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Food Network's Duff Goldman is back with top-tier cakes on new series 'Cake Masters'


Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:40 pm

Series premieres Monday, April 11

Plus, new episodes of 'Cupcake Wars' begin April 11

Food Network's April sugar rush continues with new series "Cake Masters," premiering Monday, April 11 (9 p.m. ET/PT). On the show, extreme baker and cake artist Duff Goldman and his talented team construct the most massive, mind-blowing and elaborate cake creations imaginable.

As one of the most sought-after cake designers in the country, Duff has traveled coast-to-coast delivering cakes for Hollywood movie premieres and red carpet events. After years of cross country travel, he opened Charm City Cakes West in Los Angeles and, ever since, has been inundated with cake requests from A-list clients with tight deadlines and high expectations. In each of the six hour-long episodes, viewers get a behind-the-scenes view of how the unconventional cakes come to life.

"No job is too big, and no detail is too small for Duff and his extraordinary team of experts as they create the boldest, tastiest and most impressive cakes for demanding Hollywood clients," said Didi O'Hearn, senior vice president of programming, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "Viewers will be floored by the unrestrained creativity and ingenuity of the outrageous cake designs, and equally entertained by the larger-than-life personalities of the cake masters that create them."

Throughout the season, the incredible and unpredictable cake requests test the talents of Duff and his crew of culinary masters, sculptors and architects, featuring some familiar faces such as Geof Manthorne ("Ace of Cakes"). He also calls upon award-winning special effects artists, who have worked on big blockbuster movies, to ensure the clients' cakes are top tier.

On the premiere episode, the cake masters take on a mega cake for the anniversary of a video game powerhouse franchise. The bakers bite off more than they can chew when they must also make a towering cake for the groundbreaking ceremony of a popular California casino-resort. From a taste of Tinseltown with a panoramic cityscape cake for a billion-dollar Hollywood gala, to a four-wheeled showstopper of a mega monster truck cake, and to a playable edible guitar cake that must take center stage, these elaborate-edible works of art are unlike anything ever seen before.

Fans can check out photo galleries of Duff's jaw-dropping creations for his A-list clients at FoodNetwork.com/CakeMasters, and can talk about the designs on Twitter using #CakeMasters.

Plus, for the icing on the cake, before the premiere of "Cake Masters," fans can get an even bigger fill of confectionary creations with new episodes of "Cupcake Wars" beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, April 11. From kid competitors to celebs, these "Cupcake Wars" will deliver tons of fun and cupcakes galore.

Duff recently co-hosted "Kids Baking Championship," and served as a judge on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship" and "Spring Baking Championship." In 2011, Duff was nominated for two James Beard Foundation awards for Best TV Food Personality/Host and Best Television Program. He published his first cookbook book in 2015, titled "Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home."

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