MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis chef has been crowned the winner in the champions version of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”
Kevin VanDeraa, owner of Cupcake bakery, earned the title on the series’ finale Sunday and took home a $50,000 prize.READ MORE: Election Questions: How Are Ballots Counted? How Do Campaigns Get Our Phone Numbers?
The competition pitted 16 previous winners on “Cupcake Wars” against each other in order to crown the “true cupcake master.”READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: State Plan To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 For COVID-19 Includes 1,100+ Health Providers, In-School Vax Clinics
Some of VanDeraa’s winning creations include a carrot cake cupcake, a s’more cupcake and a Boston cream cupcake.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell Won’t Seek 2nd Term In June: 'This Isn’t Goodbye'
VanDeraa says he will put the prize money toward his baking business. He’s opening a second location on Grand Avenue in St. Paul and he’s thinking of expanding his existing bakery and café on University Avenue.