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Tour the Magical Set of Food Network's Candy Land

Every single piece of it is totally edible!

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Welcome to Candy Land!

Food Network takes its competitions seriously, but the newest baking show, Candy Land, is all fun and games: The network teamed up with Hasbro, the company that makes Candy Land, to create life-size edible replicas of the board game’s iconic lands including Gumdrop Mountains, Peppermint Forest and Lollipop Woods. Competitors create cakes inspired by each spot — and they pull their ingredients directly from the set! Filming a show like this was a dream come true, says host Kristin Chenoweth, but it also came with challenges: An actual chocolate river flowed through Chocolate Mountain, "and I may or may not have stepped in Manolo Blahnik heels," she says. Here's how the show came together.

Text written by Jessica Dodell-Feder for Food Network Magazine

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Snack Break

Kristin admits that she spent many of her breaks nibbling on the treats that covered the set. "Instead of eating lunch, I would find myself reaching for the trees from Lollipop Woods — which were cotton candy! — and then I’d be bouncing off the walls. Going to sleep at night was hard because I was eating so much sugar," she says.

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Baked Fresh

The set contained so many treats that a dedicated culinary team baked fresh cookies and made homemade marshmallows for every episode. You can see their handiwork on the gingerbread house near Chocolate Mountain.

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Sugar Rush

The initial candy order for the show included more than 150 types of sweets, weighing more than 650 pounds! In the mix: giant lollipops, gumdrops, sprinkles, peppermints, caramels, gumballs and blocks of chocolate.

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