Meet the Judges: Buddy Vs. Duff

Get to know the guest judges and clients helping to decide who will be crowned the king of cake.

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Christina Anstead

Host of Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast on HGTV.

What's Your Favorite Cake Flavor?

"My favorite cake flavor has always been funfetti with vanilla icing."

Cookies or Brownies?

"Brownies."

What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

"Pralines and cream."

What's Your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure?

"I'm a big froyo fan, but I like to really pack it on. I like to get the brownie bits, the cookie dough, rainbow sprinkles and carmel."

If You Could Only Eat One Thing For the Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?

"It would be sushi. I just love sushi. I like sashimi, so I like albacore, salmon. I also like a hand roll that has cucumber, salmon and avocado."

What's Your Favorite Food Emoji?

"Pizza!"

Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen

"Keep it simple. Right now, I really like doing marble-quartz counters which is really good, because they're durable. You can spill anything on them, and they won't stain like normal marble. They're not porous. Lighting, I love a really pretty blingy chandelier. Something you can add in the kitchen above an island. I'd also say white shaker cabinets, because they look clean, they're not as expensive and they never go out of style. And lastly a good paint color. I really like light grey."

Aarti Sequeria

Winner of Food Network Star, Season 6. Judge on Guy's Grocery Games.

What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

"Salty chocolate. That's my favorite."

What's Your Favorite Doughnut Flavor?

"Chocolate cake."

What's Your Favorite Cake Flavor?

"It used to be that I was obsessed with chocolate cake. Anything with chocolate, like fifteen layers of chocolate, and then recently I've rediscovered very clean, simple chiffon cake."

What's Your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure?

"Anything a la mode."

If You Could Only Eat One Thing For the Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?

"It would probably be ice cream. I can't say no. If it's bad, it's great. If it's good, it's awesome."

Hannah Hart

YouTube Star

What's Your Favorite Cake Flavor?

“I would have to say that my favorite cake flavor is probably carrot cake. I like to give the illusion of wellness. Carrots are in there. It's probably good.”

What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

“My favorite ice cream flavor would have to be either a vanilla bean, like a truly excellent vanilla bean or a truly, truly excellent chocolate with a little bit of chili.”

Cookies or Brownies?

“Brownies. Between cookies and brownies, definitely brownies.”

What's Your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure?

"Oh, I love key lime pie. I love key lime pie. I’m not going to lie, I’m more of a pie person. You have such a variety of both flavor and texture. For me, I feel like cakes kind of just hit one note over and over again. With pie you’re just on this roller coaster of texture.”

What’s Your Favorite Fried Food?

“I’m a sucker for a beignet. Anything that’s airy that’s structurally sound on the outside but then you bite into it and it’s just totally different. I just like juxtaposition.”

What's Your Favorite Food Emoji?

"Probably the peach. There's something about it."

What’s Your Typical Weekend Breakfast?

“My typical weekend breakfast is usually some sort of egg and some sort of bean and some sort of tortilla.”

If You Could Only Eat One Thing For the Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?

"It would be rice. You can turn it into mochi. You can turn it into noodles. You can turn it into crackers. You can turn it into cereal. You can puff it. You can steam it. I’d probably go with rice just because you can do a lot of things with it.”

Richard Rawlings

Host of Fast N' Loud on Discovery Channel.

What Was Your Dream Car Growing Up?

"When I was growing up, my dream car was always a ’68 Shelby Mustang. That’s just one car I had to, had to have. I finally, over the years, have had a few, but I’ve got one now that I’ll never sell. It’s a ’68 Shelby GT 500 convertible."

What Was Your First Car?

"My first car was a 1974 Mercury Comet. I’ve looked for it forever, I just haven’t found it yet."

What's Your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure Food?

"I’m a chocolate guy at, like midnight. No matter what time I’ve gone to bed, I get up at midnight and I have a little bit of chocolate."

What's Your Favorite Cake Flavor?

"When it comes to cake flavors, I’m probably a vanilla bean guy. I like to have that real strong vanilla taste."

What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

"When it comes to ice cream, I’m down for some mint chocolate chip."

If You Could Only Eat One Thing For the Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?

"If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, I’d have to say it would be beef jerky. I’m from Texas, there’s a lot of different kinds of beef jerky and I’m downing a big bag of beef jerky pretty much almost every day."

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