Bake It Like Buddy

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 5.0  (15)

Bake It Like Buddy is a baking competition show that premiered in 2018 on Discovery Family. The show features renowned pastry chef and cake artist Buddy Valastro, famously known as the Cake Boss - the founder of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. The concept of the show revolves around amateur bakers competing for the title of baking champion by recreating Buddy's stunning and elaborate cakes and desserts as closely as possible.

The show features a format somewhat similar to other popular cooking competitions like Top Chef or MasterChef. In each episode, four contestants from different parts of the country compete against each other in two rounds of challenges. The contestants are initially given a recipe for a cake or dessert created by Buddy, which they have to bake from scratch. The contestants are judged on how closely they are able to replicate Buddy’s original recipe while adding their own unique twist, flavor, or style to it.

The contestants are expected to have a good command over baking techniques and skills such as mixing, measuring, and piping. They are also given access to a wide array of baking equipment and pantry items, from baking sheets to food processors, that help them achieve perfection. Buddy himself gives the contestants valuable tips and critiques on their baking and decorating techniques, which help the contestants improve their cakes.

After the first round, the two contestants with the weakest performances are eliminated, and the remaining two compete against each other in a final bake-off round. In this round, the contestants are given a challenge to create a cake or dessert that reflects a particular theme, which could be based on a popular movie, a holiday or celebration, or a particular cuisine. The contestants are expected to come up with new, innovative, and attractive designs while also keeping in mind the taste and texture of the cake or dessert.

In the final round, Buddy, along with a panel of expert judges, evaluates the contestants based on the look, taste, and originality of their baked goods. Buddy also takes into account the effort, creativity, and innovation demonstrated by the contestants in their bakes. The winner of the final round is declared the champion of the episode and gets to take home a cash prize along with the admiration and respect of Buddy and the judges.

Apart from the baking challenges, the show also features glimpses into the life and work of Buddy Valastro, his team of skilled bakers, and the making of some of his most famous cake designs. The show also features interviews with the contestants and their family members and showcases their passion for baking and the challenges they face in pursuing their dreams.

Bake It Like Buddy provides a unique and exciting opportunity for amateur bakers to test their baking skills against one of the most famous and celebrated pastry chefs in the world. The show showcases the artistry and creativity that goes into creating stunning cakes and desserts while also giving viewers valuable baking tips and tricks. Overall, if you are a fan of baking, cakes, and desserts, Bake It Like Buddy is definitely worth checking out on Discovery Family.

Bake It Like Buddy is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2018.

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Till Death Do Us Part Cakes
25. Till Death Do Us Part Cakes
February 16, 2019
Husband and wife teams hope it's not the end of the road for them as they make cakes about their lives together. Buddy and Judges Mauro and Madeline must decide which cake has the perfect marriage of flavor, meaning and design.
Gender Reveal Cakes
24. Gender Reveal Cakes
February 9, 2019
It's a girl! It's a boy! It's gender reveal cakes! Two mother and daughter teams go beyond the traditional pink and blue as they try to impress Buddy, his wife Lisa, and head baker Joe with their take on this hot cake trend.
Sports Cakes
23. Sports Cakes
February 2, 2019
Pairs of cousins are hoping for a slam dunk, as they compete to win it all with their sports themed cakes. It's a slippery slope for both teams, as Buddy and fellow judges, cousin Frankie and sister Lisa decide who will be the champs.
22. Naked
January 26, 2019
These cakes are wearing nothing but their birthday suits; Buddy, his sister Mary, and head baker Joe judge as two teams of family bakers take it all off and show their best naked cakes.
Ombre Cakes
21. Ombre Cakes
January 19, 2019
Two family teams use color dye to fade the inside and outside of their cakes from dark to light; head sculptor Ralph and Buddy's wife Lisa give their expert thoughts.
Sandcastle Cakes
20. Sandcastle Cakes
January 12, 2019
It won't be a walk on the beach for these two mother and daughter teams as they tackle Sandcastle Cakes. Buddy is accompanied by his sister Madeline and pastry chef, Erin, as they critique every detail down to the finest grain of sand.
Volcano Cakes
19. Volcano Cakes
January 6, 2019
It's a battle of prehistoric proportions as the teams duke it out to make impressive volcano cakes. Buddy, his wife Lisa, and his cousin Frankie, will decide which volcano really blows them away.
Gingerbread Cakes
18. Gingerbread Cakes
November 24, 2018
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as mother and daughter teams battle it out to see who can make the most impressive gingerbread house. Will the seasoned bakery owners win it all? Or will the newbies take home the prize?
Topsy Turvy Thanksgiving Cakes
17. Topsy Turvy Thanksgiving Cakes
November 17, 2018
Two cousin teams hope Fall isn't in the air as they create Topsy Turvy Thanksgiving Cakes. Buddy, along with head baker Joe, and Marissa have a hard decision when they taste a sweet potato cake for the first time.
Wedding Cakes
16. Wedding Cakes
November 10, 2018
Two husband and wife teams square-off, vowing to create the greatest wedding cake Buddy has ever seen. They'll be judged by two of Carlo's biggest love birds, Mauro and Madeline, as both teams showcase the keys to their success in baking and marriage!
Cupcake Bouquets
15. Cupcake Bouquets
November 3, 2018
Spring is in the air as the bakers create cupcake bouquets. Structure is a thorn in one team's side, but overpowering flavor threatens the other. Who will Buddy, his sister Madeline, and his head baker Joey crown the winner?
Fantasy Cakes
14. Fantasy Cakes
October 27, 2018
Once upon a time, at a test kitchen in New Jersey, Buddy challenged two mother daughter teams to make imaginative Fantasy Cakes. But, if they want to have a fairy tale ending, they'll need to impress Buddy, Carlo's toughest critic Mary and sculptor Ralph.
Pinata Cakes
13. Pinata Cakes
October 20, 2018
It's a challenge that is chock full of surprises, as two husband and wife teams create exciting Pinata Cakes. They'll have to go above and beyond the traditional donkey to impress Mauro, Buddy and his head pastry chef Chad.
Halloween Cakes
12. Halloween Cakes
October 20, 2018
Buddy lays down a ghoulish gauntlet as sibling teams bake and decorate their spookiest Halloween cakes! Buddy's two favorite witches - his sister Grace and Next Great Baker Marissa Lopez, join him on judging all the gory details.
Sci Fi Cakes
11. Sci Fi Cakes
October 13, 2018
The Force is in the kitchen, as Buddy challenges contestants to create sci-fi cakes that are out of this world. Carlo's bakery veterans, Mauro and Ralph help Buddy decide whether a UFO or Zombie will take the cake.
Italian Throw Down
10. Italian Throw Down
October 6, 2018
Holy Cannoli! The gloves are off as two sister teams create cakes and Italian desserts. Which team will impress Buddy and judges Joey and Chad with the familiar flavors they grew up with?
Food Fake Out Cakes
9. Food Fake Out Cakes
October 6, 2018
It's time to chow down as two parent and child teams create food fake out cakes. Will a homestyle pot of chicken soup be able to compete with a giant ice cream sundae? Buddy, his cousin Frankie, and pastry chef Chad will decide.
Birthday Cakes
8. Birthday Cakes
September 29, 2018
The Cake Boss is seeing double, as two sets of twin bakers make multi-tiered birthday cakes for Buddy, Chad and Buddy's sister Mary; a mother of twins.
Unicorn Cakes
7. Unicorn Cakes
September 29, 2018
Imaginations run wild as two mother and daughter teams try their hand at making unicorn cakes. But just like a unicorn only has one horn, there will only be one winner.
Galaxy Cakes
6. Galaxy Cakes
September 22, 2018
Two couples shoot for the moon, as the bakers face off to make galaxy cakes. Will one team's ambitious plan launch them to victory? Or will the artistic, ethereal design take the cake? Buddy, his sister Grace, and head sculptor Ralph will decide.
Sculpted Animal Cakes
5. Sculpted Animal Cakes
September 22, 2018
Two parent and child teams are getting in touch with their wild sides! From a piglet who might lose his head, to a whale without a tail, Buddy, his wife Lisa and head decorator Liz have their work cut out for them as they judge these sculpted animal cakes
Gravity Defying Cakes
4. Gravity Defying Cakes
September 15, 2018
Two teams of bakers must create structures that trick the eye and don't come tumbling down.
Candy Cakes
3. Candy Cakes
September 15, 2018
Two mother-daughter teams make candy cakes.
Amusement Park Cakes
2. Amusement Park Cakes
September 8, 2018
Talented baking duos create amusement park cakes.
Princess Cakes
1. Princess Cakes
September 8, 2018
Grandmother-granddaughter duos create princess cakes.
Where to Watch Bake It Like Buddy
Bake It Like Buddy is available for streaming on the Discovery Family website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bake It Like Buddy on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (15)