“Nailed It!” is coming back for a third season at Netflix, with hosts Nicole Byer and pastry chef Jacques Torres once again at the helm of this hot mess of a baking competition. Six new episodes will launch on Netflix May 17.
The series follows contestants with questionable baking skills trying to recreate culinary masterpieces for the chance to win a $10,000 prize. The crazy challenges the bakers will be tasked with this season include a “Black Panther” cake, a cotton-candy flavored clown cake, a cake-replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David, a T. rex cake, a fondant-covered doll cake, and a layered bust of Napoleon Bonaparte.
In each episode, contestants compete in two challenges. In the first, called “Baker’s Choice,” they choose a cake to recreate. The winner of round one gets a special prize and a golden chef’s hat. In the second challenge, “Nail It or Fail It,” they have two hours to recreate a complicated cake from scratch, with the option of pressing the “Panic Button” for three minutes of assistance from a judge should they need it.
Past episodes of the series have involved a “Queer Eye” crossover, in which four members of the Fab Five recreated cupcake-versions of themselves — with co-star/food and wine expert Antoni Porowski serving as the guest judge.
Byer is known for her stand-up comedy and acting roles including MTV’s “Girl Code,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” a half-hour stand-up special in “Comedians of the World.”
“Nailed It!” is produced by the Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley, Patrick J. Doody, Daniel Calin and Gayle Gawlowski serving as executive producers. Jo Sharon serves as co-executive producer.
“Nailed It!” premieres May 17 on Netflix.