About RGV Cupcake Factory
Sisters Erica Rodriguez and Sabrina Rodriguez-Louck, along with best friend Johanna Saenz, owners of the RGV Cupcake Factory in McAllen, TX applied for the show “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network, got accepted, and took home $10,000 as they won the grand prize. Now their little shop on North 10th Street has never been busier as people from all over the South Texas come to taste those now famous cupcakes.
The trio all decided to take a chance and go into business together baking some of the sweetest and most original cupcakes in town named after a few celebrities you may recognize. There’s the “The Betty”, a vanilla bean cupcake with buttercream frosting and white chocolate shavings; the “King of Rock” cupcake features a banana cake filled with peanut butter and frosted with buttercream frosting and sprinkled with shiny gold shimmer; and yes, even Oprah has a cupcake named after her named “The O”. Talk about yummy in the tummy; there are more than 30 flavors to choose from.
Their storefront opened in McAllen, on June 18, 2011 and since then the ride has been pretty sweet for the UTPA graduates, who appeared on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars on June 24, 2012, and brought home the title of Cupcake Wars Winners. What a way to celebrate one year in business for these friends, who opened their shop in three weeks. Rodriguez said it was a whirlwind experience trying to design the storefront and come up with the cupcake names and flavor combinations; but they did it.
On a daily basis the ladies not only work with flour and sugar, they are all speech therapist. All graduates from UTPA and from Donna, Texas High School, sisters and best friends, they became very close when working together at a pediatric therapy facility.
From the beginning it was very important that we give back to the community. The owners started donating to the cancer society as Sabrina (co-owner) was in remission for Thyroid cancer and in honor of the Rodriguez’s Father who also lost his battle to cancer.
RGV Cupcake Factory is a cupcakery located at 1414 N. 10thst McAllen, TX. The three owners themed their shop after pop culture names, wanting to bring the big city feels to a small town.
Meet the RGV Cupcake Girls
"With cupcakes named after stars like Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner, Katy Perry & Kim Kardashian, how can you not walk out of there smiling? I can’t remember the name of ... "
"I was very impressed with all that RGV had to choose from. Being a little more health minded, I don’t get to indulge in cupcakes frequently and it reminded me ... "