DC CUPCAKES: Takes New York
Friday, June 8 at 10 PM (ET/PT) on TLC
After opening two successful shops in the Washington, DC area, Sophie is ready for expansion with her eye's set on New York City. But her sister Katherine has reservations about the idea, especially after seeing the only potential location they can afford. Meanwhile, the sisters receive an order for a life-size taxi cupcake for an event in where else... New York City. Seeing it as a sign, Sophie convinces Katherine that expansion is inevitable. But will the sisters be in over their heads having to build this massive cupcake creation while opening up a new shop in another state? Things turn even worse when Mommy collapses and is rushed to the hospital.
DC CUPCAKES shares the recipe to Sophie and Katherine's 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 ("Mommy") -- who plays a big part in running the family business -- adds to the chaos and family drama. The other staff members are as colorful as their cupcake creations--their small workspace, sprinkled with the high volume of business, leads to family bickering and staff tension that has more icing flying through the air than on the cupcakes.