Parents' Guide to

DC Cupcakes

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Bakery-set reality show is sweeter than many others.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Worst cupcake ever.

There's nothing wrong with the show itself, besides the whining. Too bad the cupcakes are dry and taste like paste.
age 8+
The is swearing, but it is bleeped out. However the snippyness of the sisters against each other (and cursing under stress at each other) is not a good message to send to kids. Besides that- everything they say seems like it is coming from a reader board and they always appear to be acting fake, and not naturally. The cakes look awesome, but everything seems so fake- except when they are 'upset' and sometimes, even that seems forced and unreal.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

DC CUPCAKES stands out from its "behind the scenes" reality sisterhood (even its fellow bakery-centric series) by being positive and downplaying conflict. Of course, while it's nice not to see people screaming and berating one another, it doesn't make for very interesting viewing, either.

But as sweet as it is, the show's biggest issue is actually that we've been down this road so many times before. Granted, a difficult order with little notice does make for good dramatic conflict, but not when you've seen the same scenario over and over in other shows ... as well as this one. Still anyone with a craving for cupcakes (or friendly reality TV) may enjoy tuning in.

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