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Dessert Wars 2015
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Channel 95.7 Sweetened Up Amway Grand with Dessert Wars [Photos]

On Thursday night, Channel 95.7 sweetened up the Amway Grand with Dessert Wars 2015!

Bakeries and dessert-makers converged to serve up some of the tastiest, and sweetest desserts in West Michigan to thousands looking to feed their sweet-teeth!

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Town to Town Gourmet Pastries
Town to Town Gourmet Pastries
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Town to Town Gourmet Pastries Serving Up Its Famous Cream Horns for Dessert Wars

We've been featuring a lot of desserts leading up to Dessert Wars 2015, but today's dessert actually brought back great memories from my childhood. Turns out, I had these cream horns from this particular bakery all of the time at my aunt's house when I was a kid.

I sat down with Joe and Susan Oginsky, owners of Town to Town Gourmet Pastries today to talk about their famous cream horns, which you'll be able to taste tonight at Dessert Wars!

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Van Andel Institute
Van Andel Institute
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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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New Holland Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
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New Holland Brewing Co. Pours It On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

New Holland Brewing Co. is pouring it on for Dessert Wars.

The Holland-based craft brewer, distiller and restaurant is pouring up a sweet alcohol-infused mix for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Fred Bueltmann, New Holland Brewing's beervangelist and vice president of brand and lifestyle and a co-owner, tipped back on some desserty gin and beer topics Thursday morning with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Furniture City Creamery Ups Deliciousness for Dessert Wars

We've been featuring a lot of baked goods leading up to Dessert Wars 2015, but we can't forget about everyone's favorite cold treat - ice cream.

I sat down with Rachel Franko from Furniture City Creamery today to talk about her shop and what they'll be offering up for us to taste test Thursday night. 

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Cygnus 27 Frushis Up for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Cygnus 27 is coming down again for Dessert Wars, literally.

The Latin influenced-cuisine restaurant, located on the glass-towered 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza hotel, returns for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Chef Doug and Lead Baker Lisa brought in some Cyngus 27-prepared frushi (fruit sushi) samples and dished on Dessert Wars with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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Grand Cakes
Grand Cakes
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Grand Cakes Gears Up For Dessert Wars with Lots of Sweet Treats [Audio]

Grand Cakes is gearing up for Dessert Wars, and today owner Tracey stopped in and brought me a plethora of tasty treats.

Her visit was tied to Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids Says Can Do on Fondue for Dessert Wars [Audio]

The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids is definitely can do on its fondue for Dessert Wars.

Kayla Redding and Callie Hooker, both managers at the Melting Pot of Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis", firing up some fondues with some pyrotechnics.

The drop in was for Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Getting Its Donuts On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery is baking up a half-dozen varieties of donuts to serve up for Dessert Wars.

Karey Robinette, the manager for the family-owned Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" on Wednesday morning.

Her visit was tied to Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Great Harvest Bread Co. ‘Rolling in the Dough’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Great Harvest Bread Co. is, to quote co-owner Chad Smith, "rolling in the dough" headed into Dessert Wars.

Chad and Kristy Smith, who operate Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to share the scoops this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery Creating Deliciousness for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Scrumptious Cakes and Sweetery does not yet have a storefront location, so Dessert Wars is a chance to set up shop for a couple of hours and share its creative sweetness.

Its owner, Betsy Denham, is bringing some Scrumptious-made deliciousness from her incubator kitchen at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Twisted Rooster
Twisted Rooster
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Twisted Rooster Turns Your Favorite Childhood Lunch into Delicious Dessert for Dessert Wars

For the most part, Connie and Curtis have been the only ones able to reap the benefits of all of the competitors coming in for Dessert Wars.

But today, I was able to sit down and talk to one of them: Twisted Rooster.

Not only did I get to learn all about the desserts offered at Twisted Rooster, I also got to try out what might be my new favorite dessert - peanut butter and jelly tiramisu. 

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