Archive | June, 2010

Cupcakes Take to TLC

28 Jun

Let the cupcake craze officially explode. If you don’t already have a cupcake obsession, you will in two and a half weeks when TLC premiers their show DC Cupcakes.

I’ve had friends who’ve lived in DC and have had nothing but rave reviews for the bakery. Sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis opened the shop on a leap of faith. Their recipes are über secret, and of their 60 employees only the sisters and two other employees know the ingredient details.

Here’s the scoop from producer Terence Noonan:

“It’s a reality show … and it lets you know the good, the bad, and the ugly of cupcake making. I think the interesting thing about Sophie and Katherine is they always wanted to have a baking show. And for two years they worked really hard to get themselves out there, going on The Today Show, Martha Stewart’s show, get the attention of the media, and get a TV show. They built their brand up and it paid off.”

That sounds like a cupcake I want to know more about. So, get your DVR’s set for July 16 on TLC. Until then get to know more about Georgetown Cupcakes:

It Begins With a Craving…

28 Jun

Cupcakes seem to be everywhere right now. There’s a new cupcake store in every neighborhood, cookbooks coming out dedicated to cupcakes, even a new television show following a cupcake bakery. Couples are transitioning from the traditional wedding cake to tier upon tier of cupcakes. It’s like I’m living in cupcake land and am now constantly craving the little sweet cakes with creamy frosting.

Rather than running out to one of the million bakeries, I’ve decided to create my own perfect cupcake. I mean why not bake it yourself, it can’t be that difficult, right?

The one problem: I’m not what you’d classify as a great or even good cook or baker.  I am, however, a dessert lover who’s on the search for the ultimate sweet to satisfy my craving. One thing is certain, there will be good food and not-so-good food along the way. But in the end, the real search is for happiness in creating simple sweets for friends, family and even just for yourself.