We had a massive turn out for the first annual Dessert Wars!  A dozen restaurants and bakeries went dessert to dessert in an epic battle for 2 awards, the People's Choice and the Judge's Choice!  

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us decided who had the best dessert in Grand Rapids!  Thanks to Pioneer Sugar and Mast Heating & Cooling for sponsoring the event!  Thank you to the Amway Grand Plaza for hosting!

Now on to the winners...

Mirabella's Confections

About Mirabella's Confections:

MiraBella Confections originated from the passionate minds and hearts of Alexander Lovelorn and Kenneth Stephens. Both Ken and Alex were tired of working for other people. Ken has his Masters Degree in Social Work and practiced individual and group counseling. Alex worked as a manager for a big box store, and is currently working at Spectrum Health in the Emergency department.

Now, Ken is the confectionery artist and Alex the business manager and computer guru for MiraBella Confections. Ken's confectionery skills are self taught. Also, Ken and Alex both love working with chocolate. Alex loves making his luscious raspberry-filled dark chocolates and Ken enjoys creating wonderful truffles and chocolate displays. If you're lucky, once in a while you'll even catch Alex baking a pie or two. Alex also makes the absolute best soup you will ever eat!

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Second Floor Bakery

About Second Floor Bakery:

We started Second Floor Bakery because we love to bake! We love to make pastries, sweets and cakes. We love to get creative with cake designs and push the limit on what's possible!

At Second Floor Bakery we create desserts and cakes…from funky to formal.

Imagine a Dr. Suess like cake that looks like it’s toppling over and makes people laugh, or maybe formal is more your style, an elegant cake draped with flowers and silk that makes people do a sentimental sign.

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Cygnus 27

About Cygnus 27:

High atop the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Cygnus 27 transports you to a rhythmic environment among the stars. The trend-setting décor inspired by the Cygnus constellation, globally influenced American entrees, and captivating scenic views of the Grand Rapids skyline, promise an epic dining experience. Also available is our popular Sunday brunch mid-September through mid-May.

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Paris Cafe & Desserts

About Paris Cafe & Desserts:

Serving Authentic European Desserts, Gourmet Coffee, Hot Crêpes, Soups, Panini Sandwiches, and more... We specialize in Custom Order Cakes for all your occasions! Proudly presenting the Art Gallery, showcasing the amazing work of artist Emir Alibasic.

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