FOOD NETWORK BAKES UP TWO DECADENT SERIES - "DESSERT GAMES" & "TEXAS CAKE HOUSE"
Monday Nights on Food Network Hit the Sweet Spot with Two Back-To-Back Primetime Series
Beginning on Monday, July 10th
Duff Goldman Sweetens Up the Grocery Aisles on Dessert Games Premiering at 8pm ET/PT
The Sideserfs Take Cake to the Top Tier with Texas Cake House Premiering Back-to-Back
New Episodes Beginning at 9pm ET/PT
NEW YORK - June 1, 2017 - Monday nights just got a little sweeter with Food Network's double dose of primetime programming, beginning on Monday, July 10th. First, at 8pm ET/PT Duff Goldman turns the Triple-G Flavortown Market into Sweet City on Dessert Games. Then, the fun continues at 9pm & 9:30 ET/PT as owners of Sideserf Cake Studio, Natalie and Dave Sideserf, push the boundaries of cake design with their remarkable, realistic cake creations on the premiere of Texas Cake House.
"Mondays hit the spot with decadent desserts on Dessert Games and crazy custom-made cakes on Texas Cake House," said Courtney White, SVP Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. "Duff Goldman, a baking trailblazer, kicks off the night with his signature charm as the perfect host of the fun and fast-paced dessert-focused competition. Then, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look as Natalie and Dave Sideserf create extraordinarily detailed cake sculptures that defy the ingredients they are made of in how realistic they look!"
Guy Fieri has handed the keys to his grocery store over to dessert master Duff Goldman and given Duff carte blanche to remodel the store, restock the shelves and sugarcoat his grocery games. Each week Duff will test the skills of a new batch of four pastry chefs as they race the aisles shopping, preparing, and plating confectionary creations in three rounds of epic baking challenges. From desserts using savory ingredients, to store-bought treat makeovers, and to the classic dessert imposters, the contestants' must use shopping shortcuts and food-hacks to rise to the top. The one that impresses a rotating panel of judges with their baking talents to cream the competition with their desserts will earn a grand prize of $10,000!
Natalie Sideserf has created incredibly lifelike and elaborate works of edible art that have taken the internet by storm. Quickly becoming overwhelmed with customer orders, Dave, her husband, decided to quit his day job to help her manage the operation. With business booming, this young married couple is committing themselves to creating the most amazing cakes ever baked, which is no easy feat with unique client requests. From detailed and lifelike animal cakes that could be mistaken for the real thing to cakes that fly and dance, this duo settles for nothing less than out-of-the-box, awe-inspiring cakes that will take their business to the top-tier.
Fans craving more can visit FoodNetwork.com/DessertGames for competition highlights, and can get to know Duff Goldman and the panel of judges. They can also test their sweets IQ and share the results using #DessertGames. And for an extra taste of Natalie's and Dave's life, fans can visit FoodNetwork.com/TexasCakeHouse for show highlights and baking tips at. They can also weigh in on their favorite cake creations using #TexasCakeHouse.
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