Bakers vs. Fakers

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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (59)

Bakers vs. Fakers is a Food Network competition show that first aired in 2016. The show features four contestants, two professional bakers and two amateur bakers, who compete against one another in a series of challenges. Each episode features a different theme, such as cupcakes, pies, or holiday desserts. The contestants are given a set amount of time to create their baked goods, and are then judged on taste, presentation, and technical skill.

The contestants are judged by a panel of three experts, which includes host Lorraine Pascale, renowned cake artist Buddy Valastro, and pastry chef Zac Young. After the contestants have presented their baked goods, the judges taste and critique each one, before deciding which baker is the winner of the challenge. The winner receives a $10,000 prize, while the losing baker is sent home.

One of the unique aspects of Bakers vs. Fakers is that the amateur bakers are not identified as such to the judges or viewers. This means that the professional bakers must use their experience and skills to try and identify which of their competitors is the amateur. The amateurs, on the other hand, must do their best to impress the judges and prove that they have what it takes to compete with the pros.

Throughout the show, viewers are given insight into each contestant’s baking background and personal story. This helps to create an emotional connection between the viewers and the bakers, and adds an extra layer of suspense and drama to the competition. The tension is also kept high by the fact that the judges, and the viewers at home, can never be sure which baker is the faker.

Bakers vs. Fakers is a fast-paced, exciting competition show that is perfect for baking enthusiasts and food lovers. The challenges are fun and creative, and the expert judges provide insightful and entertaining commentary throughout. The show is also expertly produced, with slick camera work and creative editing that helps to build tension and excitement.

Overall, Bakers vs. Fakers is a must-watch show for anyone who loves baking, food, or competition shows. The combination of talented bakers, expert judges, and unique format makes for a winning recipe that will leave viewers hungry for more.

Bakers vs. Fakers is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2016.

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Blondies Have More Fun
13. Blondies Have More Fun
March 4, 2018
Bakers and fakers use bourbon to liven up their blondies.
Tropical Fruit Storm
12. Tropical Fruit Storm
February 25, 2018
During the first battle, some contestants make elegant desserts while others take a pie to the face as they try to incorporate tropical fruit in their cream pies. Then, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Aarti Sequeira and Zac Young attempt to separate the bakers from the fakers during an almond challenge.
Just Beet It
11. Just Beet It
February 18, 2018
The competition is layered with complexity during the parfait challenge, as velvety parfaits must mingle with earthy beets. Then, will bakers and fakers feel the wrath of the judges during the grape challenge? Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Carla Hall and Robert Irvine know the winner won't be sour.
Upside-Down Fake
10. Upside-Down Fake
February 11, 2018
The world is topsy-turvy for the contestants when wine is uncorked and poured into their upside-down cakes. Then, the surprise ingredient of seeds plants wild ideas for the bakers and fakers in round two. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Alex Guarnaschelli choose a winner.
Cream Puff Tuff
9. Cream Puff Tuff
February 4, 2018
There are no weaklings in the first battle, as both the bakers and fakers are seasoned enough to sprinkle spice rack seasonings into cream puffs. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sherry Yard and Zac Young are steeped in expectations when remaining contestants infuse tea into their sweets.
All in Oats
8. All in Oats
January 28, 2018
Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge; in the second round, oats must be incorporated into sweet treats; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Paulette Goto and Alex Guarnaschelli attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.
The Soy of Baking
7. The Soy of Baking
January 21, 2018
The bakers try to peel off from the fakers during the banana bread challenge when handling the addition of soy options. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Amanda Freitag and Zac Young see which of the remaining contestants are dressed for success when salad dressing must be tossed into their desserts.
Corn Utopia
6. Corn Utopia
January 13, 2018
The bakers must feature a cornucopia of corn options in their apple pies.
Mango Tango
5. Mango Tango
January 6, 2018
Challengers try not to crumble during the coffee cake battle; in the second round, tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in the desserts; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damaris Phillips and Aarti Sequeira determine the winning dish.
Make Whoopie Pie!
4. Make Whoopie Pie!
October 15, 2017
During the whoopie pie battle, challengers must mash potatoes into sandwiched cookie pies. In Round 2, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Sherry Yard determine who's a baker and a faker when onions must be used in baked sweets.
In a Pickle
3. In a Pickle
October 8, 2017
Carrot cake must be freshened up with lime in round one and then competitors make "mighty brine" desserts with pickles. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Robert Irvine and Daphne Oz decide who wins the $10,000 prize.
S'more The Merrier
2. S'more The Merrier
May 31, 2017
The surprise ingredient encourages the bakers to think small; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damiano Carrara and Damaris Phillips get their vegetable course in Round 2 when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.
Fruit Tart Upstart
1. Fruit Tart Upstart
May 24, 2017
Pro and amateur bakers face off during a fruit tart battle, but some find the challenge a tough nut to crack when pistachios are introduced as the surprise ingredient. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.
Where to Watch Bakers vs. Fakers
Bakers vs. Fakers is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bakers vs. Fakers on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Food Network, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (59)