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Houston Culinary Awards

“Best Sweets” Nominee

Houston Press

Best Cupcakes in Houston

Houston Chronicle

Who’s cupcakes stand tallest in Houston? Those bragging rights belong to Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, whose delicious, dolled up dreamboats won both best vanilla and best red velvet cupcakes in a recent smackdown hosted by the Houston Press.

Dessert/Cheese Category, 2nd Place

Rodeo Uncorked Best Bites Competition

Houston Magazine

Wunderkind Vanessa O’Donnell’s chic boutique serves sinfully good cannoli, decadent chocolate chip cookies and all manner of pies, cakes and cupcakes.

Eater.com

Houston’s Hottest Chef

My Table Magazine

It’s never to far to drive west if the reward means signature jumbo cupcakes custom designed with toppings at the cupcake bar, dozens of wicked specialty coffee drinks, or a retail store stocked with dreamy gifts

Houston CitySearch

Best Houston Bakery

Prime Living Magazine

Everything O’Donnell makes is handmade, from scratch, using original recipes, sometimes her own, sometimes those from family tradition. Her confections are never too heavy, never to dense, and always completely decadent.

Houston Chronicle

Chef Vanessa O’Donnell’s cupcakes are confection perfection.

Envy Magazine

It’s evident that pastry chef owner Vanessa O’Donnell is a perfectionist as all of her creations taste as exquisite as they look. One visit to Ooh La La and you’ll wonder how you ever stayed inside the loop before.

Latest News

CultureMap

By Marene Gustin

Restaurant Chefs Give the Greatest Holiday Gifts

Houston Press

By Mai Pham

Chef Chat:”Chef Chat, Part 1: Vanessa O’Donnell of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique”

Chef Chat “Chef Chat, Part 2, Vanessa O’Donnell of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique”

Chef Chat “Chef Chat, Part 3, Vanessa O’Donnell of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique”

Fox 26 Morning News

By Cleverley Stone

Vanessa shares her recipe for Rodeo Uncorked award-winning Blackberry Pie Bars

CultureMap

By Marene Gustin

Food for Thought “High on Chopped but not Hell’s Kitchen: The cooking shows Houston chefs watch on TV”

Chron.com

By Mai Pham and Greg Morago

“Some like it cold”

29*95

By Staff

Restaurants “A Guide to Houston Best Cold Treats, Drinks and Desserts”

H Texas

By Laurette Veres and Andrea Ledoux-Richards

“Houston’s Culinary Stars”

CultureMap

By Marene Gustin

“Chefs screaming, throwing knives and attacking food: How Houston’s best stack up to TV sterotypes

CultureMap

By Ruthie Miller

“Houston’s best ice cream, popsicles and more: 10 cool treats to help you love summer”

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

Eating…Our Words “Top 5 Cheesecakes to Try in Houston”

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

Eating…Our Words “S’more S’mores Cupcake, Please!”

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

Eating…Our Words “Top 5 Houston Desserts for Chocolate Lovers”

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

“Eating…Our Words “Ooh La La Bakery: A Confection Consortium”

CultureMap

By Marene Gustin

“Game on! Houston chefs recommend perfect food for football watching”

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

Eating…Our Words “Top 5 Hungry-For-Halloween Must-Haves in Houston”

KPRC Channel 2

By Ruben Galvan

Vanessa offers tips and trucks for Halloween treats

Yourhoustonews.com

“Texas treats, eats to delight your favorite foodie”

My Table

by Robin Barr Sussman

“Gingerbread In Your Head”

Prime Living

by Robin Barr Sussman

“Three Must-Try Pies in Texas”

Eater.com

by Eater Staff

Eater Interviews “Ooh La La Owner on Her Company’s Expansion”

Houston Chronicle

Houston margaritas worth their salt.

CultureMap

by Eric Sandler

The Houston Rodeo’s best bites: Red velvet twinkies, short ribs galore or bacon waffle – what’s your favorite?

Houston Press

by Molly Dunn

Move Over, Cupcakes. Macarons have taken our place!

CultureMap

by Eric Sandler

Houston’s best pastry chefs are revealed: The city’s dessert masters square off in Tastemakers”