Rockin' Cupcakes owner Mary Ohngren and her daughter, Kara, will compete on tonight's episode of the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars."
The Rochester Hills bakers will compete on the season premiere of the show, which each week features four top cupcake bakers and their assistants facing off for a chance at a $10,000 prize. The show airs at 8 p.m.
It's the first competition of its kind for the Ohngrens, who opened their shop two and a half years ago at the corner of Tienken and Rochester roads.
Owner Jim Ohngren, Mary's husband, said "Cupcake Wars" producers were searching for Midwest bakers to feature on the show; they approached Rockin' Cupcakes.
The show was filmed last summer. The Ohngrens signed a confidentiality agreement and agreed not to reveal the outcome of the show; they had to wait until two weeks before the show was to air to tell their fans that they were going to be featured.
The cupcake challenge the Ohngrens will be asked to complete will have a zoo theme. According to a description of the episode: "The fur will be flying as four bakers fight for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a members only party at the world famous San Diego Zoo."
Rockin' Cupcakes is normally closed Monday. However, it will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. this Monday to celebrate the shop's appearance on the show; the shop will feature a special "free cupcake with purchase" deal.