Dallas might not exactly come to mind when you think of elaborate, over-the-top cakes, but after this new Food Network show airs, maybe it will be.
Dallas Cakes, which premieres at 9:30 p.m. April 30, follows "the best Dallas-area bakers as they transform their clientele's wildest imaginations into extraordinary customized confections," according to a press release. "In each of the 10 half-hour episodes, three outrageously talented bakers conceive, create and deliver incredible, edible works of art using cake, frosting, incredible imagination and skill."
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The series opens with a Game of Thrones-themed groom's cake and a Chinese New Year cake, and "to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo, 24 layers of cowboy coffee cake are turned into the world's largest belt buckle, and the real question is whether it will hold up to being delivered right to the arena floor," according to the release.
The bakers featured in season one of the show are Bronwen Weber of Frosted Arts Bakery, Roshi Muns of Society Bakery, Jamie Holder of Crème de La Crème, Elizabeth Rowe of The London Baker, Heidi Allison of Sugar Bee Sweets and Dylan Humphrey of Kool Kakes by Dylan, which is in Tyler, not DFW.
One could ask whether these massive, over-the-top edible sculptures actually, you know, taste good, but that point seems moot. Just be prepared to hear about how everything is bigger in Dallas about a dozen times over the course of the show's run.