Exclusive: Buddy Valastro’s Next Great Baker Creates a Cake For PEOPLE

08/12/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

Buddy Valastro Cake
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PEOPLE is getting a very special treat for its 40th anniversary!

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro is leading the charge to create the perfect birthday cake for PEOPLE on his TLC reality competition show Next Great Baker.

The episode, appropriately titled Sexiest Cakes Alive, will feature the teams trying to bake their way to the top, with each challenged to make a cake that will be then be judged by PEOPLE senior editor Michelle Tan. Making the stakes even higher, the winners will see their creation appear in the September 1 issue of the magazine.

So, which team’s cake will take the top prize? See an exclusive clip of the episode, which airs Tuesday night on TLC at 9/8c.

—Michelle Ward

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