Halloween Cake Off (Food Network) – Premieres 8th October
Another Halloween inspired cooking competition, but in this host Duff Goldman has four bakers going up against each other in a bid to win $10k.
The competition is split into two rounds. In the first the four bakers have to create a halloween themed cake within 3 hours that incorporates the stipulation set before the round starts. After the round is finished the cakes are tasted and evaluated by Duff and two other judges, where the cake deemed to be the worst is eliminated.
In the second round, the remaining bakers have to pick an envelope that contains a word that their final cake has to adhere to. Then the bakers head off to their home bakeries for five days for them to make a super sized cake with less than regular additions to it.
When the five days are up the bakers return to the competition where they have 20 minutes to do the finishing touches before they are presented to the judges. Then when the cakes are ready, the judges check out if the cakes fill the brief they were given, along with actually tasting them. And the best is crowned the winner.
While the show is a run of the mill competition, some of the cakes are an impressive sight. And while it’s a solid enough competition, there’s not too much going on that separates it from the other similar types of show.