Family-owned bakeries used to occupy a vital place on Main Streets everywhere, but these days, they are more often run-down than thriving. Enter renowned cake maestro Kerry Vincent, who answers the desperate call of bakery owners in over their heads. Armed with a spot of tea and a no-nonsense approach, Kerry gives each place a makeover from the inside out, turning stale pastries into delectable deserts and outdated decor into a brand-new, inviting space ... but most importantly, transforming the families who have kept these businesses open.
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Buddy Valastro isn't just a master baker, he's also a successful businessman who has turned his family's business into one of the most famous bakeries in the country. But too many family-owned bakeries have fallen on hard times and Buddy is hitting the road to help out.
Master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the cake boss. He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law. And when you're working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama.
Sisters Sophie and Katherine face the challenges of a booming cupcake business in Washington, DC. With feuding staff, a new location and floods of customers, they must increase output without compromising the taste and quality that made them famous. Watch as these sisters and bakers conquer the world one cupcake at a time!
Duff Till Dawn is the ultimate underground cake competition, featuring bold ideas, fierce competitors and a ringmaster who has never had a boring day in his life. Duff Goldman tests the most talented cake decorators in the country with challenges and twists as they impress with their original, unique takes on cake making. It's the coolest throwdown in cake.
Unique Sweets is an insider's peek into innovative eateries across America that are creating the most unique and exciting desserts today. These sweet spots cover the gamut: restaurants with revolutionary pastry chefs; candy shops inventing eye-popping confections; chocolate boutiques with wild artisanal flavors; and bakeries producing one-of-a-kind pastries, cakes and cookies in the middle of the night. Wherever there are gooey, crunchy, sticky and sweet treats that you won't find anywhere else, Unique Sweets will take you there.
Cupcake Wars pits Cupcake vs. Cupcake in Food Network's tastiest competition yet. Each episode, four of LA's top cupcake bakers will face off for a huge prize opportunity. There will be one major event up for grabs (like a movie premiere or a celebrity wedding) and based off of taste and presentation, only one will win the gig. We are about to put on our helmet, pick up our frosting gun and go to battle. The war is on!
The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight bakers enter the Holiday Kitchen where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. In order to survive the challenges week-to-week, they must prove their abilities in front of our tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.
Just when you thought it was safe to walk past that old house or take a short cut through the cemetery... comes this deliciously scary 4 part series: Halloween Wars. Five teams of cake decorators, candy makers and amazing pumpkin carvers will unite to prove they are the best, walk home with a big cash prize and scare our pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales... all made from cake, candy and pumpkins. Grab onto someone you love, and bring your appetite 'cause the cold night of Halloween is about to get heated up.
Walk in with an idea ... walk out with a fortune. In Food Fortunes, recipe developers, product makers and food visionaries have the opportunity to earn cold hard cash from four titans of the industry all looking to make lucrative investments. "Pitching the room," however, has a whole new meaning, as the only way to impress the investors is to win the approval of a panel of consumers. Will their ideas land flat, or will these inventors go home with a food fortune?