Food Network Challenge

Hosted by Claire Robinson

Challenge: Incredible Edible Mansions

Five of the country's top pastry chefs take on the world of architecture. Their goal? To recreate some of America's most amazing mansions. The twist? These mansions must be made out of gingerbread. You'll see Victorians, a Frank Lloyd Wright, a Vanderbilt mansion and a huge estate built by John Ringling, complete with a merry-go-round. At the end of the day, one of our gingerbread architects will walk away with $10,000.

Bronwen Weber
Frosted Art
Dallas, Texas

Tariq Hanna
Motor City Casino
Detroit, Mich.

Martin Howard
Brasserie 8 ½
New York, N.Y.

Charmaine Jones
Cake Diva
Hoboken, N.J.

Tracy DeWitt
Scottsdale Culinary Institute – Chef Instructor
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kerry Vincent
Hall of Fame Sugar Artist
Tulsa, Okla.

Nicholas Lodge
International Sugar Art Collection
Norcross, Ga.

Colette Peters
Colette’s Cakes
New York, N.Y.

Aaron Morgan
Grove Park Inn
Asheville, N.C.

Keegan Gerhard
Master of Ceremonies
Las Vegas, Nev.


(Episode: CC0212H)

Recipes from this episode
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  • Recipe courtesy of Scott Liebfried
  • Recipe courtesy of Martin Howard, Pastry Chef, Brasserie 8 1/2, New York, NY
    Cook Time:
    21 min