Justin Willman is a 32-year-old magician who hosts "Cupcake Wars," a Food Network show that pits cupcake maker against cupcake maker to see who can create the ultimate cupcake. While Willman considers himself a magician first and cupcake host second, he was happy to weigh in on America's fascination with cupcakes, a baked good trend that shows no sign of slowing.
"Even the most amazing expensive cupcake is going to be about four or five bucks," Willman said recently in an interview with the Sun-Times. "For four or five bucks even in a rough economy you can still eat like a king. It's this little bit of decadence. They are delicious little things and I'm happy to be part of the wave."
Willman brings his "Tricked Out Magic Tour" on Feb. 16 to the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, Chicago. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $120 and the show is for 21 years old and over. For more information or call (773) 478-4408.
No word if the show is BYOC - Bring Your Own Cupcake.