The couple faced three other teams on a magic-themed episode of the show’s third season, which premiered July 31. Throughout three timed challenges, the Johnstons were tasked with creating optical illusion cupcakes, interactive confections and a levitating cake.
Caty said this was the first time the couple had ever competed in an event like this.
Hosted by Hunter March, judges on the show include pastry chefs Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo.
During the first round, Tom and Caty made miniature carrot cakes resembling terracotta pots. They then moved on to the second round where they crafted a brownie topped with coffee ice cream, cold-smoked cinnamon chips and a clear dome for a crystal ball effect.
After winning the second round of competition, the two collaborated on a magician’s bag of tricks made out of spiced chocolate cake, including a magician’s hat that floated. This cake ultimately helped the Johnstons secure the grand prize, and the couple went home with $11,500.
“We work so well as a team, being able to level each other off and push each other forward when we need to,” Tom said during the episode titled “The Perfect Illusion.”
Caty said the custom bakery is currently booking two weeks out. The storefront at 13802 Fleur De Lis Blvd., Ste. H, Cypress, has recently been renovated, and a full case of cakes, cookies and other sweet treats is available at the shop. 281-807-5777. www.suzybeez.com