MasterChef: Dessert Masters

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This.

Dessert Masters. Premieres Sunday, 12 November At 7:30pm On 10 And 10 Play.

The smell of sugar is in the air as the delicious debut season of Dessert Masters draws near.

Audiences will soon be taken on a transformative journey as 10 of Australia’s best pastry chefs create sweet treats beyond our wildest imaginations. They’ll whisk it all, each vying to become the competition’s inaugural champion and win $100,000 in prize money.

When it comes to our juggernaut judging duo, some pairings are pure perfection and Melissa Leong and Amaury Guichon are no exception.

Indulgent inspiration will come from all corners – from nostalgia to mentors, nature to pop culture, art to film and beyond. Precision mixed with boundless creativity will produce dishes that are as spectacular as they are delectable.


The late start means the show will probably finish in the first two weeks of non-ratings period.

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(10’s press release)

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Will Reynold go from Dessert Guy to Dessert Master? 😋🍰#DessertMastersAU Premieres Sunday November 12 on 10 and 10 Play.

— Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) October 23, 2023

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Is there anyone left to go on next season? It’s a pretty stacked cast this season!


Some or all of them could come back.

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Daniel Monaghan at 10 confirmed this morning to IF Magazine that Dessert Masters would air against the Olympics next year.

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While I think of it, Anna Polyviou was on Studio 10 yesterday and they opened the show with her cooking with MasterChef winner Justin Narayan, and she came across so abrupt and derailed a lot of the segment.

She immediately launched into saying the premiere date for Dessert Masters to get it out of the way before they’d really even been introduced, then announced she was there to talk about Providoor - a food delivery service launched by Shane Delia during covid which went into liquidation owing like $6.3m or something.

Mid-way through she was asked again by Tristan about Dessert Masters and he asked them to talk more about it, and she replied: “absolutely, so we’ve got to talk about Providoor obviously…”. and just continued talking about this shonky service which has now been brought back and backed by George, Gary, Matt and Manu amongst others.

Just came off as tacky and she was quite off putting IMO.

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There are 10 episodes this season, so yes most likely.

Four episodes in the first week.


That could mean the show will be over in just three weeks, assuming three episodes each in week two and three.

The series premiere will also see the first appearance of the pink immunity pin.

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One Week To Go ‘Til Desserts Steal The Show.

Dessert Masters. Premieres Sunday, 12 November At 7.30pm On 10 And 10 Play.

The short (and sweet) countdown is on for the delicious debut of Dessert Masters.

We’ve been busy baking a world-first series this year, and it’s almost time to dig in. The contestants are 10 of Australia’s top pastry powerhouses and they’re all going head-to-head in the battle for gateaux glory.

The premise is sweet, but the competition is real.

Standby and watch the flour fly as judges Amaury Guichon and Melissa Leong plot some of the hardest challenges to ever grace the MasterChef kitchen. From desserts that aren’t what they seem, to creations inspired by nature and dishes designed to be smashed – it’s a wild ride on this sugar high.

No matter how busy your Sunday is, there’s always room for dessert.


The promo campaign of this has been one of 10’s best. As the promotion has progressed the various promos have revealed something new about the show and seemed less repetitive.


Melissa was on ABC Radio Melbourne this morning to discuss the show and her time on MasterChef Australia, with Rafael Epstein.

Interviews with Sarah Thornton, Paramount ANZ head of scripted

Paramount has confirmed that major MasterChef sponsors Coles and Harvey Norman are following the franchise into Dessert Masters.

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I really didn’t want to watch this. It’s too much of a commitment. But after the first 10 minutes, it’s a high quality production that is good at hooking in viewers.


The use of the pink theme was a nice if obvious touch.


#DessertMastersAU is trending #1 tonight on Twitter/X, not that it is any indication of ratings, but there does seem to be a bit of a buzz about the show.

Great first episode. With very little competition from the other networks, it should rate well.

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It was an excellent episode. Apart from the familiar MC kitchen, background music and voiceover, it has a different feel to the normal version of MasterChef Australia. Even the on-screen graphics look totally different.

For the first time, we got to see Adriano Zumbo struggling during the cook, forcing to drop the easel from his “book” dish.

Even though the contestants were provided with the cooking utensils, ovens and blast freezers, I notice that Kirsten brought along her own chocolate dipper, which had the logo of Savour, the name of her pastry school.

I also notice that Andy, Gareth and Rhiann were given less air time during the episode, while Anna, Reynold, Kirsten and Adriano had a lot of narrations.

Congratulations Reynold for winning the pink immunity pin.