There are many reasons why people would want to not only visit Bonita Springs, Florida but also live here. You can take your pick: the fantastic weather; a wealth of amenities; luxurious attractions; and some of the best real estate in the country.
Another great reason – our local cuisine – is getting a bit of a highlight on national TV this Saturday. Amanda Buckner-Wood, of Perfectly Scrumptious on South Tamiami Trail, is competing for pride, glory, and a nice $10,000 prize on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!
If you’ve ever seen the show, you know exactly what she’s up against. Amanda will compete against three other cupcake-creating teams to convince the panel of judges that her cupcakes look and taste better than the rest. The contest is three rounds long; the final round has each final team making a show-stopping display complete with 1,000 cupcakes decorated and arranged to perfection.
This is actually Amanda’s second attempt to be on the show. She auditioned in 2012 but didn’t make it; fortunately, the second time was the charm. The video she created and sent in apparently did the trick, and Amanda found herself in the spotlight.
We don’t know if she won, of course, but either way, it’s great to see a local, homegrown Bonita Springs bakery getting attention on such a huge stage.
Bonita Springs, in fact, has plenty of cuisine options that deserve attention. Whether you’re at Angelina’s Ristorante (just outside Pelican Landing), Roy’s, or the fine dining options available at The Colony at Pelican Landing, you’re in for a treat.
Be sure to catch Amanda’s show by tuning into Cupcake Wars on Food Network this Saturday at 8pm. And win or lose, stop by her bakery to grab a taste of her baking prowess!