Visit My Smokies: Food Network Stars Open New Cupcake Shop in Pigeon Forge

Winners of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars recently opened a brand new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

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cupcake at The Sweet Shoppe cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge

Opened by season 6 winners of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars recently opened the newest cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge.

It is really exciting to watch as all of these well-known companies begin to open their own shops in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Sevierville, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

The battle of the Cupcake Wars is over, and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has won.

On July 23, 2014, Food Network stars Nikki Gribble and Susan Catron opened a brand new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge called The Sweet Shoppe of the South. The two ladies are best known for being winners of The Food Network’s hit show Cupcake Wars.

Inside The Sweet Shoppe, guests will find a wide selection of gourmet cupcakes in all shapes and sizes. Many of the flavors found in the new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge are ones made famous Gribble and Catron’s appearances on Cupcake Wars. These flavors include the Bohemian Wedding, Strawberry Shortcake, PB&J, French Toast & Bacon and more.

In addition to cupcakes, the new Pigeon Forge shop also features a wide variety of caramel and chocolate dipped Granny Smith Apples, the ladies’ award-winning chocolate-dipped pretzels, truffles, macarons, cheesecake and freshly-baked cookies. The inventory of the cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge changes constantly because all of the sweets sold there are made fresh daily.

“It is really exciting to watch as all of these well-known companies begin to open their own shops in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg,” said a spokesperson for VisitMySmokies.com. “Not only do these businesses help provide a better vacation experience for our visitors, but it also solidifies our area in the Smoky Mountains as a premier travel destination.”

Gribble and Catron’s cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge is not the first eatery in the area to have ties with The Food Network. Back in February, Paula Deen announced that she will be opening her own restaurant in Pigeon Forge that will be called Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Dick’s Last Resort and Timberwood Grill are the other popular Pigeon Forge restaurants found at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

Since opening in the summer of 2013, The Island in Pigeon Forge has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge. On top of being home to several well-known restaurants, The Island also offers several retail stores and kid-friendly things to do.

Established in 2009, Visit My Smokies is the premier Great Smoky Mountain destination lodging website. The program is owned by Sevier County, Tenn., and developed to build revenue, through the promotion of travel and tourism, in relation to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area lodging, attractions, dining and shopping. All offices are located at: 125 Court Ave., Suite 102 E, Sevierville, TN 37862.