Ultimate Cake Off

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.2  (79)

Ultimate Cake Off is a reality competition show that first aired on TLC in 2009. The show features professional cake decorators from all over the United States who compete against each other to create the most impressive cakes in a limited amount of time. Each episode features three teams of decorators who must showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and skill by building jaw-dropping cake sculptures that push the limits of what is possible with cake.

The star of the show is Margaret Braun, an award-winning pastry chef and artist who serves as the lead judge and mentor to the contestants. Margaret is a master of her craft and has been recognized by numerous industry organizations for her exceptional work. She is both knowledgeable and tough, providing insightful critiques and challenging the decorators to push their boundaries.

The format of each episode is simple. The contestants are presented with a theme, ranging from classic fairy tales to holidays to iconic landmarks, and then given a limited amount of time, usually around 8-10 hours, to complete their cake creations. Throughout the process, Margaret provides guidance and feedback to the decorators, offering tips on how to improve their designs and ensure that their cakes are structurally sound.

As the deadline approaches, the tension builds and the decorators work frantically to put the finishing touches on their cakes. When time runs out, the judges, including Margaret, taste the cakes and evaluate them based on a variety of criteria, including presentation, taste, texture, and overall creativity.

Each episode culminates in the announcement of a winner, who is awarded a prize and bragging rights as the Ultimate Cake Off champion. However, the real prize for the contestants is the opportunity to showcase their skills and creativity on national television, which can lead to new business opportunities and increased recognition in the industry.

One of the most impressive aspects of Ultimate Cake Off is the sheer variety of cakes that the decorators create. From massive castles and whimsical forests to sports stadiums and famous landmarks, no design is too ambitious for these talented professionals. The show is a testament to the artistry and creativity of cake decoration, and viewers are sure to be amazed by the incredible works of edible art that are on display each episode.

Another highlight of the show is the camaraderie and sportsmanship among the contestants. Although they are competing against each other, the decorators are supportive of each other's work and quick to offer tips and advice. They understand the challenges of working with such a delicate and temperamental medium, and the show is a celebration of the dedication and passion that they bring to their craft.

Overall, Ultimate Cake Off is a delightful and entertaining show that is sure to satisfy viewers who appreciate the finer things in life. From its talented contestants to its expert judges to its amazing cake sculptures, the show is a feast for the eyes and a celebration of the art of cake decoration.

Ultimate Cake Off is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on August 3, 2009.

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13. Ultimate Cake Boss
May 31, 2010
Ultimate Cake Off welcomes the Cake Boss! With Buddy Valastro as a judge, brothers-in-law Mauro, Remy and Joey compete in an epic battle for the honor of showcasing their cake at the 100th anniversary celebration of Carlo's Bake Shop.
Black - Tie Wedding
12. Black - Tie Wedding
April 26, 2010
Three cake artists compete to create a masterpiece for a black-tie wedding.
Swimwear Fashion Show
11. Swimwear Fashion Show
April 19, 2010
Three Ultimate Cake Off champions compete to create the winning cake for a swimwear fashion show.!
Honoring the Bravest
10. Honoring the Bravest
April 12, 2010
Things become emotional when three cake artists compete to present their creations at a ceremony honoring heroes of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Roller Derby!
9. Roller Derby!
April 5, 2010
Three master cake artists battle it out for the Roller Derby season opener. The winner will take home 10,000 dollars!
Fairy Tale Wedding
8. Fairy Tale Wedding
March 22, 2010
Three master cake decorators compete to show off their cakes at a fairy tale wedding reception and compete for $10,000.
Monster Mash
7. Monster Mash
March 15, 2010
These are the biggest cakes in Ultimate Cake Off history! Three master cake decorators battle for the 'Monster Jam' monster truck competition to win $10,000.
Vintage Hollywood Wedding
6. Vintage Hollywood Wedding
March 8, 2010
Three master cake decorators battle to create the winning cake for a vintage Hollywood themed wedding, and take home the $10,000 dollar prize.
Griffith Observatory
5. Griffith Observatory
March 1, 2010
Three cake artists are asked to create huge edible masterpieces for the Griffith Observatory's 75th Anniversary Celebration. But only one will take home the ten thousand dollars.
Really Sweet 16
4. Really Sweet 16
February 22, 2010
Three master cake decorators battle for the winning cake designed for a Sweet 16 party with a river-boat theme. The winner takes home $10,000!
The Nutcracker Sweet
3. The Nutcracker Sweet
February 15, 2010
Three talented cake artists have 9 hours build a cake for the Long Beach Ballet's annual performance of "The Nutcracker" and win $10,000.
Top Dogs
2. Top Dogs
February 8, 2010
Master cake builders compete to create a cake for the American Kennel Club's prestigious Agility Invitational.
Winter Wedding
1. Winter Wedding
February 1, 2010
Three master cake decorators compete for 9 hours to create massive, edible works of art. The winner will take home $10,000!
Where to Watch Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ultimate Cake Off on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, TLC, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 3, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (79)