Third season of The Cupcake Girls keeps Vancouver-based reality TV sweet
Vancouver has long been the backdrop to popular movies and television shows, whether they’re meant to be “set” in Vancouver or not—and let’s face it, most of the time, our city is a stand-in for places like L.A., Seattle, and Forks, Washington (thanks to Twilight).
Recently, Vancouver has become a hotbed for reality television shows, including Top Chef Canada, Gastown Gamble, The Bachelor Canada, Family Cook Off, and The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Add to the list, The Cupcake Girls, a Vancouver-based reality TV show that’s about to embark on its third season starting April 4 at 8 p.m. on W Network.
The Cupcake Girls stars Heather White and Lori Joyce, owners of the retro-inspired cupcake store Cupcakes, which first opened in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood in 2002, and now includes seven locations across B.C. The reality series, which is produced by Canada's Force Four Entertainment, started in 2009 and won a Gemini Award for its first season, and season three features 16 new half-hour episodes.
In the third season, Heather and Lori must face lifestyle changes that have occurred in both their lives since they decided to go into business together a decade ago. At the start of the season, Heather has a new three-month-old baby and is planning her wedding, and Lori is pregnant with her second child. Meanwhile, these local entrepreneurs struggle to come up with new ideas for the business, while Cupcakes is planning for national expansion.
During season three, audiences will see Lori and Heather face the challenges of a very demanding sweet 16 party, plan Heather’s stagette and wedding, work on a charity event with Vancouver rocker Bif Naked, go through Lori’s pregnancy and baby delivery, and launch their brand in Toronto.
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