Sugar Showdown

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  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (10)

Sugar Showdown is a cooking competition series hosted by Josh Elkin, Elizabeth Chambers, and Duff Goldman that aired in 2015 on the Cooking Channel. The show features professional bakers and pastry chefs competing against one another in a series of challenges to create the most delicious and visually stunning desserts possible. Throughout the series, contestants demonstrate their culinary skills by creating a variety of sweet treats, including cakes, pies, pastries, and confections.

Each episode features three contestants who are given a surprise ingredient that they must incorporate into their dessert creations. The contestants are given a limited amount of time to complete their recipes before presenting them to a panel of judges. The judges taste each dessert and provide feedback on the taste, presentation, and overall creativity of the dish. The winning dessert maker receives a cash prize and bragging rights as the champion of that week's Sugar Showdown.

One of the unique aspects of Sugar Showdown is the variety of challenges the contestants face. One week, they may be asked to create a dessert inspired by a classic cocktail, while the following week they might have to incorporate a savory ingredient into their sweet dishes. This keeps the competition fresh and challenging for both the contestants and viewers.

Another highlight of the show is the judges' panel, which includes industry experts and celebrities from the world of baking and confectionery. Judges provide insightful and constructive feedback to the contestants, helping them to improve their techniques and refine their creations. Some of the notable judges include Yolanda Gampp of How To Cake It, Ron Ben-Israel of Sweet Genius, and Pichet Ong, a James Beard-nominated pastry chef.

The hosts of Sugar Showdown also play an instrumental role in the show. Josh Elkin is a food blogger and YouTube star known for his creative and over-the-top dessert recipes. Elizabeth Chambers is a journalist, model, and entrepreneur who founded a bakery in San Antonio, Texas. Lastly, Duff Goldman is a renowned pastry chef and television personality who has appeared on a variety of culinary shows, including Ace of Cakes and Duff Takes the Cake.

Overall, Sugar Showdown is a fun and engaging cooking competition series that is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. The challenges are creative and varied, the judges are knowledgeable and entertaining, and the hosts bring a fun and playful energy to the show. Whether you're an amateur baker or an experienced pastry chef, Sugar Showdown is a must-watch show that is sure to inspire and entertain.

Sugar Showdown is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2015.

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Love Cupcakes
20. Love Cupcakes
January 24, 2017
The three bakers looking for the $10,000 prize must first compete in an elimination round using cinnamon hearts as the mystery ingredient. The finalists compete in a love-themed cupcake showdown.
Playground Pies
19. Playground Pies
January 17, 2017
Ants-on-a-log is the mystery ingredient in the elimination round. Then, the two finalists compete for $10,000 in a playground-theme pie showdown.
Kids Chocolate Factory Cakes
18. Kids Chocolate Factory Cakes
January 10, 2017
The finalists compete in a speedy elimination with fudge.
Wake Up Call Donuts
17. Wake Up Call Donuts
January 3, 2017
Three bakers compete in an elimination round using coffee as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a wake up call-themed donut showdown.
Pet Shop Cupcakes
16. Pet Shop Cupcakes
December 27, 2016
Bakers compete in a pet shop-themed cupcake showdown.
Holiday Night Before Christmas Cakes
15. Holiday Night Before Christmas Cakes
December 20, 2016
The best holiday bakers of donuts, pies and cupcakes compete in the Holiday Championship Finale, where they have to create a showstopping cake with a Night Before Christmas theme.
Holiday Toyshop Cupcakes
14. Holiday Toyshop Cupcakes
December 13, 2016
The remaining bakers must use candy canes in their cupcakes to secure the final spot in the Holiday Championship Finale. The final two compete in a toy shop-themed cupcake showdown for $10,000.
Holiday Winter Wonderland Pies
13. Holiday Winter Wonderland Pies
December 6, 2016
Holiday bakers compete using hot chocolate as a mystery ingredient and a winter wonderland theme for their final showdown pies.
Holiday Stocking Stuffer Donuts
12. Holiday Stocking Stuffer Donuts
November 29, 2016
Three holiday bakers compete to incorporate a gingerbread house into their donuts. The two finalists compete in a stocking stuffer-themed showdown for $10,000 and a spot in the Holiday Championship Finale.
Tailgate Pies
11. Tailgate Pies
November 22, 2016
Three bakers must use peanuts in the elimination round in order to make it to the $10,000, tailgate-themed pie showdown.
Tropical Island Cakes
10. Tropical Island Cakes
November 15, 2016
Bakers compete using coconut rum as a mystery ingredient and a tropical island theme for their final showdown creations.
Backyard Barbecue Donuts
9. Backyard Barbecue Donuts
November 8, 2016
Beer is the mystery ingredient that three bakers face in the elimination challenge. The two remaining bakers compete in a backyard barbecue-themed doughnut showdown with $10,000 going to the victor.
Picnic Cupcakes
8. Picnic Cupcakes
November 1, 2016
Bakers compete with lemonade as a mystery ingredient and a picnic theme for their cupcakes.
It's A Small World Pies
7. It's A Small World Pies
October 25, 2016
The finalists compete in a showdown themed around 'It's a Small World.'
Into The Woods Cakes
6. Into The Woods Cakes
October 18, 2016
Three bakers compete using maple syrup as a mystery ingredient and Into the Woods as a theme.
Harvest Donuts
5. Harvest Donuts
October 11, 2016
Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round using cranberries. Then, the two finalists compete for $10,000 in a harvest-themed doughnut showdown.
Kids Hide And Seek Cupcakes
4. Kids Hide And Seek Cupcakes
October 4, 2016
Kid bakers compete in a hide-and-seek-themed cupcake showdown.
Chinese New Year Pies
3. Chinese New Year Pies
September 28, 2016
The remaining two bakers compete in a Chinese New Year-themed pie showdown.
Breakfast In Bed Cakes
2. Breakfast In Bed Cakes
September 21, 2016
Baking couples compete in a breakfast-in-bed themed cake showdown.
Viva Italia Donuts
1. Viva Italia Donuts
September 14, 2016
The last two bakers compete in a Viva Italia-themed doughnut showdown.
Where to Watch Sugar Showdown
Sugar Showdown is available for streaming on the Cooking Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sugar Showdown on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (10)