In the new Food Network show, Cupcake Guys Training Camp makes a play for baking success.
Sometimes a second career stems from a food passion and Cupcake Guys Training Camp celebrates that idea. Although these former football players might have ditched the pads for aprons, they still want to score a win with fans. What can other bakers learn from their experience?
Many people might remember that commercial where Brian “Rak” Orakpo and Michael “Griff” Griffin talked about their cupcake business. The former football players shared a love of cupcakes. With the help of their friend, “Little Bryan” Hynson, they turned that passion into a thriving business in Austin, Texas, “The Cupcake Guys.”
Although there should be no pre-conceived ideas about who can or cannot be a baker, many people enjoyed that commercial. In some ways, it showed that anyone can and should try to make their passion become their livelihood.
In the new show, Cupcake Guys Training Camp, the Food Network show helps to make some baking dreams into reality. With some help from the guys, three talented bakers get an opportunity to put their skills to the test. From baking to selling, only one aspiring baker will earn seed money for their baking business.
Courtney White, President, Food Network, said, “The Cupcake Guys captivated us with their national commercial where the big guys donned pink aprons and decorated little cupcakes – and we’ve been wanting to get an inside look at their business ever since. These lifelong friends are funny and competitive and they bring all the talent, skill and dedication they had on the gridiron to the bakery every day.”
Food Network fans can expect some laughs along the way. While it takes a passion to make a business successful, it isn’t always about the grind. Granted, long hours are to be expected, but there has to be a little fun along the way.
Cupcake Guys Training Camp will air on Saturday, February 6 at 1 p.m. ET/PT.
Do you think that The Cupcake Guys could be a new Food Network star? What other cooking personalities would you like to see on the Food Network?