Netflix is quickly becoming my favorite place to watch food TV. Last year the streaming service gave us Ugly Delicious, Queer Eye, Rotten, Somebody Feed Phil, and my new favorite cooking competition show, Nailed It. Now Netflix has ordered a new food series that sounds like it's going to be totally sweet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix's newest unscripted show will be called Sugar Rush, and it's described as a "relentlessly fast-paced baking competition that challenges brilliant bakers to create sweet treats that look beautiful and taste amazing — all against the clock."
The eight-episode series will be judged by a pair of renowned pastry chefs with a lot of TV judging experience between them: Australian chef Adriano Zumbo, and Candace Nelson, the pastry chef who founded Sprinkles cupcakes and is credited with basically making cupcakes a thing throughout the 2000s. (Nelson was also a judge on Food Network's Cupcake Wars.)
Sugar Rush is being produced by Magical Elves, which is the production company behind some of the best reality TV shows, including Top Chef, the early seasons of Project Runway, and Nailed It.
I'm very optimistic about this show, because it sounds like they will be featuring expert bakers, and it is always fun to watch people who are very, very good at doing things demonstrate their skills. I love Nailed It's absurd failures, but I really sat up and paid attention when wedding cake master Sylvia Weinstock showed the competitors how to make one of her signature sugar flowers. (It looked easy when she did it, but none of them managed to pull it off afterwards.)
The release date has not yet been announced, but I'm looking forward to seeing how the show will work. And of course it's on Netflix, which means when the show debuts, the whole eight-episode season will be available all at once. That is hands-down my favorite thing about Netflix, because nobody wants to have to wait a week to watch people bake fancy pastries on a tight schedule.
Will you watch Sugar Rush when it comes out?