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Cupcake lovers rejoice! Delilah Bakery reopened softly today after the renovation, repainting, and rethinking of the Echo Park Avenue bakery.

Echo Park resident and owner Genevieve Ostrander has partnered up with realtor Darren Hubert of Urban Hillsides to rehab the look and the business model of the nearly six-year-old bakery. Known for its amazing cupcakes like the Jack Daniels flavor (here to stay, by the way) and incredible bread pudding, there will be slight menu changes including an expanded weekday breakfast menu. They will also focus on expanding the business’ catering services.

The new and improved, and certainly re-energized, Delilah Bakery hours are now 8:00 am – 4:00 pm daily, and closed Mondays.

Delilah Bakery will be finalizing more later this month when it has its official grand reopening.

Echo Park baker extraordinaire Celeste Alleyne will be facing off in the Food Network’s new season of Cupcake Wars, where four bakers compete for the grand prize of $10,000. She is the baker behind local cupcake company Soul Cups, and has adapted long-time family recipes for her decadent cupcake flavors.

“To learn how this cupcake battle is fought, you must watch the show. I’m sworn to secrecy and can’t share any details,” said Celeste in a press release. “But I can promise you that this is one war you won’t want to miss.  I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. And I give it my all—a one, two, punch, knock you out in three—a fight to make the best and most creative cupcakes that my customers always crave!”

The show airs on Tuesday, February 22 2011.

We almost met her a few months ago at a Soul Cups tasting at Say Cheese Café (thanks to the flu, we haven’t had the pleasure yet). She will make another appearance for the Annual Soul Cups Cupcakes Holiday sale (think Peppermint Stick, The Great Pumpkin Spice and Lemon Snowdrops) at the Silver Lake café on Sunday, December 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Congrats, Celeste!