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Cake Boss: Next Great Baker

Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

12 Episodes 2012 - 2013

In this season, 13 pastry chefs competed for a grand prize and a chance to work with star baker Buddy Valastro.

Episode 1

Game On!

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 90 mins

In the Season 3 premiere, contestants come up with ideas for a groom's cake with a Mexican fiesta-theme for Mario Lopez's wedding.

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Episode 2

Cake Powers, Activate!

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 60 mins

Contestants create their own superheroes and tell their stories with cakes that are 3 feet tall.

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Episode 3

Bunny Suits and BB Guns

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 50 mins

Contestants bake a cake for the cast of the Broadway musical "A Christmas Story," and their work is judged by Peter Billingsley, who starred in the 1983 film on which it is based.

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Episode 4

Cake Roast

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 60 mins

Life-size cakes of comedians Judy Gold and Carol Leifer are baked by two teams in the contestants' toughest challenge yet.

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Episode 5

New Years Eve, Hoboken Style!

Mon, Dec 31, 2012 60 mins

The contestants discuss the casting process, their first day at the bakery and emerging rivalries.

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Episode 6

Wedding Belles

Mon, Jan 7, 2013 60 mins

The competitors create wedding cakes, but they have to change course when the brides alter their design plans.

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Episode 7

Cakes Al Dente

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 60 mins

Contestants create cakes resembling classic Italian meals.

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Episode 8

Battle of the Sexes

Mon, Jan 21, 2013 60 mins

The contestants split into teams of men and women to create theme cakes for the bakery's portfolio, but a late change in the rules by Buddy intensifies the competition.

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Episode 9

Happy Birthday Kelly

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 60 mins

Former NFL player Michael Strahan asks the contestants to bake a birthday cake for his talk-show cohost, Kelly Ripa, that will be presented to her on TV.

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Episode 10

Momma Knows Best

Mon, Feb 4, 2013 60 mins

The final four contestants bake cakes to honor their mothers. Also: Buddy recruits surprise helpers for the competition.

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Episode 11

Road to the Finale

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 60 mins

The final three contestants look back at the most-memorable moments from Season 3.

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Episode 12

Vegas Baby!

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 60 mins

A winner is crowned after the final three contestants compete in Las Vegas in the Season 3 finale.

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