Though initially enamored with the Zone's confectionery-based construction, the Fusion Fighters quickly notice the empty streets, and Spadamon explains how the Zone's chefs were essentially imprisoned by the Zone's lead invader, Matadormon, and forced to cook for him. Spadamon also explains that Matadormon only accepts pastry chefs into his base. At that point, they are caught by the Bagra Army's Monzaemon patrols, but Mikey bluffs them by hyping Angie as a famous pastry chef. The Monzaemon allow them into Matadormon's fortress, which allows Nene, acting separately from the main group, to sneak her Monitamon in as well.
While Nene searches for the pastry chefs, Angie deals with a challenge from Matadormon's head pastry chef, GigaWaruMonzaemon. Though he sabotages their efforts, they manage to succeed, as Nene frees the pastry chefs. In an audience with Matadormon, they reveal their desire to overthrow him, but Matadormon fends them off and sends a powered-up GigaWaruMonzaemon to face them. Mikey responds with Shoutmon X4 who's too slow to deal with GigaWaruMonzaemon's rapid attacks. Seeing this predicament, Spadamon offers himself for a DigiFuse, forming Shoutmon X4S, who defeats GigaWaruMonzaemon.
In the aftermath, they meet with the captured chefs, and Coronamon reveals that Cutemon's parents were sent into the abyss beneath them. Matadormon ambushes them and sends the humans down there as well. Meanwhile, Tactimon receives a report on the Sweet Zone and decides to leave it in Matadormon's hands, as he has an ultimate weapon kept hidden.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)
Dracomon Type: Dragon Special Moves Baby Breath Tail Smasher Great Strike
Mikey: "First off, he's an ancient, pure-blooded Dragon-type, but he's not as big as you might think. He has wings, but they're weak, so he can't fly. His attacks include Baby Breath, Tail Smasher, and Great Strike. It's Dracomon! So how'd you do?" Monitamon: "Not so good. I guessed it was a little green doggy."
Dracomon Type: Dragon Special Moves Baby Breath Tail Smash G Shurunen
Monitamon: "It may be small, but it's still a dragon!"
GigaWaruMonzaemon:You said you liked my cake! Matadormon:Indeed it was very good, my dark chocolate chef, but too sweet and oh so predictable. But the challenger's cake, while awful in appearance, was full of gentle flavor and the richness that can only come from the true love of cooking! So now, as promised, I will meet with you outsiders! Olé!
—He may be an evil goon of the Bagra Army, but you gotta admit, the guy has respect for the craft of dessert.
When the Digimon exit the Fusion Loader, Cutemon's eyebrows are missing.
A hit-flash is used to cover the failure pan hitting GigaWaruMonzaemon.
The episode heavily references the Iron Chef cooking show.
At the beginning of the bake-off, the lead Monzaemon takes a bite of a bell pepper, which is a signature scene for the host of Iron Chef, Chairman Kaga.
The bake-off itself follows the show's format, which features one of Chairman Kaga's Iron Chefs completing against a challenge in a one hour cooking match.