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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

Channel 2 Houston Life

It’s a Houston Life Celebration!

Houston Chronicle

by Greg Morago

Houston Culinary Awards nominees announced

Houston Press

by Erika Kwee

Eight Dessert Deals in Houston for Summer 2016

Houston Chronicle

by Maggie Gordon

It’s cupcake time, Houston

Houston Modern Luxury

The Hit List: 5 Spots to Go Buck Wild

Houston Press

by Phaedra Cook

Made in Houston: A List of Excellent Valentine’s Day Treats

The Culture Trip

by Jane Chun

Top 10 Shops for Pie in Houston

Houston Chronicle

by Tanji Patton

Naughty Holiday Desserts that are NICE!

Eater.com

by West Griffin

Houston Bakery Heatmap: The Best Holiday Bakeries

ABC 13 Eyewitness News

by Katherine Whaley

Houston’s Top Restaurants Share Their Secret Thanksgiving Receipes

Houston Press

by Phaedra Cook

Where to get Thanksgiving Pies To-Go in Houston

Houston Chronicle

by Syd Kearney

Thanksgiving 2015 countdown: desserts to dazzle

Houston Eater.com

by Holly Beretto and Wes Griffin

Fall Desserts to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

KHOU Great Day Houston

National Dessert Day

My Table

by My Table Staff

Margs + Mint Juleps

Houston Modern Luxury

by Robin Barr Sussman

The Hit List: V-Day Fork Play

CultureMap

by Marene Gustin

Inside the minds of Houston’s best chefs: Top burger guru, dessert queen & more share their reading habits

My Table

by Marene Gustin

Pumpkin Prime Time

CultureMap

by Marene Gustin

Foodie nightmare: The pumpkin craze is completely out of control, but there still are some worthy dishes

CultureMap

by Marene Gustin

Foodie Halloween: Houston’s top chefs reveal their scary secrets and most tantalizing treats

Houston Press

by Brooke Viggiano

Peak Season: Five Standout Apple Dishes in Houston

KPRC Channel 2 News Today

By Courtney Zavala

Vanessa talks about new decorated sugar cookies, cake balls and more

CultureMap

by Marene Gustin

Pie and cake restaurant fight has Houston chefs and foodies choosing sides

Houston Press

by Molly Dunn and Kaitlin Steinberg

Ten Best Places in Houston to Get your Next Cake

Zagat

by Marcy de Luna

Treat Yo Self: Ooh La La’s Oreo Cookie Pie

Shoot My Chef

Pastry Chef Vanessa O’Donnell

CultureMap

by Eric Sandler

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

Houston Press

by Molly Dunn

Move Over, Cupcakes. Macarons have taken our place!

CultureMap

by Eric Sandler

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

Houston Chronicle

Houston margaritas worth their salt.

Eater.com

by Eater Staff

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

Prime Living

by Robin Barr Sussman

“Three Must-Try Pies in Texas”

My Table

by Robin Barr Sussman

“Gingerbread In Your Head”

Yourhoustonews.com

“Texas treats, eats to delight your favorite foodie”

KPRC Channel 2

By Ruben Galvan

Vanessa offers tips and trucks for Halloween treats

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

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

CultureMap

By Marene Gustin

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

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”

Houston Press

By Joanna O’Leary

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

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”

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”

Chron.com

By Mai Pham and Greg Morago

“Some like it cold”

CultureMap

By Marene Gustin

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

Fox 26 Morning News

By Cleverley Stone

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

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”