Fresh Bites


By Teresa Tobat

Marietta Baker Crowned Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Winner

Just two years ago, Marietta resident Patricia Katopes started a new chapter in her life as a single mother and opened her own bakery, Patty Cakes Cupcakes.
Katopes can now add “Cupcake Wars” winner to her resume. “Cupcake Wars” is a Food Network show that pits four of the country’s cupcake bakers against each other as they compete in three baking elimination challenges, until only one master baker / decorator remains.

As winner of “Cupcake Wars,” she will receive $10,000 to put toward growing her business and a chance to showcase her creations at the WildAid black-tie gala in San Francisco. She is also a potential contestant for the upcoming season of “Cupcake Champions,” in which 16 “Cupcake Wars” winners will face off against each other for a chance to be named the “Ultimate Cupcake Champion,” receive a $50,000 prize and showcase his or her creations at a high-profile event.

Patty Cakes Cupcakes operates out of the Great Harvest Bread Co.’s Marietta location and serves delicious treats that Katopes makes fresh daily using all-natural ingredients.

3894 Due West Road (Located inside the Great Harvest Bread Co.)
Marietta, GA 30064

High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet Debuts Limoncello Sorbetto Flavor

Award-winning Atlanta-based ice cream company High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet has a new flavor on store shelves: Private Reserve Limoncello Sorbetto. For this sorbetto, High Road Craft creates its own limoncello, an Italian lemon liquor. For this flavor, High Road juices fresh lemons no more than an hour before "spinning" the ice and steeps a pinch of real saffron threads to provide the refreshing treat with some depth. Our publisher, Yolanda Jones, called this “the best sorbet” that she has ever tasted, and with just a few weeks of summer left, be sure to sample this refreshing, tasty treat.

You can find this new flavor and the company’s other products (which are all made in Atlanta) at local Fresh Markets and Whole Foods. Check out for the company’s other flavors.

Velvet Salon Opens in a New Location

We love days when we get to celebrate the successes of terrific people and companies who are partners of Flavors. Today is such a day, as we’re proud to announce the opening of the new location of Velvet Salon (a favorite of many a Flavors staff member!). Stylist Drew Delaney and his partner, Matthew Gabriels, are now open in the hip lofts in the up-and-coming downtown of Chamblee, at 5256 Peachtree Road. Just a few miles north of Buckhead, this chic salon boasts three top-notch stylists, a bright, airy atmosphere and happy clients. The salon is open Tuesday - Sunday. Learn more at or call 404/863-2302. 



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