October 23rd, 2012. Philadelphia. Greek Canadian Celebrities Katherine and Sophie, known as the Georgetown Cup Cake Sisters, were in town this past Tuesday evening for a book signing at the Water Works Restaurant along the parkway. Released on October 9, 2012, “Sweet Celebrations” is the follow up book to their wildly successful inaugural release called “The Cupcake Diaries.
Lucky fans, lined up for a book signing and got to sample their incredible cup cakes. Waiting patiently, young and old fans, filled with big smiles, each had time for photo ops along side Katherine and Sophie. Traditionally, book signings have taken place in lobbies or book stores.
The Water Works lounge along side the Schuylkill River made for a much more inviting atmosphere as guests sat at tables enjoying drinks and sampling cupcakes. Being a sweet tooth junkie myself, I had to try at least one.
So I asked for the signature cupcake, the “Red Velvet”. Wow! Pretty incredible. A few minutes later, I thought I’d go for my favorite and try the Coconut. I’m never really satisfied with others, but I must say, they nailed it again. That sure beat a Tastykake. Although, for the price of a Tastykake, I still think their a pretty good deal. Ok, so maybe I went a little over board this time, but I had to try one more. Everyone said, go for the Maple. How could I resist? It even had an edible Maple leaf on top and I thought, since they are originally from Canada, they must have worked real hard on getting this one right. Yup, I was left speechless. Each one of those cup cakes was as well created as the next. A gourmet sweet lovers delight.
The book tour sponsored by the “Greek America Foundation” will take them through Chicago, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Inspired by their grandmother, in 2008, Katherine and Sophie traded careers in fashion and venture capital to follow their passion for baking and opened Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, DC. Since 2008, Katherine and Sophie have expanded Georgetown Cupcake with locations in Bethesda, MD, New York City/SoHo, and Boston/Newbury St. with an additional location planned for Los Angeles (Fall 2012). Georgetown Cupcake ships its cupcakes nationwide and offers over 100 flavors.
And Now, they’ve gone on to TV with their hit TV show “DC Cupcakes”. DC Cupcakes is an American reality television series that follows Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as they run Georgetown Cupcake. You can catch their show on TLC.
Cosmos Philly Reporter: Costas Xinos, caught up and interviewed Katherine and Sophie this past Tuesday. Here what they had to say about cupcakes and being Greek.
By: Eleftherios Kostans