Baking Impossible

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Baking Impossible
Presented byJustin Willman
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Running time44 minutes
Original release
ReleaseOctober 6, 2021 (2021-10-06) –

Baking Impossible is an American cooking competition television series that airs on Netflix, themed around baking and engineering. Each episode presents a cast of contestants with a challenge that combines baking with engineering, often described using the portmanteau "bakineering".[1]

The first season of the series officially premiered on October 6, 2021, with judges Andrew Smyth ("bakineering" specialist), Joanne Chang (baking specialist), and Hakeem Oluseyi (engineering specialist).[2] The show is presented by host Justin Willman.


The contestants compete in pairs, for a grand prize of $100,000. Within each pair, one contestant specializes in baking, and the other specializes in engineering. Prior to the show, none of the pairs of contestants had met before.

Each episode allows the contestant to work for up to 18 hours, after which their creations are stress tested and evaluated by the judges.[3] At the end of each episode, one pair is voted off.[4] The winning team of the episode gets an advantage in the next episode, such as being able to preview the stress test before the other teams, or being able to attempt the stress test more than once. Even such things as being immune to elimination for the next round.

Season 1[edit]


  • Mario and Joey [4]
  • Sierra and Edwin
  • Cindy and Taylor
  • Steve and Renee
  • Brandi and Menuka
  • Sara and Rodolfo
  • Nina and Hannah
  • Vanessa and Shanice
  • Randi and Jacob


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Whatever Floats Your Boat"October 6, 2021 (October 6, 2021)

Challenge: Create a 2ft long sailboat that is remote-controllable, and must be cake-based and completely edible, other than steering mechanisms. Stress Test: Navigate a water course in 45 seconds.

Winning Team: Cindy and Taylor

Eliminated Team: Sierra and Edwin
2"Off to the Robot Races"October 6, 2021 (October 6, 2021)

Challenge: Create an edible robot containing a jelly-filled dessert. Stress Test: Navigate an obstacle course, featuring dessert-themed obstacles.

Winning Team: Cindy and Taylor

Eliminated Team: Nina and Hannah
3"Sweet Chain Reactions"October 6, 2021 (October 6, 2021)

Challenge: Create an edible chain reaction machine, consisting of three simple machines and a large themed dessert. Stress Test: Run the machine uninterrupted, such that it reveals the finale dessert at the end of the chain reaction.

Winning Team: Sara and Rodolfo

Eliminated Team: Vanessa and Shanice
4"Fore! The Love of Mini Golf"October 6, 2021 (October 6, 2021)

Challenge: Create an edible mini golf course. Instead of competing in pairs, the set of contestants competed in two larger teams. Stress Test: The judges needed to be able to play the golf course.

Winning Team: Steve and Renee

Eliminated Team: Joey and Mario
5"Cake on the Catwalk"October 6, 2021 (October 6, 2021)

Challenge: Create an edible costume for a human model, containing four confections. The models were previously eliminated contestants. Stress Test: The human model needs to be able to walk a 40ft runway wearing the costume, and the costume must contain the confections for the judges to sample.

Winning Team: Brandi and Menuka

Eliminated Team: Randi and Jacob
6"Baking to New Heights"October 6, 2021 (October 6, 2021)

Challenge: Create an "edible city block" featuring a five foot tall gingerbread skyscraper and two cake structures. Stress Test: The skyscrapers had to withstand a shake table for one minute.

Winning Team: Sara and Rodolfo

Eliminated Team: Steve and Renee
7"Crash Test Yummy"October 13, 2021 (October 13, 2021)

Challenge: Create a five foot by eight foot edible car, with two edible safety features and a trunk made of cake. Stress Test: The cars needed to survive a 25 mile per hour crash test simulation, with a dummy passenger.

Winning Team: Cindy and Taylor

Eliminated Team: Brandi and Menuka
8"Bridge to Victory"October 13, 2021 (October 13, 2021)

Challenge: Create a four foot long moving bridge, with two foot long cake "land masses". Stress Tests: The bridges were tested by:

  • A boat traveling under the bridge.
  • A car driving over the bridge.
  • A set of weights stacked onto the bridge.

Winning Team: Sara and Rodolfo

Team that came 2nd: Cindy and Taylor

Elimination Table[edit]

Place Team Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Sara and Rodolfo WIN immune, losing team considered for elimination WIN WINNER
2 Cindy and Taylor WIN WIN winning team considered for elimination, won bonus round WIN 2ND
3 Brandi and Menuka 2nd place considered for elimination losing team WIN 2nd place ELIM
4 Steve and Renee considered for elimination WIN 2nd place ELIM
5 Randi and Jacob winning team ELIM
6 Joey and Mario considered for elimination 2nd place ELIM
7 Vanessa and Shanice considered for elimination ELIM
8 Nina and Hannah ELIM
9 Sierra and Edwin ELIM


  1. ^ "Who is Baking Impossible's Andrew Smyth and was he on Bake Off?". Reality Titbit. October 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Baking Impossible Judges: Andrew Smyth, Joanne Chang & Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi!". Blurred Reality. October 7, 2021. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  3. ^ Machkovech, Sam (October 8, 2021). "Baking Impossible: The great nerdish bake-off for the engineering set". Ars Technica.
  4. ^ a b "Who's who in the Baking Impossible cast? Meet the Netflix contestants". Reality Titbit. October 6, 2021.

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