Professional Bakers to Battle Fakers in Blind Cook-Offs on Brand-New Series

Get the latest details on the upcoming new series Bakers vs. Fakers, premiering on Food Network on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10|9c.

Photo by: Scott Gries ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Scott Gries, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

So, your cupcakes are the talk of the neighborhood potluck, and your cheesecake has been described as "legendary." Does that mean your amateur baking chops could carry you in a competition versus the pros? Perhaps. On the all-new upcoming series Bakers vs. Fakers, professional pastry chefs will be all but equalized as they face off against home bakers in a series of battles — blind battles, that is.

Premiering Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10|9c, Bakers vs. Fakers will bring together pros and Joes, but since the identities of all competitors will be hidden, the judges will evaluate the competitors' offerings with no knowledge of their experience — or lack thereof. It's up to the contestants to keep up with host Buddy Valastro's demands in back-to-back challenges and attempt to convince the panel of their professional techniques, even if they're fibbing along the way.

Familiar judges with top-notch baking experience will be on hand to watch the battles unfold and assess the moves of each competitor. Buddy, a famed pastry chef with multiple bakeries of his own, will offer his predictions of the bakers and fakers in the kitchen based on the skills he observes. While the panel may indeed be able to spot the pranksters and the polished, you can be sure some of these contestants will leave the judges guessing.

Tune in to the premiere of Bakers vs. Fakers on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10|9c.

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