THE FINAL THREE BAKERS COMPETE IN A WINNER-TAKE-ALL BATTLE FOR $250,000 AND A COOKBOOK CONTRACT, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION," WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
"Finale" - As the final three bakers compete in a winner-take-all battle for $250,000 and a cookbook contract, the pressure reaches an all-time high, leading one of them to break down. Also, the contestants also face their toughest challenges yet when they need to use peanuts in their Signature Bakes, as well as make 72 American flag-inspired miniature desserts for their Showstoppers, on THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, Wednesday, July 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The bakers of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION are:
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: 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: James Reddick (ELIMINATED 7/3)
Current Residence: Hollywood
(Originally from Indianapolis, Ind.)
Baking Specialties: Pies, cookies and pastries
Name: Elaine Francisco (ELIMINATED 7/3)
Current Residence: Claremont, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies and cakes
Name: Effie D. Sahihi (ELIMINATED 6/26)
Current Residence: Henderson, Tenn.
(Born in Israel and raised in Winter Haven, Fla.)
Baking Specialties: Cakes, tarts and breads
Name: Kolette Biddle (ELIMINATED 6/19)
Current Residence: Norco, Calif.
Occupation: Home Health Care Provider
Baking Specialties: Cookies, pies, cakes and tarts
Name: Jeremy Cross (ELIMINATED 6/12)
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Cookies, cakes and pies
Name: Whitney Appleton Beery (ELIMINATED 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.