Professional bakers from independent bakeries all over Western New York submitted applications in hope of being selected to compete in the greater Buffalo/Niagara region's first cupcake battle. Three bakeries were picked, and they faced off in a two-heat battle in the stunning loft showroom of Artisan Kitchens & Baths. The live audience of nearly 200 fans cheered them on, enjoying signature cupcakes from all three bakeries, ice cream from Jason and Erik at Lake Effect Ice Cream, and catered snacks from Sample restaurant. Participants included The Buffalo Cakery, The Cupcake Orchard, and Fairycakes Cupcakery. Host Bert Gambini, along with judges Chef Mark Mistriner of the Niagara Culinary Institute, Chef Brian Donaghy of The Criollo Group, and blogger Alli Suriani from BuffaloEats.org helped to make the day a great success. Watch the video to find out who won!