So you think you can bake? You should tune in starting Wednesday, May 29 to CBS on WFMY News 2. The network is premiering a new reality show that is a competition baking series.
The show is called: The American Baking Competition and will feature skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner.
The show premiers Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS Stations. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is the host of the reality show and it was filmed in north Georgia.
Photo Gallery: American Baking Competition
The 10 bakers for the first season were chosen from a nationwide search of amateur bakers at local casting bake-offs. The competitors include six female and four male home bakers all have varied lives and jobs, including a firefighter, photographer, homemaker, attorney, advertiser, home health care provider, college student, retiree, project manager and a baking enthusiast trying to go pro.
What can viewers expect? According to the show's website on CBS, each week The American Baking Competition will feature the 10 home bakers competing in three unique challenges - "Signature Bake," "Technical Bake" and "Showstopper Bake." The contestant who out-bakes the rest is that week's "Star Baker," while the one whose creations fail to impress will be eliminated. The final challenge will be between the three remaining contestants, one of whom will go on to be crowned the Best Amateur Baker in America and win the $250,000 grand prize.
The winner will also be awarded a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to publish their own cookbook with Gallery Books.
Wednesday, WFMY News 2 held a bake-off in spirit of 'The American Baking Competition.' Frank Mickens and Leigh Brock judged Julie Luck and Grant Gilmore's cookie creations.