With flavors like Beer n' Pretzel, Maple Bacon and the Samantha Jones, cupcakes made by Waterbury-based company Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes are full of sass and surprises.
Owners Nicole and Jeremy Braddock took that sass to the Food Network's show Cupcake Wars.
"We have been in business one year," Nicole wrote on the Hardcore Sweet Facebook page. "Jeremy [co-owner and Nicole's husband] has been wanting to be on Cupcake Wars since before we even started the business and emailed them. Nothing. Fast forward a year: Us getting an email wanting more info on us — and a request for a video..."