Cupcake Wars will have some local flavor this month, as one of the contestants will be Philadelphia's own gluten-free Sweet Freedom Bakery.
On the prime-time competition, four cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges each week. At stake: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at a featured event.
As part of the "Hard Rock" episode, premiering on Tuesday, December 28 at 9 p.m. Eastern, Alison Lubert (who co-owns Sweet Freedom with Heather Esposito) will battle three other cupcake bakers to have their creations on display at a Melissa Etheridge concert. Other contestants include Bruce Zipes of Bruce's Bakery (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Dorothy Tong of web-based Cupcake and Cookie (Los Angeles) and Christa Kelso of web-based Mini Baker (Los Angeles).
Here's a preview video for the series: