Recap: TLC’s “DC Cupcakes” Episode One

Washington’s foodies and reality show junkies were excited when they actually stayed in on a Friday night to watch the premiere episode of TLC’s newest reality show based on sweet confections in the District, “DC Cupcakes” that follows Georgetown Cupcake bakery and the two sisters that own it, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis.

Well around 10:10 p.m., ten minutes after the “reality” show started, the tweets started pouring in. @socialison said, “Sorry I hyped “DC Cupcakes” so much – it was not that great & a wee manufactured…” and I couldn’t agree more.

Although we all know that most reality shows are still based on some sort of script, the sisters, who seem much more interesting than what actually happens inside a bakery, seemed to be actually reading from the script. A friend who watched with me said, “They just seem so out of place inside the kitchen. Do they actually still bake there?”

I told her they did but I could easily see where she was coming from…as the sisters read the teleprompter, I got bored easily. I mean c’mon, the climax of the episode was when the sisters discovered the cupcakes weren’t baked in the middle and no one could learn the Georgetown Cupcake signature swirl (the icing on the cupcake). I’m bored just typing that.

Also, unlike Buddy and his team from “Cake Boss”, who seem to be experts at creating creative visions of cake goodies, the sisters missed their expert mark. They even had their friend come in to help create the base for a dalmatian that ended up being a sheep dog because they didn’t execute properly.

Needless to say, we changed the channel. What did you think?