It’s no secret that I love reality shows. And food. So put the two together and I’m in heaven! If you were to look at what’s saved on my DVR right now, more than half of the shows are from the Food Network – Iron Chef America, Food Network Challenge, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Chopped, just to name a few.
If you also love the Food Network, specifically the Challenges, then you’re in for a treat! In the show’s first-ever elimination-style competition, Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing, six Challenge all-stars vie for the title of “Best Cake Artist in America.” Premiering Sunday, April 5 at 8pm ET/PT, the series throws the pastry chefs into a grueling four-round cake competition. The Challenge alumni will be thrown a number of difficult tasks, from creating one-of-a-kind wedding creations to undergoing a 24-hour cake-making marathon. Each week the judges eliminate one cake artist, and the winner takes home the biggest prize in Challenge history: $50,000! Challenge emcee Keegan Gerhard serves as host and notable pastry chef Patrick Coston and famed cake designer Kerry Vincent lead the judging panel. The six contenders are: Michelle Bommarito, Courtney Clark, Mary Maher, James Rosselle, Elisa Strauss, and Bronwen Weber. I recognize a few of those names from previous Challenges. If they’re new to you, you can read more about them.
“Last Cake Standing” looks like it’s going to be the toughest, longest, most extreme cake competition ever, so it’s sure to be good TV! Remember to tune in next Sunday, April 5, for the first episode.