Master pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman go head-to-head for the first time ever in a competition to determine the world's best baker. In the first of six bake-off challenges, Buddy and Duff must make their most beloved family recipes. In the cake-off, the chefs create car-inspired birthday cakes for celebrity gearhead Richard Rawlings. Things heat up quickly as this friendly competition becomes a serious battle of creativity, skill and reputation.
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off to see who can be the better "grill master" when they prepare birthday cakes for Richard Rawlings at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Duff has intricate detail and technique on his side but Buddy's affection for size and speed may work to his advantage. Both bakers create sweet rides but only one will ride away victorious!
Master pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off in a battle of carnival treats, pulling out all the stops to create the ultimate sweets to satisfy a crowd of hungry amusement park patrons. For the cake-off challenge, Buddy and Duff must each create a dazzling, Bollywood-inspired cake for Food Network's Aarti Sequeira. Fine details and over-the-top spectacle clash as the chefs push their talents to new heights in order to win.
The score is tied so Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman are both eager to get ahead by making cakes for a Bollywood-themed party hosted by celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira. Inspired by the culture, colors and art of Bollywood, Buddy sets out to create a multi-tiered cake with all the bells and whistles to emphasize his talents. Duff, however, hopes the intricate detail on his smaller cake will earn the win.
Pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman put their skills to the test making pies that are delicious and beautiful enough to wow the judges. Buddy pays homage to his Old-World roots, while Duff follows his unique artistic impulses. For the cake-off, they're challenged to provide dog-themed cakes for Flip or Flop host Christina Anstead's dog-pampering party. Dogs, cakes and egos compete for center stage as Buddy and Duff struggle to outdo themselves and each other.
Buddy and Duff face a tight deadline making cakes inspired by man's best friend.
The competition grows even more intense as Duff Goldman brings Buddy Valastro into his world of fine dining with a challenge to create elegant plated desserts. Tensions are high as the chefs face unforeseen technical difficulties and the ticking clock. In the cake-off, Buddy, the king of wedding cakes, challenges Duff to create a cake for celebrity event planner Slomique Hawrylo's bridal fitting event. As the chefs balance pleasing their customers and creating inspired works of art, they do whatever it takes to come out on top.
Kicking things off in the bake-off challenge, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman have to handle the morning rush at Los Angeles' iconic Randy's Donuts drive-thru. They prepare dozens of deep-fried delights that will satisfy not only Randy's discerning customers but also the expert judges. Then there's magic in the air for the cake-off challenge as Buddy and Duff create cakes for the legendary duo Penn and Teller. Baking, showmanship and dazzling illusions combine as they present their cakes on stage at the world's most famous magic club, The Magic Castle.
For the finale, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman head to the Food Network Kitchen to create their most heartfelt and monumental creations yet -- chocolate desserts to conceal engagement rings for two surprise proposals. For the final cake-off, Buddy and Duff create jaw-dropping science- and space-themed cakes for Philadelphia's prestigious Franklin Institute. Street Science host Kevin Delaney presides over the wild festivities as Buddy and Duff lay it all on the line with their showstopping masterpieces.
In the final showdown, rival bakers Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off with their space-themed cakes in an epic battle celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.