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[01/30/17 - 08:52 AM]
The Creme de la Creme of Cake Design Return to Prove Their Talents on "Cake Wars: Champs"
In each episode, four of the most memorable winners face-off in the ultimate baking battle with new heart-pounding challenges designed to push their skills and creativity to the limit.

[via press release from Food Network]

THE CRÉME DE LA CRÉME OF CAKE DESIGN RETURN TO PROVE THEIR TALENTS ON "CAKE WARS: CHAMPS"

Premieres Sunday, February 12th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

New York - January 30, 2017 - Jonathan Bennett welcomes back past Cake Wars winners on new six-part stunt Cake Wars: Champs, premiering Sunday, February 12th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. In each episode, four of the most memorable winners face-off in the ultimate baking battle with new heart-pounding challenges designed to push their skills and creativity to the limit. These champs might have been the last ones standing, but their return is no cakewalk as they race against the clock to create the most impressive cakes they have ever made. When it is winner against winner, who will make it to the top tier? Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas together with weekly guest judges will determine who will take the cake and the $10,000 grand prize.

Fans can visit FoodNetwork.com/CakeWars for photos of the festive, eye-popping creations from the show and watch behind-the-scenes videos featuring Jonathan Bennett and the judges. They can also join the conversation using #CakeWars.

Episodes include:

Premiere Sunday, February 12th at 10pm ET/PT - PREMIERE! "Champs: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!" Four Cake Wars champions return to take on the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, as they battle in the ultimate clash of cake artistry. The Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle might have guaranteed spots on the guest list, but only one master baker will get an invite to the party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America campaign. Susan Brandt, President, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas as only one champ can go home a two-time winner and $10,000 richer.

Premiere Sunday, February 19th at 10pm ET/PT "Champs: The Avengers" Jonathan Bennett hosts as four former Cake Wars winners suit up and harness their baking superpowers when Marvel's The Avengers fly into the Cake Wars: Champs kitchen. Guest judge Stephen Wacker, VP Animation, Marvel Enterprises, along with judges Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas will decide who will smash the competition and take home the $10,000 grand prize.

Premiere Sunday, February 26th at 10pm ET/PT "Champs: Shrek" Jonathan Bennett welcomes Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the whole gang from Far, Far Away to Cake Wars: Champs, as four returning champions battle for the chance to have their cake featured as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 10th Anniversary of everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek! Only one will remain undefeated and take home the $10,000 prize as Fernanda Abarca, Animator at Dreamworks, helps judges Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas to crown the winner.

Premiere Sunday, March 5th at 10pm ET/PT "Champs: LEGO" Four champions return to build the most amazing cakes in honor of the most iconic toys of all time, LEGO! Judges Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas, and LEGO guest judge Amanda Santoro will decide which contestant will reign supreme to have their cake as the centerpiece of the party, and take home $10,000.

Premiere Sunday, March 19th at 10pm ET/PT "Champs: Pokémon" Pikachu and the rest of Pokémon inspire one of the most intense baking battles ever. Jonathan Bennett hosts as four champion bakers compete for judges Richard Ruskell, Waylynn Lucas and guest judge Elvin Gee, Pokémon Marketing Manager. Only one baker will display their cake at a party celebrating the brand and take home $10,000.

Premiere Sunday, March 26th at 10pm ET/PT - FINALE! "Champs: Disney Princesses" Jonathan Bennett hosts this adventure for the ages with Cinderella, Ariel, Princess Jasmine, and many more, as four champion bakers battle to have their amazing cake creation as the centerpiece of a party celebrating Disney's Princesses. Four champions go to battle for judges Richard Ruskell, Waylynn Lucas and Disney Visual Artist, Brittney Lee, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000.

Cake Wars: Champs is produced by Super Delicious Productions.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and up to 35 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is now the third largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 12.4 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.





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