Ron Ben-Israel Will Have His Food Network Moment With Sweet Genius


As if tomorrow’s premiere of Season 2 of Top Chef: Just Desserts wasn’t enough to get any self-respecting pastry freak all hot and bothered, it looks like the wedding-cake wizard Ron Ben-Israel is also getting his own show on the Food Network this fall.

Beginning September 22 at 10 p.m., Ben-Israel will be the host and judge of Sweet Genius, a competition that each week will pit four pastry chefs against one another in a series of elimination challenges. How this will differ significantly from Just Desserts, Chopped, Last Cake Standing, or even Cupcake Wars is anybody’s guess — at this point, it’s all a haze of fondant and buttercream. Still, if the show involves a sperm whale cake, then we’re sold.

[Via Grub Street]