Last Cake Standing 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 six-episode elimination competition series places talented pastry chefs in intense competitions with crazy twists. The competitors must endure difficult tasks from creating cakes with actual "talents" and superhero-inspired cakes to undergoing a two-day competition in Las Vegas. Each week, the judges eliminate one competitor, and The Last Cake Standing takes home the grand prize. Justin Willman (Cupcake Wars) serves as host and notable cake designer Kerry Vincent and pastry chef Keegan Gerhard, both from Food Network Challenge, lead the judging panel with a rotating guest judge each week.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Last Cake Standing - Next Great Baker - Netflix
Next Great Baker (also known as Cake Boss: Next Great Baker) is an American television series that airs on TLC, hosted by Buddy Valastro, the star of his own reality series, Cake Boss. The show features contestants participating in challenges that test their edible art baking and decorating skills. Each week, a contestant will be eliminated; the last contestant standing will win a grand prize package that varies by season. Other prizes for winning a challenge or the week's competition are also offered during the series.
Last Cake Standing - Gameplay - Netflix
Each round has three stages: Baker's challenge: Each contestant has to meet a challenge set by Buddy the Cake Boss, such as making a pastry, baking a cake or, as in the first-season finale, filling buckets of grease. The winner of this challenge receives a special bonus, revealed after the challenge. Elimination challenge: Each contestant has a set amount of time over two days — usually three hours on the first day and the remaining time on the second — to make a cake to specifications set by Buddy. Final elimination: Buddy and the judges (the judge from the Baker's challenge and a client) decide which three cakes are the best and which two cakes that are the worst. After the decisions are made, the contestants (who were waiting in the bakers' lounge) enter the judging room. Contestants determined “safe” are then dismissed. Then, the three contestants with the best cakes are announced, with the one with the best cake in the challenge singled out. The remaining contestants have the worst cakes in the challenge; one of these will be told to leave the competition, transported away by Danny (an employee of Carlo's Bakery and Buddy's close friend) inside a box truck marked “Not the Next Great Baker”.
Last Cake Standing - References - Netflix