
Photo by me, taken in 2010