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Home bakers get a chance to compete against professional chefs in this series hosted by Lorraine Pascale. Four contestants -- two amateurs and two pros -- enter the kitchen in each episode and create delectable desserts in two rounds of challenges, with one baker being eliminated after the first round. Since the judges don't find out the contestants' professions until after the competition, they must judge the dishes without knowing which ones were made by the professionals. The winning baker -- professional or amateur -- takes home a cash prize.

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Challengers try not to crumble during the coffee cake battle; in the second round, tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in the desserts; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damaris Phillips and Aarti Sequeira determine the winning dish.
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Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge; in the second round, oats must be incorporated into sweet treats; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Paulette Goto and Alex Guarnaschelli attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.
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The surprise ingredient of bourbon is used to liven up dishes; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sherry Yard and Zac Young find juicy results in round two when melon must be squeezed into elevated desserts.
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The competition gets more complex during the parfait challenge, as velvety parfaits must mingle with earthy beetroot; bakers and fakers feel the wrath of the judges during the grape challenge.
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Host Buddy Valastro joins judges Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young; classic brownies must be combined with aromatic ginger; crackers must be used in desserts.
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The bakers and fakers must use popcorn to make cheesecake; host Buddy Valastro and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz judge marshmallow creations.
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The proof is in the pudding for host Buddy Valastro and judges Damaris Phillips and Natalie Sideserf; pro and amateur bakers must infuse bread pudding with hard candies; breakfast cereal must be re-purposed into dessert delicacies.
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Bakers must use soy options in the banana bread challenge; in round two, salad dressing must be tossed into desserts.
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Contestants turn lemons into lemon bars, and host Buddy Valastro and judges Nancy Fuller and Zac Young get a caffeinated kick as the surprise ingredient of coffee is steeped into the lemony treats; pretzels challenge the contestants in round two.
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The apple pie battle gets tricky when corn must be featured in the American classic; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz belly up to the counter in the second round, when diner drinks must be served in baked goodies.
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The surprise ingredient encourages the bakers to think small; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damiano Carrara and Damaris Phillips get their vegetable course in Round 2 when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.
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Fruit cobblers with cheese in round one; rice dishes in round two; Alex Guarnaschelli and Paulette Goto judge.
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Pro and amateur bakers use hot peppers to create spicy cupcakes; Lorraine Pascale and Damaris Phillips join baking maestro and host, Buddy Valastro, to judge the bakers from the fakers; in round two, school snacks must be used as ingredients.
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Bakers face off during a fruit tart battle; some find the challenge difficult when pistachios are introduced; host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.
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During the first battle, some contestants make elegant desserts while others take a pie to the face as they try to incorporate tropical fruit in their cream pies; judges Aarti Sequeira and Zac Young attempt to spot fakers during an almond challenge.
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Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Robert Irvine and Daphne Oz dangle the $10,000 prize like a carrot on a stick when carrot cake must be freshened up with lime in the first round.
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Doughnuts must be paired with potato chips; host Buddy Valastro and Damiano Carrara and Zac Young judge desserts made with yogurt.
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The bakers and fakers must use beer in their chocolate chip cookie creations; the contestants must use fresh herbs in Round Two; judges Damaris Phillips and Zac Young join host Buddy Valastro.
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During the whoopie pie battle, potatoes must be mashed into the sandwiched cookie pies; Lorraine Pascale, judges Alex Guarnaschelli, and Sherry Yard determine who's a baker and a faker as onions must be used in baked sweets.
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The world goes topsy-turvy for the contestants when wine gets poured into their upside-down cakes; the surprise ingredient of seeds plants wild ideas for the bakers and fakers in the second round.
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There are no weaklings in the first battle, as both the bakers and fakers are seasoned enough to sprinkle spice rack seasonings into cream puffs.

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