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.
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?
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.
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.
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.