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New Season of Sweet Genius

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Remember last October how we all tuned in to see Paula Shoyer – the Kosher Baker – on Sweet Genius? I remember live tweeting her episode and being majorly disappointed that she didn’t win – because she totally deserved to (not that I am biased in any way, shape or form!)

Well, the new season starts Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 10pm ET/PT. Ron Ben-Israel is back as the judge, and each episode will have four pastry chef contestants fighting it out through three rounds of challenges judged by Ben-Israel. He throws surprise ingredients and curve balls along the way!  The winners from each round will advance for a final test, with Ben-Israel crowning the remaining chef Sweet Genius and receiving a $10,000 cash prize.

Over the thirteen-episode season, the chefs experience a myriad of new inspirations and ingredients, testing their pastry prowess. Whether it is making flamingo-inspired chocolate desserts with pink lemonade; creating candy desserts from rolled fruit snacks and shortbread cookies; or incorporating the inspiration of a music box to bake a cake using avocado and stinky cheese, each pastry chef will prove their imagination and skills worthy, but in the end, there can only be one Sweet Genius!

Will you be tuning in? What’s your favorite thing about the show? I love the creativity and ingenuity that some of the chefs demonstrate – even though they have to think so quickly on their feet. I doubt I would be able to do anything in such a high pressure environment. Would you?

Read our interview with Paula Shoyer who competed last season on Sweet Genius.