Cupcake to battle on TV's Cupcake Wars tonight

You already know that Cupcake is expanding via food truck throughout downtown Minneapolis, but now it's introducing its treats to a national audience. Pastry Chefs Alicia Hinze and Kevin VanDeraa will be one of the teams competing on tonight's episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars.

Even though she couldn't reveal too many details before the show's premiere, we talked with Hinze to get a little inside scoop on their  appearance.

How was Cupcake chosen to appear on Cupcake Wars? Did you apply or did the show approach you?

We were contacted by the show and asked to send an audition tape. We did an audition tape and then we were contacted by the show again.

How would you describe your experience on the show?

The experience was very exciting and stressful at the same time. The word "intense" definitely describes the competition well. 

What do you think your greatest strengths were as a team?

I think the greatest strengths that Kevin and I have as a team is that we compliment each other in the respect that he is a great baker, and I decorate well. We are also both pretty creative and like to think outside the box.

Tune in to Food Network tonight at 7:00 p.m. to see Cupcake in action on Cupcake Wars.

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