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In this cooking competition series, a panel of judges must try to figure out which of the contestants are really professional chefs and which are imposters. It is very similar in premise to the competition series Cooks vs. Cons. Both series air on the Food Network.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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Sunday 11:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
2 Seasons, 22 Episodes
October 2, 2016
Reality
6.7/10
Cast: Lorraine Pascale, Buddy Valastro, Zac Young
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Bakers vs. Fakers Full Episode Guide

  • Bakers and fakers use bourbon to liven up their blondies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • The bakers must feature a cornucopia of corn options in their apple pies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Good ideas pop up as a cheesecake battle challenges bakers and fakers to augment their desserts with the surprise ingredient of popcorn. Then, host Buddy Valastro and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz must find a winner when marshmallows create sticky situations for the remaining bakers.

  • The contestants try to impress the judges with deep-fried delights that incorporate potato chips before including yogurt in their second round dishes.

  • Contestants turn lemons into lemon bars, and host Buddy Valastro and judges Nancy Fuller and Zac Young get a caffeinated kick as the surprise ingredient of coffee is steeped into the lemony treats. The next round is full of twists, as pretzels challenge the bakers and fakers to avoid getting too salty.

  • The bakers cobble together a gooey treat by using cheese in fruit cobblers.

  • The bakers and fakers must use beer in their chocolate chip cookie creations; the contestants must use fresh herbs in Round Two; judges Damaris Phillips and Zac Young join host Buddy Valastro.

  • Contestants have to try and win the judges over with brownies.

  • Hot peppers are used in spicy cupcakes. Later, school snacks are transformed into winning dishes.

  • Round one calls for pies using bacon as the judges try to spot the fakers.