Spring Baking Championship: Easter edition is back on Food Network! And they kick off with a challenge that’s all about cracking. Or at the very least a desert that needs to have a cracksble element. It’s an interesting challenge when you consider that the one thing we don’t want to do at Easter is crack those eggs.
Right away it’s clear that these bakers are here to show off their individuality. These are not your typical Easter desserts that they are baking up. And in some cases, they are a chance to see deserts from other countries that we may not be familiar with. It was a great start to the competition as it was definitely all about adding international flair to these creations. And one baker even added in molecular gastronomy to take things to the next level.
There may be two rounds to this episode, but it’s clear that these bakers went hard in this very first challenge. So while they may have to do even harder work for round two, this first challenge is one that each baker put their heart and soul into.
Spring Baking Championship: Easter gets cracking with an intense Season 3 premiere
In round 1 of the Spring Baking Championship: Easter, we have the following creations:
- Henderson – A “passionfruit tart with a colorful isomalt dome”
- Sasha – A “Ukrainian honey cake with sunflower macaron.”
- Timothy – A “pistachio apricot cookie sandwich with lace cookie shell.“
- Sammy – A “passionfruit lime tart with isomalt wave.“
- Ruchit – A “coconut and passionfruit egg with isomalt shards“ (and he even made a chocolate hammer for the cracking)
- Rachel – A “jumbo macaron with citrus mascarpone filling“
- Josh – A “banofee cake with a sablé cookie shell”
- Kevin – A “lemon panna cotta with a buñuelo”
So who did the best in this round? That would be Ruchit! And that means he gets an advantage for round two. He gets to choose which Easter candy he wants to work with, without having to fight for the candy.
Round two is all about making an edible Easter egg hunt display in 3D. And yes, they have to create edible Easter eggs that are hidden on their display. There are also a number of Easter candies that we all know and love including Peeps and Peanut Butter Eggs that need to be utilized.
And once again it’s clear that these are some very creative bakers. Some of these designs are truly stunning works of art, and it’s amazing that they are going to create them in such a short period of time.
At least one baker did struggle in the kitchen with this challenge. However, there were some amazing pieces that the judges got to not only see, but also taste. And while they don’t do winners for the episode, they did hand out edible eggs with a green filling in everybody who was staying, and one egg filled with red to let everyone know who was going home.
Sadly, someone had to go home. So who left after the first episode? Sasha sadly went home after biting into the red filled egg.