Later this month, a new Food Network show called “Dallas Cakes” will feature the ridiculous, over-the-top creations of bakers from the Big D.
The brand new series will make its debut at the end of April, capitalizing on the city’s most enduring (and groan-inducing) stereotype: that everything is bigger in Texas. “‘Dallas Cakes’ is the cherry on top of our dessert-filled programming,” said Food Network senior vice president of programming Courtney White in a statement. “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.”
Over the course of six episodes, the Dallas-based bakers will be tasked with creating absurd cakes, ranging from an oil derrick-shaped dessert that will gush chocolate “oil” to a giant pair of cowboy boots emblazoned with the logo of Texas Tech University and a replica of the Delorean from Back to the Future with actual working headlights.
Scope out the full list of bakers that will be featured on the show here:
- Bronwen Weber, Frosted Arts Bakery — Weber’s 70-year-old shop churns out stunning wedding, groom’s, and other special occasion cakes, including creations in the shape of a humidor full of cigars, and a giant burrito-shaped cake.
- Heidi Alison, Sugar Bee Sweets — An Arlington baker known for chic, sophisticated cakes garnished with flowers, gold leaf, and other swanky accoutrements.
- Jamie Holder, Crème de La Crème — This Fort Worth bakery is known for its intricate, multi-layered cakes, including tiered cakes in the shape of Chinese takeout boxes, floral-embellished wedding cakes, and its signature chocolate drizzle.
- Elizabeth Rowe, The London Baker — A former Cake Wars contestant, Rowe recently opened her new shop in Lewisville. There, she creates sweets like geode cakes and an interesting recreation of the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
- Dylan Humphrey, Kool Kakes by Dylan — Also a former Cake Wars contestant, 22-year-old baker Dylan Humphrey’s shop is actually in Tyler, about an hour and a half southeast from Dallas.
- Roshi Muns, Society Bakery — Pretty much every Dallasite is familiar with Society Bakery’s excellently-decorated cakes. The shop’s been around since 2003, churning out ruffly ombre cakes, cupcakes, and more.
“Dallas Cakes” premieres on Monday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m. on the Food Network.