For all the cake-lovers out there, especially those who can’t bake to save their lives, what better entertainment than watch people bake sinfully beautiful confectionary on TV! Here’s our list of the greatest reality shows which will make you want to glutton all the cake in the world.
Cake Boss – TLC
Buddy Valastro’s family-owned business, Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J., is booming, and it’s bound to get even busier after viewers get an inside look at how Buddy and his staff, including his mom, four sisters and three brothers-in-law, produce thousands of wedding cakes, specialty cakes (as in Britney Spears’ circus-theme 27th birthday cake) and pastries every week.
Cupcake Wars – Food Network
Cupcake Wars is a baking competition on the Food Network that puts four contestants against each other, eliminating a contestant per round until there is only one.The show invites cupcake bakers from all over the United States to compete. Each episode is centered around a theme or event. Watch the contestants battle it out in making all kinds of exotic, simple, conventional and creative cupcakes to win the show. A visual treat for sure!
Ace of Cakes
This show was among the first cake shows on television which highlights the frantic activity encompassing the production of a substantial number of custom cakes in a short period of time. The show proved to be one of the highest-rated primetime shows in Food Network’s history and aired 10 seasons for the same reason! Fun fact: Ace of Cakes was originally a public acess cooking show calledF#ck You Let’s Bake. We like Ace of Cakes better.
Amazing Wedding Cakes
The name says it all. These wedding cakes are AMAZING. You think that you would get sick of watching boring people make wedding cakes, week after week, but you totally don’t. The show profiles four bake shops as the proprietors meet with clients to arrange the wedding cake of their dreams. Wielding spatulas and knives, they battle buttercream, fondant and ganache to come up with incredible pastry designs for all kinds of special occasions, though the focus in this series is, of course, on wedding cakes. From pirate ships to football helmets and cakes that look like mosaics, these designers go all out to make sure each creation is one of a kind.
The sweet smell of success for sisters and business partners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis comes from the more than 5,000 cupcakes their Washington, D.C.-based “cupcakery” sells each day. They risked their life savings and quit lucrative careers in fashion and finance to pursue their lifelong dream of starting a bakery, which came true when Georgetown Cupcake opened on Valentine’s Day 2008. It’s now a booming business, as told in this reality series, which captures the drama behind the scenes in the fast-paced, family-owned bakery.
Last Cake Standing
It sounds like this would be a show about mechanized cakes battling each other in some sort of post-apocalyptic warzone, but it’s not. It’s like Top Chef, but with cakes. The show pits eight stars of the cake world against each other as they vie for the title of “Best Cake Artist in America” and an incredible $100,000 grand prize. The competitors must endure difficult tasks from creating cakes with actual “talents” and superhero-inspired cakes till the last cake standing takes home the grand prize.