Mmmm, Donut Cakes & More in the Latest Food Network Challenge

This Friday, July 27th, The Simpsons Movie hits theaters. But, before it does, four master cake designers will face off for a chance at $10,000 in “The Simpsons Cake Challenge.” They will be Debbie Goard of Oakland, CA, Bronwen Weber of Dallas, TX, Mary Maher of Chicago, IL, and Tad Weliczko of New York, NY, pictured below.

Debbie Goard, Brownwen Weber, Mary Mahar & Tad Weliczko in the Food Network The Simpsons Cake Challenge

The last Food Network Challenge I watched was a rerun of the “Extreme Cake Challenge.” The winner of that one built a six-foot tall sock monkey cake, which was pretty spectacular and totally extreme. This time around the competitors have to bring The Simpsons to life using cake. Check out Bronwen Webber’s donut cake on a skateboard.

Bronwen Weber's Donut Cake from the Food Network The Simpsons Cake Challenge

Ay Carumba! That’s a pretty awesome cake. Another cake looks to have a Krusty the Clown theme, while a third looks to turn Homer into an Oscar statue. Who will win, I have no idea, but watching these cakes get built is always something to behold. The planning, the execution and most importantly, the moving of the cake from the work area to the display area, make for an interesting hour tonight on the Food Network.

Update 7-26-07: This Food Network Challenge left a bit to be desired. One contestant didn’t manage her time well and only had half a cake. The only guy in the competition couldn’t figure out how to make his Homer and wanted to quit. The winner of the competition was Mary Maher with her Krusty the Clown cake. It was pretty good and it should have been a close call between her and the Bronwen Weber donut cake pictured above, but the reason the judging panel gave for her not winning was just not right. They said having a giant donut and not more about the characters didn’t capture the spirit of the movie, which was one of the things the cake was supposed to do. This is weird to me because, well the FOX marketing department sure seems to think that the donut captures the spirit of the movie, considering that a donut and Homer’s hand is all that appears on the movie poster. Secondly, the town of Springfield that won the right to be the official one of the show, featured a giant donut rolling through their town.

Did you watch? What did you think of “The Simpsons Cake Challenge?”

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8 comments… add one
  • Becky Jul 29, 2007, 8:44 pm

    I am sooo impressed with Tad’s willingness to push past quitting and allow the team to move forward by taking a back seat to his team member. I am proud of him.

  • Jason the TVaholic Jul 30, 2007, 4:51 am

    Becky, Yah, at least he didn’t actually walk out. That would have been pretty bad. Would have liked to see what the Homer statue would have looked like, if they had got it working earlier. It was a cool idea to turn Homer into an Oscar.

  • Jeannie from 55th Mar 17, 2008, 7:39 pm

    Wow… Amazing work. Tad Rocks!!!!!!!!

  • lexie Jun 25, 2008, 2:48 pm

    i dont think that is real

  • Jason the TVaholic Jun 29, 2008, 9:42 pm

    Lexie, If you watched the episode, you could see her create it. All the cakes were pretty good, but that was my favorite. Although, it could just be my fondness for donuts that made me think that way.

  • courtney Nov 14, 2008, 8:45 am

    wicked cake how do u do tht its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Taylor Mar 3, 2009, 4:06 pm

    WOW that is soo awsome! If the wheels on the skateboard is cake then, that would be all I could bake! How do you make it 3D and soo tall so it won’t fall over?! ;-)


  • Craftycutie Jun 5, 2009, 8:59 pm

    OMG! So cool, I just want to dive into that cake! I love food network challenge, I loved the cereal bridges, chocolate dress, and candy castle!

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