This unconventional competition pits four professional bakers against each other to find out who is the master at creating the most over-the-top, outlandish and innovative themed cakes. It starts with a flavor-based taste challenge in the studio kitchen, with the losing competitor being sent home. The remaining three bakers get five days in their own home bakeries to design, bake and construct an elaborate themed showpiece cake that transforms from one thing to another in front of the judges' eyes. The bakers return to the studio to assemble and present their cakes, and the judges consider flavor and execution before crowning the winner.
Four professional bakers must capture change through the years in their innovative New Year's Eve cakes, but there's a catch: The cakes must also transform from old to new. The competitor who wows judges Duff Goldman, Dan Langan and Waylynn Lucas with the most over-the-top edible work of art is crowned the winner and takes home the $10,000 grand prize.