Thursday, July 29, 2010

Talking sweets with Red Velvet Stefanie!

“Cupcakes aren’t just a dessert, they are a lifestyle.” -Stefanie

Film Festival Face-off was a pretty intense episode of Cupcake Wars! I originally tuned in to see Mr. Cupcakes from Clifton, NJ. Being a NJ native, I wanted to see if he had what it takes to win on Cupcake Wars!

I was pleasantly surprised to see not only Bee Sweet Cupcakes from NOLA competing, but Red Velvet Stefanie was also on this episode! Sweet! To be honest, I was cheering on RVS the whole time. I am fan of her blog and her awesome Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake at the Cheesecake factory!

So, I recently had the opportunity to talk to her about her experience on Cupcake Wars!

1. Who is your biggest inspiration in the baking world?
Candace Nelson from Sprinkle's, she started the cupcake trend! Candace is the Cupcake Queen!

2. Where did you get the name Red Velvet Stefanie from?
After Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake came out at the Cheesecake Factory, my friends started calling me this! They would introduce me to people as the, "Stefanie, as in Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake Stefanie" and then, shortened down to Red Velvet Stefanie! the other was such a mouthful! lol

3. What was the most challenging part of the competition for you? The time limit? the 1,000 cupcakes?

Waiting to hear what Candace was going to say about my cupcakes, she is my hero after all!

4. Would you ever compete in something like Cupcake Wars again?
OH YES! My next competition is actually August 22nd in LA. The Sweet's Truck asked me to compete with LA's top cupcake baker's to find the best Red Velvet Cupcake in Los Angeles! I am so going to win!

5. What is your favorite cupcake flavor, and why?
I wish I had a more exciting answer but, Red Velvet is truly my favorite Red Velvet Cupcake! I have never liked chocolate cake so, I like the little accent of cocoa in red velvet plus, cream cheese frosting is to die for! I love the bright red color of the cake paired with the light fluffy frosting, it is such an elegant combination!

Thanks Red Velvet Stefanie for taking the time to answer some questions!!!

Also, tomorrow is Cheesecake Day! The Cheesecake Factory has a pretty awesome deal for you. Any cheesecake slice is 1/2 price! So get on over and get yourself a luscious slice of red velvet cheesecake! And additional 25 cents is donated to Feeding America every time you purchase it!


  1. I wish I had someone to go with! I love Cheesecake Factory and that cake looks amazing!

  2. how do you make red velvets, i'm really curious about how you make them and i'd ove to try them, but i don't seem to be able to find them anywhere in England. :(