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Royal Oak Business Pals Battle on Food Network's 'Cupcake Wars'

Taste Love Cupcakes on Main Street will be featured on the show Sunday.

Cupcakes are selling like ... well, hotcakes, so what’s up with fancy food trend? Is it the dainty size that speaks to our taste-buds and our waistlines?

Cupcakes are an affordable luxury in a recession and people crave familiar indulgences in uncertain times. According to an NPR discussion in 2009, there is actually an economic theory behind the boom, popular cupcake shops on either side of the country (like NYC and LA) inspire little shops around the country to open their own cupcake emporiums. 

Royal Oak's  was  by two college friends, Michelle Wilson Brown and Yolanda Baston. The cupcake shop offers original flavors such as red velvet, banana cream, cherry almond, peanut butter and jelly, strawberry and champagne, lemon berry, chocolate chip cookie dough and vegan offerings, too. 

When asked about filming Cupcake Wars with Food Network, mum was the word, so you can bet it will be an exciting episode. Be sure to tune in this Sunday at 8 p.m. 

Whatever the draw to cupcakes may be, we sure love to peel the paper back like a present and sink our teeth, frosting first, into the perfect portion of fluffy cake.

Michael Wilson April 18, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Taste Love Cupcakes are the best. At the top is the sweet patato. This cupcake is like confection crack, you will become addicted. Michael W.
Janet Payne April 19, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Taste Love Cupcakes is a wonderful place to get the tasty treats! Love them!!
Obviously_not_you April 23, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Congratulations on the big win to Taste Love Cupcakes!

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