Fans of Fairy Cakes, the cupcake shop on Parkside Avenue, should tune into the Cooking Channel at 10 p.m. today.
That's when co-owners Mo Torpey and Kelly Audette will compete on the show "Cupcake Showdown," which pits pastry chefs of all backgrounds and experience levels against one another in a no-sprinkles-barred competition.
The Buffalo-based team caught the eyes of producers when they sent in a cheeky audition tape for the competition, which was filmed in Toronto in July.
"We sent in a hilarious audition for the show. It even had a live chicken involved," Audette said in a phone interview Tuesday. "I'm nervous just to be on TV tonight."
Here's how the competition runs, according to the Cooking Channel website:
"First, the competitors must make their best dessert incorporating one mystery ingredient. After three distinguished judges eliminate one competitor, the finalists must make creations based on a theme. One baker will be crowned the champion, winning bragging rights and $10,000."
For those who don't have access to the channel, Fairy Cakes (289 Parkside Ave.) will be holding a viewing party starting at 9:15 p.m. Call 688-0361 for more info.