2 Girls and a Cupcake Rep Hialeah on Next Week's Episode of Cupcake Wars

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Food Network's series Cupcake Wars pits four sets of cupcake makers against each other in a series of off-the-dome creative baking challenges.

Bakers are eliminated in a series of rounds. A final challenge involves high-volume baking, and, usually, the creation of a massive, creative display for the final product. The winner of this final round gets to serve his or her wares at a high-profile event, and, better yet, scores $10,000.

Let's be real: The show is shameless sugar porn offered at the best level of ridiculousness. Too bad, then, that many of the contestants, who are often self-taught, come off as earnest Midwestern types with a low stress threshold.

Luckily, though, next week's new episode will get a major injection of Hialeah hip-hop swagger, courtesy of the city's own 2 Girls and a Cupcake (real names: Evelyn Dieppa, 27, and Lorena Castro, 26). While the pair briefly owned a retail location in downtown Miami in late 2009, they've since relocated their operations back to their hometown of the City of Progress, where they concentrate on catering and wholesale orders.

The two girls distinguished themselves from a crowded field of competitors by offering cupcakes in distinct Miami flavors -- beyond guava and cream cheese. 2 Girls's nearly endless list of flavors include tributes to local characters such as Pitbull ("Mr. 305" -- vanilla with mango filling and vanilla buttercream), Rick Ross ("big boss" -- chocolate velvet topped with cream cheese frosting), and Mayday! ("stuck on a cupcake" -- vanilla-peanut butter chip filled with grape jelly and topped with peanut butter buttercream). For adults only, there's a vast array of cocktail-inspired, booze-spiked cupcakes.

And so the Food Network approached the pair. "They called us in March, but we were transitioning from the old store, and we didn't have a new location yet, so we couldn't do it then," recalls Dieppa. But when the network called again in July, Dieppa and Castro decided to submit a casting video.

As a joke, Dieppa asked former Barbara Goleman High School classmate Derick G., now pretty much Lil Wayne's official behind-the-scenes photographer, to help with the video. He agreed, and a cheerful, Spanglish-peppered, three-and-a-half minute entry -- "made, in, I swear to you, like two days," says Dieppa -- scored 2 Girls a slot on the show. (Check out the cameo by hip-hop producers Cool and Dre around 1:57.)

The Cupcake Wars episode filmed last September in L.A. The girls brought a trusty home-model Sunbeam mixer in their suitcase. That was pretty much the only thing they did in preparation.

 "We were the only ones there who were free-spirited," Dieppa says, "while everyone else was worrying!"

Beyond that, though, she's not allowed to dish any details until the show airs. "It was a lot of fun, I'll tell you that," she says, "and it's real, it's not faked. You do have a time to bake in, and you do have to complete your cupcakes in that time. It's definitely a real show."

Check out 2 Girls's Derick G.-directed video below, and watch the episode when it airs this Tuesday at 9 p.m. We'll post more about 2 Girls and a Cupcake's new projects later this week. Dale!



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Adriana
Adriana

de madre ..... you cant say u r gonna win if u dont know!!! like always la colombianita tirandose el peo mas alto q el culo

FoodNetwork4Ever
FoodNetwork4Ever

I'd fuck the living shit out of Evelyn, she's soooooooooooooooooooooo fineeeeeeee.

Bigdgoals
Bigdgoals

ok i was not gonna say anything but if you can hate on a couple of cute girls for doing what many Americans (whether cuban, hatian, puerto rican, etc...) are not and thats getting off of their fat lazy bottoms and going for something rather than being a critic... any one can be a critic..... anyway with that said.... as hip-hop expresses "gotta love the haters...hi haters" and other than miami being filled with "chongas" (which they in no form or shape are... wheres the chancleta's? wheres the hoop earrings? wheres the lip liner with no lipstick?) Miami is filled with haters... with the exception of those of us who admire and are as though with the go getter attitude #justsayin..... 2GC ROCKS!!

305pride
305pride

Damn, you guys are a bunch of haters. Let the two girls be.

Ljsmiami77
Ljsmiami77

Oh Lord ! These two Power 96 listening, hanging on rappers nuts, DOTS dressing chongas are going to bring more shame to South Florida aka North Cuba.

Not Me
Not Me

those two chongas are going to embarrass our whole town! How dare them say they have the best cupcakes in Miami! Even the bottom of my short list of cupcake shops are better than their crap! The video they are named after is about eating caca and their cupcakes are basically that.

Eddie Bragin
Eddie Bragin

Ok, so I don't know anything about this, but was it really a good idea to name your food business after an infamous video involving eating fresh doody?

Evelyn
Evelyn

WOW THANK YOU!!!!! xoxo 2GC

Evelyn
Evelyn

THANK YOU!!! We love Power 96. Lucy Lo has very own cupcake, you need to check it out!!!! :) Thanks for the support!!! Hope you LOVED the show!

Have a CUPTASTIC Day!p.s. Dont be Bitter, Eat a 2GC Cupake!

Evelyn
Evelyn

THANKS SO MUCH for all the SUPPORT! :)Hope you enjoyed the show!!!!Have a CUPTASTIC Day!

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