The series offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environment of pastry chefs at the highest level. Each episode holds two challenges for the pastry chefs: The first is a quickfire test of their basic abilities, followed by the elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and inventiveness of the pastry chefs. These chefs will prove that a little sugar and spice never tasted so nice. Fourteen pastry chefs will see if they have what it takes to out-bake, out-blend and out-brûlée the competition where the main focus is the Achilles’ heel of most chefs: desserts. Gail Simmons returns as the host of this highly competitive series showcasing the best of the best in the world of pastry arts.