Cupcrazed Cakery in Fort Mill, S.C., wins Food Network's 'Cupcake Wars'



Cupcrazed Cakerys Banana Split Cupcake

Congratulations to Heather McDonnell, of Baxter Village's Cupcrazed Cakery. She's the winner of the Food Network's season finale of Cupcake Wars, and $10,000.

Get the play-by-play on the contest's drama (FIRE!), from

The theme for tonight’s Cupcake Wars (was) southern food and the contestants had to use either barbecue, gumbo, or fried chicken and mashed potatoes as inspiration for a cupcake. Heather, realizing she needed to take a risk in order to win, chose what she perceived to be the most difficult — the gumbo. She quickly decided to concoct a buttermilk cupcake with shrimp, corn, and peppers in the batter and a cream cheese frosting with hot sauce and scallions all topped with a piece of fried okra.

The competition really heated up when the okra, in the process of frying and left unattended, burst into flames. Debbie, Heather’s assistant and sister-in-law, panicked by the sight of the flames, carried the burning skillet over to the sink and ran water on the flames, which only made a bad situation worse — much worse! Very, very LARGE flames.

Read the entire post, by Christina M., here.