Trailer: Sugar Rush returns for Christmas special
Staff Reporter | On 23, Nov 2019Reading time: 3 mins
“I’m starting to panic…” That’s the sound of Netflix’s homegrown baking contest Sugar Rush returning for a Christmas special.
The series challenges brilliant bakers to create sweet treats that look beautiful and taste amazing – all against the clock. The competition is hosted by Hunter March and judged by two world class pastry chefs: Candace Nelson (co-founder and executive pastry chef behind Sprinkles cupcakes and Pizzana in Los Angeles) and Adriano Zumbo, whose own Zumbo’s Just Desserts is also on Netflix UK.
Each episode is divided into three rounds – cupcakes, confections, and cakes – with four teams hoping to be the ones to win the $10,000 prize. Each of the first two rounds sees one group eliminated, leaving just two for the final round. And how quickly they complete each round determines how much time they get in the next, with three hours total for the first two – and any unused time added to their final allowance.
“Creative cooking on a timer, Netflix’s unique baking contest is as gripping as it is mouth-watering,” we wrote in our review.
It’s only fitting that the contest return for a festive special at a time of year when cooking to a clock is a challenge facing homes around the country. You can enjoy putting your feet up and watching other people rush about on Friday 29th November, when Sugar Rush Christmas is served up on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
Sugar Rush: Christmas is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Netflix continues baking binge with new reality series Sugar Rush
13th June 2018
Netflix is continuing its baking binge with the announcement of a new cooking reality series, Sugar Rush.
The streaming giant is increasingly pushing into unscripted productions, with everything from fitness contest Ultimate Beastmaster to lifestyle makeover hit Queer Eye. One of the big reality sensations of recent years has been The Great British Bake Off, and Netflix has also been trying to recapture that winning recipe.
Last year, it debuted Nailed It, a series that celebrates failure over success, as it pits amateur bakers against each other in a 30-minute TV contest: recreate a selection of stunning baked goods with no experience and see who can get the closest to not making a total mess. The winner walks away with $10,000.
The result couldn’t be further from the Beeb’s Bake Off, with host Nicole Byer creating a raucous, rapid-paced environment that relishes in incompetence. It has already been renewed for a second helping. Earlier this year, meanwhile, Netflix snapped the rights to the whole of Bake Off.
Now, it’s whipping up another original with Sugar Rush, 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 competition is hosted by Hunter March and judged by two world class pastry chefs: Candace Nelson (co-founder and executive pastry chef behind Sprinkles cupcakes and Pizzana in Los Angeles) and Adriano Zumbo (pictured above), whose own Zumbo’s Just Desserts is already on Netflix UK.
The series is produced by Magical Elves, with eight episodes orded by Netflix.