"Cupcake Wars" winner and Laguna Beach shop owner Casey Reinhardt plans to expand her Casey's Cupcakes shops to Newport Beach and Irvine before the end of the year.
Reinhardt has locations on Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach and at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, which her father owns, in Riverside.
"It's always been a dream of mine to expand Casey's Cupcakes," the Laguna Beach native said. "Even before I had Casey's Cupcakes, I knew I wanted to do something huge."
The two new locations, slated for Fashion Island and Woodbury Town Center, are in family-friendly environments.
"Woodbury will be perfect for cupcake-decorating parties, hanging out with friends or going on dates," she said. "It's the perfect place for families to hang out."
The Fashion Island location is projected to open by November, and the Irvine location, which will have outdoor seating, will follow shortly thereafter.