Ron Ben-Israel is the host of the sugar-packed competition series Sweet Genius. More
With an armored animal as inspiration and a breakfast cereal as mandatory ingredient, the chefs must find a way to make delectable chocolate desserts. Just three chefs make it to the candy test, where Chef Ron Ben-Israel challenges them to reflect on an awe-inspiring art. A retro hairstyle and savory ingredients are a lofty challenge in the final cake test.
The slithering inspiration gives the chefs a fright in the dessert round. In the candy test, the chefs are called upon to make a common vegetable into a playfully delicious dessert. Playtime is over when an inspirational retro music box may have the final two chefs singing a different tune. The one chef who is able to bake a genius cake with a stinky cheese is rewarded with $10,000.
Inspired by a jellyfish in a tank, the chefs dive into the first test. But can they make sweet and sour mandatory ingredients work swimmingly in their frozen desserts? Then in the second test, are diamonds a chef's best friend? The competitors are given that glistening inspiration as well as mandatory ingredients, duck fat and fusilli, as they attempt to make delicious baked desserts. And in a nail-biting final test, the chefs' fate is, literally, up in the air.