The race to be crowned the Next Great Baker is almost over! Hosted by Buddy Valastro, the show pitted ten teams of two against each other – and cooked up plenty of dessert drama along the way – for the hopes of winning a chance to work for the Cake Boss’ new Carlo’s Bakery at The Venetian in Las Vegas and a grand prize of $100,000. Before one of the three remaining teams takes the cake (pun intended!) we take a look back at some of the best behind the scenes moments.
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Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.