Next week, Season 2 of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network will begin. Tuesday, December 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT the show that some people love and some people hate will be back.You might remember my reaction wasn’t too favorable to this show when Season 1 began (read that here), I stopped watching after the first couple episodes. I am hoping they have made a few changes to the show to improve it… I guess we’ll find out on December 7! (Well, actually, I’ll find out on Dec. 8 because on Dec. 7 I’ll be at the Cupcakes Take the Cake 6th Birthday Bash!)
My first thoughts on Season 2 though are this: I’m not too impressed with the line up of bakers. There seem to be a lot of California bakeries and not a very diverse representation of other shops from around the country and even the world. I see NY, PA, and CA very well represented but I’d like to see a Pacific Northwest (there is Portland, but I’m thinking more like Washington) cupcake shop on the list. Or maybe one form the mid-west or a smaller city.
I’ll give Season 2 a try. But, I can’t guarantee I’ll go in with an open mind. I’m already kinda jaded.
From the Food Network’s website:
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. Whether a special Ace of Cakes anniversary celebration, a star-studded magazine party or an A-list celebrity golf tournament, these Cupcakes Wars really heat up. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaroon company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.
Thus far… here’s the schedule!
Episode 1 – December 7: “Tree Lighting”
Episode 2 – December 21: “LA Kings”
Episode 3 – December 28: “Hard Rock”