Ten Bakers Compete for $250,000 on 'The American Baking Competition' Wednesday, May 29 on CBS

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May 23rd, 2013

American Baking Competition

via press release:

TEN BAKERS BREAK OUT THEIR MIXERS AND MEASURING CUPS FOR A SHOT AT $250,000 AND THE TITLE OF AMERICA’S BEST AMATEUR BAKER,

ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF

“THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 29  

“Pies and Tarts” – Ten of the nation’s top bakers from across the country begin their quest to become America’s Best Amateur Baker, on the new summer reality series THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, premiering Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  In the series premiere, a baking firefighter battles his own fire in the kitchen and a Southern baker introduces judge Paul Hollywood to chocolate bacon.  Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (@foxoutdoors) is the host. Chef and bestselling cookbook author Marcella Valladolid (@chefmarcela) and master baker and current judge on the UK format “The Great British Bakeoff” Paul Hollywood (@Hollywoodbaker) are judges.

 

The bakers of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION are:

 

Name: Whitney Appleton Beery

Age: 21

Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas

(Originally from Castle Rock, Colo.)

Occupation: College Student

Baking Specialties: Cupcakes, cakes and scones

 

 

 

 

 

Name: James Reddick

Age: 26

Current Residence: Hollywood

(Originally from Indianapolis, Ind.)

Occupation: Photographer

Baking Specialties: Pies, cookies and pastries

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

Name: Francine Bryson

Age: 44

Current Residence: Pickens, S.C.

Baking Specialties: Pies, cakes and quiche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Jeremy Cross

Age: 35

Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.

Occupation: Firefighter

Baking Specialties: Cookies, cakes and pies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Darlene Pawlukowsky

Age: 51

Current Residence: Johns Creek, Ga.

Occupation: Project Manager

Baking Specialties: Cakes and cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Elaine Francisco

Age: 63

Current Residence: Claremont, Calif.

Occupation: Retired

Baking Specialties: Breads, pies and cakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Brian Emmett

Age: 43

Current Residence: Itasca, Ill.

(Originally from Glendale Heights, Ill.)

Occupation: Owner of a Marketing/Advertising Company

Baking Specialties: Breads, pies, cookies, savory baked goods and pastries

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Kolette Biddle

Age: 30

Current Residence: Norco, Calif.

Occupation: Home Health Care Provider

Baking Specialties: Cookies, pies, cakes and tarts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Carlo Fuda

Age: 35

Current Residence: Stamford, Conn.

(Originally from Elwood City, Pa.)

Occupation: Social Marketing Consultant

Baking Specialties: Zeppole, cheesecake and cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Effie D. Sahihi

Age: 40

Current Residence: Hendersonville, Tenn.

(Born in Israel and raised in Winter Haven, Fla.)

Occupation: Attorney

Baking Specialties: Cakes, tarts and breads

 

 

 

 

THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION is executive produced by Richard McKerrow and Jay Bienstock and produced by Love Productions Ltd.

 

CHEAT TWEET: Is there anything better than chocolate bacon? CBS’s THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION premieres Wed 5/29 @8pm @BakeOnCBS http://bit.ly/10nP1BK

 

Photos now available at http://cbspressexpress.com

 

Official CBS Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/american-baking-competition

 

Official Twitter: @BakeOnCBS

 

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

 
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