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Food Network show Dallas Cakes spotlights DFW bakers baking big cakes

Food Network's Dallas Cakes spotlights DFW bakers baking big cakes

A Cake Contemplating Isaac Julian
That's a mighty big cake you've got there. Photo by Chris Sauter

A new Food Network show called Dallas Cakes is spotlighting bakers around Dallas-Fort Worth. According to a release, the series debuts on April 30 at 9:30 pm, and will follow six North Texas bakers who bake big cakes. 

Dallas is the only North Texas city that gets its name in the title, but Fort Worth will take a starring role in at least one episode.

In each of the 10 half-hour episodes, three bakers conceive, create, and deliver edible works of art using cake, frosting, incredible imagination, and skill.

From an impressive Game of Thrones wedding cake featuring an intricate cake topper of a dragon wrapped around the iron throne, to a Back to the Future DeLorean car cake with working headlights, and to a gigantic oil derrick cake that spews chocolate.

Food Network senior VP Courtney White says that the show will join a sweet-themed Monday night schedule.

"Viewers devour our baking-themed Monday night line-up, and Dallas Cakes is the cherry on top of our dessert-filled programming," White says in a release. "Audiences will be captivated by the expert baking techniques and decorating skills used in every detail of these unique, jaw-dropping cakes — each one living up to Dallas' larger-than-life reputation."

Episode 1, called "Dragons and Belt Buckles, Oh My!" includes a segment on a groom's cake with a Game of Thrones theme, with a sculpted ice dragon and an intricately carved Iron Throne.

Another segment covers a Chinese New Year block party featuring "a cake so over the top, it literally smokes."

The third cake commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo, with 24 layers of cowboy coffee cake turned into the world's largest belt buckle. The episode has some suspense on whether it will hold up to being delivered right to the arena floor.

Participating bakers include:

  • Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery, Dallas
  • Roshi Muns of Society Bakery, Dallas
  • Jamie Holder of Crème de La Crème, Fort Worth
  • Elizabeth Rowe of The London Baker, Lewisville
  • Dylan Humphrey of Kool Kakes by Dylan, Tyler
  • Heidi Allison of Sugar Bee Sweets, Arlington