Watch Bake It Like Buddy
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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 Buddyâs 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.