Sugar Showdown is a fun and intense competition series that celebrates all things sweet and delicious. Three expert bakers across Canada and the United States will put their reputation on the line and enter the Sugar Showdown studio to compete under pressure in a test of their creativity and flair. Each challenge highlights some of our most loved desserts and sweet treats: cakes, pies, cupcakes and donuts.

In the first challenge, competitors are tasked with making their best dessert incorporating one mystery ingredient, which could be anything from mayonnaise to lavender to fresh figs. The panel of distinguished judges and food experts send one competitor packing, and the last two standing have the challenge of baking an inspired creation based on a theme and a mystery ingredient.

It’s a battle of the desserts in this stand-off between both bakers, and the best cake wins. Only one baker can be crowned champion, bragging rights, and the US$10,000 prize.