After many submissions, a lot of taste testing, and some very full bellies, "Good Morning America Weekend Edition" has finally named a winner of "the Great American Cupcake Challenge."
The three finalists, Kelly Madey's "Strawberry Blossom" cupcakes, Denine Shern's "S'more" cupcakes and Susan Tite's "White Chocolate Pumpkin" cupcakes, came to "GMA's" Times Square Studio to show off the delectable desserts. Cupcake experts Sara Moulton, the "Good Morning America" food editor, Elisa Strauss, the owner Confetti Cakes Bakery, and Paulie Lit, a cupcake lover and child actor who stars on ABC's "Hope & Faith," critiqued the cupcakes and made their decisions.
After much deliberation, the judges picked Denine Shern and her "S'more" cupcakes. Shern, 33, of Chico, Calif., is married and has two daughters, Quincy, 2 and Stella, 1. Her recipe was inspired by the campfire and by her love of s'mores.
Susan Tite, 45, of China Township, Mich., was asked to create healthy treats for kids to share at school, so she decided to sneak some pumpkin into the cupcakes and not tell the kids. No one notices and the recipe has become a hit.
Kelly Madey, 39, of Quakertown, Penn., said her two sons are "crazy for strawberries" and love to pick them on the local farm when they are in season. She wanted to create an "intense strawberry cupcake both in flavor and aroma."
Make sure you check out the three finalists' recipes on www.abcnews.com on Sunday.