Zumbo's Just Desserts

Watch Zumbo's Just Desserts

  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (2,317)

Zumbo's Just Desserts, a delectable cooking competition series, premiered on Netflix in 2016 and ran for three seasons until its final episode in 2020. The show is the brainchild of one of Australia's most renowned pastry chefs, Adriano Zumbo, and features amateur dessert makers competing with each other to create the most exquisite and visually stunning desserts in a bid to win the grand prize.

The show is presented by award-winning journalist and television personality Gigi Falanga and sees the contestants face a series of culinary challenges each episode. The contestants are given a brief and a central ingredient to work with and are then required to create desserts within the given time frame. The contestants' creations are judged by the show's panel of expert judges, which includes Adriano Zumbo himself and world-renowned pastry master, Rachel Khoo.

The competition unfolds in a series of mouth-watering challenges, where contestants are pushed to their limits with tasks ranging from creating towering sugar sculptures and intricate chocolate desserts to concocting perfectly balanced macaroons and cakes. Contestants must combine ingredients in creative ways to create dishes that are not only visually impressive but also tickle the judges' taste buds.

The show's competition format is often filled with suspense, as the participants strive to produce the most impressive dishes to impress the judges. The competition is also full of surprises and unexpected twists, and the judges often introduce new elements and ingredients to throw the contestants off their game.

However, despite the fiercely competitive nature of the show, the contestants all come from different backgrounds and are united in their passion for baking, making for a more welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. The contestants are often seen struggling to complete their tasks under the intense pressure, but always bond over their shared love of desserts and their desire to improve.

Alongside the competition aspects, the show takes viewers on a journey of culinary exploration, with Zumbo and Khoo sharing their expertise and knowledge with the audience. The show explores the history of desserts, their cultural significance, as well as the science behind dessert making. Viewers are also exposed to innovative cooking techniques and ingredients, which they can use to inspire their own culinary creations.

The show's production values are exceptional, with stunning camera work capturing the intricate details of the desserts being created. The intricate creations are a feast for the eyes, and viewers will find themselves drooling over the imaginative and mouth-watering desserts that are produced each episode. The show is filmed in a spectacular dessert-themed set, which adds to the visual appeal and ambiance of the competition.

Overall, Zumbo's Just Desserts is a fun and innovative show that expertly blends the art and science of dessert making. The show's competition format is engaging, suspenseful, and inspirational, with the contestants' creativity and passion driving the show's energy. Its educational component adds an extra layer of depth to the show, making it not only a visual treat but also a learning experience. This show is perfect for foodies and bakers and anyone who enjoys a good old baking competition.

Zumbo's Just Desserts is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on October 31, 2017.

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Bring on the Bling
10. Bring on the Bling
January 10, 2020
With their dessert dreams on the line, the finalists are ready to compete. But this time, the Zumbo Test comes first -- and it's a doozy.
Secret Garden
9. Secret Garden
January 10, 2020
Tension grows in a semifinal round of garden-inspired sweets, with two cooks duking it out for the remaining spot in the grand finale.
Smoke and Mirrors
8. Smoke and Mirrors
January 10, 2020
It's a fight to the finish -- with smoke and mirrors -- as three hungry dessert makers compete for a golden ticket to the finals.
Fright Night
7. Fright Night
January 10, 2020
The contestants' sweet creations take a dark turn with desserts that scream "fright night." And if they fail? A terrifying Zumbo Test awaits.
Suspended in Time
6. Suspended in Time
January 10, 2020
A dessert challenge with a timed bonus keeps the competitors on their toes. Later, the lowest scorers must make a layered cake -- a clock on a rock.
An Enchanted Party
5. An Enchanted Party
January 10, 2020
Kids take over the Dessert Factory for a colorful party-cake challenge. But the fun's over when Zumbo reveals a fruity test fraught with peril.
Out of This World
4. Out of This World
January 10, 2020
An out-of-this-world challenge sends the cooks' creativity sky-high. But a Zumbo Test of sobering difficulty brings two of them back down to earth.
Sundae Dream
3. Sundae Dream
January 10, 2020
The competition heats up with different takes on the ultimate ice cream sundae. Then it's on to Zumbo's "lazy" version ... which is anything but.
The Terrifying Tower
2. The Terrifying Tower
January 10, 2020
The next task is a tall order: edible towers that are at least 2 feet high. The two cooks who don't measure up must make Zumbo's "Lucky 13" cake.
Make Some Magic!
1. Make Some Magic!
January 10, 2020
The judges ask 10 new cooks for dazzling desserts that are hiding a secret. Later, the bottom two must make a whimsical "I'm Not Lion" cake.
Where to Watch Zumbo's Just Desserts
Zumbo's Just Desserts is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Zumbo's Just Desserts on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    October 31, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (2,317)