Empire State Of Mind 10 pairs of bakers visit New York City landmarks for inspiration in their first cake challenge. Buddy is aided by two new judges this season: chocolatier Jacques Torres; and Magnolia Bakery's Bobbie Lloyd.
Sugar High Bakers choose their own teams in a challenge that involves 100 pounds of candy and a very demanding client.
Destination Wedding! The bakers use something borrowed to complete this cake challenge: someone else's partner! They are thrown into arranged marriages with new partners to construct a destination wedding cake. Helping Buddy judge are two famous players in the game of love.
Buddy's Winter BBQ Competition sizzles when the teams have to make barbeque inspired cakes. As if making a six-foot long hot dog and a 4-foot wide hamburger was not stressful enough, the teams will have to present their cakes to Buddy's family!
Nightmare On Baker Street A horror-film challenge requires the contestants to create the goriest cakes imaginable, and one of the judges is a famous movie villain.
Long Island Medium Cakes Replicas of Theresa Caputo, aka the "Long Island Medium," are baked for a charity event and are judged by the reality TV star herself.
Gravity Defying Cakes A trip to Rachael Ray's show will decide the winner of a competition involving the creation of cakes that defy gravity.
Sexiest Cakes Alive Cakes with a moving element make up the contestants' quest to be featured in People magazine as part of the publication's 40th anniversary.
Wow Cakes An eliminated group returns when the teams unveil their creations at the Cake Boss Cafe in New York City's Times Square.
Vegas Showstoppers Three teams are left, but only two will qualify for a final showdown in Las Vegas, and they must take the judges' specialties into account to come out on top.