Gotta say I've only seen some of these shows and just got annoyed.
As bakers we KNOW how long it takes to do some of these things.
I tried watching about three of the more famous ones and got disgusted. I watched the guy poking around a Ariel fondant figure with a detailing tool ( and talking about how he made it) rather that actually really making the thing that must have taken his assistants 4 hours to do with all that detail. And all of this while working in the kitchen AT DISNEYLAND, which he just got permission to use 30 minutes ago, so he could make his little daughter's birthday cake while they are on vacation....I got a bad taste in my mouth. Oh, please!
He brought those figures from home and Disney cleared their calendar for him and his partner months ago. How stupid do they think people are that we would believe he just that morning heard from his daughter that she wants all the princesses on her cake and she wants daddy to make it.
I don't have time to watch all that made up drama and bad acting.
There is no reality in reality television.
And before anyone jumps on me...this is my opinion and I get to have one even if you like that show so
That was typed with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.