Food Network Challenge

Hosted by Claire Robinson

Challenge: Elvis Birthday Cakes

Six cake decorators or pastry chefs compete for 10-thousand dollars in a quest to create the most amazing birthday cake for Elvis. The competition lasts seven hours and the chefs will face three judges.




Mike McCarey (Winner), Mike's Amazing Cakes,
Redmond, Wash.

Flora Aghababyan, Bellagio Hotel,
Las Vegas, Nev.

Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes (owner),
Baltimore, Md.

Elin Katz, Rosebud Cakes (owner),
Beverly Hills, Calif.

Cheri Elder, Classy Cakes,
Kansas City, Mo.


Beryl Ann Byrd, Just Fabulous Pastries, Walnutport, Penn.
Geraldine Kidwell, Artistry in Cake of Kentucky, Milton, Ky.
Kevin Kern, Media Coordinator – Elvis Enterprises, Memphis, Tenn.
Rob Bleifer, Executive Chef for the Food Network Kitchens, New York, N.Y.

(Episode: CC0301H)

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  • Recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes, Baltimore Maryland