Saturday, October 6, 2012
Cupcakery in Denton and Corinth featured on Cupcake Wars October 14
If you haven't tried the sweets from the "cupcake sisters," head north.
DENTON Talk about timing! I recently popped into N.V. Cupcakes in Corinth for a sweet treat, only to be greeted by co-owner Van Van Nguyen with good news: She and her sister, Ngoc, will star as final contestants in the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, which will air on October 14 at 7 p.m. CT.
Their bakery is one of four selected from around the country to be featured in the show. The teams compete in three elimination challenges, and the winning team will $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at a prestigious event in Los Angeles.
NVCupcakes Audition Tape for Cupcake Wars, Season 3
Check out this darling video of the Nguygen sisters’ audition for Cupcake Wars, Season 3, where you’ll get a sneak peek at their cute store in Corinth and a behind-the-scenes look at their kitchen. They also tell the story of how the two got started, which is just about as sweet as their sugary desserts.
“N.V. Cupcakes is a play on the word ‘envy,’” says Van. It also combines the initial letters of the cupcake sisters’ first names, Ngoc and Van. “What makes our cupcakes so special and unique is that we make our own fondant,” says Van. The sisters are graduates from the University of North Texas with degrees in Rehabilitation Studies and Biology, but have “no formal training” as bakers, she said. Four flavors are offered every day — Strawberry Fields, Sweet & Simply Vanilla, Red Velvety Goodness, and Triple Chocolate — as well as six more custom flavors that rotate on a weekly basis. Get there early, though, because the cupcakes routinely sell out.
They don’t just stick to cupcakes, either. You can order all kinds of flavored baked goods such as custom-designed cakes, cookies, brownies, dipped goodies, tartlettes, fruit and nutty breads, muffins, and my personal favorite — cake balls! The cupcake sisters keep busy with catering and special orders, and they opened a second store last June on McKinney Street in Denton, a few blocks south of the square.
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