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Bakeshop Featured on Cooking Channel

by ARLnow.com — April 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm 3,212 12 Comments

(Updated at 3:30 p.m.) Bakeshop (1025 N. Fillmore Street) was featured on the Cooking Channel “Unique Sweets” this past Sunday.

The Clarendon confection store’s owner, Justin Stegall, and his mother Linda were both featured on the program, as well as Bakeshop’s oatmeal creme pie, 7-Up cupcakes, and red velvet cake. The episode was focused on nostalgic “childhood treats.”

Unique Sweets bills itself as “an insider’s peek into innovative eateries across America that are creating the most unique and exciting desserts today.” The show airs on the Cooking Channel at 10:30 p.m. on Sundays, though repeats are aired multiples times during the week.

Stegall says he got a call from the producers of the show out of the blue, asking if he wanted to be featured. A camera crew spent seven hours in the store a couple of months ago, Stegall said, and the finished, edited segment was about seven minutes.

Stegall says he was surprised by how many people have told him that they saw him on television.

“It’s kind of funny, I didn’t know cooking TV was as big as it was,” he said. “The craziest thing is that my friends… are calling up and telling me they saw me on TV, and I didn’t tell them it was going to be on.”

Screen capture collage courtesy of Lu

  • Wendy

    Go Bakeshop! I love Linda!

  • CGull

    Love, love, LOVE Bakeshop! I have done much research in the cupcake area, and theirs are by far the BEST. Jason is a real local, and it feels that way. Great when nice things happen to good people!

  • BlueSkies

    Agreed – Bakeshop rocks!

  • OldTimer

    Never a crumb left for my dog! Bravo!

  • http://discojing.com Nicole

    Bayou Bakery was on in the same segment too! Love ‘em both

  • Bard

    Agree about Bakeshop. The cupcakes are ridiculous. Cool to see them get good pub.

  • Nom Nom Nom

    Bakeshop!! So good! I always buy extra for the next few days then eat them all.

  • Clarendon Lover

    Congratulations to BakeShop! What an amazing story for this little neighborhood bakery! Well deserved!

  • ShirlingRon

    Yes!!! I always clean him out of Peanut Butter Pillows. Sooooo good. Justin seems like a really cool guy and rides his bike to work. The staff is always friendly, too.

    Go Bakeshop!

  • Kristine

    You mean the $200 million Long Bridge Park-Olympic Diving Center-Aquatic Center-Indoor Soccer Arena-Outdoor Soccer Complex-Comprehensive Activity Center?

  • SoMuchForSubtlety

    Love Bakeshop. They have the best cupcakes around!

  • really?

    I’m glad everyone loves bakeshop . . . they were closed so often when I wanted to buy something (like during the day and on weekends), and when I did manage to get in, the service was so bad, I haven’t been back in about a year.

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