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New York baker Ashley Foxen takes bite-sized creativity to next level in Food Network series 'Reality Cupcakes'

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Thu, Jul 12th 2018 10:00 am
Cupcakes come to life with double-episode premieres
New York baker Ashley Foxen is known for creating unique, unexpected cupcakes that resemble whatever her clients imagine. Her up-and-coming business has become the go-to spot for bite-sized, edible art that can fool even the most discerning eye. She is joined by her mom, Denise; her brother, Alex; and sister, Lindsay.
In the new series "Reality Cupcakes," Food Network takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Ashley and her family create cupcakes that look like anything but cupcakes. The eight-episode series premieres Monday, Aug. 6, with back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. (all times ET/PT) and 10:30 p.m.
"Ashley's creativity has a unique twist - her cupcakes are so realistic that guests are in for a big surprise when they take a bite," said Courtney White, general manager and executive vice president, programming, Food Network and HGTV. "That's not a sushi roll, flower pot or T-bone steak - it's a fully edible sweet creation that fools the senses!"
In the 10 p.m. premiere episode, Ashley debuts her pastrami on rye cupcakes for a thrilled crowd at the 130th anniversary party for New York's famous Katz's Deli. Later, a super-chic succulent arrangement is created for sports personality Hannah Storm's get-together and, finally, the Foxen family delivers mouthwatering lamb chop cupcakes with a side of mint jelly to a backyard barbecue.
Immediately following at 10:30 p.m., the crowds at Ripley's Believe It or Not! are stunned by a magician's trick using a shrunken head cupcake. Later, the gang brews up a latte made of cupcakes at a local coffee shop, complete with an edible cup and then a bachelorette party brunch toasts with Foxen-made margaritas and burrito cupcakes.
Upcoming episodes feature a "Shark Week"-themed rooftop party with shark head cupcakes, peanut butter and jelly school lunch cupcakes with edible milk cartons for a milestone performance of Broadway's "School of Rock," and a special creation for Coney Island's Mermaid Parade.
Head online to see the best of Ashley's unique creations at FoodNetwork.com/RealityCupcakes and on Food Network's Facebook and Instagram pages. Use the hashtag #RealityCupcakes.

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