Cupcakes, a local business and Twitter


What do cupcakes, a downtown Denison business and Twitter have to do with each other? Well, nothing really, but if everything goes well on Sunday evening they’ll all converge as folks fill the Rialto Theater to watch Buffy Hanson compete on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

The news first came out in April that Hanson, owner of Buffy’s Cupcake on Main in Denison, had competed in the foodie faceoff. That competition, the results of which Hanson’s had to stay mum about, will finally air at 7 p.m. Sunday.

For those unfamiliar with this battle of small cakes, each hour-long episode has four contestants who craft unique, gourmet cupcakes. Contestants are eliminated one-by-one in three rounds. The winner gets $10,000 and the chance to have his or her creations showcased at a unique event. Sunday’s show will center around a kickoff party for the Angry Birds Space mobile app.

To watch the drama unfold and finally learn how Hanson came out in the contest, Downtown Denison Inc. is hosting a watch party at the Rialto Theater. Limited seating is available for the party and doors are expected to open at 5:30 p.m.

For those who choose to stay home to see how Hanson’s creations perform, we’d still like for you to join in the conversation on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting from our user name @heralddemocrat and using the hashtag #cupcakewars.

Happy birthday Friday to Ann Marie Lowry, Lori Huntsman, Betsy Wilmes, Walt Butterworth, Kyra Jacobs, John Flanders, Elijah Smith, Johnny Brownlow Jr., Jordan Dunlap and LaToya Chamberlain, all of Sherman; Jack Wayne Milton, Linda Wilson, Sharon Greene, and Cecil Cox, all of Denison; Nancy McEwen Hunt of Springfield, Ore.; Jasmine Ballard of Whitewright; Shirley Arzella Wells of Dade City, Fla.; Ra-Nae Beckley of Clyde, Ohio; Stephan Hall of San Antonio; and Bill Hampton.

Happy anniversary Friday to Bill and Abilene Amos of Denison, 58 years; Mark and Debi Wedding of Pottsboro, 38 years; William and Naomi Shannon of Sherman, 27 years.

Happy birthday Saturday to Beverly Harris and Cecil Cox, both of Denison; Larry Caylor, Robert Andrews and Charlotte Hubbard, all of Sherman; Sterling Brown of Austin; Jon Frith of Whitesboro; Rebecca Denton of Collinsville; Garyn Bevels of Woodworth, La.; Cheyanna Kirkpatrick of Bonham; Mike Eoff of Van Alstyne; Eunice Huitt of Colbert, Okla.; and Samantha Walker and Paula Ray.

Happy anniversary Saturday to Charles and Betty Jo Brigham of Houston, 47 years; Mike and Dixie Eoff of Van Alstyne, 34 years; Lee and Linda Rockins of Sherman, 9 years.