Cake Hunters – 2015
The perfect party needs the perfect cake, and that’s where Cake Hunters comes in! For weddings, family reunions and more, party hosts meet with three cake designers who present their jaw-dropping concepts to make the perfect complement to their big bashes. And once the winning design is picked, will the cake make it to the party on the big day on time and in one piece? Chef Dana was featured on the pilot episode on the Cooking Channel.
Cake Wars – 2015
On CAKE WARS, 4 teams of Chefs Battle it Out to see who will be victorious in a Cake War. The chefs face kitchen challenges and more to try to make a cake that will be a masterpiece. Today someone’s cake is getting whisked off to a wedding. The couple is here and Theknot.com has provided everything for their dream wedding — except the cake. Which baker will take home the $10,000 and have their cake present when the couple says, “I do?” Hosted By Jonathan Bennett and Judged by Ron Ben Israel and Waylan Lucas (Episode: CG0103H) In this episode Chef Dana is teamed up with cake designer Melissa Payne.
Nate Berkus Wedding Cake Tasting – 2014
Food Network celebrity and chef Rachael Ray brings her brand of food-focused talk show to national syndication, offering a program that is a mix of entertainment, information and cooking. Her spinning set houses the celebrity guest interviews, audience participation and cooking segments. Chef Dana was asked to compete against two other bakers in a Cake Off to create the ultimate wedding cake for Nate Berkus. Chef Dana won the hearts of the audience as well as Nate Berkus and Rachael Ray with his stunning wedding cake. Nate fell in love with his Southern Lemon Cake and praised chef for his design skills, mixing vintage and modern together with a little Nate in there
Halloween Wars – 2012
On HALLOWEEN WARS welcomes five new teams — each composed of a pumpkin-carving expert, cake artist, and sugar artist — to create Halloween-themed edible displays that could be worth $50,000 to one team. Chef Dana was on Season 2 along with Gonzuela stirring up some goolishly delicious treats. The recipe shared on Food Network for this season was AMAZING!
Cake Boss – 2011
CAKE BOSS is a hit TV show starring Buddy Valastro and his family at Carlos Bakery. Watch as Buddy and his family pump out thousands of cakes as they go through lifes challenges and special moments. Chef Dana won the 1st season of TLC’s NEXT GREAT BAKER and worked at Carlos Bakery with Buddy and La Familia.
The Next Great Baker – 2010
Next Great Baker (also known as Cake Boss: Next Great Baker) is an American television series that airs on TLC, hosted by Buddy Valastro, the star of his own reality series, Cake Boss. Chef Dana is the Grand Prize Winner of Season 1. The show features contestants participating in challenges that test their edible art baking and decorating skills. Each week, a contestant will be eliminated; the last contestant standing will win a grand prize package. Chef Dana took home the $50,000 cash prize, a new Chevrolet Cruze as well as the opportunity to work with Buddy and La Familia at Carlos Bakery for a year.
My Fair Wedding with David Tutera – 2009
David’s hit primetime show, “My Fair Wedding” airs on WE TV. David whisks into wedding chaos a mere three weeks before a bride’s most important day of her life and quickly saves the day as he transforms the fate of the party from less than ordinary to beyond extraordinary. Chef Dana created the Season 1 finale cake for Varneka and Tony Banyard in Wilmington, DE
Ultimate Cake Off – 2008
Cake artists put their baking and building skills to the test in this competition series. Each episode pits three contestants and their teams against one another, challenged to create a cake in just nine hours that’s at least 5 feet tall and based on a marquee event’s theme. The contestants also face a skills and taste test that could give one team the advantage of sitting out another team for 30 minutes. The winner receives $10,000 and their cake is featured as the centerpiece at the event. On this Episode Chef Dana is teamed up with Robert Self, Tracy Berryman Berger and Nicole Vibber Wilson to face off on Season 1’s Lego Land Challenge.