Buddy judges 10 pairs of bakers with two new experts by his side as contestants race to iconic city locations to find inspiration for a Big Apple cake challenge
Bakers choose their own teams to try and please some picky clients with a taste for all things sugary and go through 100 lbs. of candy to make it to the next round.
A destination wedding cake with something borrowed.
The teams are challenged to make BBQ themed cakes.
The teams are challenged to make Sherlock Holmes themed cakes.
The teams have to create life sized cakes in the form of the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo.
The bakers have to produce some gravity defying cakes for The Rachael Ray show.
Teams compete this week to have a cake feature in People magazine, however the stakes are raised when the competitors learn each cake has to have a moving element.
Teams will have to wow the judges as they must bake their best cakes and desserts for the Cake Boss Cafe in Time Square. And to throw an extra wrinkle into the mix, Buddy brings back a past eliminated group for redemption. Only the top three will move on.
The top three teams compete to move onto the next round - The Vegas showstopper.