Buddy Valastro is returning to TV! The celebrity chef, whose previous reality show, Cake Boss, was last seen on the small screen in December 2017, is now set to star in Bake It Like Buddy, a new 25-episode competition series.
Us Weekly can exclusively reveal the upcoming show, which pits two baking family duos against each other at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, will premiere on Discovery Family on Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes.
In Bake It Like Buddy, the contestants, ranging from professionals to emerging chefs to passionate weekend bakers, will have every fiber of their baking abilities tested as Buddy sets a unique challenge in each episode.
In the exclusive clip above, for example, a young fan baking a coffee and chocolate cake with her mom, gets starstruck while meeting Buddy, 41, for the first time. However, she’s happy once she realizes the Bakers vs. Fakers host is a fan of all the ingredients in her cake.
Similar to Cake Boss, Bake It Like Buddy will feature members of the Valastro family and Carlo’s Bakery staff, as Buddy and two members of his team mentor the contestants with tips, real-time feedback and design assistance. The expert baker will then judge the visiting family’s delicious creations on design, flavor, technique, finish and how well the contestants followed a central theme – ranging from unicorns, sci-fi, 3D, Halloween and much more.
In each episode, the two teams are given four hours to design, bake, and decorate a cake for the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize, professional baking supplies and most importantly, bragging rights! Teams this season include mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, cousins, sisters, twins, best friends and more.
Catch the series premiere of Bake It Like Buddy on Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m. on Discovery Family.