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Season 2, Episode 8

Upside-Down Fake

The world is topsy-turvy for the contestants when wine is uncorked and poured into their upside-down cakes. Then, the surprise ingredient of seeds plants wild ideas for the bakers and fakers in round two. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Alex Guarnaschelli choose a winner.

Monday
May 21
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

In a Pickle

Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Robert Irvine and Daphne Oz dangle the $10,000 prize like a carrot on a stick when carrot cake must be freshened up with lime in round one. Then, bakers and fakers make "mighty brine" desserts when pickles must be used on the way to a winning dish.

Tuesday
Jan 1
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 4

Corn Utopia

The apple pie battle isn't as easy as pie when a cornucopia of corn options must be featured in this American classic. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz belly up to the counter in round two, when diner drinks must be served in baked goodies.

Tuesday
Jan 8
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 5

The Soy of Baking

The bakers try to peel off from the fakers during the banana bread challenge when handling the addition of soy options. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Amanda Freitag and Zac Young see which of the remaining contestants are dressed for success when salad dressing must be tossed into their desserts.

Tuesday
Jan 15
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 9

Just Beet It

The competition is layered with complexity during the parfait challenge, as velvety parfaits must mingle with earthy beets. Then, will bakers and fakers feel the wrath of the judges during the grape challenge? Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Carla Hall and Robert Irvine know the winner won't be sour.

Tuesday
Jan 22
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 11

Tropical Fruit Storm

During the first battle, some contestants make elegant desserts while others take a pie to the face as they try to incorporate tropical fruit in their cream pies. Then, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Aarti Sequeira and Zac Young attempt to separate the bakers from the fakers during an almond challenge.

Tuesday
Jan 29
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 12

Blondies Have More Fun

Bakers and fakers have more fun during the blondie battle, as the surprise ingredient of bourbon is used to liven up their dishes. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sherry Yard and Zac Young find juicy results in round two when melon must be squeezed into elevated desserts.

Tuesday
Feb 5
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 1

Fruit Tart Upstart

Pro and amateur bakers face off during a fruit tart battle, but some find the challenge a tough nut to crack when pistachios are introduced as the surprise ingredient. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.

Tuesday
Feb 12
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 2

S'more the Merrier

The surprise ingredient encourages the bakers to think small, as beans must be layered into campfire classic s'mores. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damiano Carrara and Damaris Phillips get their vegetable course in round two when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.

Tuesday
Feb 19
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 3

Mango Tango

Challengers try not to crumble during the coffee cake battle when incorporating the surprise ingredient of tropical mangoes. Bakers and fakers play ketchup in round two, when tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in their desserts. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damaris Phillips and Aarti Sequeira know the winning dish will taste divine!

Tuesday
Feb 26
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 6

All In Oats

Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge as the surprise ingredient of lavender soothes some contestants. In round two, oats must be incorporated into sweet treats, and host Lorraine Pascale and judges Paulette Goto and Alex Guarnaschelli attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.

Tuesday
Mar 5
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 7

Cream Puff Tuff

There are no weaklings in the first battle, as both the bakers and fakers are seasoned enough to sprinkle spice rack seasonings into cream puffs. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sherry Yard and Zac Young are steeped in expectations when remaining contestants infuse tea into their sweets.

Tuesday
Mar 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Upside-Down Fake

The world is topsy-turvy for the contestants when wine is uncorked and poured into their upside-down cakes. Then, the surprise ingredient of seeds plants wild ideas for the bakers and fakers in round two. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Alex Guarnaschelli choose a winner.

Tuesday
Mar 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Make Whoopie Pie!

Challengers are sandwiched between a potato and a hard place during the whoopie pie battle, as potatoes must be mashed into the sandwiched cookie pies. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Sherry Yard peel away the layers in round two, determining who's a baker and a faker when onions must be used in baked sweets.

Tuesday
Mar 26
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

Smart Cookies

Bakers and fakers pour their hearts out as the sudsy surprise ingredient of beer must be used in their chocolate chip cookie creations. Then, contestants attempt to make "scents" of their dishes in round two, as fresh herbs must be utilized. Host Buddy Valastro is joined by judges Damaris Phillips and Zac Young, who will choose a winner to take home the green.

Tuesday
Apr 2
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 7

Doughnut Dilemma

Pro and amateur bakers face a deep-fried dilemma as the mighty doughnut must be rolled up with the crunchy surprise ingredient of potato chips. Host Buddy Valastro and judges Damiano Carrara and Zac Young get cultured in round two, as yogurt must be smoothed into the winning dessert.

Tuesday
Apr 9
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

In a Pickle

Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Robert Irvine and Daphne Oz dangle the $10,000 prize like a carrot on a stick when carrot cake must be freshened up with lime in round one. Then, bakers and fakers make "mighty brine" desserts when pickles must be used on the way to a winning dish.

Tuesday
Apr 16
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 11

Tropical Fruit Storm

During the first battle, some contestants make elegant desserts while others take a pie to the face as they try to incorporate tropical fruit in their cream pies. Then, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Aarti Sequeira and Zac Young attempt to separate the bakers from the fakers during an almond challenge.

Tuesday
Apr 23
4am | 3c

About the Host

Lorraine Pascale

A highly successful fashion model in the '90s, Lorraine Pascale fronted campaigns for brands including Versace, Donna Karan, Katharine Hamnett and The Gap. The first British black model on the cover of American Elle, she also worked regularly with Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and influential fashion editor Edward Enninful for i-D magazine.