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Get a taste of what won 'Cupcake Wars' for Kastle's Kreations

Victoria Barber
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Amy Grue picks up flowers that will be used to decorate an oversized cupcake for a custom order at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue prepare sports balls to be placed on a custom order of cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Amy Grue picks up flowers that will be used to decorate an oversized cupcake for a custom order at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Amy Grue picks up flowers that will be used to decorate an oversized cupcake for a custom order at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen poses with a selection of Thanksgiving cupcakes in her "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue prepare sports balls to be placed on a custom order of cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue prepare sports balls to be placed on a custom order of cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decide whether to add leaves to flowers on a large cupcake for a custom order of cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The leaves were left of the cupcake. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen poses with a selection of Thanksgiving cupcakes in her "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen poses with a selection of Thanksgiving cupcakes in her "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decide whether to add leaves to flowers on a large cupcake for a custom order of cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The leaves were left of the cupcake. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decide whether to add leaves to flowers on a large cupcake for a custom order of cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The leaves were left of the cupcake. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network. Grue's daughter Madelyn Grue works on Play-Doh creations in the kitchen.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen
Kastle Sorensen and her assistant Amy Grue decorate custom order cupcakes at Kastle Sorensen's "Kastle's Kreations" cupcake kitchen in Eagle River, AK on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Sorensen and Grue will be competing on the television show "Cupcake Wars" which will air on Saturday November 23, 2013 on the Food Network.
Bob Hallinen

Anchorage will get a chance to sample the desserts that won "Cupcake Wars" for Alaska's Kastle Sorensen on Thursday.

Sorensen will have her Kastle's Kreations cupcake truck parked outside Chilkoot Charlie's 12-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. She'll offer 12 flavors, including the four she prepared on the popular Food Network cooking contest. The finale, in which Sorensen won the $10,000 top prize, aired Nov. 23.

Reached by phone, Sorensen said that strawberry shortcake, churro and German chocolate part were part of her regular line-up before she went on "Cupcake Wars." In the show, she and assistant Amy Grue had to make a cupcake using a "mystery ingredient" which, it turned, was smoked salmon. Sorensen will be selling the resulting creation -- a lemon, rosemary, and smoked salmon cupcake -- tomorrow, and said it will be in her regular rotation from now on.

She cautioned that it's not a typical bite of cake.

"It's more of an appetizer cupcake than a dessert cupcake," she said. The cream cheese and chive frosting isn't sweetened, and the center has a mascarpone and salmon filling, similar to what you'd eat on a bagel.

All the cupcakes are $3.50, except the salmon cupcake, which is $4.50. Sorensen said she'll have 800 cupcakes available, but she's already sold almost half her stock through Facebook page pre-orders. All four recipes are online at foodnetwork.com for home bakers wanting to give them a try.

 


By Victoria Barber
vbarber@adn.com