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Customers flock to Georgetown Cupcake for free cupcakes.
Rebecca Sheir
Customers flock to Georgetown Cupcake for free cupcakes.

By Rebecca Sheir

A local cupcake shop is gaining national attention after making its debut on The Learning Channel. The new reality show follows the sisters who founded Georgetown Cupcake.

Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis started baking as children, but eventually they chose different career paths.

"Katherine had worked at Gucci, like an event planner, and Sophie had worked in finance," says Jessie Conradi. But they quit their corporate gigs to open Georgetown Cupcake, where Conradi serves as catering manager.

"We’re all very close here, you know, it’s kind of like a big family," she says. "So sometimes it can get dysfunctional!"

And that’s what the six-part TV series is all about: capturing the ‘flavor’ of life behind the scenes.

Speaking of which, Conradi says her favorite flavors include "any of the cupcakes with peanut-butter icing. I’m addicted to it! You know, I never get sick of these cupcakes!"

Which could be a good thing, since the bakery churns out 5,000 cupcakes each day.

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