Next Great Baker

Next Great Baker

  • 2010
  • 4 Seasons
  • 5.9  (458)

Next Great Baker is a television show that stars Buddy Valastro who gained his fame on another show by TLC, Cake Boss. Next Great Baker is a show that chronicles a competition between individuals as they hone their baking skills and ability to use decor to make their creations come to life. On each episode of Next Great Baker, there is a set routine that is followed to show off the skills of each contestant. The first part of the routine is the Baker's Challenge. The Baker's Challenge is a unique challenge set forth by Buddy for the contestants to step up to the plate and meet. The contestant who wins this portion will be the recipient of a reward. The second part of the routine is called the Elimination Challenge. The Elimination Challenge is when each contestant has to make a cake following the specifications set forth by Buddy. The last portion of each episode is the Final Elimination. The Final Elimination is the portion of the show where one of the contestants will be sent home. Buddy and his panel of judges will make decisions on the judging of the cakes. They will pick the best of the cakes and the worst of the cakes. After Buddy and the panel of judges have made their decisions, they will gather all of the contestants together. They talk about the cakes and tell those that did well what was good about their creations and then they are sent away so that only those that did poorly remain in the room with the panel of judges. Then they revel which contestant did the most poorly and send the one who did the worst away. As the show progresses throughout the season you are able to watch to see whose talents are being perfected and guess who might win and who you suspect will be going home.

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Seasons
Vegas Showstoppers
10. Vegas Showstoppers
August 19, 2014
The top three teams compete to advance to the Vegas showdown by creating a culinary masterpiece.
Wow Cakes
9. Wow Cakes
August 12, 2014
Teams are challenged to create their best cakes and desserts for the Cake Boss Cafe in Time Square. Buddy shakes things up when he brings back a past eliminated group for redemption. Only the top three will move on.
Sexiest Cakes Alive
8. Sexiest Cakes Alive
August 12, 2014
The teams must create a cake worthy to be featured in People magazine, complete with a moving element.
Gravity Defying Cakes
7. Gravity Defying Cakes
August 5, 2014
The teams must create gravity defying cakes for The Rachael Ray show.
Long Island Medium Cakes
6. Long Island Medium Cakes
July 29, 2014
The teams must create life-sized cakes in the form of the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, for her charity event.
Nightmare on Baker Street
5. Nightmare on Baker Street
July 22, 2014
In an interesting twist, the bakers must use something borrowed for their next cake challenge of creating a destination wedding cake.
Buddy's Winter BBQ
4. Buddy's Winter BBQ
July 15, 2014
The bakers are challenged with creating barbeque inspired cakes. As if that's not stressful enough, the teams are presenting their cakes to Buddy's family!
Destination Wedding!
3. Destination Wedding!
July 8, 2014
The bakers must create a destination wedding cake with something borrowed - but you won't believe what that is.
Sugar High
2. Sugar High
July 1, 2014
In a sugar rush, the bakers choose their own teams to appease some picky clients with a taste for all things sugary. They manage to go through 100 lbs. of candy to advance to the next round.
Empire State of Mind
1. Empire State of Mind
June 24, 2014
In the fourth season premiere, Buddy welcomes two new judges and ten pairs of bakers. First up, the contestants race to iconic city locations to find inspiration for a Big Apple cake.
Description

Next Great Baker is a television show that stars Buddy Valastro who gained his fame on another show by TLC, Cake Boss. Next Great Baker is a show that chronicles a competition between individuals as they hone their baking skills and ability to use decor to make their creations come to life.

On each episode of Next Great Baker, there is a set routine that is followed to show off the skills of each contestant. The first part of the routine is the Baker's Challenge. The Baker's Challenge is a unique challenge set forth by Buddy for the contestants to step up to the plate and meet. The contestant who wins this portion will be the recipient of a reward.

The second part of the routine is called the Elimination Challenge. The Elimination Challenge is when each contestant has to make a cake following the specifications set forth by Buddy.

The last portion of each episode is the Final Elimination. The Final Elimination is the portion of the show where one of the contestants will be sent home. Buddy and his panel of judges will make decisions on the judging of the cakes. They will pick the best of the cakes and the worst of the cakes. After Buddy and the panel of judges have made their decisions, they will gather all of the contestants together. They talk about the cakes and tell those that did well what was good about their creations and then they are sent away so that only those that did poorly remain in the room with the panel of judges. Then they revel which contestant did the most poorly and send the one who did the worst away.

As the show progresses throughout the season you are able to watch to see whose talents are being perfected and guess who might win and who you suspect will be going home.Next Great Baker is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (41 episodes). The series first aired on December 6, 2010.

Next Great Baker is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Next Great Baker on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, TLC, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 6, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (458)