Food Network Champions Bring Award-Winning Cupcake Shop to Pigeon Forge
Stars of Food Network’s hit television show, Cupcake Wars, have opened a brand new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge! With everything from gourmet cupcakes to award-winning caramel apples and made-from-scratch cheesecakes, The Sweet Shoppe of the South at The Island in Pigeon Forge has a little something for everyone.
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All of the sweet treats at The Sweet Shoppe of the South are made fresh daily, with the freshest ingredients, like real butter, fresh eggs and local produce. Here’s a sample of some of the flavors you can expect to see at their new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge:
- Italian Creme
- Cookie Dough
- Key Lime Pie
- Boston Creme Pie
- Strawberry Shortcake
- French Toast & Bacon
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Bohemian Wedding
- Peanut Butter Cup
- Chocolate Lava Fudge
- Cookies & Cream
- Hot Fudge Sundae
- Whoopie Pie
- Lemon Icebox
- German Chocolate
- Red Velvet
- Caramel Apple
- Banana Split
- Banana Pudding
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In addition to their award-winning cupcakes, they will have other sweet treats for sale:
- Chocolate/Caramel apples
- Chocolate/Caramel pretzels
- Pound cakes
- Old-fashioned pies
- Cookie sandwiches
- French Macaroons
The new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving up the freshest cupcakes in town. Keep in mind that their menu changes daily, offering a different selection of cupcakes every day of the week.
You can check out their Blue Ridge store website here. They’re still working on the website for their new location.
Their Story: How The Sweet Shoppe of the South Came to Be
Food Network stars, Susan Catron and Nikki Gribble, both loved spending time in the kitchen, and they both dreamed of owning a shop where they could spend time enjoying their passions for baking. On May 11, 2011, their dreams came true when they opened The Sweet Shoppe of Blue Ridge.
Then, in October 2011, the ladies were invited to Los Angeles to film an episode of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. After competing and earning 2nd place, they headed back home to Georgia. Only days later, the Food Network invited the ladies back to film another episode of Cupcake Wars. This time, they would be competing in a redemption episode against other finalists. Obviously, they accepted the offer to take the challenge.
In the same month, the ladies made their way back to Los Angeles for another round of Cupcake Wars. This time, they WON and were named ‘Cupcake Wars Champions.’
Since their winning episode aired, many celebrities have stopped into their store in Blue Ridge and fallen in love with the award-winning cupcakes. We expect even more celebrities to visit them at their new Pigeon Forge location!
- Zac Brown, from country music band, The Zac Brown Band
- Chocolate Lava
- Lemon Icebox
- American Idol’s Diana Degarmo
- Smore’s cupcake
- Duck Commander, from television’s hit show, Duck Dynasty
- A variety of 10 dozen cupcakes
- The Hunger Games star, Josh Hutcherson
Other Things to Do at The Island In Pigeon Forge
While you’re at The Island in Pigeon Forge, there’s plenty of restaurants, attractions and family friendly things to do.
The Island in Pigeon Forge opened in 2013, with the stunning 200-foot tall Great Smoky Mountain Wheel as the centerpiece. Since their opening day, the Island has expanded and is growing to be one of the largest attraction destinations in the Smokies. Now, home to a variety of shops, restaurants and attractions, including the impressive Island Show Fountains, The Island is a must-visit for your Pigeon Forge vacation.
When you visit The Island, make sure to plan to spend the afternoon! With all there is to do and see, you can spend hours exploring, shopping and tasting all the great treats available. You don’t want to miss all the fun we’re having at The Island, so make plans to come check it out!
Snack Shops and Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge
- Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen (opening soon)
- Read more about her restaurant in our blog, Paula Deen Coming to Pigeon Forge!
- Timberwood Grill
- Mellow Mushroom Select
- Dicks Last Resort
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
- The Island Creamery
- Bill’s Lemonade
- Create-A-Cone (sno cones)
Attractions and Family Friendly Things to Do at The Island in Pigeon Forge
- The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
- The Island Show Fountains
- 7D Dark Ride Adventure
- Island Mirror Maze
- Arcade City
- Flying Horse Carousel
Shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge
- Build-A-Bear Workshop
- Ole Smokey Tennessee Moonshine
- The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel Gift Shop
- The Island Trading Post
- Pepper Palace
- The Toychest Company
- Smoky Mountain Sun Shades
Where is The Island in Pigeon Forge?
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