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"Holiday Baking Championship" is a reality competition series on the Food Network that features eight bakers showing off their holiday dessert traditions — from cookie exchanges, to holiday pies, to fruitcakes and gingerbread houses.

In order to survive this festive competition, hosted by Bobby Deen, contestants must prove their abilities to win a sweet spot in the hearts of judges Duff Goldman ("Ace of Cakes"), Nancy Fuller ("Farmhouse Rules"), and Lorraine Pascale ("Lorraine's Fast," "Fresh and Easy Food"). Only one winner will take home the grand prize of $50,000 and the title of Holiday Baking Champion.

In each episode, competitors tackle traditional holiday desserts in challenges that are not as easy as a piece of pie. Will the bakers be able to makeover the much-maligned fruitcake? Can they create anything but a pie with a store-bought pie crust? Will they be able to translate their favorite holiday memory into a delectable dessert? On the first episode, the bakers' talents are tested with a cookie challenge. In the pre-heat round, the competitors must open their presents to reveal baking tools that must be used to create the best holiday cookies. One contestant will win a special advantage in the main heat challenge, where they need to make a dozen of three different types of cookies using the classic holiday ingredients — bittersweet chocolate, fresh oranges and toffee bits. They must not let the cookie crumble when curveballs are thrown their way.

"Holiday Baking Championship" is produced by Triage Entertainment.


Network: Food Network
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 9, 2014
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Triage Entertainment

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