The ovens are on and the stand mixers are whirling. Silos Baking Competition is set for its big premiere. On Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. the new food television baking show will air simultaneously on both Food Network and Magnolia Network. With a new format twist, this baking competition adds an extra fun to the mix.
As food television programming continues to fill hours on the schedule, each show needs something different to set itself apart. Beyond the celebrity chefs at the judging table and the big personalities competing for the title, a little twist to the format can be that dash of excitement to get viewers to watch.
As many people who have watched Chip and Joanna Gaines over the years know, The Silos, located in Waco, are part of their brand. Many people head to the locale to get a taste of that signature style.
With the Silos Baking Competition, the locale is only part of the excitement. Unlike other baking shows, a live audience watches the six contestants whip up some delicious treats.
According to Allison Page, Global President, Magnolia and DTC, “The opportunity to film the show outside, surrounded by a live audience, brought a huge energy and sense of fun. And we are thrilled to partner with our friends at Food Network to bring the program to the broadest audience possible.”
The Silos Baking Competition features six bakers from across the U.S. While almost 4,000 aspiring home bakers hoped to be chosen, the contestants represent Georgia, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
Tasked to create a favorite sweet-treat recipe, the bakers need to impress not only Joanna Gaines but also Andrew Zimmern and Zoë François. Given both culinary experts diverse backgrounds, it will be interesting to see how their palates approach the judging.
At the same time, the winning treat could be featured at Silos Baking Co. Given that scenario, the dessert will need to be approachable to a wide array of people. Even though a little forward thinking can be good, the eventual winner will have to appeal to young, old and everyone in between.
Which baker will earn the $25K prize and the title? Be sure to watch Silos Baking Competition Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. on both Food Network and Magnolia Network. In addition, the show can be streamed on discovery+.