THE PRESSURE IS ON WHEN THE BAKERS ARE FACED WITH THEIR TOUGHEST BREAD CRITIC, JUDGE PAUL HOLLYWOOD, ON "THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
"Breads" - Bakers begin to sweat when they need to present their breads to one of the world's premiere bread bakers, Judge Paul Hollywood, and one baker hopes her red-hot candies will fire up the judges, on THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, Wednesday, June 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The bakers of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION are:
Name: James Reddick
Current Residence: Hollywood
(Originally from Indianapolis, Ind.)
Baking Specialties: Pies, cookies and pastries
Name: Francine Bryson
Current Residence: Pickens, S.C.
Baking Specialties: Pies, cakes and quiche
Name: Darlene Pawlukowsky
Current Residence: Johns Creek, Ga.
Occupation: Project Manager
Baking Specialties: Cakes and cookies
Name: Elaine Francisco
Current Residence: Claremont, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies and cakes
Name: Brian Emmett
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
Current Residence: Norco, Calif.
Occupation: Home Health Care Provider
Baking Specialties: Cookies, pies, cakes and tarts
Name: Effie D. Sahihi
Current Residence: Henderson, Tenn.
(Born in Israel and raised in Winter Haven, Fla.)
Baking Specialties: Cakes, tarts and breads
Name: Jeremy Cross (ELIMINATED 6/12)
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Cookies, cakes and pies
Name: Whitney Appleton Beery (ELIMIATED 6/5)
Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas
(Originally from Castle Rock, Colo.)
Occupation: College Student
Baking Specialties: Cupcakes, cakes and scones
Name: Carlo Fuda (ELIMINATED 5/29)
Current Residence: Stamford, Conn.
(Originally from Elwood City, Pa.)
Occupation: Social Marketing Consultant
Baking Specialties: Zeppole, cheesecake and cupcakes
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (@foxoutdoors) is the host of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION. 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.