After delivering some of the most epic and popular shows, such as Bake it Like Buddy and Buddy Vs Duff for the food-loving audience, cake boss Buddy Valastro conceived yet another baking game show on Food Network called Bake You Rich. The show is produced by Cakehouse Media. The show’s first season premiered on April 14, 2019 on the Food Channel.
The reality TV show, hosted by Buddy, not only tests the cooking talent of its contestants, but also gauges their business skills. Four entrepreneurial pastry chefs compete with each other to win the competition and qualify, so as to be able to sell one of their favorite, customized creations to households all over the country via the website for Carlo’s Bakery.
Food shows are immensely popular. On some level it provides escapist entertainment to viewers who can vicariously enjoy the delicacies. Bake You Rich is slightly different in that it is as much a business show as it is a food game show.
Bake You Rich Cast: Who is in it?
Bake You Rich features one of the leading names in the baking industry, Buddy Valastro, as the host — who transformed his family-owned venture into an international empire. Now, he gives a chance to four professional baking chefs to become a household name in the country. Next, let’s meet the participants.
Nani Edry from Delray Beach, Florida, was previously employed in the tech industry, but now has embraced his passion for baking and converted it into his profession. He creates some of the most amazing doughnuts in his shop, Nani’s Dough. So, yes, his signature treats are his exotic doughnuts. Another contestant is Gerard Fioravanti from Huntington, New York. He owns Fiorello Dolce Patisserie and offers European-style patisserie as his specialty. According to him, “Food critics have always said that we’re the best bakery on Long Island. Customers seem to agree.”
Cynthia Knox, who hails from Baltimore, is the third contestant. She is into simple baking and runs Cakes by Cynthia, whose signature dish is custom cakes. The final and fourth participant is Crystal Williams from Ridgewood, New York, who gains her inspiration, completely from her granny Norma. She owns and operates Norma’s Corner Shoppe and prepares comfort food from scratch.