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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  • 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.

  • It's the witching hour for four top cake artists. They must battle to create ghost story cakes that'll thrill and chill - all in the spirit of Halloween. But will they survive the tricks in store for them? One lucky soul will take home the treat of 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 gifted cake artists must use The Force to re-create Star Wars cakes to celebrate the grand reopening of Disney Resort's Star Tours ride. It's a Challenge filled with plot twists and Jedi mind tricks. And the competitor that can deliver an epic cake will win $10,000 and a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

  • Four Sugar Artists will kick out four tres chic sugar ensembles, complete with accessories for four mannequins that are four miles away. These folks have got to be hip AND clever cause sugar, streets and stoplights don't mix. The smartest, most fierce sugar stylist takes home ten thousand dollars. As for the rest, well, they might need a broom and mini-vac.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

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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