Parents' Guide to

The Cupcake Girls

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Reality show's recipe has hearty helping of mature issues.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Like it!!

I really like it. I've only watched it today on wetv there were several episodes in a row. I like how business oriented the girls are, the importance of friendship and family that is ovious, the way they can disagree on things and still be best friends, they work together, comprimise and try different ideas. I like the show and really want to try one of those french toast cupcakes to. LOL

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Great role models
age 18+

Not So Good Cupcakes ...

Very judgmental about their business, treat people very poorly, sort of degrading in a lot of ways - obviously a product driven show to promote their stores - no real value.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The Cupcake Girls has a bit more spice than its most obvious competitor, TLC's DC Cupcakes. And that's a good thing, especially in light of a TV marketplace that's overpopulated with shows about cake, including Cupcake Wars, The Ultimate Cake-Off, Cake Boss, and Ace of Cakes. Even diehard baking junkies run the risk of getting a TV toothache. But at least with Cupcake Girls, you get something more substantial to go along with all that sugar.

Although Heather and Lori seem far more level-headed than DC Cupcake's often-frazzled sister-bakers Sophie and Katherine, they still have their fair share of screw ups ... and that's a curious trend among these cupcake-driven reality shows. Are major screw-ups merely manufactured for the sake of drama? Or do they really happen as often as the cameras make it seem? Either way, it makes baking "professionals" look awfully amateur.

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