Some of you out there might be fans of those "fancy-schmancy" cooking shows where competitors use "the right ingredients" and don't "set fire to the kitchen"… they make food that's "edible" and doesn't require you "getting your stomach pumped." That's fine and all… but for us?
It's not a real cooking show if it doesn't end up with a cake – and the kitchen – looking like a fresh crime scene.
Thankfully, we've had Netflix's Nailed It! meeting our food fetish needs for two seasons and a holiday special – and a freshly-baked third season set to premiere on May 17th – as you can see for yourselves in the official trailer below:
"The Marvel Episode!": The bakers summon their not-so-super powers to make Marvel-themed cupcakes with detailed cookie toppers and a daunting "Black Panther" cake. Actress and gaming icon Felicia Day joins the judge's panel.
"Cake-O-Phobia": What's scarier than a cook who can't read a recipe? A trio of creepy-crawly bug cookies and a terrifying clown cake that tastes like cotton candy. Baking magician Natalie Sideserf joins the judge's panel.
"Masterpiece or Disasterpiece?": The amateur bakers attempt to imitate the masters with gingerbread self-portraits and a sculpted cake replica of Michelangelo's "David." Actress and comedian Betsy Sodaro joins Nicole and Jacques on the judge's panel.
"Prehistoric Bakes" — The contestants turn back time — and mangle time management — with inside-out Neanderthal cupcakes and a tropical-flavored T. rex cake. YouTube sensation and baker Rosanna Pansino guest judges.
"Oui Can't Bake!": The pressure's on to make perfectly puffed éclairs and a layered bust of Napoleon Bonaparte for not one but two esteemed French chefs as esteemed pastry master Hubert Keller joins the judge's panel.
"Ready to Wear, Ready to Eat": Two high-fashion challenges put the bakers' hopeless skills to the test: fondant-covered doll cakes and an edible headdress heaped with fruit. Humorist and pastry chef Charles Phoenix join Nicole and Jacques on the panel.
That's right, disaster food fans! Hosts Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres return for a third season – still overseeing a new line-up of would-be bakers with terrible track records who compete to be "The Best of the Worst" – and a $10,000 grand prize. Part competition and part hot mess, the third season will feature guest judge Felicia Day (The Guild) for a very special Marvel Entertainment-themed episode.
For those of you new to the show's set-up, there are two rounds: first round is "Baker's Choice," where contestants are given 30-60 minutes to recreate a small cake-like sculpture – with instructions; while the second round's "Nail It or Fail It" has competitors recreating a cake in two hours, and given a "Panic Button" which allows them to get help from one of the judges for a total of three minutes.
Produced by Top Chef producer Magical Elves, the third season of Nailed It! is executive produced by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley, Patrick J. Doody, Daniel Calin, and Gayle Gawlowski. Jo Sharon serves as co-executive producer, with Nailed It! set to return to Netflix on Friday, May 17, 2019.