Ashley Vicos and her team travel to New York City when she's drafted to create a cake celebrating the Marine Corps' 235th birthday! Swept up in a patriotic fervor she designs a confectionary tour de force - towering seven feet tall, it's a massive bulldog cake holding a stack of even more military-themed cakes. Making this edible monument to the Marines will be a huge endeavor, so when Dennis tells Ashley about a second cake he's booked for a toddler's birthday party it's "all hands on deck." The kitchen becomes a battlefield as Ashley and Mary fight over fondant, Erin goes MIA at a cake supply warehouse and Dennis sweats bullets over it all getting done in time. Will this be Ashley's greatest victory or her very own Waterloo?
It's high fashion and high drama in New York City when designer Rebecca Minkoff commissions a cake for her runway show after-party. Ashley Vicos' idea for a seven foot tall, working Ferris wheel that will carry cakes in a circle has Rebecca spinning with delight. However this ambitious plan is making Mary, Erin and Dennis a little motion sick. With just three days to complete the detailed replicas of Rebecca's handbags and shoes out of cake as well as making a sexy mini-Minkoff sugar figure, everything needs to go like clockwork. So when a test-run of the Ferris wheel reveals major technical difficulties, it's time to hit the panic button. With the party about to begin and Ashley only moments away from a meltdown, can the team summon up the creativity to save the cake or will it wind up on the worst dressed list?
Game on! The Boston Bruins call on Ashley Vicos to make a special cake for their Foundation's charity casino night. Ashley sets out to make a Zamboni cake and an edible hockey stadium, but finding her footing on the ice proves a little slippery for this Southern girl. With Mary on the bench for this cake, Erin steps up as Ashley's right wing in the kitchen, while Dennis winds up in the penalty box for setting up a skating lesson with a Twitter fan that turns out to be more intense than he bargained for. The team struggles to get the edible stadium to the venue without breaking the sugar ice, and electrical issues plague the Zamboni cake. Will Ashley's team score a goal with the Bruins and their passionate fans?
Ashley Vicos jumps at the chance to deliver one of her biggest cakes yet when the Harlem Globetrotters request a cake celebrating their 85th anniversary. She promises them a four-foot by four-foot cake in the shape of a basketball court with three giant sculpted players, a glittery American Flag, and a spinning basketball. But making this cake is anything but a slam-dunk. Intern Erin, eager to contribute, gets flustered melting chocolate and meets her match when Ashley hands her a saw. Bewildered by the power tool, Erin states she wants to be a cake decorator, not do construction. Dennis tries to pitch in when he poses as a model for Ashley's sugar figures, but his physique leaves the team gagging. Ashley and Mary butt heads when Mary falls behind in her sugar work. Tempers really flare the day of the event, stressed out and with no sleep, Mary storms out after Ashley criticizes some of her work. With the clock running out can the team pull together or is it game over?
Ashley Vicos is on familiar stomping grounds in her former hometown of New Orleans, but she's getting her first taste of Mardi Gras making an enormous castle cake for one of the many parades and parties in town, the Krewe of Tucks. After a quick trip to the country to visit her family and enjoy a little southern hospitality, Ashley struggles to keep her team on task in this 24-hour party city. Sugar artist Mary is daunted by the task of making hundreds of edible Mardi Gras beads and Intern Erin struggles to keep up when cake decorating turns out to be more stress than she bargained for. The castle cake is a huge 6-foot by 4-foot construction and Ashley is up against a tough climate, tight door frames and a ravenous party crowd. Will the castle stand strong, or will it come tumbling down?
Yeehaw! Ashley Vicos and her team head to Texas to take on their biggest cake yet for Rodeo Houston. Ashley impresses cute cowboy and rodeo champ Clint Cannon with her plans for a massive cake showcasing life-size western icons: a racing barrel, cowboy hat & boots, a cactus and more! They say everything is bigger in Texas and this cake is no exception, standing 8 feet tall and weighing over 700 pounds. Ashley brings each element to life with her keen attention to detail, Mary showcases her skills pulling sugar flowers, and even Dennis gets into the mix to help get this cake done before the cows come home. With so much to do, tensions run high in the kitchen, tempers get hot and Ashley gets burned, literally! Will Ashley be able to rein in her team and get back in the saddle to get this cake done?
Ashley Vicos stretches her cake decorating ability and her vocal chords, when she's tasked with making a cake for the South By Southwest Festival, where country legends Asleep at the Wheel will be performing. Ashley sets out to make a cake that incorporates all aspects of the festival - film, music and technology, but she soon begins to realize her ambitious plan may include too many detailed elements. With only three days and no Mary, Erin must step up to the plate and prove she's ready for a promotion. But the sights and the sounds of the festival prove to be a distraction for both Erin and Dennis - leaving Ashley alone in the kitchen. A recording studio visit with Asleep at the Wheel provides Ashley with a chance to show off her singing ability - but it's the unfinished cake that takes center stage as she races the clock to complete her masterpiece. When the spotlight shines on Ashley's creation, will it hit the right note with these creative critics?