I’ll be honest: without Jane Randall on ANTM and CDY and Jonathan Schwartz on The Amazing Race, I was starting to go into serious Princeton-on-TV withdrawal. For a couple of months, the Orange Bubble achieved the pinnacle of mainstream media fame — and then the world promptly forgot us, and I could no longer use the excuse of, “Oh you know, just keeping up with what’s going on around campus,” when a five-minute study break turned into a Hulu marathon.
But on Tuesday, Princeton will be back for another fifteen minutes of reality TV fame when our very own House of Cupcakes will compete for a sweet $10,000 prize on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Ruthie and Ron Bzdewka, HOC’s owners, will battle three other master bakers in a series of elimination challenges until just one cupcake genius remains.
Don’t let the sugar and cute factor fool you — this is war, and may the best cupcake win. So grab some of HOC’s creations (the red velvet flavor is their most popular, and perfect for a post-Valentine’s Day screening) and tune in to the Food Network channel at 9pm on Tuesday, 2/15 to watch the Bzdewkas battle for cupcake glory. And in case you needed another reason to root for the home team, if HOC wins they’ll donate the prize to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.