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Posted on March 21, 2009 at 5:58 AM

Special Four-Week Stunt

"Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing"

Premieres April 5th at 8pm ET/PT

Since 2005, Food Network Challenge has captivated viewers with exciting food battles from around the country. Now in it's first-ever elimination-style competition, Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing, six Challenge all-stars vie for the title of "Best Cake Artist in America." Premiering Sunday, April 5th at 8pm ET/PT, the series throws the pastry chefs into a grueling four-round cake competition.

The Challenge alumni will be thrown a number of difficult tasks, from creating one-of-a-kind wedding creations to undergoing a 24-hour cake-making marathon. Each week the judges eliminate one cake artist, and the winner takes home the biggest prize in Challenge history: $50,000! Challenge emcee Keegan Gerhard serves as host and notable pastry chef Patrick Coston and famed cake designer Kerry Vincent lead the judging panel.

"Last Cake Standing super- charges our popular Food Network Challenge series to make it the toughest, longest, most extreme cake competition ever," said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production. "Viewers will be amazed, not just at the brilliant creations, but at the fierceness of the competition. Who knew cake decorating was an extreme sport??"

The six Challenge all-stars are: Michelle Bommarito (Ferndale, MI), Courtney Clark (Ann Arbor, MI), Mary Maher (Chicago, IL), James Rosselle (Los Angeles, CA), Elisa Strauss (New York, NY), and Bronwen Weber (Dallas, TX).

Episodes include:

Episode 1 - Premiering Sunday, April 5th at 8pm ET/PT
In the premiere of Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing, six enthusiastic Challenge all-stars receive their first task: illustrate one aspect of their lives through cake! The action-packed competition begins with surprise instructions to move into their kitchens and immediately start creating their signature cakes. At the elimination ceremony, a curveball shocks the competitors when they, instead of the judges, are told to eliminate the first cake artist.

Episode 2 - Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 8pm ET/PT
The five remaining competitors take a field trip to Denver's City Hall where they embark upon an exciting, but complicated challenge: create a top-notch wedding cake in only eight hours. The competitors serve as wedding ceremony witnesses and consult with the newlyweds before completing impromptu cake sketches. The judges reveal the next elimination and the winning cake is served at the reception that very night.

Episode 3 - Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 8pm ET/PT
The competition heats up when the four remaining competitors design over-the-top cakes based on an original superhero, decked out with extreme elements like moveable parts and fireworks. Hours before the competition, they are divided into teams and required to combine their cake designs. The winning team advances to the finale, and the losing duo faces off in an intense, 30-minute "cake-off" to determine who will move on and who will go up in smoke!

Episode 4 - Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 8pm ET/PT
The final three competitors endure a 24-hour cake-making marathon - the longest competition in Challenge history! The finalists create a unique five-foot birthday cake for a set of sextuplets. Upon completion, they must transport their cakes 20 miles to the birthday party. Strategy, endurance and skills are tested and one talented cake artist is finally crowned the winner!

And the winner is:

Mary Maher, winner of the Food Network Challenge, "Last Cake Standing," with her winning cake.



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Reply maria
8:34 PM on April 21, 2009 
where can i see the last episode
Reply Cakes!!
3:53 AM on April 29, 2009 
maria says...
where can i see the last episode

You can see the re-runs of the Last Cake Standing on Food Network at:

Tune In:
Apr 29, 2009

7:00 PM ET/PT

May 02, 2009

2:00 PM ET/PT

May 03, 2009

7:00 PM ET/PT
Reply Darlene Franklin
10:40 AM on May 8, 2009 
I'd like to see pictures of the cakes made by the finalists in Episode 4 for the Sextuplets on your website..
Reply Steven Flores
7:33 PM on September 23, 2009 
Love your website. Can you tell me the name of the song on the "about us" page.
Reply Cakes!!
6:24 PM on September 24, 2009 
Thanks Steve!

The song on the "About Us" page is the theme from the movie, Ice Castles.

I appreciate the lovely site comment.


Steven Flores says...
Love your website. Can you tell me the name of the song on the "about us" page.