LifeStyle FOOD Channel has commissioned an eight-part half-hour observational documentary series, PLANET CAKE.
This exciting new reality series follows the colourful daily operations of Planet Cake, one of Australia’s most renowned and revered cake businesses, under the tight reign of owner Paris Cutler. Known to her eclectic team of designers and decorators as “The Cake Queen”, Paris is a stickler for perfection and her attention to detail leaves no fondant flower unfinished.
“LifeStyle FOOD has been the leader in food TV in this country since 2004. Over the last 12 months cake programs have become incredibly popular and we’re very excited by the development of this food reality genre. We really wanted an Australian cake series and were thrilled when Paris Cutler said yes to letting our cameras into her world,” said Nicole Sheffield, General Manager, LifeStyle Channels. “Paris and her team create some truly breathtaking and gravity defying cakes and there’s a story behind every one of them. Mixing their artistic talent with a measure of stress is a sure recipe for compulsive TV!”
Each week is a race against time to design, create and deliver the most extraordinary couture masterpieces at Planet Cake. From the outrageous and the humorous to the heart-wrenching, cakes are constructed for every imaginable occasion. Bridezillas, vengeful colleagues, grieving mothers and wronged wives have all placed orders at the Planet Cake counter.
Even celebs have got a slice of the action. Nicole and Keith’s wedding cake and Celine Dion’s 40th birthday cake were ordered here. These celeb cakes have earned Planet Cake worldwide recognition with cakes now exported from Sydney to Europe, Asia and the USA.
Such success doesn’t come easy. Paris’ determination to keep her company at the head of the game means employing the best cake making team in the business and ensuring rigorous quality control.
"This is going to be a wonderful series,” said Peter Abbott, Director: Production, Freehand. “We’re thrilled to be working with Paris and her team of obsessive, passionate and highly sought after cake makers for this project and continuing our collaboration with LifeStyle FOOD.”
Freehand will begin production on the series immediately for premiere on LifeStyle FOOD later this year.