Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge brings storytelling to the Amazon baking competition

Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge, photo provided by Amazon
Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge, photo provided by Amazon /

Food television captivates viewers with intricate flavors, impressive visuals and a longing for smell-o-vision. While each culinary competition has its own hook, the creativity needs to impress with the imagination. On the new Amazon Prime baking competition, Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge whips up sweet storytelling in every episode.

For many people Dr. Seuss, the stories and characters are part of their childhood experiences. Whether it is the Grinch who seems to be a holiday staple to the Sneetches teaching about the environment to even that plate of Green Eggs and Ham, the iconic visuals and timeless stories are part of the pop culture collective.

Although Universal Orlando might offer a taste of that Who Hash and a ride through the Cat in the Hat, it is only one part of the Dr. Seuss world. Now, Amazon Prime is asking bakers to put their imaginary twist on the characters and stories that people know so well.

According to a recent announcement, Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge will premiere on Prime Video in the winter of 2022. While the exact premiere date has not been released, this baking competition could be a sweet present to unwrap for the holidays.

The new baking competition will be hosted by actress, producer, and Emmy award-winner Tamera Mowry-Housley. In addition, the two judges are critically acclaimed pastry chef Clarice Lam and accomplished cake designer and pastry chef Joshua John Russell.

Although more details will be revealed closer to the premiere date, Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge will challenge bakers to create displays based on Seuss characters and stories. The judging criteria will be based on “taste, creativity, and storytelling.”

While the bakers will want to be original, they cannot steer far away from the imagery that is so iconic. Any misstep in the portrayal of the characters and stories will be clear. Picturing the Grinch with apples instead of onions would be a big mistake.

More details will be revealed about this new food competition show will be coming. Until then, what places could these bakers take Dr. Seuss? Only time will tell.