‘Holiday Baking Championship’ is a food-centric reality series that airs on Food Network. Produced by Triage Entertainment, the baking competition always follows a standard annual release schedule — airing during the holiday months of Thanksgiving and Christmas, i.e from November to December.
It originally premiered on November 9, 2014, and since then, has spawned multiple spin-offs such as ‘Spring Baking Championship‘, ‘Halloween Baking Championship’, ‘Kids Baking Championship‘, and ‘Wedding Cake Championship‘. After six successful seasons, here’s everything we know about ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ season 7.
Holiday Baking Championship Season 7 Release Date:
‘Holiday Baking Championship’ season 6 premiered on November 4, 2019, and ended on December 23, 2019, after a run of eight episodes. If you are in the mood to make some delicious cakes, pastries, and cookies, you can watch all the episodes on the Food Network. What’s more? You will be thrilled to know that ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ season 7 premieres on November 2, 2020, at 9/8c! It consists of eight episodes and wraps up on December 21, 2020.
Holiday Baking Championship Season 7 Host And Judges
From season 4 onward, Jesse Palmer has been presenting the show. He will return in season 7 as well. Seated on the judging panel are renowned baker Duff Goldman (‘Ace of Cakes’), pastry chef Nancy Fuller (‘Farmhouse Rules’), and Carla Hall (who replaces Lorraine Pascale in season 7).
Each season of ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ features a fresh group of bakers. Season 6 had featured 10 talented chefs, with Melissa Yanc, Bakery Owner from Healdsburg, California, being the winner in the finale. In season 7, we meet a new batch of 12 contestants — Jon Buatti, Lorenzo Delgado, Kess Eshun, Jeffrey Gray, Julianna Jung, Jamaal Nettles, Jonathan Peregrino, Eva Roberts, Megan Rountree, Lashonda Sanford, Aubrey Shaffner, and Kristina Stephenson.
What Can Holiday Baking Championship Season 7 be About?
Each season of ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ consists of six to eight episodes. Each episode comprises two rounds, with the first round called the “Preliminary Heat” and the second round termed as “Main Heat”.
In “Preliminary Heat”, contestants need to curate tiny pastries, that usually are focused on a holiday theme. The small cakes and cookies need to address broad subjects such as Hanukkah or New Years or even more specific themes that involve making a Christmas cookie tree or creating treats, which define a Christmas song.
After this round, the judging panel chooses the winner, who then proceeds to the next round with an added advantage. This benefit can be anything, such as being able to swap ingredients or flavors or asking for help for a few minutes from a visiting guest baking star.
In the “Main Heat” round, participants are given more time than the first round. They have to bake a larger dessert, which again follows the holiday theme of the episode. Usually, in the midst of this round, the bakers are given a sudden twist, that forces them to change their current method — so as to incorporate the change in their plan.
In the end, the best performer for the season is declared as the winner, and s/he takes home a cash prize of $25,000. S/he is also crowned as the “Holiday Baking Champion.” Season 7 will stick to the same format, more or less, with some changes introduced in the gameplay.
Holiday Baking Championship Trailer
You can catch a sneak peek for season 7 right here.
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