Food Network Challenge

Hosted by Claire Robinson
Thursdays 10a|9c
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Hall-of-Fame master sugar artist Kerry Vincent shares expert advice with Food Network Challenge contestants each week.

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  • Take a trip back in time as four of the top cake artisans in all the land present cakes celebrating the colorful tradition of Renaissance Festivals. We toss in a twist for our lords and ladies and the fairest cake in the land takes home ten thousand dollars.

  • Four Cake Designers make tasty cakes inspired by man's best friend. The challenge is to make a realistic life-size replica of a real-life show dog. The competitor with the perfect pooch takes home $10,000.

  • There goes the neighborhood! Santa Claus and his reindeer are out, and ghosts and goblins are in as a Christmas classic gets a Halloween makeover. The art of gingerbread building takes a giant leap forward as four pastry chefs build not only haunted houses, but a spooky slime-filled cave and a Spanish Galleon manned by skeleton sailors. Who knew something so sweet could be so...scary!


    COMPETITORS:

    Elizabeth Falkner
    Owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Citizen Cake & Citizen Cupcake
    San Francisco, Calif.
    Assistant: Sara Cameron

    Liv Hansen
    Owner, The Riviera Bakehouse
    Upper Nyack, N.Y.
    Assistant: Kaye Hansen

    Dawn Nemec
    Pastry Chef, Just Cake
    Monterey Bay, Calif.
    Assistant: Marina Sousa

    April Robinson
    Pastry Chef, A Voce Restaurant
    New York, N.Y.
    Assistant: Ron Rosselli

    Judges:

    Steve Kopelman
    Owner of Thrillvania and The Nest Haunted Houses
    Terrell, Texas

    Andrew Shotts
    Owner, Garrison Confections
    Providence, R.I.

    Kerry Vincent
    Wedding Cake Designer/Hall of Fame Sugar Artist
    Tulsa, Okla.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Four cake designers come to Challenge to tell a real ghost story in cake. Based on personal experience, the cakes must be evocative as well as be outstanding technically. The competitor that can hit the mark with both their storytelling and cake skill will win ten thousand dollars.

  • Four ace pumpkin carvers have three rounds to amaze the judges with their sculpting skills. Round one is the classic Jack-o-lantern, round 2 is 3D pumpkins, and in round three the carvers must create their own pumpkin masterpiece. The winner will take home ten thousand dollars.

  • Four ace pumpkin carvers have three rounds to amaze the judges with their sculpting skills. Round one is the classic Jack-o-lantern, round 2 is 3D pumpkins, and in round three the carvers must create their own pumpkin masterpiece. The winner will take home ten thousand dollars.

  • Four ace pumpkin carvers have three rounds to amaze the judges with their sculpting skills. Round one is the classic Jack-o-lantern, round 2 is 3D pumpkins, and in round three the carvers must create their own pumpkin masterpiece. The winner will take home ten thousand dollars.

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  • Four chocolatiers pitch in to create a romantic backdrop for a gentleman who is going to propose to his girlfriend at the end of the show. The best and most personal showpiece wins one chocolatier ten thousand dollars -- and hopefully, win the guy the girl of his dreams.

About the Host

On 5 Ingredient Fix, Claire Robinson whips up deliciously eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer.

About the Show

Get out your fighting tongs; it's time for Food Network Challenge! From small-town cook-offs to the World Pastry Team Championship, we'll take you to the biggest and best food battles around the world. Bragging rights and major cash prizes are on the line for the tallest pastry, the sweetest pie, the spiciest chili and the most savory BBQ ribs.

More About Food Network Challenge

Get out your fighting tongs; it's time for Food Network Challenge! From small-town cook-offs to the World Pastry Team Championship, we'll take you to the biggest and best food battles around the world. Bragging rights and major cash prizes are on the line for the tallest pastry, the sweetest pie, the spiciest chili and the most savory BBQ ribs.

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