IT'S CAKE WEEK ON "THE GREAT HOLIDAY BAKING SHOW," MONDAY, DECEMBER 7
"Cake Week" - Cake is the featured dessert in this week's challenges as five remaining bakers compete on "The Great Holiday Baking Show," MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 (10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., EST).
Based on the hit UK series "The Great British Bake Off," this series is hosted by Nia Vardalos ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") and husband Ian Gomez ("Cougar Town"), and stars some of the nation's best amateur bakers as they compete in a series of themed challenges and eliminations, all hoping to be crowned "America's Best Holiday Baker."
This week's Signature Bake is a traditional yule log. The Technical Bake features a surprise recipe based on judge Johnny Iuzzini's Italian heritage, and finally, The Showstopper Bake has the bakers bringing their unique take to holiday fruitcake while incorporating a "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme.
With bold flavors such as rosemary almond cream, pumpkin spice Swiss roll and five golden rings carrot pineapple fruitcake, these bakers are bringing their A-game on "The Great Holiday Baking Show."
James Beard and award-winning pastry chef and author Johnny Iuzzini join England's "Royal Queen of Baking," author and television-personality Mary Berry, as judges where each week they will taste the decadent and delicious holiday fare these bakers create as they throw down their best culinary skills.
"The Great Holiday Baking Show" is from Love Productions and is executive-produced by Richard McKerrow and Joey Allen.
"The Great Holiday Baking Show" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.