Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Mar 10, 2019
Master pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman go head-to-head for the first time ever in a competition to determine the world's best baker. In the first of six bake-off challenges, Buddy and Duff must make their most beloved family recipes. In the cake-off, the chefs create car-inspired birthday cakes for celebrity gearhead Richard Rawlings. Things heat up quickly as this friendly competition becomes a serious battle of creativity, skill and reputation.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Mar 17, 2019
Master pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off in a battle of carnival treats, pulling out all the stops to create the ultimate sweets to satisfy a crowd of hungry amusement park patrons. For the cake-off challenge, Buddy and Duff must each create a dazzling, Bollywood-inspired cake for Food Network's Aarti Sequeira. Fine details and over-the-top spectacle clash as the chefs push their talents to new heights in order to win.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Mar 24, 2019
Pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman put their skills to the test making pies that are delicious and beautiful enough to wow the judges. Buddy pays homage to his Old-World roots, while Duff follows his unique artistic impulses. For the cake-off, they're challenged to provide dog-themed cakes for Flip or Flop host Christina Anstead's dog-pampering party. Dogs, cakes and egos compete for center stage as Buddy and Duff struggle to outdo themselves and each other.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Mar 31, 2019
The competition grows even more intense as Duff Goldman brings Buddy Valastro into his world of fine dining with a challenge to create elegant plated desserts. Tensions are high as the chefs face unforeseen technical difficulties and the ticking clock. In the cake-off, Buddy, the king of wedding cakes, challenges Duff to create a cake for celebrity event planner Slomique Hawrylo's bridal fitting event. As the chefs balance pleasing their customers and creating inspired works of art, they do whatever it takes to come out on top.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Apr 7, 2019
Kicking things off in the bake-off challenge, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman have to handle the morning rush at Los Angeles' iconic Randy's Donuts drive-thru. They prepare dozens of deep-fried delights that will satisfy not only Randy's discerning customers but also the expert judges. Then there's magic in the air for the cake-off challenge as Buddy and Duff create cakes for the legendary duo Penn and Teller. Baking, showmanship and dazzling illusions combine as they present their cakes on stage at the world's most famous magic club, The Magic Castle.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2019
For the finale, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman head to the Food Network Kitchen to create their most heartfelt and monumental creations yet -- chocolate desserts to conceal engagement rings for two surprise proposals. For the final cake-off, Buddy and Duff create jaw-dropping science- and space-themed cakes for Philadelphia's prestigious Franklin Institute. Street Science host Kevin Delaney presides over the wild festivities as Buddy and Duff lay it all on the line with their showstopping masterpieces.
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Mar 15, 2020
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman bring their incredible cake competition to the East Coast. New York City is the inspiration for cakes that will be unveiled at a Big Apple event hosted by actress Debi Mazar and news anchor Rosanna Scotto.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Mar 22, 2020
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman embark on the ultimate journey back in time to create the most realistic dinosaur cakes ever made as centerpieces for a fun-filled sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Mar 29, 2020
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman conjure up cakes filled with special effects to celebrate the fantasy and fun of Medieval Times' 30th anniversary. Sword fighting, jousts and royal pageantry inspire them to make two of their most ambitious cakes yet.
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Apr 5, 2020
Singer and actress Jordin Sparks is finishing her run as the lead in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Waitress. She asks Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman to help her celebrate by making painstakingly detailed cakes for a huge wrap party.
Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Apr 12, 2020
The competition jumps to the West Coast, where the Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating a special anniversary. TV star and aquarium icon Isabella Gomez challenges Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman to create cakes that transport viewers to an underwater world.
Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Apr 19, 2020
It may be called miniature golf, but there's nothing small about Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman's cakes, created as playable holes for a putt-putt event hosted by LPGA tour professional golfer Michelle Wie.
Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2020
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create cakes that look and move like theme park rides for Knott's Berry Farm's 100th anniversary. TV host Lisa Joyner unveils their creations at an action-packed event.
Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: May 3, 2020
For their final challenge, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create their biggest, most elaborate cakes yet to celebrate Star Wars Day. The judges reveal the winner of this year's competition during an event at Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge hosted by Billy Dee Williams.
Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Jul 18, 2021
Two titans of cake, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman, kick off a new competition in an East Coast vs. West Coast battle. With their teams of talented cake artists, they work in Jersey City, N.J., and Los Angeles to build cakes inspired by an African safari. The teams have just two days to complete their cake creations before presenting them to their toughest judges yet -- a panel of 50 talented cake artists from across America.
Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Jul 25, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off over cakes featuring ancient worlds. Working in their studios on the East and West Coasts, they have just two days to build their creations with the help of their teams. Then they present their masterpieces to a panel of 50 exceptionally talented cake artists to choose the winner.
Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Aug 1, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman revisit their first challenge from season one by making car cakes. Duff seeks redemption with a better version of his original lowrider, and Buddy takes the challenge for a new spin with a convertible '57 Chevy.
Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Aug 8, 2021
For this round of competition, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create enticing cake versions of food feasts. Duff's team makes a realistic farmers market while Buddy and his team create a towering monument of sweet treats. Then 50 esteemed cake artists choose the winner.
Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Aug 15, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off with cakes depicting a bug's world. Team Duff builds towering flowers and lightning bugs while Team Buddy creates a cross-section of Earth that's full of creatures and a descending spider. The winner is chosen by a panel of 50 cake artists.
Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Aug 22, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman take to the high seas to make pirate cakes. Team Duff creates a detailed ghost ship complete with special effects to make it ride the waves. Team Buddy builds an unlucky pirate being pursued by a smitten shark. The winner is chosen by 50 cake artists.
Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Aug 29, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off in an architecture challenge. While Buddy travels back to ancient Egypt with his pyramids, Duff looks to his own future with a whimsical treehouse he imagines for his daughter. A panel of 50 cake artists get to choose the winner.
Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Sep 5, 2021 (120 min)
For the competition finale, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create monster cakes. Team Buddy works on a radioactive dinosaur, and Team Duff makes a Frankenstein's monster cake of mismatched doll parts. Fifty esteemed cake artists judge their work and crown the season winner.
Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2021
Buddy Valastro, Duff Goldman and their teams face off in their first challenge, building cakes inspired by the beloved classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas." The teams dig into their childhood memories to bring to life iconic scenes with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang.
Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Dec 5, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman go head-to-head with cakes portraying Santa's workshop. Team Buddy creates a nighttime scene with a napping Santa surrounded by toys and elves, while Team Duff builds a realistic tree that morphs into a finished toy train.
Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Dec 12, 2021
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create cakes capturing scenes from the classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker." Team Buddy works on an enormous cake in the clutches of the Rat King. Team Duff sets the stage for his cake with a seven-headed Rat King facing off with the Nutcracker Prince.
Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Dec 19, 2021
For their final battle, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create their own magical winter wonderlands. The teams construct artic creatures and their habitats in displays of massive proportions, and the King of Holiday Cakes is crowned.
Episode: S02 Special | Airdate: Mar 15, 2020
Fresh new interviews with Buddy, Duff and their sous chefs, Ralph and Geof, set the stage for the next big battle between the kings of cake. Plus, the most intense and unexpected moments from the groundbreaking first season are revisited.