Parents' Guide to

The American Baking Competition

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Competition cooks up creative goods in family-friendly fare.

TV CBS Reality TV 2013
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From cookies made with curry powder to chocolate peanut butter bacon pies, these tasty, creative, or just plain weird confections make an appearance in The American Baking Competition served up by people from around the United States. Details about the bakers' personal lives and Foxworthy's jokes add some limited personality to the show. Meanwhile, the judges' blunt (but helpful) critiques offer interesting details about the best ways to produce and serve high-quality baked goods.

It's not the most action-packed competition, but kids and adults interested in cooking and baking will enjoy tuning in and picking up more tricks of the trade from the folks featured here. They may also be motivated to continue developing and/or refining their own favorite recipes, too. Those who don't usually fire up the oven might even find themselves inspired.

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