Halloween is approaching. Yes, that means scary movies, creepy decorations, and haunted houses. But, it also means candy, pumpkin goodies, and all things apple. Food Network knows it, which is why they’ve announced this year’s Halloween programming. What better way to celebrate autumnal deliciousness than with Halloween-themed food shows?
First, there is Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship. Starting this Monday, eight bakers will show off their baking chops with a variety of Halloween-themed challenges. Past seasons have featured spider web desserts, zombies, and candy-stuffed cake. I want 4 of each, please. Plus, the show is hosted by John Henson, with judges Carla Hall, Lorra Pascale, and Zac Young (all are decked out in seriously silly Halloween costumes).
Next is Halloween Wars, which starts airing on Food Network this Sunday. They make edible Halloween displays. Yes, you read that correctly. Each team includes an expert pumpkin carver (dream job), a cake artist, and sugar master that work together. The host is none other than Mean Girls’ Aaron Samuels (real name, Jonathan Bennett). There’s a rotating panel of celeb guest judges, including Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things.
Who says gingerbread houses are only for Christmas? Food Network is fighting the power with Haunted Gingerbread Showdown, which is premiering in honor of the 30th anniversary of Beetlejuice’s release. Nine gingerbread artists (again, a dream job) go head-to-head to create spooky gingerbread creations. This show is hosted by Sandra Lee and includes the one and only Elvira as a guest judge. The new series premieres Sundays starting on October 7.
Then there is Halloween Cake-Off, an hour-long special hosted by Duff Goldman. Four bakers face two difficult challenges involving cake, candy, and ghosts. The lucky winner snags $10,000. It airs on Food Network on October 8.
Are you hungry yet? For more information on all of the Halloween cooking shows Food Network has in store, head to their website. Which one are you most excited to watch? What’s your favorite Halloween treat? Halloween is approaching. Yes, that means scary movies, creepy decorations, and haunted houses. But, it also means candy, pumpkin goodies, and all things apple. Food Network knows it, which is why they’ve announced this year’s Halloween programming.