or


[11/29/10 - 11:18 AM]
Food Network's Hit Series "Cupcake Wars" and "Aarti Party" Premiere Second Seasons
Both series will premiere new 13-episode second seasons this December.

[via press release from Food Network]

Food Network's Hit Series "Cupcake Wars" and "Aarti Party" Premiere Second Seasons

NEW YORK - November 29, 2010 - After successful first seasons earlier in 2010, two hit Food Network series - Cupcake Wars and Aarti Party - premiere new 13-episode second seasons this December. Super-sweet primetime competition, Cupcake Wars, returns Tuesday, December 7th at 10pm ET/PT with four cupcake bakers facing off in three elimination challenges each week. The winner's prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at a featured gig. Candace Nelson (Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (MadMac) return as judges, and Justin Willman hosts. On season two of Aarti Party, premiering Sunday, December 12th at 12pm ET/PT, Aarti Sequeira shares approachable ways to enhance American favorites with simple Indian influences and introduces viewers to some of her closest friends and family in new 'party' scenes. Thanks to her fans from The Next Food Network Star - who voted her as "Fan Favorite" on FoodNetwork.com - Aarti dishes out four online videos to complement her show and provide viewers great insights into Indian cuisine and flavors.

Cupcake Wars

Premieries Tuesday, December 7th at 10pm - SEASON 2 PREMIERE!
"Tree Lighting"
Four cupcake bakers compete to have their winter-wonderland treats featured at Hollywood's star-studded holiday tree lighting. Contestants include: Brenda DePonte of Sugar Bakery (East Haven, Conn.), Kyra Bussanich of web-based Crave Bakeshop (Portland, Ore.), Patty Fallahee of The Spot Gourmet (Glendale, Calif.), and Rachel Angeline of web-based Sweet Rachel Desserts (Los Angeles).

Premieres Tuesday, December 21st at 10pm
"LA Kings"
Four cupcake bakers battle to have their treats featured at a festival to celebrate the start of the hockey season. Contestants include: Brandon Arnovick of Mission Mini's (San Francisco, Calif.), Victoria Donnelly of web-based Cakeology (Boston, Mass.), Kasia Maslanka of Parties by Panache (Los Angeles), and Michelle Risucci of Auntie Em's Kitchen (Los Angeles).

Premieres Tuesday, December 28th at 10pm
"Hard Rock"
Four cupcake bakers vie to have their tasty creations on display at a concert featuring Melissa Etheridge. Contestants include: Bruce Zipes of Bruce's Bakery (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Dorithy Tong of web-based Cupcake and Cookie (Los Angeles), Christa Kelso of web-based Mini Baker (Los Angeles), and Allison Lubert of Sweet Freedom Bakery (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Aarti Party

Premieres Sunday, December 12th at 12pm - SEASON 2 PREMIERE!
"Fancy Pants"
Aarti prepares an elegant meal perfect for any special occasion. Her Vanilla and Black Pepper Pork Loin roasted with apples and celery root then topped with savory vanilla-scented gravy pairs perfectly with Crispy East-Side Mashed Potatoes infused with cumin, fennel, and mustard seed. She ends this feast with her creamy and rich Indian Rice Pudding topped with pistachios.

Premieres Sunday, December 19th at 12pm
"Down Home"
To keep warm as the weather cools down, Aarti puts her spin on American comfort-food favorites. First, she cooks up a fork-tender Beer, Ginger, and Garlic Braised Brisket with cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. For side dishes, Aarti prepares Thai Red Curry Mac 'n' Cheese with a crunchy crumb topping and creamy Broccoli Raita Slaw with dried cranberries and almonds.

Premieres Sunday, December 26th at 12pm
"Beer Snacks"
Aarti creates a beer tasting party menu with pairing suggestions too! She creates an addictive Indian Snack Mix, her version of Chewda, packed with cereals, pumpkin seeds, plantain chips and raisins toasted with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and turmeric. Then, Aarti makes Lebanese Meat-Stuffed Pitas, known as Arayes, with a beef and pine nut filling. Finally, she serves up mahi-mahi Fish Tacos spiced with ancho chile powder and coriander then served with garlic-mint mayo in warm tortillas.





  [november 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CUPCAKE WARS (FOOD)









[04/24/14 - 08:07 PM]
Seth Meyers Named Host of "66th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
Award-winning director and producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer, producing with Mischer will be Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare.

[04/24/14 - 03:30 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming and Partnerships at Annual Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "Being Mary Jane," "The Game" and "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

[04/24/14 - 03:25 PM]
Starz Original Drama "Flesh and Bone" Starts Production
Get your first look at the eight-episode series, which follows a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

[04/24/14 - 03:00 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family" Reclaims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Marooned," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and VH1's "The Fabulous Life of..."

[04/24/14 - 02:48 PM]
Discovery Channel to Air "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" on Sunday, May 4
The 90-minute special will include unprecedented access and eyewitness accounts from the rescue and recovery efforts that took place after the avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall.

[04/24/14 - 02:00 PM]
MTV Announces Summer Schedule at 2014 Upfront Today Including: New Series, Returning Hits and New Music Documentary
Returning series include "Teen Wolf," "Ridiculousness," "Snooki & JWOWW," "Real World" and "Girl Code."

[04/24/14 - 12:51 PM]
"Rebel Road" Premieres on Discovery Channel Monday, April 28th at 10PM
The one-hour special follows a subculture of car mechanics who are building mind-blowing vehicles that look like something out of another place and time.

[04/24/14 - 12:32 PM]
ESPN Commentators for the 2014 NFL Draft
Round 1 will feature host Chris Berman joined by analysts Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. and Ray Lewis, who will make his NFL Draft debut.

[04/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
The Final Season of "The Killing" Premieres Only on Netflix
Linden and Holder return for one final season exclusively on Netflix in all territories, August 1.

[04/24/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Food Network Star" Returns for Tenth Season with New Cast of Contenders and More Intense Culinary Challenges
The show's 10th season premieres Sunday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 11:34 AM]
USA Network Fans to Vote on Favorite Character-Driven "Suits" Episodes Ahead of Socially-Charged "Suits After Hours" Marathon on Friday, June 6
Said stunt is timed to premiere the show's fourth season launch on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/24/14 - 11:31 AM]
E! Special Compares the Latest in Celebrity Fashion and Beauty When "Who Wore It Better?" Premieres Wednesday, April 30th at 8:00 PM ET/PT Only on E!
Catt Sadler and George Kotsiopoulos host the half-hour special.

[04/24/14 - 11:28 AM]
Video: New Trailer for TBS's "CeeLo Green's The Good Life"
The newcomer launches Monday, June 23 at 10:30/9:30c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 11:20 AM]
Myles Turner, No. 2 Basketball Recruit, to Announce College Selection on ESPNU
Recruiting director Paul Biancardi, recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton and host Matt Schick will anchor the telecast.

[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.