Buddy vs. Duff - Episode Guide
The Grand Finale
Season 1 - April 14, 2019
For the finale, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman head to the Food Network Kitchen to create their most heartfelt and monumental creations yet -- chocolate desserts to conceal engagement rings for two surprise proposals. For the final cake-off, Buddy and Duff create jaw-dropping science- and space-themed cakes for Philadelphia's prestigious Franklin Institute. Street Science host Kevin Delaney presides over the wild festivities as Buddy and Duff lay it all on the line with their showstopping masterpieces.
Donuts and Magic
Season 1 - April 7, 2019
Kicking things off in the bake-off challenge, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman have to handle the morning rush at Los Angeles' iconic Randy's Donuts drive-thru. They prepare dozens of deep-fried delights that will satisfy not only Randy's discerning customers but also the expert judges. Then there's magic in the air for the cake-off challenge as Buddy and Duff create cakes for the legendary duo Penn and Teller. Baking, showmanship and dazzling illusions combine as they present their cakes on stage at the world's most famous magic club, The Magic Castle.
Season 1 - March 31, 2019
The competition grows even more intense as Duff Goldman brings Buddy Valastro into his world of fine dining with a challenge to create elegant plated desserts. Tensions are high as the chefs face unforeseen technical difficulties and the ticking clock. In the cake-off, Buddy, the king of wedding cakes, challenges Duff to create a cake for celebrity event planner Slomique Hawrylo's bridal fitting event. As the chefs balance pleasing their customers and creating inspired works of art, they do whatever it takes to come out on top.
It's a Dog's Life
Season 1 - March 24, 2019
Pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman put their skills to the test making pies that are delicious and beautiful enough to wow the judges. Buddy pays homage to his Old-World roots, while Duff follows his unique artistic impulses. For the cake-off, they're challenged to provide dog-themed cakes for Flip or Flop host Christina Anstead's dog-pampering party. Dogs, cakes and egos compete for center stage as Buddy and Duff struggle to outdo themselves and each other.
Carnival and Bollywood
Season 1 - March 17, 2019
Master pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off in a battle of carnival treats, pulling out all the stops to create the ultimate sweets to satisfy a crowd of hungry amusement park patrons. For the cake-off challenge, Buddy and Duff must each create a dazzling, Bollywood-inspired cake for Food Network's Aarti Sequeira. Fine details and over-the-top spectacle clash as the chefs push their talents to new heights in order to win.
The Battle Begins
Season 1 - March 10, 2019
Master pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman go head-to-head for the first time ever in a competition to determine the world's best baker. In the first of six bake-off challenges, Buddy and Duff must make their most beloved family recipes. In the cake-off, the chefs create car-inspired birthday cakes for celebrity gearhead Richard Rawlings. Things heat up quickly as this friendly competition becomes a serious battle of creativity, skill and reputation.