via press release:
DC CUPCAKES – SERIES PREMIERE TOMORROW – Friday, July 16 at 10pm
TLC’s summer slate just got sweeter with the arrival of DC CUPCAKES, the latest treat in TLC’s growing menu of food-themed programming.
Sisters and business partners, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, risked their life savings and traded high power careers in fashion and finance to pursue their passion for baking and their lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Armed with their grandmother’s recipes and strong family support, the sisters opened Georgetown Cupcake on Valentine’s Day 2008. To their surprise, the shop became an overnight sensation and now sells more than 5,000 cupcakes a day.
DC CUPCAKES shares the recipe to their sweet success, following their journey as they navigate the challenges and rewards of building a booming cupcake business. Each episode goes beyond the frosting to capture the behind-the-scenes drama in their fast paced, family-owned bakery. From baking and decorating thousands of gourmet cupcakes a day, to meeting tight deadlines for discerning clientele, to securing large projects such as fundraisers, festivals and weddings, there is never a dull moment with this sister duo. Mixing in their Mother — who plays a big part in running the family business — along with a colorful staff, there is plenty of chaos and bickering that has more icing flying through the air than on the cupcakes!!