Produced by Architect Films, Sugar Showdown pits three bakers against each other for the chance to win $10,000 and the title of best dessert chef around. The bakers will first compete to see who can create the best sweet treat incorporating a mystery ingredient like balsamic vinegar or beets. Then, a rotating panel of judges will choose which two bakers should move on to the final round, where the culinary experts will be tested based on their ability to develop a dessert around a given theme like aliens or beach parties. Elkin will host all thirteen episodes of Sugar Showdown.
"Following the popularity of [another Cooking Channel show] Donut Showdown viewers wanted more sweet competition with even more variety,” said Michael Smith,