Two titans of all things cake are going head-to-head once again.
Buddy Valastro (“Cake Boss”) and Duff Goldman (“Ace of Cakes”) are facing off once more in a new season of “Buddy vs. Duff.” Now on its third season, the competition is fierce with both Valastro and Goldman have a win under their belts.
“Duff and his team are an amazing bunch of cake artists, and they are fierce competitors,” said Valastro. “The one thing about this show is this brings out the best in us. This pushes me and him to a level of competition that is unheard of.”
Like past seasons of “Buddy vs. Duff,” Valastro and Goldman and their teams will face off to create huge cake displays that bring viewers into an immersive world. This season features ancient world-inspired cakes, souped-up dream car cakes equipped with lights, engines, and hydraulics, and so much more.
However, this year threw in a few curveballs. To comply with COVID-19 regulations at the time of filming, Valastro and Goldman worked with their teams out of their home bakery spaces in Hoboken, NJ, and Los Angeles, CA, respectively. On top of that, Goldman was adjusting to life as a new father while Valastro was recovering from a hand injury from a pinsetter that required several surgeries.
“This season was a bit bittersweet. I had a terrible accident in September. Duff was the first person to reach out to me, he told me to ‘Heal up because I’ll kick your a** again,” Valastro recalled with a laugh. “For me, the fact that I could do my work again is a blessing. Honestly, I didn’t know if I was going to be capable. I had five surgeries, and the last one was five weeks before we started the competition.”
This season, Valastro and Duff are going to be judged by 50 professional cake artists from across the country, who will join in virtually to put the cakes to test on their visuals.