Cupcake Wars finally makes it to the UK on Monday 13th September on the Food Network. I first blogged about Cupcake Wars in Feb 2009 so have been waiting some time to see it!
The show has been on since June in the US on their Food Network and my friend Dennis has been hooked. I can't wait to see it - I've been emailing the Food Network UK (without response - great PR guys) for some time trying to find out when it was going to air here.
It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig.
We are about to put on our helmet, pick up our frosting gun and go to battle. The war is on!
There are some recipes from previous episodes online already including a delicious sounding peanut and popcorn cupcake, and a not so delicious Cinnamon Swirl Sour Cream, Maple Cream Cheese, Strawberry and Bacon Breakfast Cupcake. You can also check out all the cupcakeries taking part in their episode guide, however be warned it does tell you who won the challenge so only look if you don't mind spoilers!!
I shall just arriving home from a weekend in Madrid (to see Manowar and eat cupcakes) when the first episode airs but will set the video and settle down with a cupcake and a cuppa to watch when I'm home.
And finally a reminder that National Cupcake Week starts 13th September so hopefully the show will provide some baking incentive to us all. Find out more about National Cupcake week here. The Food Network are the official media partner of Cupcake Week so we can assume the launch of Cupcake Wars is part of this!
Food Network is Channel 262 on Sky and they show it again an hour later on Food Network + 1 on Channel 263. Thanks to FN for use of their pics.