Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship is almost here

Food Network is bringing back the Spring Baking Championship next month

Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship is almost ready to come back. I certainly cannot wait for a little brightness during these winter months. The show will be airing its seventh season and thanks to reports in Mashed, we now know some of the details.

The new season of Spring Baking Championship is set to kick off on Feb. 22. If you live through cold winters as I do in my home in New England, the show will be a welcomed sight. Although spring will not officially be here until March, it is great to see something to distract from the snow and bitter cold happening outside of my house. It’s even better when the distraction is delicious looking desserts with a warmer weather theme.

The main difference this season from seasons past will be a “Spring Baking Tent.” This will be similar to what we see with The Great British Bakeoff. It is a departure from the studio atmosphere we have grown accustomed to. It will be interesting to see how the elements will impact bakers. They have rarely had to battle with this factor for Food Network bakeoffs.

Although a few things have changed, Food Network still has a great baking show

Also different for season seven will be the hosts. Clinton Kelly stepped in for season six, but he will be replaced by Ali Khan who hosted season four. We will have a return of both Duff Goldman and Nancy Fuller as judges. Gone is Lorraine Pascale, but Food Network took care of us with Kardea Brown in her place. If you have ever watched Delicious Miss Brown, you know she can certainly both cook and bake.

If you have ever watched any of the Food Network holiday or seasonally themed baking championships, you know the judges will be looking for bakers to wow them with spring flavors. More than just ingredients, they also will want to see a spring flair with the designs. You cannot have a chocolate cake with just plain chocolate icing because it will not look like spring at all. Look for bright colors and bright flavors during this show.

The upcoming season will feature ten episodes including a two-hour premiere. We will see a field of 11 bakers eventually narrowed down to one champion. We do know some of the sweet goodies made this season will feature farmstand themed desserts and treats fit for a spring marriage proposal plate.

The theme most look forward to seeing is campfire desserts. Hopefully, we see a good twist on smores. Fortunately, the show will also remain on Food Network and not become a Discovery+ exclusive.