TLC orders new 'Cupcake Sisters' cupcake business reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/15/2010
After enjoying some ratings success with cakes, TLC has decided to give cupcakes a try.
TLC has ordered Cupcake Sisters, a new reality series that will follow siblings and business partners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as they run Georgetown Cupcake, The Hollywood Reporterreported Thursday.
The six-episode series is currently slated to debut in July, according to The Reporter.
Georgetown Cupcakes opened in February 2008 after the sisters "traded careers in fashion and private equity to pursue something a little sweeter -- their passion for artful cupcakes," according to the business' website.
It currently has two locations in the Washington, D.C area and has been featured in numerous magazines, such as Bridal Guide, People and In Style, and on several television shows including Today and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
TLC is already home to Cake Boss, which follows cake artist Buddy Valastro and his large Italian family as they run Carlo's Bakery, and Ultimate Cake Off, a reality competition series that pits cake artists against one another to see who is the most creative.
Cake Boss was recently renewed for a third season that is slated to premiere in May, while Ultimate Cake Off's second season premiered earlier this month.