CUPCAKE WARS: Iowans Finish Filming

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An Iowa cupcake battle for a cash prize will play out on national TV later this month.

The owner of Ames-based Cupcake Emporium says she is just back from taping an episode of Cupcake Wars for the Food Network.

Tawnya Zerr says she started her business after she and a friend got hungry for cupcakes and found out no one in Ames had any for sale.

Her business has continued to grow since then receiving the attention of TV producers.

She says there is only one word to describe the TV competition, “It is so much crazy work and it is just crazy!”

Tawnya says she can’t tell us who won but we do know who one of the bakers she’ll face for the $10,000 prize.

Last week the owners of Des Moines’ Creme Cupcakes told Ch. 13 they, too, will be on the June 30th episode of Cupcake Wars.