The new baking recruits quickly learn that boot camp is no cakewalk. To assess everyone's skill sets, chefs Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale have the recruits bake something inspired by pictures and recipes from the internet. After witnessing the #bakingfails, the chefs go back to basics and teach them a delicious sugar cookie recipe. Who will be the best of the worst and who will crumble under the pressure?
Chefs Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale have to taste some terrifying baked goods at the Halloween-themed boot camp. First, the recruits must create scary cake pops to impress some very tough critics: little trick-or-treaters! Then, for their main baking challenge, the recruits put their Halloween candy to good use as they bake some surprise-inside cupcakes. The two recruits that make the most frightful treats will be sent home.
Love is in the air, as Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale invite some brides and grooms to boot camp. First, the recruits have to sculpt wedding cake toppers of the special guests in a decorating art class. Afterwards, the recruits go head-to-head and bake a four-layer celebration cake. The two that fall below the baking bar will be sent home.
The recruits arrive at boot camp to find a county fair in full swing, and the day begins with a very messy pie-eating contest. Inspired by these pie flavors, the recruits enter their creations into a baking competition that will be judged by Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale in a blind tasting. In the main baking challenge, the recruits go nuts for doughnuts. Only the top four will move on to compete in the semifinals.
With only four recruits left and one week away from a chance at winning $25,000, it's the last opportunity to impress Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. The chefs challenge their recruits to show their knowledge of pastries, and with the help of YouTube star Ashley Adams, they learn to make eclairs decorated into an animal design. Afterwards, the recruits discover that they'll be baking 3D dog cakes based on some perfect puppy muses.
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The final two recruits face their final, ultimate challenge: to take over a bakery and bake for a panel of baking experts. Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale coach their recruits as they are tested on all the skills they have learned over the past six weeks in boot camp. Only one recruit will be named the winner and take home $25,000.