A spin-off of its parent show Holiday Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship is back with a whole lot of spooky edibles! Returning on Food Network, this time around, the sixth season will host, not eight, but ten contestants that will fight for the title and crown as the winner.
Here’s a comprehensive list of what all went down during its premiere.
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The seasonal show that arrived right in time to end the finale with Halloween celebrations saw judge Carla Hall also hosting the show. Not one to disappoint, the American chef and former model wondrously did her job balancing between being a judge and a host.
Zac Young returned to the judge’s panel this year and was joined by the newly appointed judge Stephanie Boswell.
Thankfully the tradition for the judges’ to wear Halloween costumes hasn’t changed and if Young’s tweet is anything to go by, the network has brought their “A game” with the new season. The premiere saw just that.
Just like Chef Gusteau from Ratatouille said, “Anyone can cook”, this year saw a good amount of home bakers.
The premiere began with the bakers tasked to make a haunted house cake that also revealed their personal fears. The biggest twist being that the cake had to have a working door!
— Zac Young (@zacayoung) September 15, 2020
The competitors then competed in a dagger game, a new segment, which will significantly impact their position in the game based upon who collects the most. But with the advantages, also come the disadvantages as competitors could waste a lot of time searching for daggers. One will have to wait for the next episode to find out what happens next.
What hit the ball out of the park was to incorporate balsamic vinegar in a cake! While it may sound like a gag fest, these chefs knew just how to tackle the task.
However, the most important and big change Halloween Baking Championship underwent is to see one challenge per episode as opposed to the usual mini-challenges that earned them advantages. This way the bakers have more time to perform an even more complicated task.
This year, the network has promised a lot of twists and turns that no one would have seen coming. The bakers will have to face off in challenges that build on the haunted house theme each week. Therefore, each chef’s performance will largely base on how they inspect and adapt.