Sugar craft specialist Eloise Durrant has a commission like no other: a gravity-defying, five-tier cake that will hang upside down like a chandelier. Meanwhile, Phil and Christine Jensen embark on one of their biggest and most ambitious cakes to date -- a seven-foot-long cake with a Wallace and Gromit theme estimated to take over 400 hours to complete.
Husband and wife team Phil and Christine Jensen hope to scale new heights with a very fishy commission: a five-foot long lemon and elderflower cake designed to look like a leaping fish decorated with over 17 pounds of sugar paste. Meanwhile, an expectant couple asks baker Eloise Durrant to bake a special cake, the color of which will reveal their baby's gender to party guests ... and to the parents-to-be!
Creating an extreme cake takes a special kind of person -- someone like sugar craft specialist Eloise Durrant who is asked to make a three-foot-tall fairy cake for a toddler's birthday party. Also, Michelle Wibowo produces a six-foot-long miniature steam train made entirely out of cake, while wedding cake designer Karisha Pithwa makes a five-tier cake with nearly 900 edible iced flowers.
Michelle Wibowo has been commissioned by a publishing company to create a cake that looks identical to a set of four legal volumes -- all the way down to the leather binding and gold leaf inscriptions. Later, Molly Robbins embarks on a cake designed to be the same size and shape of a Shetland pony and wedding cake specialist Suzanne Thorp is tasked with a cake that's over two feet tall and includes 250 handcrafted sugar flowers.
Extreme cake maker Molly Robbins has been asked to create a five-tier cake with an Alice in Wonderland theme, complete with an edible Cheshire Cat and a pouring teapot. Meanwhile, Michelle Wibowo is given her most challenging commission yet -- a birthday cake in the shape of a life-size bust of the birthday girl, hidden inside a three-feet-tall edible chocolate eggshell.
Molly Robbins has a very tall order -- a celebration cake for a customer to help him celebrate 35 years as a drag artist. The cake will be a life-size ball gown complete with 50 edible peacock feathers and 3,000 gold flowers. Meanwhile, chocolatier Tracy Kindred has been asked to produce a four-tiered wedding cake covered in more than 65 pounds of chocolate and decorated with hand-painted, edible scenes from the bride and groom's life together.
Extreme cake maker Michelle Wibowo creates a five-foot edible Wizard of Oz mural out of delicious vanilla cake, painted icing and sweets for one lucky little birthday girl. Meanwhile, Nastassja Lusengo brings out the bling, decorating one of her famous red velvet cakes in edible gold leaf. Bakers Phil and Christine Jensen create a four-tier cake with 28 edible tulip decorations inspired by the Queen's House in Greenwich, near London.
Chocolatier Tracey Kindred loves thinking outside the box, and a gruesome, four-tier wedding cake that pays tribute to a bride and groom's love of all things gothic is right up her alley. Cake maker Nastassja Lusengo combines multiple themes in a cake for an 11-year-old girl who is headed to Nigeria for school. The cake design includes the colors of the Nigerian flag and a hand-carved sugar silhouette of the London skyline.
For extreme cake maker Nastassja Lusengo, the sky's the limit when it comes to her cake designs. She's working on a wedding cake inspired by a geode rock that is split open to reveal shimmering sugar crystals carved into the cake's interior. Meanwhile, baker Eloise Durrant faces the challenge of producing Hawaiian-themed cake that looks like a volcano and has four tiers of cocktail-flavored cake and a built-in working cocktail dispenser.
Nobody beats Karisha Pithwa when it comes to designing the most elaborate wedding cakes, and for this commission, she's taking inspiration from Bollywood to create a seven-tier wedding cake covered in 1,000 fresh and silk flowers and a hand-piped henna design specially created by the bride and groom. Meanwhile, baker Nastassja Lusengo designs a four-foot-tall cake that celebrates motherhood.
Sugar craft specialist Eloise Durrant receives an order with "wow" written all over it -- a four-foot-tall cake replica of the Statue of Liberty! But with more than 22 pounds of icing for the famous gown, will this lady be able to stand on her own two feet? Meanwhile, chocolatier Tracey Kindred is working on a surprise 21st birthday cake that will feature chocolate sculptures of all the important places from the birthday girl's childhood.
Extreme cake maker Molly Robbins is designing the purr-fect surprise for her best friend, cat lover Liz: a birthday cake that looks just like Liz's two cats. Meanwhile, chocolatier Tracey Kindred and her assistant are planning a personalized wedding cake that features a storyboard of the bride and groom's 12 years together.
Extreme cakes test the skill and passion of the bakers. Sugar craft specialist Eloise Durrant works on an unusual request: a cake that is edible for both humans and dogs. For baker Karisha Pithwa, a towering, seven-tier wedding cake with 150 handcrafted sugar flowers is one of her most extravagant commissions to date.
Baker Molly Robbins focuses on bringing to life a large cake beach scene complete with jelly sea, crispy marshmallow rocks and dozens of hand-carved sunbathers enjoying the seaside. Extreme cake maker Michelle Wibowo has a commission for a portrait that's good enough to eat. She's baking a 2-x-3-foot cake canvas on which to create a portrait of the birthday girl using icing and edible inks.
The standards for creativity and passion are high for baker Nastassja Lusengo, who's working on an extreme cake for a record producer. The trickiest part of her design is an oversized rice cereal fist bursting through a drum made from salted caramel cake. Meanwhile, extreme cake maker Suzanne Thorp has been invited to display her cakes at a prestigious wedding fair. With so many potential clients in attendance, she must bake a showstopping cake that will wow them all.
Cake duo Jamie and Joe are tackling their most challenging commission yet: a realistic model of the island of Santorini for a couple's wedding reception. Meanwhile, baker Rosie is creating a three-foot-tall cake shaped like a sitting man. With nine layers of cake for the base alone, delivering a cake of this magnitude will be incredibly challenging. Extreme bakers Pardeep and Renu are also pulling out all the stops to bring their latest creation to life in just three days -- two full-sized swans in the shape of a heart, plus a seven-tier wedding cake.
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