Can a talented home baker out-cook a professional, or do true professionals have skills that no amateur could match? With an even playing ground -- no higher standards for the professional, no sympathy for the amateurs, and no one knowing their true identity -- a blind taste test will determine whose dish is the best. At the end of two rounds, the victorious baker or faker will take home a $10,000 prize.
Season 2, Episode 1

Fruit Tart Upstart

Pro and amateur bakers face off during a fruit tart battle, but some find the challenge a tough nut to crack when pistachios are introduced as the surprise ingredient. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.

Friday
Jun 16
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Fruit Tart Upstart

Pro and amateur bakers face off during a fruit tart battle, but some find the challenge a tough nut to crack when pistachios are introduced as the surprise ingredient. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.

Saturday
Jun 17
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

S'more the Merrier

The surprise ingredient encourages the bakers to think small, as beans must be layered into campfire classic s'mores. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damiano Carrara and Damaris Phillips get their vegetable course in round two when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.

Friday
Jun 23
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

S'more the Merrier

The surprise ingredient encourages the bakers to think small, as beans must be layered into campfire classic s'mores. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damiano Carrara and Damaris Phillips get their vegetable course in round two when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.

Saturday
Jun 24
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

All In Oats

Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge as the surprise ingredient of lavender soothes some contestants. In round two, oats must be incorporated into sweet treats, and host Lorraine Pascale and judges Paulette Goto and Alex Guarnaschelli attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.

Saturday
Aug 4
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 3

Mango Tango

Challengers try not to crumble during the coffee cake battle when incorporating the surprise ingredient of tropical mangoes. Bakers and fakers play ketchup in round two, when tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in their desserts. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damaris Phillips and Aarti Sequeira know the winning dish will taste divine!

Saturday
Aug 4
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 3

Say Cheese

Pro and amateur bakers must cobble together a gooey treat by using cheese in fruit cobblers. In round two, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Paulette Goto and host Buddy Valastro find the challenge is twice as nice when rice must be used to find the sweet spot in the winning dish.

Saturday
Aug 11
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 2

Brownie Points

The bakers square off and attempt to win over host Buddy Valastro and judges Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young, as classic brownies must be combined with aromatic ginger. Then, will the pros or the amateurs crack under pressure in round two, when the surprise ingredient of crackers must be used in delectable desserts?

Saturday
Aug 11
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 4

Smart Cookies

Bakers and fakers pour their hearts out as the sudsy surprise ingredient of beer must be used in their chocolate chip cookie creations. Then, contestants attempt to make "scents" of their dishes in round two, as fresh herbs must be utilized. Host Buddy Valastro is joined by judges Damaris Phillips and Zac Young, who will choose a winner to take home the green.

Friday
Aug 17
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Doughnut Dilemma

Pro and amateur bakers face a deep-fried dilemma as the mighty doughnut must be rolled up with the crunchy surprise ingredient of potato chips. Host Buddy Valastro and judges Damiano Carrara and Zac Young get cultured in round two, as yogurt must be smoothed into the winning dessert.

Friday
Aug 17
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Cupcake Caliente

Pro and amateur bakers battle using hot peppers to create spicy cupcakes. Judges Lorraine Pascale and Damaris Phillips join baking maestro and host, Buddy Valastro, in sifting out the bakers from the fakers. Round two is an education in competition, as school snacks must be used in the winning dish.

Friday
Aug 17
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 7

Doughnut Dilemma

Pro and amateur bakers face a deep-fried dilemma as the mighty doughnut must be rolled up with the crunchy surprise ingredient of potato chips. Host Buddy Valastro and judges Damiano Carrara and Zac Young get cultured in round two, as yogurt must be smoothed into the winning dessert.

Saturday
Aug 18
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 1

Cupcake Caliente

Pro and amateur bakers battle using hot peppers to create spicy cupcakes. Judges Lorraine Pascale and Damaris Phillips join baking maestro and host, Buddy Valastro, in sifting out the bakers from the fakers. Round two is an education in competition, as school snacks must be used in the winning dish.

Saturday
Aug 18
1am | 12c

About the Host

Lorraine Pascale

Lorraine Pascale turned her back on a successful modeling career and discovered a passion for cooking. She enrolled in Leith’s Diploma of Food and Wine course, and set about learning every aspect of food.

Cake Hunters

Fridays 3|2c

Sugar Showdown

Fridays 10a|9c

Unique Sweets

Fridays 10a|9c; Sundays 9a|8c