Season 3, Episode 3

Celebration Cakes

Ten chefs, all strangers, pair up in five teams of two. For the first part of the competition, they work separately. Then, in the final two hours, the teams get to work together. Their challenge: to come up with a cake that's worthy of $10,000. Only there's a twist...and it's a big one. The competitors won't find out until minutes before the competition WHO their partners are and WHAT the theme is. This is a competition that tests creativity and cooperation, all under a ticking clock.






Green Team
Green Team
Julie Durkee, Torino Baking Inc., Berkeley, CA
Rebecca Sutterby, Sugar Creations, Savonburg, KS

Pink Team
Pink Team
Marjorie Chua, Let Them Eat Cake, Costa Mesa, CA
Lisa Raffael, Delicious Desserts, Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA

Grey Team
Grey Team
Carol A. Murdock, Classic Cakes LLC, West Hartford, CT
Richard Ruskell, Montage Resort & Spa, Laguna Beach, CA

Blue Team
Blue Team
Tina Haldeman, Cloister Hotel, Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA
Buddy Valestro, Carlo's Bakery, Hoboken, NJ

Black Team
Black Team
Alexandra J. Frankel, Brownstone Cake Company, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Steven Watts, Sweet Sensations, Rockport, ME


Rob Bleifer, Executive Chef for the Food Network Kitchens, New York, NY
Nicholas Lodge,, Atlanta, GA
Mike McCarey, Mike's Amazing Cakes, Redmond, WA

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