Back in August, Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro and his crew invaded the BRIDES office to film a challenge—which aired last night—for his hit TLC show Next Great Baker. Here's a quick recap if you missed the episode: The contestants were split into three teams, each of which had to create a wedding cake inspired by an assigned theme: "vintage romance," "princess," or "Hollywood glam." The winning team's creation would be featured in BRIDES.
In the end, Buddy and his guest judge, BRIDES fashion editor Terrie Collymore, chose the gorgeous "vintage romance" confection created by Chad Fitzgerald, Heather Grubb, Ryan Cimorelli, and Marissa Lopez. Be sure to pick up our January issue to see the winning cake, and keep tuning in on Mondays at 9 p.m. to find out who wins the grand prize: his or her own feature in an upcoming issue!
Also, check out the exclusive video above to see what actually went down when Buddy and the bakers took over our digs.—Jennifer Cress