About the show

Four bakers create cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake in six hours of nonstop competition. Host Buddy Valastro and guest judges visit each kitchen to taste and critique the bakers' creations while the clock continues to tick down. The winning baker gets to finally relax on a dream vacation of their choice.

Buddy Valastro

It's safe to say that baking is in Buddy Valastro's blood. He learned the ins and outs of his family's bakery while growing up there and working alongside his father, Buddy Sr. Today, Buddy specializes in over-the-top cakes and authentic Italian pastries. In addition to six in New Jersey, Carlo's Bakery has locations in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Nevada.
Season 1, Episode 1

Magic

Four bakers have only six hours to conjure spellbinding cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake inspired by magic. Host Buddy Valastro is joined by pastry chef Zoe Francois and Cake Boss sculptor Ralph Attanasia to judge the creations and send the best baker on a dream vacation.

Thursday
Apr 29
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Fantasy

Four bakers battle the clock as they create mystical cookies, cupcakes and cakes that transport the judges to another realm. When six hours is up, Buddy Valastro, Lorraine Pascale and Dan Langan decide which competitor has earned an all-expenses-paid vacation.

Thursday
May 6
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 3

Food Fight

Tension mounts as four bakers attempt to use savory foods in their cookies, cupcakes and showpiece cakes. After six hours of intense competition, Buddy Valastro, pastry chef Lorraine Pascale and Spring Baking Championship winner Nacho Aguirre decide which baker wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to a place where time finally stands still.

Thursday
May 13
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

Under the Sea

It's time to see who will sink and who will swim as four bakers dive into baking cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake inspired by the deep blue sea. When six hours is up, host Buddy Valastro, Food Network Star Tregaye Fraser and Cake Boss sculptor Ralph Attanasia will award the most-impressive baker with a dream vacation.

Thursday
May 20
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 5

Roaring '20s

Four bakers go back in time as they create cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake straight out of the 1920s. When the party's over, Buddy Valastro, pastry artist Dan Langan and founder of DO Cookie Dough Confections Kristen Tomlan will send the best baker on an all-expenses-paid vacation.

Thursday
May 27
4am | 3c