Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 01 Description
Season’s greetings! Host Jesse Palmer gets some welcoming inspiration for the first Preheat as he challenges the 12 bakers to create meringue pavlova wreaths in yummy fall flavors. For the Main Heat, Jesse settles a long-standing debate over the best holiday dessert by dividing the kitchen into the pie team and the cake team. The better bake wins immunity for their whole team, and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall send one baker from the losing team home.
Christmas Cookie Challenge Show Description
The Holiday Baking Championship is an American cooking competition series produced by Triage Entertainment and aired on Food Network. It airs from early November through late December, covering the U.S Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The first episode premiered on November 9, 2014, and it has become a yearly competition with several spin-off shows, including Spring Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, and Wedding Cake Championship.
Host and judges
The show’s first three seasons were hosted by Bobby Deen. Jesse Palmer has been host of the program since season four.
Cake Baker Duff Goldman (famously known for his popular former Food Network show Ace of Cakes) and Pastry Chef Nancy Fuller (host of current Food Network show Farmhouse Rules) serve as permanent judges of the show. Lorraine Pascale (a former UK model) was a judge for the first six seasons.