Four bakers battle it out for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the Rugrats (1990) TV show. Elizabeth Daily, the voice actress behind the animated series' Tommy ...
4 bakers compete to make cupcakes with best taste and presentation. 3 rounds eliminate a contestant. The 2 finalists create a 1000 cupcake display. The winner gets to showcase their cupcake presentation at a major event and win $10,000.
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To be honest, with a good host the basic format of this show would limit it to being a 6 rating, 7 at best. Ron Ben Israel is extremely affable. As a judge, I enjoy watching him. Waylynn Lucas is...telegenic. Jonathan Bennett is simply annoying. The judges never play off of his energy. Because of this, his bad puns drop like a rock and his excessive energy makes him look obnoxious. He constantly ends up looking like that guy at the party that thinks he's hilarious but is also well intentioned enough that nobody wants to tell him he isn't. If the judges were more extroverted and quirky, he might work. This isn't their fault though. As the host it's his job to play off them. A few years ago I might've said "it's a reality baking show, what can you expect?" But having watched 'The Great British Baking Show'I know they can actually be quite engaging. The judging criteria could be improved, the contestants could be vetted better, Waylynn Lucas could be more endearing and the format could be more original. However, the awkward energy of the host and his poorly timed puns are what ultimately sink this show.
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