Preview: Local Man vs. Local Food with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes

Welcome to Local Man vs. Local Food on!

My first challenge is with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes in downtown Southern Pines.  Shirley started her business in 2003 and specializes in wedding, birthday & anniversary cakes.  Most popular right now are her decorative cupcakes.

Shirley has challenged me to eat 13 (a baker’s dozen) of her delicious cupcakes.

Check back next week to see if I have what it takes to conquer her challenge.

Ted Mataxis is a Southern Pines native and guest blogger for He has been training on-and-off for 33 years to consume large amounts of food. Ted is proud to call the Sandhills area his home, except during pollen season and August. To contact Ted, he encourages you to leave a reply below.

3 Responses

  1. Cathy Hilton December 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM #

    I can’t believe I know a celebrity. Is this the trouble you get into when you have time on your hands? Personally I don’t think you’ll have a problem eating 13 cupcakes. Do you get to choose the flavor? Good Luck.

  2. Amy Moyer December 6, 2010 at 1:09 PM #

    Looking forward to watching you down that many cupcakes! When I first read the intro, I thought you were your dad (I worked for him at SMS), I think I’d like to see him give it a try too!

  3. Topher January 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM #

    Local Man vs.Local Food- great idea. maybe feature 2 good local spots and then do a challenge ala Adam Richman. would love to know where to go to find awesome bbq or decent pizza when in the sandhills for example.

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