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The cupcake business is booming with the advent of shows centered around the new niche industry of "cupcakeries". "DC Cupcakes" is a show that follows the business and lives of two sisters who own, organize and run a cupcake business in the bustling Georgetown section of Washington D.C. The show, which debuted on TLC in 2010, focuses on the intense and sometimes volatile relationship between Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, sister and co-owners of the bakery, as they try to navigate the world of family, food and finances.

Viewers are treated, weekly, to a newly themed episode in which the pair try to navigate their cupcake shop as well as short-notice, large orders for parties, festivals and other businesses. The pair often find themselves running short on time and even shorter on patience as they attempt to concoct, bake, ice, decorate and load the cupcakes up for any number of events.

During the first season the show focused intently on the pair building their business and managing their employees, often with the help of their mother and extended, Greek family. As the second season premiered a larger focus on the family dynamic and the sister's lives inside and outside of the bakery is ever evolving. The family is still predominantly featured in the show, and viewers are afforded a glimpse into how a large, ethnic family comes together to help, interfere and otherwise meddle in the lives of grownups.

The show has become an overwhelming success and has followed in the footsteps, both in success and formula, of similarly-focused TLC shows. "D.D. Cupcakes" can be best related to TLC's breakout hit "Cake Boss". The family dynamic, the family-owned business, and a large array of interesting characters make the shows pretty similar in presentation and design. Fans of that show as well as Food Network's take on Cupcakery will likely find "D.C. Cupcakes" to be enjoyable and riveting.

DC Cupcakes is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on July 16, 2010.

DC Cupcakes is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch DC Cupcakes on demand atPhilo, Amazon, TLC, FuboTV, iTunes, Science Channel, Discovery Life, Pluto TV online.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on TLC on TLC
3 Seasons, 28 Episodes
July 16, 2010
Cast: Billy Woodward, Lynn Julian, Katherine Kallinis, Sophie LaMontagne
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DC Cupcakes Full Episode Guide

  • To help spread the word of expanding their business, the Sisters decide to host a national cupcake eating competition on Coney Island while creating a cupcake sculpture to help celebrate the event. Will they be in over their heads or win over the crowds?

  • Sophie and Katherine honor the Army on its 237th birthday in 2012 by creating a one-ton cupcake tank that features a working cupcake cannon.

  • Sophie and Katherine tour Virginia and attempt to bake in a centuries-old kitchen in Williamsburg. Later, they assemble a cupcake pig to be auctioned off at the Loudoun County Fair.

  • The competition is on when Sophie and Katherine decide to see who can sell the most cupcakes in one week....Sophie in New York or Katherine in Boston. They each enlist the help of an iconic baseball player from their city.

  • Katherine's having a baby!! It's one emotional and physical roller coaster after the next when Sophie, Katherine, and Mommy plunge into the reality of Katherine's pregnancy. Plus, Sophie has a special surprise for Katherine at her baby shower.

  • With the success of two shops, Sophie is ready to expand. She is thinking New York City is the next best spot but Katherine is hesitant.

  • The sisters plan a surprise party for their mother's 60th birthday that will feature a Greek statue of her made of cupcakes. Meanwhile, eight wedding orders create a busy weekend.

  • The sisters of "Georgetown Cupcake" are convinced they make the world's best cupcakes, but now they're out to break the world record for the largest one! With the help of their team, will they succeed in creating a one ton cupcake?

  • The holidays come with a lot of work and a lot of celebration. Sophie and Katherine build a six-foot tall nutcracker and Mommy's decorating the shop for the season, which quickly spins out of control.

  • Sisters and owners of "Georgetown Cupcake," Sophie and Katherine plan Katherine's wedding! Watch their journey as the process takes its toll on both sisters, as they fight to get Katherine down the aisle.

  • Katherine is finally engaged! To honor the happy couple, Sophie and Mommy plan a surprise engagement party, complete with a giant engagement ring made out of cupcakes.

  • Andres and Andrew persuade the sisters to create a giant tattoo out of cupcakes for the DC Tattoo Expo. Meanwhile, Andres must manage a special bachelorette cupcake order in the shop.

  • The sisters help some of the Girl Scouts to earn their baking badges. Later they are asked to speak and to make a giant cupcake badge for a Cookie College.

  • While the sisters create a Chinese lion for an Asian-Pacific Cultures event, Andres must develop a delicious Asian inspired flavored cupcake. Meanwhile, the shop raises money selling special cupcakes for the Boys and Girls Club of DC.

  • Sophie, Katherine and their head baker compete to create the cupcakes that will make the giant pink bra for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Sophie and Katherine take on the challenge of creating a cupcake wedding dress for DC Fashion Week that will look chic and survive the cat walk on a model.

  • It's Mommy and Daddy's 40th wedding anniversary, and Sophie and Katherine are throwing them a surprise party, complete with a portrait of the happy couple in cupcakes. Meanwhile, Andres has ideas of creating his own cupcake.

  • Sophie and Katherine build a working slot machine for a casino-themed surprise 40th birthday party, while Andres fills an order for every flavor cupcake the shop ever made. But when the girls are pulled over during delivery, the surprise is on them.

  • The sisters are assigned to bake 10,000 cupcakes for the troops in Afghanistan. Although a daunting task, choosing which flavor to send complicates matters further.

  • Sophie and Katherine create a giant red high heeled shoe for DC's annual Halloween Drag Race. Andres and Sergio decide to participate in the high-heel run.

  • Sophie and Katherine are busy with two major orders, one being the birthday party at the National Zoo. To complicate matters, the sisters must first clean and sanitized their kitchen.

  • Sophie and Katherine create a huge glow-in-the-dark guitar for a sweet sixteen party, while Andres and Mommy make pizza cupcakes to go with it.

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