Buddy vs. Duff

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 4 Seasons
  • 5.9  (333)

Buddy vs. Duff is a mouthwatering competition show on the Food Network that pits celebrity pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman against each other in a series of baking challenges. The show is hosted by Christina Anstead and features expert judges Gesine Bullock-Prado and Florian Bellanger.

Throughout the show's 6 episodes, the two cake-baking titans go head-to-head in a variety of challenges ranging from creating epic cakes for Hollywood parties to crafting intricate desserts inspired by Disney films. The baking battles are intense, with both chefs employing unique techniques and flavors to impress the judges and emerge victorious.

The series kicks off with a "Lady and the Tramp" challenge in which Buddy and Duff must create a cake inspired by the classic Disney film. In this challenge, Buddy's classic style is on full display, and he creates an impressive cake complete with pasta noodle decorations. Meanwhile, Duff opts for a more avant-garde approach, using a flat screen TV to display moving images of his cake's design. Ultimately, the judges are impressed by Duff's creativity, awarding him the win.

In another challenge, Buddy and Duff must create cakes for a Hollywood party celebrating Harry Potter. The intricate designs include elements such as moving Quidditch players and wands that actually light up. This challenge really showcases each chef's unique style, as Buddy leans into his love of traditional cake design, while Duff takes his cake in a more whimsical direction with gravity-defying elements. Ultimately, Buddy takes home the win for this challenge with his intricately detailed Hogwarts castle cake.

One of the most exciting challenges in the series is a cake-making competition inspired by the hit comedy series The Office. Buddy and Duff must create cakes inspired by different characters from the show, including an Andy Bernard cake complete with jellybeans and a Dwight Schrute cake featuring a beet farm. Both chefs deliver impressive results, but in the end, Duff comes out on top with his Oscar Martinez cake.

Throughout the series, the judges Gesine Bullock-Prado and Florian Bellanger keep a close eye on each chef's work, evaluating not only the taste but also the aesthetics and technical skill of each cake. Gesine, a successful pastry chef in her own right, adds a thoughtful perspective to the judging panel with her expertise in cake design and baking techniques. Florian, a renowned pastry chef and judge on the show Cupcake Wars, brings his sharp palate and keen eye for detail to the table.

Despite their friendly rivalry, Buddy and Duff have mutual admiration and respect for each other, and it's clear throughout the season that they both want to do their best work and impress the judges. The result is a thrilling baking competition that will have viewers on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating each twist and turn.

In short, Buddy vs. Duff is an exciting and visually stunning competition show that will appeal to fans of baking, cooking competitions, and food television in general. With a stellar cast of hosts and judges, and some truly impressive cakes on display, this series is a must-watch for foodies and fans of reality TV alike.

Buddy vs. Duff is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (35 episodes). The series first aired on March 10, 2019.

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Holiday: Winter Wonderland
4. Holiday: Winter Wonderland
December 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.
Holiday: The Nutcracker
3. Holiday: The Nutcracker
December 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.
Holiday: Santa's Workshop
2. Holiday: Santa's Workshop
December 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.
Holiday: Cartoon Christmas
1. Holiday: Cartoon Christmas
November 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.
Where to Watch Buddy vs. Duff
Buddy vs. Duff is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Buddy vs. Duff on demand at Discovery+ and Amazon Prime and Philo and Amazon and Hulu and Vudu and Sling and Google Play and Apple TV and Food Network and.
  • Premiere Date
    March 10, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (333)