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Last Cake Standing: Meet the Competitors

Meet the talented pastry chefs competing for $100,000 and ultimate bragging rights on Food Network's Last Cake Standing.
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Jörg Amsler

Jörg Amsler, of Saugus, Mass., owns Truly Jorg’s. He completed a four-year apprenticeship in Zurich and went on to earn numerous prestigious pastry honors at the Beaver Club Restaurant in Montreal. Jörg has been the executive pastry chef on the Royal Viking cruise ship, interned in France and currently serves as the New England Patriots pastry chef.

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Jason Ellis

Jason Ellis, of of Farmingdale, N.Y., is president of Top Tiers. The Johnson and Wales University graduate launched his business in 2003 after winning Best Wedding Cake at the New York Food Show. Jason launched his cake business in his parents’ remodeled commercial kitchen. He dreams of dominating New York City’s pastry market, followed by the rest of the world.

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Nikita Jackson

Nikita "Nikki J" Jackson, of Rowlett, Texas, owns Absolutely Edible Cakes & Catering. The self-taught cake designer, well-known for her life-size bride cake, has been honored by the Garland Texas Chapter of the NAACP as the Entrepreneur of The Year and The South Dallas Business and Professional Woman’s Club Inc. as the Business Woman of the Year.

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Kaysie Lackey

Kaysie Lackey, of Seattle, owns The People's Cake. A self-taught chef with a fine art background, she placed in the top 20 at the 2008 Grand National Wedding Cake Competition in Tulsa, Okla. Kaysie most recently won the Topsy Turvy Cake Contest hosted by Cake Central and Global Sugar Art, beating almost 300 entries.

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