Next Great Baker
Season 3

Season 3

1. Game On!

Nov 26, 2012
In the season premiere, the contestants are asked to create a Mexican fiesta themed groom's cake for Mario Lopez's wedding. When personalities clash in the kitchen, enemy lines are drawn and cakes are put in jeopardy.

2. Cake Powers, Activate!

Dec 3, 2012
This week the contestants must invent their own comic book superheroes, and build a 3-foot tall cake that tells their story. You can run, but you can't hide because judging this week's cake is the meanest and greenest superhero of them all!

3. Bunny Suits and BB Guns

Dec 10, 2012
Happy Holidays! The bakers are asked to make a cake for the cast of the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story. Using inspiration from the classic movie and musical, the bakers will have to fight to win the attention of guest judge Peter Billingsley.

4. Cake Roast

Dec 17, 2012
The bakers are assigned their toughest challenge yet, life-sized cakes. Divided into two teams, the competitors battle it out to create life-sized cakes of comediennes Judy Gould and Carol Leifer.

5. New Years Eve, Hoboken Style!

Dec 31, 2012
It's the holidays! Come spend New Years Eve with the Next Great Baker family. Get the behind the scenes scoop from competitors about the casting process, their first day at the bakery and more! From cat fights to cryingwe'll recap it all with Buddy!

6. Wedding Belles

Jan 7, 2013
Wedding bells are ringing in Hoboken! This week the competitors must create wedding cakes for some very particular brides. But when the brides decide to change their design plans mid-challenge, the competitors must race against the clock to finish!

7. Cakes Al Dente

Jan 14, 2013
This week the competitors are charged with making a 3-foot tall cake that represents an Italian family dinner. Everything on the cake must be a recreation of authentic Italian food -- meatballs, spaghetti, Parmesan and more!

8. Battle of the Sexes

Jan 21, 2013
It's girls against boys in a themed-cake elimination challenge. Buddy has charged both teams with creating inventive theme cakes for the bakery's portfolio. But when Buddy throws a monkey wrench in the competition both teams will bake for their lives.

9. Happy Birthday Kelly

Jan 28, 2013
Morning show host Kelly Rippa is celebrating a birthday! And her co-host Michael Strahan asks the competitors to create the perfect cake to celebrate. Teams work around the clock to make a cake that will be presented to Kelly on live TV.

10. Momma Knows Best

Feb 4, 2013
It's down to the final 4 as Buddy challenges the bakers to create tribute cakes for their mothers. And later, Buddy brings in a couple surprise helpers to get the job done right. The competition heats up as each baker brings their best!

11. Vegas Baby!

Feb 11, 2013
Buddy takes the competitors to Las Vegas for one last showdown! With help from past competitors and Buddy's family the 3 final bakers must bake, sell and decorate to the finish line. At the end, only one competitor will be crowned The Next Great Baker!


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